South African government to ease off Entry Visa requirement to Ghana.

South Africa is easing off visa requirements to Ghana. Today, it was announced in a series of connected tweets posted on the official twitter account of the country’s home affairs.

The tweet state that the country has eased off visa requirements to 75 out of the 193 countries that are a member of the United Nations, 16 of these countries are in Africa, while 59 are from all over the world.

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Tourism will soar if we relax visa requirements for entry into South Africa. We know that Tourism is vital for job creation, Minister of Home Affairs, Aaron Motsoaledi.

South African government to ease off Entry Visa requirement to Ghana

Countries that will now be able to enter South Africa, visa-free are :



New Zealand


Saudi Arabia

Sao Tome and Principe

United Arab Emirates

The Office of the Home Affairs further said

We will immediately enter into discussions with them about how a visa-free regime will work.  

We still have some homework to do for three countries whose combined populations make up close to 30% of the world’s population i.e., China, India, and Nigeria.

For now, we shall this financial year, increase 2½ times the number of people who work for Home Affairs to process visas in both China and India.  

We shall increase two times the number of people who process visas to our country in Nigeria.

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