GACL: Ghana Card as e-passport begins 1 March
The move by the GACL paves the way for airports and airlines to start recognising the Ghana Card as an e-passport.
The Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) has informed airlines that the Ghana Card will from 1 March 2022, be recognised as an international travelling identity document, otherwise called e-passport for all Ghanaian holders travelling to Ghana.
The move means that Ghanaians in the diaspora, who hitherto needed a Ghanaian passport and a visa to travel back home, will now be able to use their Ghana Card to travel back to Ghana without a visa.
The GACL’s notification asked all airports and international airlines operating to Ghana to allow holders of the Ghana Card to board flights to Ghana, following the card’s recognition by ICAO as an international Machine Readable Travel Document.
The latest step by the GACL paves the way for airports and airlines to start recognising the Ghana Card as an e-passport.
Read the statement below:
Source: Asaase Radio