7 Important Things To Know Regarding Immigration Policy Before Traveling

1. Passenger whose travel from Ghana to any country is required by an immigration authority to present card use for the booking at the check-poing for verification,
Due to increase credit card fraud problems Ghana immigration and airport and airlines does not accept third party payment (The credit card holder not being the passenger or part of the group traveling together).
Exception: We allow payment for family members with the same surname.Please make sure the family member with you book for brings the personal identifier you specified during booking to check in at the airport or to customs and immigration if required (This applies to e-ticket only).
If the booker does not bring his or her card used for the booking at check-in for verification,the passenger on the booking will not be allowed to check in and will ask to purchase a new ticket,the ticket prices will remain the same,A refund will then be manually processed for the earlier purchase ticket,
This requirement applies irrespective of whether the card owner is or not a part of the traveling party,if the card is not verified as required at where the passenger are travelling point or from ,the passenger who’s ticket were purchased with that card may be denied check-in and boarding at airport discretion one verification is required for each return journey,
This is part Ghana immigration service security measures, passenger must present the original card use to purchase the ticket together with their government issued identification (Such as a passport,identity card or drivers license) but if the ticket was booked by an Agent then the passenger must only show up at the airport with passport, Visa,and medical certificate test ,it’s strict enforce and institute by the government of Ghana and immigration service to stop credit fraud ,
And one final reminder from the county,we strongly advise you not let third party payment for your purchase.

2. Public health considerations while resuming international travel

Many countries have halted some or all international travel since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic but now have plans to reopen travel. This document outlines key considerations for national health authorities when considering or implementing the gradual return to international travel operations.

The decision-making process should be multisectoral and ensure coordination of the measures implemented by national and international transport authorities and other relevant sectors and be aligned with the overall national strategies for adjusting public health and social measures.

The gradual lifting of travel measures (or temporary restrictions) should be based on a thorough risk assessment, taking into account country context, the local epidemiology and transmission patterns, the national health and social measures to control the outbreak, and the capacities of health systems in both departure and destination countries, including at points of entry. Any subsequent measure must be proportionate to public health risks and should be adjusted based on a risk assessment, conducted regularly and systematically as the COVID-19 situation evolves and communicated regularly to the public.
The fee per applicant to obtain a medical examination in order to obtain a medical certificate is GHs 1200 payable to the Ghana Immigration Service

3. Police Clearance For traveling Applicants (resident in Ghana)

Normally, the country where applicants apply for a visa or immigration services desire to know the applicant’s criminal history, if any, what convictions recorded against the person and the details of such convictions?

A Ghanaian and a resident in Ghana who is required by an immigration authority to present a police clearance report as a prerequisite for visa or any service, must first call at the police CID headquarters, Accra. Applicants can also apply through the regions or stations where they reside but more often than not, people prefer traveling to the Police Headquarters with the notion that it is always faster. That notwithstanding, it is equally effective applying through the regions or police stations.

An applicant who applies for a police clearance report will be made to fill POLICE CID FORM 197(APPLICATION FOR CRIMINAL CHECK) where the applicant is expected to provide basic personal details, educational history, address and signature. The applicant also needs to supply the police with a set of ink-rolled fingerprints and a passport-size photograph. After successful completion of these basic requirements, applicants are expected to pay a fee of GH¢40.00 where a receipt is issued.

4. Bank Statement: Applicant’s most recent monthly bank statement. The statement must clearly show the applicant’s name as the account holder, the balances of the accounts, and the date of the statement. If statements are printed online then it has to be Authenticated (stamped) by the bank officials.

5. Travel Insurance: Proof of travel insurance with the Certificate of Insurance and the table of benefits. You can also provide a letter from the bank confirming that you have insurance with them along with a copy of the credit card and the table of benefits.

A minimum cover of Gh 3,000 The travel insurance must cover the cost of repatriation for medical reasons and the Certificate of Currency must be issued by an insurance company operating within a particular country visited. You can also provide a letter from the bank confirming that you have insurance with them along with a copy of the credit card and the table of benefits.

6. Passport: Original Passport or Travel document with at least 6 months remaining validity on the date of travel

7. Flight Bookings: Flight reservations(s) for the country of your visit and return ticket