See The Number Of Countries You Can Travel To With Just Your Ghana Card
Starting from Wednesday, February 9, Ghana's National
Identification Card, popularly known as the 'Ghana Card' will enable
holders to travel across 97 borders and 44,000 airports in the world.
Holders of the Ghana Card will therefore be permitted to embark on any flight to Ghana by simply showing the card.
This follows a recognition of the Ghana Card as a global electronic passport, verified by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) compliant borders.
At a ceremony at the International Civil Aviation Organization in Montreal in Canada on Wednesday, Ghana was officially presented with a certificate, recognising the Ghana Card as an e-passport, acceptable in 44,00 commercial airports worldwide.
Speaking at the event, Ghana’s High Commissioner to Canada, Ransford Sowah, received the token, which signified Ghana’s recognition by the International Civil Aviation Organisation.
In November last year, Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia revealed that the Ghana card will be recognized as an electronic passport globally by the end of the first quarter of 2022.
According to Dr. Bawumia, the Ghana Card, which will have embedded microchip carrying information about the holder, can be read and verified in all International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) complaint borders.