Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has announced that the Ghana Card will be recognized as an electronic passport globally by the end of April 2022.
Speaking at the Ashesi University Campus on Tuesday, November 2 while addressing the topic: “Transforming an economy through digitalization: The Ghana story,” he said the passport, which will have embedded microchip carrying information about the holder, can be read and verified in all International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) complaint borders.
This will be effective in 197 countries and 44,000 airports in the world.
“When this happens, holders of the Ghana card will be allowed to board any flight to Ghana. Furthermore, the good news for diasporan Ghanaians is that when the Ghana Immigration Service is linked to the NIA architecture, diasporan Ghanaians who hold the Ghana card should not have to obtain visas to travel to Ghana,” he added.