The United States of America has lifted the visa restrictions it imposed on a section of Ghanaian travellers to the US.
“The United States has lifted the visa restrictions applied under Section 243 (d) of the United States Immigration and Nationality Act. The validity period and number of entries on new tourist and business visas (B1, B2 and B1/B2) for all Ghanaian executive and legislative branch employees, their spouses and their children under section 21 will revert to receiving the normal validity, based on reciprocity, which is currently five years with multiple entries,” the statement issued by the Public Affairs section of the Embassy of USA in Ghana said.
The restrictions included suspension of issuance of all new visas for domestic employees of Ghanaian Diplomats hosted in the US.
But the statement issued on Thursday said the lifting of the restrictions follows the establishment of a mutually agreed process for the identification, validating and issuance of travel documents to Ghanaian citizens under the final orders of removal in a manner consistent with international standards issued by the International Civil Aviation Organisation of which Ghana is a member state.