Executive Secretary to the Vice President, Augustine Yaw Blay has emphasized that the National Identification Card (GhanaCard) has met every one of the prerequisites for an electronic visa.
This places Ghana at a good position in continuous plans towards the overall implementation of E-visas.
Ghana’s Government had before declared that it had been officially given the testament to make the GhanaCard an e-visa to be acknowledged at 44,000 airports across the globe.
This implies the GhanaCard, which is a unique biometric identification card, will be acknowledged as an e-passport in 197 boarders globally and in excess of 40,000 airports in the world.
Interestingly, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) explained that it was not its duty to “certify the use of a state’s identity card for international travel in place of a passport.”
“Any decision to accept such alternative travel identity document is made by the receiving state itself,” ICAO tweeted
ICAO further said:
“The GhanaCard has a chip, our passport today doesn’t have the chip so it doesn’t qualify as an e-passport. So GhanaCard as it stands has the E-passport embedded in it.
The card will now allow card-bearing Ghanaians to enter countries from across the world without fundamentally showing the booklet rendition of the passport.