UK High Commissioner denies visa waiver reports

General News of Saturday, 18 February 2017



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The British High Commission in Accra has dismissed reports by some news outlets of an agreement between its country and the government of Ghana to allow Ghanaians to travel and stay in the UK for up to 90 days without visa.

Following the visit of British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on February 15, speculation was rife, especially on social media, that the former London mayor had promised visa-free travel to the UK for Ghanaians for a specified number of days.

However in a press release on Saturday, February 18, the British High Commission in Ghana dispelled those rumours indicating: “That assertion is entirely incorrect and untrue. Mr Johnson said no such thing, indeed, the general subject of visa policy was not discussed during his visit here.”

The release added: “There are no changes to UK visa policy with regard to Ghanaian nationals who wish to visit the UK,” and individuals seeking to travel can read the rules and procedures surrounding visa applications for visits to the UK on the official website of the British High Commission.