US lifts visa restrictions on Ghana after deportee row

Starting Friday, January 17, 2020, visa processing in Ghana will return to its normal procedures, the US has said.

The US has lifted visa restrictions imposed on Ghana for refusing to accept the return of 7,000 Ghanaian nationals.

The sanctions were lifted following a mutually agreed process for identification, validation, and issuance of travel documentation to the Ghanaian citizens, the US Embassy in Accra said in a statement Thursday.

The US placed the ban on the West African nation in February last year after it questioned the deportees’ nationality and treatment.

Nearly one year after that the US Embassy in Accra said a common solution has been reached by both countries.

“As of Friday, January 17, 2020, visa processing will return to the normal procedures,” the statement read.

Read the full statement below:

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