The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has denied declaring Ghana’s Ghana card as an e-passport and is acceptable for the processing of travels to and from Ghana.

Ghanaians took to social media to rejoice after a keynote ceremony was conducted by ICAO to honour Ghana for successfully concluding processes that will lead to the international acceptance of its electronic travel document.

They describe the ceremony as a declaration by ICAO to accept the Ghana card as an e-passport since Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has already mentioned in a number of his addresses on digitalization.

The International Civil Aviation Organization mentioned that the media publications are not correct since the decision to accept a particular travel document depends on the issuing and receiving countries respectively.

Read the Twitter thread by ICAO:

Ghana’s successful conclusion of its key ceremony on 9 February is a major milestone in its efforts to provide for more international acceptance of its electronic travel documents.

A number of States worldwide accept specified national ID cards as identity documents during air travel based on bilateral agreement between issuing and receiving states. *Any* decision to accept such alternative travel identity documents is made by the receiving state itself.

 

 

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