Everything You Need to Know
This is a no fuss, no floss Ghana travel information guide. And judging by the state of the its travel industry it’s safe to say that Ghana is a very popular destination.
Ghana International Airlines and major international airlines such as BA, KLM, South Africa Airlines and Emirates provide quality flights to Ghana so getting there should be a breeze.
And each year the systems that govern and operate the Ghana Travel sector – whether it’s the improvements to Kotoka International Airport or the road network – get better and better. So much so that those working in the Ghana tourism sector are making some real sika.
So it’s a good thing the national currency was recently re-denomination – from the Cedi to the Ghana Cedi – otherwise they would be carting in the money by the (pick-up) truck load!
Travel Documents and Visas
Getting ready for your excursion is as easy as 1, 2, 3.
1. Valid passport
3. Valid certificate of immunisation.
If you’re nationals of the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS)you are however exempt from needing a visa. The ECOWAS member countries are Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.
The visa application is relatively easy and normally takes 4-5 working days.
Just download the application from, complete it fully and present it along with your passport, pictures and application fee to a Ghana embassy in the country where you live. If there isn’t an embassy or mission in the country where you live, you can normally apply to one in the country nearest.
Visas are normally granted for 3 months but a 1 year ‘multiple visa’ is also available – for business travelers and ‘serious’ tourists. The certificate of immunisation against yellow fever and other recommended immunisations for Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Polio and Tetanus completes your Ghana travel documents.
When it comes to immunisation and travelling to any tropical region, such as Ghana, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Unfortunately there are too many stories of tourists who have been reckless in this regard.
Malaria in particular can be a major problem for visitors so a quick visit to your local GP/doctor or travel clinic will tell you everything you need to know and do.
You can also double check with your local Ghana Embassy for the latest information.
What about traveling to Ghana by road or sea?
Your Ghana travel excursion can also be by road from its neighbouring countries: Togo, Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast.
The main ports of Tema and Takoradi provide some opportunities for the sea warriors amongst you!