Travel Advice for Ghana
Ghana
Capital: Accra

Time Zone GMT
Telephone
Services
Country Code: 233
Outgoing Code: 00
Emergency
Telephone
Numbers
221 665 (Embassy)
Tourist
Information
Ghana High Commission (tourist information), 104 Highgate Hill, London N65 HE
Tel: (020) 8342 8686 or 342 7588 Fax: (020) 8342 8566 or 342 8570.
Passport
Information
Valid Passport required. Return Ticket Required. Requirements may be subject to change at short notice. Consult embassy before departure.
Visa
Information
Required by all except nationals of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Guinea Republic, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo and Zimbabwe.
Health
Information
Polio, Typhoid: Vaccination recommended.
Malaria : Precautions advised. Falciparum form exists and resistance to chloroquine has been reported.
Yellow Fever: A vaccination certificate is required by all.
Other Health Risks: Bilharzia, Rabies. A vaccination against cholera is strongly recommended. A cholera vaccination certificate is required if arriving from an infected area.
Food
& Drink
Water is untreated and not safe to drink. Avoid dairy products as they are not pasteurised. Fruit and vegetables should be peeled before consumption.
Currency Cedi (c) = 100 pesewas.
Exchange: Only authorised foreign exchange dealers must be used.
NOTE: Import and export of local currency is limited to c3000 and should be recorded in passport.
Credit cards and travellers cheques have very limited use.
ATM availability: Unavailable.
Cost of
Living
Relatively more expensive the surrounding areas.
Languages English and local African languages are spoken.
Weather The climate is hot and humid throughout the year. Apr - July = the raining season.
Electricity 220 Volts Ac 50 Hz Plugs = 3 pin in larger buildings, older buildings have 2 use plugs.
Post 2 weeks or more to Europe.
Transport RAIL: Limited
CAR HIRE: Available but very expensive.
DOCUMENTATION: British driving licence valid for 90 days. IDP is recommended.
BUSES: Extensive bus services operate in Accra.
Special
Information
Take local advice about security matters. Exercise care with possessions at the main airport. Ghanaians should always be addressed formally.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Be discreet with cameras especially around the Castle in Accra or at the Akosombo Dam. Do not take photos of anything connected with the military.