Official Country Name: Republic of Ghana
Visa Requirements: All visitors to Ghana must be in possession of a valid passport or legal travel documents. All visitors entering Ghana must have valid entry visas or, in the case of Commonwealth nationals, entry permits, issued by a Ghana diplomatic mission or consulate abroad or any other visa issuing authority mandated by the Ghana Government to act on its behalf. (ECOWAS nationals and those of other countries with which the Government of Ghana has specific bilateral agreements, are exempted). All travellers above nine(9) months coming into or transiting through Ghana are required to have been vaccinated against Yellow Fever at least Ten(10) days from the proposed date of travel and where already vaccinated, provide evidence(certificate) indicating the duration of a vaccination status of not more than Ten(10) years before entering Ghana.
Clothing: Light cotton, washable clothes are highly recommended. This is due to high temperatures and humidity. Carry some clothing items for cool temperatures, however, for trips to the northern part of the country (extreme heat during the day and very cool at night) and if you will be visiting Ghana during the rainy season (temperatures drop steeply). Always handy are sunglasses, light shawls, comfortable walking shoes and caps and hats.
Useful items: A torch (flashlight) is useful. Mosquito/ insect repellent is a good precaution and you may wish to take medication for malaria prevention just before your arrival.
Electricity: 220/240 volts
Credit card: American express, Visa.
Country Code: +233
Currency: Cedi (GHS) – ATMs available in most places.
Official Language: English
Time Zone: Greenwich Mean Time