VISA and PASSPORT
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 .
For up to date information on how to apply for a visa and print
a PDF version of the visa application form, click the link below:-
1. Alternatively, send a letter requesting a visa application form to :-
ATTENTION OF VISA DEPARTMENT
2. Complete the visa application form in duplicate and send both copies with your passport by Recorded Delivery to:-
ATTENTION OF VISA DEPARTMENT
3. Postal Applications could take up to 10 working days. If you
have heard nothing by three weeks telephone one of the numbers below:-
For health and safety it is best to have the following inoculations:-
1) A Yellow fever injection - once obtained it lasts for ten years
1: A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required by all nationals entering the country.
2: Following World Heath Organisation guidelines issued in 1973, a cholera vaccination certificate is no longer a condition of entry to Ghana. However, cholera is a serious risk in this country and precautions are essential. Up-to-date advice should be sought before deciding whether these precautions should include vaccination as medical opinion is divided over its effectiveness; see the Health appendix.
3: Immunisation against typhoid is usually advised.
4: Malaria risk, predominantly in the malignant falciparum form, exists all year throughout the country. Resistance to chloroquine is reported. However, consult your Doctor for the latest protection.
Avoid swimming and paddling in fresh water; swimming pools that are well chlorinated and maintained are safe. Rabies is present. For those at high risk, vaccination before arrival should be considered. If you are bitten, seek medical advice without delay.
Health insurance is essential, preferably
with cover for emergency medical evacuation. Medical facilities
exist in all the regional capitals as well as in most towns and
villages. This is the sole responsibility of the traveller to arrange.
According to the Ghanaian High Commission in London, tap water in cities is safe to drink. Other water sources should be regarded as being potentially contaminated, and water used for drinking, brushing teeth or making ice should have first been boiled or otherwise sterilised. Milk is unpasteurised and should be boiled. Powdered or tinned milk is available and is advised, but make sure that it is reconstituted with pure water. Avoid dairy products which are likely to have been made from unboiled milk. Only eat well-cooked meat and fish, preferably served hot. Pork, salad and mayonnaise may carry increased risk. Vegetables should be cooked and fruit peeled.
If you wish to sample traditional food our Representative, Efe,
will be only too pleased to escort you to the local village where
you can try a variety of culinary delights!
are the primary component in Ghanaian cuisine and are eaten with
fufu (either pounded plaintain and cassava or yam), kokonte (cassava
meal cooked into a paste), banku (fermented corn dough), boiled
yam, rice, bread, plantain, or cassava. The most common soups are
light soup, palmnut soup, and groundnut (peanut) soup.
In general, soups and sauces are prepared with either fish, goat,
mutton or chicken.
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