Entry allowed but some restrictions may apply. Test required.
Quarantine is not required. Find more details on official websites.

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What is the COVID situation in Ghana?

0 New COVID cases in Ghana
0 New COVID deaths in Ghana
19.31% Fully vaccinated

Data source: Our World In Data / Data updated on May 23, 2022

Data last reviewed on: 15 October 2021

Basic facts about Ghana

Ghana is a medium-sized country located in Western Africa. The capital of Ghana is Accra and the most spoken language is English. The national currency in Ghana is Ghanaian cedi (GHS).

What taxi apps are available in Ghana?

If you are not a local, you may have difficulty making the best use of public transportation. Using a taxi app such as Uber or Bolt is unquestionably a better method to go about cities without getting into too much touch with strangers. There may be also other local taxi apps available in Ghana.

You can use Uber in 2 cities: Accra, Kumasi. You can use Bolt in 4 cities: Accra, Cape Coast, Kumasi, Takoradi.

See the full list of cities where Uber operate. See the full list of cities where Bolt operate.

Practical information

Ghanaian cedi (GHS)Official currency
1 EUR~8.22 GHS
1 USD~7.77 GHS

Check with your bank to determine if there are any costs for international transactions. When you use a foreign ATM, your home bank will typically charge you a fee. While some banks don't charge a fee, some charge a fixed fees for every withdrawal or provide a limited amount of free withdrawals.

When you spend money abroad with your card, you're unlikely to get the interbank exchange rate. This implies that each time you spend in a foreign currency, you may be paying a significant fee. Varying service providers may charge different markups, but they should not exceed 3% of the transaction value on average.

To reduce the transaction costs, you may choose to consider one of the travel cards offered by the following mobile banks:, Revolut, N26 or Monose

What socket types are used in Ghana?

There are 2 common plug types used in Ghana:

Type D 230 V, 50 Hz  Type G 230 V, 50 Hz

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

What countries need visa to enter Ghana?

Currently, citizens of 28 countries can enter Ghana without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival. Please note that you may be needed to get an electronic visa before arriving.

What are visa requirements to enter Ghana?

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Ghana.

Data last reviewed on: 15 October 2021

Is it safe in Ghana?

The U.S. State Department uses a four-level travel advisory system. The levels show how safe it is to travel throughout the world. The countries with the lowest level (1) are considered safe for visitors, while those with the greatest level (4) should be avoided, at least temporarily.

On April 18, 2022, the risk level for Ghana was changed to Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution.

Emergency phones in Ghana

999 Police
999 Ambulance
999 Fire police

Check travel information also for neighbor countries of Ghana:

Burkina FasoCôte d'IvoireTogo
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