Ghana Travel Information
Ghana's borders are closed to all passenger traffic
for two weeks from midnight on Sunday 22 March 2020. All
Norwegian citizens are encouraged to follow measures and
guidelines from the Norwegian and Ghanaian authorities,
as these can be changed quickly. See more information
under "Health". We remind you of voluntary travel
registration for Norwegian citizens at
Ghana is characterized by political and economic
stability and relatively low crime rates. Travelers are
encouraged to take the necessary precautions and to
exercise caution after dark and at large crowds. There
have been single cases of violent crime targeting
foreigners and tourists, including kidnapping. Some of
the border areas facing Burkina Faso, Togo and Ivory
Coast are more vulnerable to riots and criminal acts and
one should carefully consider the current situation
before any travel to these areas.
There are severe penalties for crime, including drug
possession. Gay practices are prohibited.
Ghana is not particularly vulnerable to natural
disasters, but during the rainy season (April - October)
the amount of rainfall can be so severe that floods
occur, especially in the cities. Accra is at a fault
where there have been minor shakes in recent years
(below 4 on Richter's scale). Occasionally strong ocean
currents off Ghana's beaches.
There is widespread internet fraud in West Africa,
and it is warned against contacting the Internet with
people you do not know.
- Countryaah: Accra is the capital
of Ghana. Check to find information of population, geography, history,
and economy about the capital city.
Norwegian citizens staying in or planning a trip to
Ghana are encouraged to register their travel via
Please note that entry regulations may change. The
Foreign Service is not responsible if the following
information on entry regulations or visa requirements is
changed at short notice. It is the responsibility of the
traveler to ensure that travel documents are valid for
entry and to familiarize themselves with the current
entry rules for each country.
Norwegians must have a visa to Ghana.
Visas can be applied for at the Ghana Embassy in
Oslo. This should be done well in advance of departure,
as the processing time can be up to three weeks.
Yellow fever vaccine is required and vaccination
cards must be presented upon entry.
Coronavirus (covid-19): The
coronavirus was first detected in Ghana on March 12,
2020 in Accra. The health services in Ghana are
generally weak and have poor capacity, even in the big
The Embra Embassy is closed to the public. Contact us
by email: [email protected]
Ghana has imposed restrictions on freedom of movement
for two weeks from Monday, March 30 at. 01:00 (for two
weeks) to make people stay at home as much as possible.
The restrictions apply to the population of Accra
(including areas around the neighboring town/port city
of Tema), as well as Kumasi.
Ghana's borders are closed to all passenger traffic
for two weeks from midnight on Sunday 22 March 2020.
The only flights allowed are evacuation flights for
repatriation of foreign nationals. Norway and the EU
countries are working to offer the opportunity to
Norwegians who want to leave Ghana.
We must give priority to assisting Norwegian citizens
who are on short-term stays abroad to return home. By
short-term stays, we mean Norwegian citizens who are
registered as permanent residents of Norway and who are
on a temporary journey abroad. Residents have a closer
connection to the country they are in and should follow
the advice and guidance of local authorities.
If you are not registered and wish to travel, please
send us the information requested below via
- Full Name
- date of birth
- passport number
- Are you in the risk group for covid-19
- Phone number one can be reached in the country
- Residence in the country
The cost of flights must be covered by the
individual. Any further transport from arrival in Europe
must be arranged and paid for by the individual. There
are no specific plans for flights at this time.
Norwegian travelers should keep abreast of how the
pandemic is developing. Follow the local authorities'
measures, advice, guidance and instructions on how to
deal with the situation, including restrictions on entry
and exit and rules on arrival from abroad.
Relevant up-to-date information on the pandemic can
be found on Ghana's outbreak response management
You can find more information and guidance from the
Norwegian health authorities on the website of the
Norwegian Institute of Public Health. See also UD's
answers to frequently asked questions about travel and
Travel vaccines are recommended and should be checked
by a doctor. Ghana is malaria area. Preventative
medication is recommended, as well as mosquito repellent
and mosquito nets.
There are private hospitals and clinics in the big
cities of acceptable standard for the treatment of the
most common diseases. There are also dental clinics of
an acceptable standard.
Hospitals abroad are recommended for more serious
cases. It is encouraged to take out travel insurance
that covers transport in case of serious illness or
injury after accidents.
Official name is Republic of Ghana. Common
administrative and national languages are English,
which is mastered by the vast majority in the south, but
by fewer in the rural areas of the north.
International driving license is required for
tourists who want to drive themselves. Ghanaian driver's
license is required for longer stays.
There is mobile coverage in large parts of the
country, at least in urban areas and along the busiest