GHANA TRAVEL GUIDE

INTRODUCTION

Nicknamed the "Gold Coast" of Africa, Ghana lies on the western shoreline of Africa. Once the seat of the great Ashanti Empire and an important centre for sourcing slaves, this country has undergone a turbulent history under British rule and in recent times has been the stage for many a coup. Today, Ghana seems to have come into its own. The country is stable and the indomitable spirit of the people intact.

 

Come to tourist-friendly Ghana and be charmed by some of the world’s most hospitable people. No matter where you go, you will be greeted with warmth. Music, drama and dance are expressions of the people’s emotional experience, and you will be included in all ceremonies, no matter where you come from! Add to these the birds, butterflies and beautiful beaches – you have the perfect tourist destination!

 

Ghana is a very friendly country, ideal for first-time travellers to Africa. The people are generally very helpful and welcoming. While their laid back attitude and lack of organised tourist sights/trips can be a little annoying, to begin with, before you have been there for very long you realise that it is one of the delights of this country.

COVID-19 TRAVEL STATUS

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As of September 1, Accra Kotoka International Airport reopened for regular international travelers. Travelers must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test issued within 72 hours before departure.Upon arrival, each traveler age five and over will be subject to a mandatory COVID-19 test conducted at the airport. This test carries a $150 fee to be paid online by the traveler at https://myfrontierhealthcare.com/, and results will generally be available in 30 minutes. Health authorities will attend to any traveler who tests positive for COVID-19, while those who receive negative test results will be allowed to enter Ghana with no quarantine requirement.Travelers returning to Ghana within one week will not need to present a negative PCR COVID-19 test. However, they will still be subject to testing upon arrival at the airport.Airline crew are subject to quarantine until their next flight.

 

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QUICK FACTS

Capital: Accra

Currency: Ghana cedi (GHS)

Area: 238,533km2

Population: 29,77 million (2018)

Language: English

Electricity: 240V/50Hz (UK plug)

 

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PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

  • 6 March, Independence Day
  • 1 May, Labour Day
  • 25 May, Africa Unity Day
  • 1 July, Republic Day
  • 21 September, Founder’s Day
  • 1st Friday in December, Farmers’ Day
  • 31 December, Revolution Day

Also, Good Friday to Easter Monday, Eid al-Adha, and Eid al-Fitr.

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WEATHER SYNOPSIS

Ghana has three hydro-climatic zones. The South-Western system is the most humid part of the country, with mean annual rainfall between 1500 mm and 2000 mm. The Volta basin system, covering the northern part of the country, has mean annual rainfall of about 1000 mm in the savanna area and about 1500 mm to 2000 mm in the forest area. The Coastal basin system is the driest, with mean annual rainfall of about 900 mm. Ghana’s climate is tropical and strongly influenced by the West African monsoon. Seasonal variations in temperature in Ghana are greatest in the north, with highest temperatures in the hot, dry season (April, May, and June) at 27‐30°C; further south, temperatures are lower (June, August, September) at 22‐25°C.

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Most destinations have different times of the year when they’re more or less popular with tourists. 

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HEALTH

Be aware of possible health risks in 

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Yellow fever - The yellow fever virus is found in tropical and subtropical areas of Africa and South America. The virus is spread to people by the bite of an infected mosquito. There is no medicine to treat or cure an infection. To prevent getting sick from yellow fever, use insect repellent, wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants, and get vaccinated.

Malaria - Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease caused by a parasite that commonly infects a certain type of mosquito which feeds on humans. People who get malaria are typically very sick with high fevers, shaking chills, and flu-like illness. Although malaria can be a deadly disease, illness and death from malaria can usually be prevented.

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