Ghana Visa Information 

All visitors to Ghana must be in possession of valid passports with not less than six (6) months’ validity. All visitors entering Ghana must have valid entry visas 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.

Visas are required by most citizens except for ECOWAS nationals (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritius, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Swaziland, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe).

For all other countries, entry visas must be obtained prior to arrival from a Ghana Embassy, High Commission or Consulate of Ghana abroad, listed below. You should work with the appropriate Ghana consulate whenever possible. Australia, Canberra
Australia, Perth
Australia, Sydney


Angola Belgium instructions and the visa application form Brazil Canada instructions and the visa application form China

Cuba Czech Republic instructions and the visa application form

Denmark Egypt

Ethiopia France Germany India Israel Italy Japan

Malaysia Morocco


Republic of Congo South Africa instructions and the visa application form South Korea Spain Switzerland, Bern Turkey instructions and the visa application form United Kingdom United States, Washington, D.C.



Visa on Arrival 

Visa on Arrival is generally reserved for situations where you are unable to obtain a visa in advance, such as in countries where Ghana has no mission or consulate. You must make advance arrangements for a Visa on Arrival. If special requirements are satisfied, delegates will receive a letter from Ghana Immigration Service indicating that they have pre-arranged approval to obtain a Visa on Arrival. For authorized cases, Ghana Immigration Service will notify your airline to allow you onto your flight to Ghana without a visa. There is a $150 fee for this service which is payable to Ghana Immigration Service.

IPPA is assisting to arrange for visas on arrival for all registered delegates. Delegates who are in need of assistance must make a request through IPPA's website and provide their passport information. To request IPPA's assistance, send an email to

*Disclaimer: IPPA cannot guarantee that a visa will be issued to delegates who request support to apply for a Visa on Arrival, the decision to approve or deny a visa is at the sole discretion of Ghana Immigration Service.

Health Requirements

All applicants above the age of nine (9) months old entering or transiting through Ghana are required to have been vaccinated against Yellow Fever at least ten (10) days prior to traveling and where already vaccinated, provide evidence (the certificate) indicating the duration of vaccination status of not more than ten (10) years before entering Ghana.  

Please do not forget to bring your Health Certificate which shows that you have a yellow fever vaccination. You are also advised to consult your doctor well in advance of your visit to discuss anti-malarial treatment and other recommended vaccinations.

For more details refer to Ghana Health Requirements provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).