Visas are required by most non-residents except for ECOWAS nationals. Entry visas may be obtained prior to arrival from a Ghana Embassy, High Commission, or Consulate abroad.
Visa on Arrival Information:
IPPA is working to request Visas on Arrival for delegates who live where Ghana has no Consular or Diplomatic representation.* Delegates who are in need of assistance, must make a request through IPPA’s website and provide their passport information. Delegates who do not need assistance to apply for a Visa on Arrival do not need to provide IPPA with their passport details.
To request IPPA’s assistance, follow the instructions below and update your registration no later than December 31, 2018. IPPA will relay all requests made to Ghana Immigration Service, and will provide an update by January 15, 2018. Delegates who are authorized to travel to Ghana with a Visa on Arrival must pay a fee directly to Ghana Immigration Service on arrival.
*Disclaimer: IPPA cannot guarantee that a visa will be issued to delegates who request support to apply for Visa On Arrival, the decision to approve or deny a visa is at the sole discretion of Ghana Immigration Service.
Requirements for a Ghana Visa
The Ghana Immigration Service has introduced this visa policy to cater for visitors/business people who travel from countries where Ghana has no mission or consulate. The policy authorizes visas to be granted on arrival at the airport or other entry points subjects to satisfaction of specific immigration requirements and payment of a fee. IPPA is assiting to arrange for visas on arrival for all registered delegates.
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 so that you may begin the usual anti-malaria treatment.
For more details refer to Ghana Health Requirements provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).