Visas are required by most non-residents except ECOWAS nationals. Ghana Missions and Embassies abroad will assist in issuing individual as well as group visas.
Entry visas may be obtained prior to arrival from a Ghana Embassy, High Commission or Consulate abroad. Where Ghana has no Consular or Diplomatic representation, an application for entry visas may be made to the nearest British Diplomatic Mission or Consulate authorized by the Government of Ghana to act on its behalf.
All Travelers to Ghana MUST have valid entry visas issued by Ghana Diplomatic Missions and Consulates abroad, or any other visa-issuing authority mandated by the Government of Ghana to issue Visas on its behalf.
ECOWAS nationals and other countries with which the Government of Ghana has specific agreements to enter the country without visas, may apply for gratis visas if need be.
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).