Information package

We hope you will find the following information helpful in planning your visit to Accra.

Time zone: GMT+0

Language: The official language upcoming conference in Accra, Ghana is English.

Currency

The Ghana cedi (GHC) is the official currency of Ghana and it is relatively stable.
Most international currencies such the USD, Euro, British Pound, Swiss Francs, etc. can be changed for the Ghana cedi at the Banks or Forex bureaus in all major towns and cities including Accra.
Some banks will give cash withdrawals for Credit Cards such Visa and Mastercard. Also, cash dispensers (ATM) which are available at the airport, hotels, and throughout the city accept Visa and Mastercard. Most hotels and restaurants also accept Credit cards.
For more informations about exchange rates, please visit https://www.bog.gov.gh/markets/daily-interbank-fx-rates.

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Climate

Ghana is a tropical country. Accra is hot and humid.
Temperatures in Accra is normally between 24ºC to 32ºC with an average of 25ºC.
For more informations about climate in Ghana, please visit http://www.meteo.gov.gh/website/index.php

Food and Drinks
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Accra can boast of over 200 restaurants that serve local and continental dishes and drinks and most of the restaurants accept credit cards as well as cash payment.
For more informations about food and drinks, please visit https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurants-g293797-Accra_Greater_Accra.html

Transportation

Kotoka International Airport is located 10 km from the city centre.
There are many road transport connections between the Airport and major hotels.
Most hotels also have pick up services at the Airport.
Major international airlines such as British Airways flights, KLM, Brussels Airlines, Kenya Airways, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, MEA, Air France, Royal Air Maroc, Turkish Airlines, South African Airways and Delta Airlines fly daily to Accra.
Please follow the link for suggested flights to Accra, Ghana.
https://www.skyscanner.net/flights-to/gh/airlines-that-fly-to-ghana.html

Accommodation
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Excellent hotel accommodation is available in Accra within 15 minutes from the Airport.
Almost all hotels in Accra accept most credit cards and offers shuttle services. The hotels also have excellent cuisines and bars.
Please follow the link for suggested hotels in Accra, Ghana.
https://www.booking.com/city/gh/accra.html

Health Information

Yellow fever vaccinations are mandatory, and visitors are required to provide documents showing recent vaccination.
Inoculations for hepatitis A, meningitis, polio, tetanus and typhoid are recommended.
Anti-malaria precautions should be taken. Drink bottled water only.
For more informations about health please visit:
https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/ghana
https://www.traveldoctor.com.au/destinations/ghana
https://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/destinations/africa/ghana

Visa Requirements
Visa application:

Visa application procedures varies among different consulates of Ghana in different countries.
However, the requirements are virtually the same. Applicants are therefore expected to contact the Ghana Consulate in their country for specific visa application procedures and visa fees.
There may be delays in visa issuance by some Ghana Consulates and you are therefore advised to apply for your visa as early as possible.
The following information will be demanded by all Consulates of Ghana abroad:

Passport:

You need to provide a signed passport.
The passport must be valid for the next six months, have at least one blank visa page, and not be frayed, torn, separating, or altered in any other way.

Photographs:

You need to provide two color, passport-type photographs that meets the following criteria:

  • taken within the last three months and printed on high-quality photo paper
  • taken against an all-white background
  • two inches by two inches
  • provide the full frontal view of your head with your face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression
  • may wear neither eyeglasses nor headwear except for religious purposes
  • and the photos should not be affixed to your application and it may not display evidence of adhesive tape or staples.
Letter of Invitation:

You need to provide an official letter of invitation from the company or organization that you will be visiting or the conference you are attending.
The letter must be written on an official company letterhead, state the nature of the business to be conducted (i.e., business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.), include the full local address and phone number of the company or organization you will be visiting, specify the number of entries and desired validity of the visa you are requesting.

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Visa Application Form:

There are two visa application options, which includes rush service and regular service.
You need to provide one fully completed copy of the application that matches your processing service speed request. The application forms must include answers for all fields, display your full name as it appears in your passport and be signed.

Proof of Travel Arrangements:

You need to provide proof of travel arrangements for the duration of your trip.
Details of your intended arrangements should include a copy of an itinerary or e-ticket that displays your round-trip travel and entry and exit dates for your destination and show your full name (as printed in your passport).

Single Entry Visa Applicants:

The Consulates of Ghana issue single entry visas that are valid for 90 days from the date of issuance.
Travelers are advised to apply for a single-entry visa no more than 30 days before the intended departure date.
This will ensure that your visa will be valid for the longest duration possible.

Recreational activities

Ghana has interesting tourist attraction throughout the country including Accra. For more information about interesting tourist sites , please visit http://www.ghana.travel