Whether it is your first time or the tenth time, there always happens to be questions on travel. We put something together for you.
When travelling to Ghana especially for the first time, figuring out all the document requirements and what to bring can be daunting. Depending whether you’re visiting for family, fun, business, or all of the above - there are certain pathways for you to enter the country. We have taken the liberty to create an all inclusive center of information for all of your questions! Below you will find our curated travel guides; our advisory information on visas, residency, and naturalisation; and our opinions on airlines!
Depending on which country you are coming from, your home country may have special visa relations with Ghana. Your country may provide a short term and a long term visa options (typically a 3 month visa or a 5 year visa). Ghana provides visa-on-arrival for citizens of African Union member-states.
It is best to apply for your visa no later than two months before your trip. Ghana provides two visa entry types. It is required to have documentation of your Yellow Fever vaccination upon arrival in Ghana. Ghana provides two visa entry types. Single Entry - visa may be used once. Multiple Entry - visa may be used on multiple trips within a specified period. Each visa type is listed below with their specified length of stay:
Ghana has three missions in the United States:
Ghana has three missions in the British Isles:
Ghana has one mission in South Africa:
Ghana has two missions for Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, and Poland:
Ghana has one mission in Italy:
There are multiple pathways for one to obtain Ghanaian citizenship. If you were born in Ghana, or the child of a parent or grandparent of a Ghanaian citizen, you may obtain citizenship by birthright. If you wish to execute your “Right to Abode”, that is a popular and intended pathway for the larger black Diaspora. This pathway was passed into law to support Ghana’s cultural pillar to support Panafricanism (a core ideology of Kwame Nkrumah, father of the nation). Lastly, one may obtain citizenship through marriage to a Ghanaian citizen. A number of countries also support dual citizenship with Ghana. Consult your nearest Ghanaian mission for further details.
Ghana has nine airports, six of which have international status. We have compiled information about Ghana's three major airports: Kotoka International Airport (Accra), Kumasi International Airport, and Tamale International Airport. Many frequent flyers have preferences to fly with Emirates, KLM, AirFrance, British Airways, and Turkish. Ethiopian Airlines, South African Airways, and Kenya Airways are the leading African airlines that are great if you have additional plans to travel on the Continent while visiting Ghana. They also have stops in Western countries as well (e.g. New York, London, Paris), so they may be a great option to begin with.