Travel to Ghana

Ghana: Various travel information

How do you get to Ghana?


direct flights go from Düsseldorf and Zurich to Accra. There is also the option of flying from Frankfurt via Lagos in Nigeria to Accra.


Ghana’s deep sea ports are in Takoradi and Tema. Passenger traffic exists between Tema and Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroon and South Africa.

Car, bus

A road runs along the coast from Accra to Lagos in Nigeria, Cotonou in Benin and Lomé in Togo. Another road leads from Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire via Kumasi into the interior of Ghana. There is also a connection road to Burkina Faso.

Travel in the country


connections Air connections exist between Accra, Kumasi and Tamale.


The country’s railroad network covers approximately 950 km and connects the cities of Accra, Takoradi and Kumasi.


A national bus network connects all major cities.

Roads, Car Hire

Ghana has approximately 11,700 km of paved roads. An international driver’s license is recommended for rental cars.

Ferry connections

There are around 1,300 km of navigable waterways in the country. On Lake Volta, there is a regular steamship between Akosombo and Yeji, and a ferry service between Yeji, Buipe and Makongo.

Traffic rules

Right-hand traffic prevails in Ghana. In order to avoid trouble with the police or even the courts, one should strictly adhere to the traffic regulations in force in the country. The maximum speeds shown can of course be reduced or increased by traffic signs. It is recommended if you want to rent a car. to obtain detailed information from the ADAC the AvD prior to departure.

Top speeds

  • Urban: In built-up areas there is a speed limit of 50 km/h.
  • Country roads: There is a speed limit of 80 km/h on country roads.


alcohol limit In Ghana there is a blood alcohol limit of 0 blood alcohol for drivers of motor vehicles.

International license plate

According to Abbreviationfinder, the international license plate of Ghana is:


Diplomatic missions, tourist office

Visit Countryaah for a full list of Ghana embassies and consulates in each country around the world.

Representations in Germany

The building in which the Embassy of Ghana is located is a beautiful villa on Stavangerstraße in the Pankow district of Berlin. Next to it – in a separate building – is the embassy office. The Stavangerstraße branches off from Gotenstraße, which in turn is a cross street with Bornholmerstraße. The embassy is in a quiet, bourgeois area of Pankow. The embassies of Cuba, Cape Verde, Eritrea, Moldova and Bosnia and Herzegovina are in the vicinity of the Embassy of Ghana.

Embassy in Berlin

Stavanger Strasse 17-19

10439 Berlin

Tel: 0049 – (0) 30 – 547 1490

Email: [email protected]


Region Contact
North Rhine-Westphalia Honorary Consulate in DortmundZiethenstrasse 15

44141 Dortmund

Tel: 0049 – (0) 231 – 436 075

Email: [email protected]

Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarla Honorary Consulate in Frankfurt am MainGroße-Eschenheimer-Straße 43

60313 Frankfurt/Main

Tel: 0049 – (0) 69 – 284 018

Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein Honorary Consulate in HamburgLübecker Strasse 1

22087 Hamburg

Tel: 0049 – (0) 40 – 372 266

Lower Saxony and Bremen Honorary Consulate in HanoverHedwigstrasse 18

30159 Hanover

Tel: 0049 – (0) 511 – 445 053

Bavaria and Saxony Honorary Consulate in MunichWaldstrasse 7

82166 Munich-Graefelfing

Tel: 0049 – (0) 89 – 858 7300

Email: [email protected]

German representations in Ghana

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Accra

No. 6, Ridge Street

North Ridge, Accra

Tel: 00233 – (0) 30 – 221 1000

00233 – (0) 30 – 224 1082

00233 – (0) 30 – 222 1311

Email: [email protected]


Austrian representations in Ghana


The Federal Republic of Austria does not have an embassy in Ghana, but an honorary consulate.

The embassy in Nigeria is responsible for:

Embassy in Nigeria

Plot 9, Usuma Street

Maitama – Abuja

Tel: 00234 – 706 – 418 3226

Email: [email protected]

The Austrian Embassy in Nigeria is still responsible for:

  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Benin
  • Gabon
  • Cameroon
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Chad
  • Togo
  • Central African Republic

Honorary Consulate (without passport authorization)

Wawa Street No. 16

Dzorwulu, Accra

Tel: 00233 – (0) 21 – 78 33 68

Email: [email protected]

Representations of Ghana in Austria


The embassy of the Republic of Ghana in Bern, Switzerland, is responsible

Swiss representations in Ghana

Embassy in Ghana


Tel: 00233 – (0) 30 – 222 8125/8185

Email: [email protected]

The Swiss embassy in Ghana is still responsible for Benin and Togo.

Representations of Ghana in Switzerland

Embassy in Bern

Belpstrasse 11

3001 Bern

Tel: 0041 – (0) 31 – 381 7852/7853

Email: [email protected]

Tourist office

Ministry of Tourism

PO Box GP 4386


Tel: 00233 – (0) 21 – 666 314

Ghana Tourist Board

PO Box GP 3106


Tel: 00233 – (0) 21 – 682 601/607

Ghana: entry and exit regulations

German, Austrian and Swiss citizens need a valid passport and a visa for a stay in Ghana of up to 60 days. For an extension of the stay or the interim visit to neighboring countries, a visa extension or a re-entry visa must be applied for at the Immigration Office in Accra in good time. A valid yellow fever vaccination must be proven when entering from a yellow fever infection area.

Foreign exchange, goods

The national currency of Ghana is the Cedi (C)

1 Cedi = 100 Pesewas

The export of the national currency is limited to 5000, – C in banknotes. The import is only allowed for locals and at a value of 5000, – C.

Foreign currencies

The import of foreign currencies is unrestricted, but there is an obligation to declare (the T5 import form must be presented on departure)

The following articles may be imported into Ghana duty-free by persons aged 17 and over:

– 400 cigarettes or 100 cigars or 454 g tobacco

– 1.14 l spirits and 1.14 l wine and

– 227 ml perfume.

Shop opening times

Shops in Ghana are open on weekdays, except Wednesdays, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Inexpensive or country-specific goods, souvenirs

In Ghana , tourists like to buy the typical Kente clothes, gold and silver jewelry, wood-carved Ashanti stools, earthenware pots, leather goods, weaving, Bolgatanga baskets made of multicolored raffia raffia and other handicraft products.

Ghana: Travel Medicine, Vaccinations and Warnings

Infectious Diseases

In Ghana, the following infectious diseases are to be expected, which are not or less common in Germany or Central and Northern Europe:

  • Malaria: There is a high risk of malaria in Ghana all year round and nationwide (including cities). About 80 to 90% of infections are caused by the very dangerous malaria tropica, the remainder by malaria tertiana.
  • Amoebic dysentery
  • Bacterial agitation
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Chikungunya
  • Cholera: Only travelers who come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food are at risk of infection
  • dengue fever
  • Intestinal infections from contaminated food or water, including amoebas, lamblia, salmonella, shigella, worm infestation and all kinds of viruses and bacteria
  • Ebola, outbreaks of this extremely dangerous viral infectious disease occur again and again, albeit mostly locally
  • Filariasis
  • Yellow fever
  • Guinea worm
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Polio, polio
  • Lambliasis
  • Lassa fever
  • Meningococcal meningitis
  • Sleeping sickness
  • tetanus
  • rabies
  • Typhus: There is only a risk of infection for travelers who can come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food
  • Tick bite fever

Vaccination recommendations

  • Cholera – but only among travelers who can come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food.
  • Diphtheria – a vaccination against diphtheria should always exist, also in the home country.
  • Yellow fever
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Guinea worm
  • Polio, polio – vaccination against polio should always exist, also in the home country
  • Meningococcal meningitis
  • Tetanus – a vaccination against tetanus should always exist, also in the home country.
  • Rabies – but only for high-risk travelers who can come into contact with the vector animals.
  • Typhoid – but only for travelers who can come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food.

Compulsory vaccination

For all persons older than one year and coming from a yellow fever infection area designated by the WHO, there is a compulsory vaccination against an illness with yellow fever.

Yellow fever vaccination of children

In most of the countries where a yellow fever vaccination is required, this also applies to children over one year of age, and in some countries even from six months. It should be noted that vaccination against yellow fever had a number of side effects, such as encephalitis. Around two-thirds of those affected were children under six months. Therefore, under no circumstances should children under this age be vaccinated. But children under one year of age should also not be vaccinated if possible. If in doubt, yellow fever infection areas must then be avoided. Any vaccination against yellow fever may only be carried out in specially authorized yellow fever vaccination centers!

Malaria prophylaxis

When traveling to the country it is strongly advised to avoid malariato undergo prophylaxis. However, if the side effects seem questionable to you, you should at least have a “stand-by preparation” with you.

Current warnings

Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany

Citizen Service

Tel: 0049 – (0) 30 – 5000 – 2000

Tour operator to Ghana

The following tour operator offers professionally organized trips to Ghana – and a number of other African countries.

The pictures of Ghana used by us were made available to us by the sales manager Mister Roberto Cerea of the organizer.

Trans Africa Horizon LTD

00233- 276 20 89 00 (Ghana)

0049 – (0) 228 – 914 40 71 (Germany)

Email: [email protected]