Entry requirements

All foreign visitors to Ghana require a visa valid for at least 3 months after the duration of intended stay as well as evidence of a return ticket. EU and US nationals also require a tourist visa for their stay. In theory visas can be issued for up to 1 year but this is at the discretion of airport officials and only a 1 month stay can be guaranteed on a tourist visa. Costs vary according to nationality but for British citizens the prices are 30 for a single entry visa, 40 for a multiple entry visa valid for six months, 60 for a multiple entry visa valid for a year and 70 for a multiple entry visa valid for 2 years. Those catching a connecting flight in Ghana can apply for a transit visa which is valid for 24 hours and costs 10. Applications should be made to the nearest Ghana Consulate or Embassy.


Visa and immigration related enquiries should be made to the Ghana high commission:

Ghana High Commission
13 Belgrave Square 
Tel: (020) 7 235 4142 
Fax: (020) 7 245 9552

If you require UK representation while abroad you should contact the British High Commision:

British High Commission 
Osu Link 
Off Gamel Abdul Nasser Avenue:
 P O Box 296 
Tel: + [233] (21) 221665 
Fax: + [233] (21) 7010655 or 221715 

The Ghana tourist board dispenses local tourist information:

Ghana Tourist Board 
PO Box 3106 
Nsawam Road 
Tel: (21) 231 779 
fax: (21) 231 779