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IMPORTANT: YOU ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE YOUR VISA AND YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION
AT LEAST 10 DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR ARRIVAL IN ACCRA. 

Obtaining a visa on arrival will be made available to attendees from countries where possible. For questions, or for a visa letter of invitation, please email Ivan Jerry Akwensivie at ijerry@wtcaccra.com.  When contacting Jerry via email, please include a copy of your passport as well as your arrival and departure date. 

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR ENTRY INTO GHANA

  • To enter Ghana, a valid passport is required by all nationals
  • Visas for Ghana (or entry permits for Commonwealth citizens) are required by all nationals
  • All travelers must carry a yellow fever vaccination certificate for entry into Ghana

REQUIREMENTS WHEN APPLYING FOR GHANA ENTRY VISA 

  • Applicant’s passport photographs should have been taken not more than three months prior to the date of submission
  • Applicant should attach a copy of a return ticket or print-out of travel itinerary
  • An international certificate of vaccination for Yellow Fever
  • Applicant’s passport must have validity of at least six (6) months

    IMPORTANT: YOU ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE YOUR VISA AND YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION
    AT LEAST 10 DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR ARRIVAL IN ACCRA. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

BUSINESS VISAS: In addition to the above, a letter from the applicant’s organization in the country where mission is situated, stating among other things the reasons for the visit and a supporting /invitation letter from the applicant’s Business Associates in Ghana.

REFERENCES: Applicant could use any of the following as a reference:

  • Addresses of Business Associates
  • Address of Hotel/Lodge

GHANA VISA REGIME

COUNTRY/ORGANIZATION

 

VISA REQUIREMENT

CONDITIONS

ECOWAS States: Nigeria, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, Togo, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Liberia, Benin, Cape Verde

Visa not required for all types of passports

90 days

Cuba, Brazil, Iran, Hong Kong, Germany

Visa not required for services and Diplomatic passport holders

90 days

Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, Mauritius

Visa not required for all types of passports

60 days

South and Eastern Africa countries: Lesotho, Botswana, Namibia, Malawi, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Kenya

Visa not required for all types of passports

60 days

Africa Union, Regional Economic Communities, United Nations, and its’ specialized agencies

Visa not required for official passports

60 days

Egypt and Rwanda

Gratis visa

Granted on arrival /Mission 60 days

Member States of Africa Union

Visa required

Granted on arrival/Mission 60 days

All arriving passengers will undergo temperature screening, Yellow Fever Card verification and COVID‑19 vaccination certificate verification as required. IMPORTANT: YOU ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE YOUR YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION
AT LEAST 10 DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR ARRIVAL IN ACCRA. 

Should you only have a digital copy of your car you can request a new card upon arrival the cost is $20 USD 

Required Heath Declaration Form:  https://ghs-hdf.org/

Attendees are responsible for securing the appropriate vaccinations required to enter Ghana. Please use the resources below and contact Ivan Jerry Akwensivie at ijerry@wtcaccra.com if you have any questions. 

All attendees are encouraged speak with a physician to determine other preventative measures you should take in advance of travel to Ghana, such as obtaining anti-malarial tablets and other vaccinations or boosters. 

Mandatory vaccinationAll travelers must carry a yellow fever vaccination certificate for entry into Ghana. Yellow fever vaccination rate at airport: USD $20

Recommended vaccinations and preventative care: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/ghana

Further information:

 

COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS

Arriving Passengers ‑ Travelers Entering Ghana

Persons 18 years and above arriving in Ghana will be required to provide evidence of full vaccination for a COVID‑19 vaccine at the point of embarkation and upon arrival at Kotoka International Airport (KIA).

  • Fully vaccinated will be exempted from pre‑departure COVID‑19 PCR testing from point of embarkation.
  • Fully vaccinated will be exempted from COVID‑19 testing upon arrival at the KIA.
  • Partially vaccinated or unvaccinated will be required to present a negative COVID‑19 PCR test result taken no more than 48hrs before departure, before embarkation and upon arrival.
  • Partially vaccinated or unvaccinated will undergo COVID‑19 testing at the KIA upon arrival.
  • Partially vaccinated or unvaccinated will be undergo COVID‑19 vaccination at KIA upon arrival.

Payment for the test must be made online and proof of payment (receipt) must be presented at check in. The cost for Ghanaians and ECOWAS citizens is USD $50 and for foreign residents is USD $150

All partially vaccinated or unvaccinated Ghanaians and Foreign Residents travelling to Ghana are required to take a COVID-19 test from accredited labs on the PanaBIOS or Global Haven registry, and verify their results via the Trusted Travel platform before check in. The Travel Code issued online must presented at check in to confirm that the results are still valid at the time of travel.

Definition of fully vaccinated: A person is said to be fully vaccinated when they have taken the full dose of vaccines approved and registered by the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), Ghana. The first dose of Johnson and Johnson and a second dose of all other approved vaccines should be taken at least 14 days prior to embarkation to qualify as fully vaccinated.

Passengers who have been vaccinated with vaccines on the WHO Emergency Use Listing, but not registered by FDA Ghana for use will be offered one of the FDA Ghana approved vaccines on arrival at the airport.

Requirements for check in at Kotoka International Airport

  • Covid-19 vaccination documentation or a signed, stamped original printed copy of a negative COVID‑19 RT PCR test certificate, where required with a scannable QR code. The test must be conducted at one of the specified 5 approved facilities.