Frequently Asked Questions

All the things you want to know about Ghana

Visas (4)

Do I need a VISA to enter Ghana?
All non-residents are requested to obtain Visa at the nearest embassy in advance of travelling to Ghana.

Most embassies require you to fill out an application form and hand it in the embassy with your passport, a copy of paid tickets (including return ticket), a letter of invitation from someone in Ghana and the copy of their passport, 2 passport photos and the fee, depending on the type of Visa.

Note: some countries issue Visas only to their nationals and residents of the country.

Business visitors need to provide a letter of invitation and proof of funds to cover the expenses of their stay.

The only exceptions that do not require Visa and nationals can stay in Ghana for up to 90 days are citizens of 21 countries and territories - Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) nationals, excluding Morocco.

Single-entry Visa are valid for 3 months. 1-year visas can be granted for specific purposes. You may be asked to provide proof of funds to cover your stay, return ticket and credit or debit card.

When in Ghana Visa extension can be granted by Ghana Immigration Service. They may ask for proof of funds to fully support your stay.

Every traveller must carry yellow fever vaccination certificateas well as the appropriate COVID vaccination details [this can change without notice, keep an eye out for changes]!
Do I need a VISA when in Transit?
Transit passengers do not require a Visa as long as they do not leave the international transit area.
Are there any special rules for entry with children?
Visa applicants under the age of 18 are required to submit a letter of consent from a parent or legal guardian with their application form.
What do I need to arrange when travelling to other countries from Ghana?
When travelling to other countries from Ghana, check with the embassies or high commission of your destination countries for travel visa requirements! Also make sure that, if you want to return to Ghana again, you have a multiple-entry Visa.

Public Holidays (1)

When are the Public Holidays in Ghana?
  • New Year’s Day - 1 January
  • Independence Day - 6 March
  • Good Friday - March/April
  • Easter Monday - March/April
  • Labour Day - 1 May
  • May Bank Holiday - 1st Monday in May
  • Africa Unity Day - 25 May
  • Republic Day - 1 July
  • Founders Day - 21 September
  • Christmas Day - 25 December
  • Boxing Day - 26 December
  • Ghana also celebrates Muslim holidays, with changing dates every year.