According to cheeroutdoor, Ghana is a country in Africa bordering Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso and Togo. Ghana has been independent from the United Kingdom since 1957. The capital of Ghana is Accra. A number of large cities in Ghana are: Tema, Kumasi, Ho, Sunyani and Tamale.
Ghana is known for its friendly people. The country is often dominated by festivals and traditional celebrations that are definitely worth a visit. The country has a long coastline. Unfortunately, part of it is seriously polluted, but most parts are like a paradise: white sand, palm trees and clear blue water. The country has a lot to offer in terms of flora and fauna. There are pieces of rainforest, National Parks, waterfalls and many wild animal species, such as: elephants, crocodiles and antelopes. Ghanaian cuisine is spicy and spicy. Some well-known dishes are plantain, peanut soup and fish soup. In addition, beer is the most consumed drink in the country.
Where is Ghana located?
Travel information of Ghana
Official name: Republic of Ghana
Area: 238,533 km²
Country code: GH, GHA
Population: 29,340,248 inhabitants (2020)
Form of government: Constitutional democracy
Highest point: 880 m (Afadjato)
Distance (Amsterdam – Accra): 5,210 km
Flight time: approximately 5 hours and 45 minutes
Current status: All non-essential travel to the border area with Burkina Faso is discouraged.
Current color code: Yellow and orange.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), (temporary) measures may apply in Ghana that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs in Ghana, please visit Countryaah.
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Ghana. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (car rental, hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compose your ideal trip yourself.
Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Ghana?
Excursions, activities and day trips
With the help of Countryaah you can reserve an excursion, activity, guided tour, entrance ticket and/or day trip for your stay in Ghana at a discount. This way you are assured of a place, in some cases you can skip the queue and you can already plan your travel program.
Weather and climate
Ghana has a tropical climate. Temperatures fluctuate throughout the year between 25 and 35 degrees. In the rainy season from June to September, there is an average of 3 heavy rain showers per week.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Ghana can be found on our extensive weather page.
Extensive information about the climate of Ghana can be found at Climate info.
January, February, March, November and December are the best months to travel to Ghana. This avoids the rainy season.
English is the official language in Ghana. In addition, several local languages are spoken.
Would you like to translate from or into English for free? Use the Google translator for this.
You must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months when applying for a visa.
A visa is required. You can apply for this in person at the embassy of Ghana in The Hague.
Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Ghana: netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Ghanaian Embassy in the Netherlands: ghanaembassy.nl.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.
Before visiting Ghana, it is mandatory to get vaccinated against yellow fever.
In addition, there are one or more vaccinations that are recommended.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit Thuisvaccinatie.nl. You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).
Malaria occurs in Ghana. Malaria is an infectious disease transmitted by malaria mosquitoes. This infectious disease can lead to death if not treated in time and/or incorrectly.
For prevention and control of malaria, please visit our malaria page.
Money and Currency
In Ghana, payments are made with the Ghanaian cedi (GHS).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs in Ghana can be found on our ATMs page.
The prices in Ghana are a lot lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -22% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (48% cheaper), food (2% cheaper), imported beer in catering (39% cheaper), cigarettes (55% cheaper) and public transport (74% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.
In Ghana it is customary to tip. Good service is about 5-10% tip.
During our summer time it is 2 hours earlier in Ghana.
During our winter time it is 1 hour earlier in Ghana.
Ghana has no difference in winter time and summer time.
The local time, date and time zone for Ghana can be found on our time difference page.
Traffic and route
In Ghana you must drive on the right.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle in Ghana.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Ghana.
In Ghana you need a travel plug.
More information about common plugs and sockets in Ghana can be found on our electricity page.
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 191
– Fire: 192
– Ambulance: 193
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.
News and newspapers
The latest news related to Ghana can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Ghana can be found on Abyznewslinks.
Websites from Ghana end in.gh.
Ghana official websites: ghana.travel and touringghana.com.
Ghanaian traffic office: ghana-verkeersbureau.nl.
The country code (international access code) to call someone in Ghana is 00233 or +233.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Ghana? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Company details can be found in the Yellow Pages of Ghana.
Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos from Ghana.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Ghana.
An overview of all public holidays in Ghana can be found on Beleven.org.
Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations in Ghana, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.
Are you looking for a travelogue about Ghana?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Ghana. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.
Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Ghana can be found on Protected Planet.
An overview of the world heritage sites in Ghana can be found on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Ghana? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, perfume and money, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.
Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you are planning to do business in or with Ghana, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On PaulSourcing.com you will find a large amount of information about Ghana, including: opportunities, import and export regulations, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, business partners and subsidies.
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Ghana.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.8.
– Tobacco: Buying and/or smoking from the age of 18.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Not allowed. Prison sentence more than 10 years.
– Clothing: Wearing camouflage clothing is prohibited.
Did you know that…
…Primary education is free in Ghana?
…Oil, gold and cocoa are Ghana’s major sources of income?
…Ghana has the most churches in West Africa?
…Ghana has never won Olympic gold?
…Gold Coast is Ghana’s nickname?