19 September 2019

Entry To Ghana

Entry into Ghana

These are the requirements for entry into Ghana at any point of entry.

  • Valid passport with 6 or more months before expiration.
  • Just Announced: Effective 12-Dec-2021, all arriving passengers 18 and older must show proof of a full vaccine dosage (1 dose J&J or both doses of other types).
  • A Covid-19 PCR test is required for entry into Ghana. This test is administered at the airport in Ghana, before proceeding to Immigration and Customs. There is a fee of around $150, payable online in advance of your arrival at You will be required to show your email receipt at Ghana's Kotoka International airport upon arrival.
  • Proof of a Yellow Fever vaccination.
  • All non-ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) citizens require a visa for entry. Under most circumstances, visas for entry into Ghana must be obtained from the Ghanaian embassy nearest to your country of residence.
    • There are single-entry visas, which are usually valid for entry up to 3 months from the date of issue.
    • The multiple-entry visas allow any number of entries into Ghana for various time periods from the date of issue, or to the date of your passport expiration, whichever occurs first.

Both types of visas are valid for a stay of up to 3 months in Ghana, after which a visa extension should be obtained at a Ghana Immigration Service office. There is an immigration office in each of the regional capitals as well as other major cities. The Ghana Immigration Service in Accra is located on John Hammond Road at Ako Adjei Interchange. Extensions take time, so give them a couple of weeks unless you intend to pay for expedited service.

Be certain to obtain your extension before your visa expires or you will be subject to a penalty. You will be assessed a penalty at the border when departing Ghana if you have an expired visa.


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