15 Things To Keep In Mind Before You Travel To Ghana

Ghana just feels like home & while the country has increased in popularity since 2019’s Year of Return, there are still tons of Diasporans who long to visit the West African nation.

If you do have plans to travel to the country, you want to make sure you are fully prepared and up-to-date on what’s needed before you go and once on the ground. Of course, we’ve got you covered!

From 80 different languages, beaches, and visa requirements, here’s a list of 15 things to know before visiting Ghana.

According to the State Department, a visa is required for U.S. citizens.

Visa Required For Entry

A Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is required on arrival from all travelers 9 months of age and older. You could be denied entry without it.

Yellow Fever Vaccine Requirement

$1 UDS is 6 GH₵ Ghanaian Cedis.
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Know Your Conversion Rates

The mosquitos can be very dangerous in Ghana, so it’s important to be prepared and take proper precautions against mosquitoes and malaria that some may be carrying.

Bring Mosquito Repellant With Deet

Medical experts recommend staying in open, sunny, breezy areas and wear light-colored, loose-fitting long pants and long-sleeve shirts, and shoes when out.

Clothing To Protect Against Mosquitoes

English is the official language of Ghana, thanks to its colonial history. The languages are categorized into two groups: government-sponsored & non-government-sponsored.

There Are Over 80 Languages

In Ghana, dumsor is a persistent, irregular, and unpredictable electric power outage that happens frequently, especially in large cities like Accra. 

The Power Randomly Goes Out

Timing is a little relaxed in Ghana, so pack some patience and always add a few minutes to time. If you’re at a restaurant and someone says your food will be right out, give it about 20 minutes.

Timing

Some of the best beaches include Bojo Beach, Labadi Beach, Kokrobite Beach, Coco Beach, and Cape Three Points Beach.

Yes, There Are Beaches in Ghana

One thing that stands out though, during this time, everyone wears white to bring in the New Year, no matter if they’re heading to church or the club.

Going For New Year's? Bring Your All White

Ghana Is Welcoming and Friendly. to see more of our guidelines, click below!