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Last verified: Thursday, 12. December 2019 at 07:22 AM

Ghana Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Travelling Ghana is (relatively) safe

Local Situation: 2.5 / 5

Travelling Ghana is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 4 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 2.8 / 5

Ghana shares a land border with 3 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Ghana), the Advisory Index is 2.8 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Burkina Faso (3.6), Ivory Coast with 2.6 and Togo with 2.3 (of 5).

Advice scoring history for Ghana

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Ghana.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Ghana from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 2.5 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 0 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: New Zealand

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Exercise normal safety and security precautions elsewhere in Ghana.

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/ghana

Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Ghana.

Issued by: New Zealand government

Info:  Exercise increased caution around Bawku, Brong Ahafo, Cheriponi, Tamale municipality, Yendi district and the area around Bimbilla due to the potential for violent conflict.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.
Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/ghana

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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Når du rejser i Ghana, bør du til enhver tid være opmærksom på din personlige sikkerhed og være ekstra forsigtig pga. risikoen for kriminalitet og kidnapning. Der har i det første halvår af 2019, flere steder i Ghana, været sager med bortførelser - også af udlændinge. Vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til grænseområdet til Burkina Faso. ...

Source: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/ghana/

Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Ghana.

Issued by: Danish government

Coverage: Grænseområdet til Burkina Faso.

Info: Risiciene er så alvorlige, at du bør have særlige grunde til at besøge området/landet. Vigtige forretningsrejser og presserende familiebegivenheder kan få rejsende til at vurdere, at et besøg er nødvendigt.

Individual rating changes for Ghana

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Ghana. Most recent events first.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Ghana changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Ghana with a rating of 1.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Ghana with a rating of 3.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Ghana with a rating of 3.0.

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The Danish government issued a new warning for Ghana with a rating of 3.0.

About Ghana

Ghana with its capital Accra is a country in Africa (Western Africa), slightly smaller than Oregon (239,460 km²). The country is located Western Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, between Cote d'Ivoire and Togo. The climate can be described as tropical; warm and comparatively dry along southeast coast; hot and humid in southwest; hot and dry in north. The landscape is mostly low plains with dissected plateau in south-central area. With a population of about 23.38 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Accra
Population about 23.38 million
Size 239.460 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than Oregon
Common languages Akan, Ewe, English, Twi
Currency Cedi (short: GHC)
Common voltage (electricity) 230V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +233
Internet Top Level Domain .gh
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 GH
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 GHA
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 288

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Ghana is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • deforestation
  • inadequate supplies of potable water
  • overgrazing
  • poaching and habitat destruction threatens wildlife populations
  • recurrent drought in north severely affects agricultural activities
  • soil erosion
  • water pollution

Natural hazzards

  • droughts
  • dry, dusty, northeastern harmattan winds from January to March

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Ghana. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. aluminum smelting
  2. cement
  3. food processing
  4. light manufacturing
  5. lumbering
  6. mining
  7. petroleum
  8. small commercial ship building

Agriculture products

  1. bananas
  2. cassava
  3. cocoa
  4. corn
  5. manioc
  6. peanuts
  7. rice
  8. shea nuts
  9. tapioca
  10. timber

Ghanaian Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Ghana.

Export products

  1. aluminum
  2. bauxite
  3. cocoa
  4. diamonds
  5. gold
  6. horticultural products
  7. manganese ore
  8. oil
  9. timber
  10. tuna

Import products

  1. capital equipment
  2. foodstuffs
  3. refined petroleum

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Ghana?

Ghana is currently rated at 2,5 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 4 official sources. Travelling Ghana is (relatively) safe.

Is it safe to travel Ghana in 2019?

You are good to go, enjoy your trip to Ghana.

How many travel advisories do you know for Ghana?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 4 individual sources for Ghana.

What is the size of Ghana?

Ghana has a size of 239,460 km² or 92,456 mi² which is slightly smaller than Oregon.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.