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Ghana

Capital
Accra
Time Zone
GMT
Telephone Services
Country Code: 233


Outgoing Code: 00
Emergency Telephone Numbers
221 665 (Embassy)
Tourist Information
Ghana High Commission (tourist information), 104 Highgate Hill, London N65 HE Tel: (020) 8342 8686 or 342 7588 Fax: (020) 8342 8566 or 342 8570.
Passport Information
Valid Passport required. Return Ticket Required. Requirements may be subject to change at short notice. Consult embassy before departure.
Visa Information
Required by all except nationals of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Guinea Republic, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo and Zimbabwe.
Health Information
Polio, Typhoid: Vaccination recommended
Malaria: Precautions advised. Falciparum form exists and resistance to chloroquine has been reported.
Yellow Fever: A vaccination certificate is required by all.
Other Health Risks: Bilharzia, Rabies, a vaccination against cholera is strongly recommended, a vaccination certificate is required if arriving from an infected area.
Food & Drink
Water is untreated and not safe to drink. Avoid dairy products as they are not pasteurised. Fruit and vegetables should be peeled before consumption.
Currency
Cedi (c) = 100 pesewas.
Exchange: Only authorised foreign exchange dealers must be used. NOTE: Import and export of local currency is limited to c3000 and should be recorded in passport.

Credit cards and travellers cheques have very limited use.
ATM availability: Unavailable.
Cost of Living
Relatively more expensive the surrounding areas.
Languages
English and local African languages are spoken.
Weather
The climate is hot and humid throughout the year. Apr - July = the raining season.
Electricity
220 Volts Ac 50 Hz Plugs = 3 pin in larger buildings, older buildings have 2 use plugs
Post
2 weeks or more to Europe.
Transport
RAIL: Limited CAR HIRE: Available but very expensive, DOCUMENTATION: British driving licence valid for 90 days. IDP is recommended. BUSES: Extensive bus services operate in Accra
Special Information
Take local advice about security matters. Exercise care with possessions at the main airport. Ghanaians should always be addressed formally. PHOTOGRAPHY: Be discreet with cameras especially around the Castle in Accra or at the Akosombo Dam. Do not take photos of anything connected with the military.
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