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General Information

The official language of Ghana is English.

The national currency of Ghana is Ghanaian cedi (GHS).

1 GHS equals  .
equals  GHS.

Location

Ghana

The distance from to Ghana is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

According to the U.S. Department of State, it should be safe to travel to Ghana. Exercise normal precautions in Ghana. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

The criminality index of Ghana is 51. A higher number means more criminality.

Dial 999 to call the police in Ghana.

LGBT

Ghana has a score of -7 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Ghana ranks #146 worldwide.

Ghana's criminal code outlaws "unnatural carnal knowledge" which is frequently interpreted by local authorities as consensual same-sex sexual relations. This is criminalized as a misdemeanor in Ghana. The U.S. Embassy is aware of arrests and related extortion attempts for such activities, but has not received reports of prosecutions.

Travel Vaccinations

All travelers to Ghana should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines
  • Yellow Fever

Moreover, the following travel vaccines/medicines are recommended because there is a risk of these diseases in Ghana:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Malaria
  • Typhoid

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Cholera
  • Hepatitis B
  • Meningitis (Meningococcal disease)
  • Rabies
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Ghana to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Ghana differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Ghana, the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type D
  • Type G
Weather

The temperature difference between Ghana and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

No precipitation throughout the week.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Fri November 08 72–96°F  /  22–36°C 71% 3%
Sat November 09 74–98°F  /  23–36°C 67% 2%
Sun November 10 74–99°F  /  23–37°C 64% 1%
Mon November 11 74–98°F  /  24–37°C 68% 6%
Tue November 12 73–96°F  /  23–36°C 77% 13%
Wed November 13 73–96°F  /  23–36°C 78% 18%
Thu November 14 73–95°F  /  23–35°C 80% 30%
Fri November 15 72–96°F  /  22–35°C 75% 23%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 05:55 am and sets at 05:43 pm. This equates to 11.8 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Ghana, it is in . When the sun sets in Ghana, it is in .

Taxi

The average base fare for a taxi in Ghana is 5.00 GHS. Every kilometer costs an additional 6.00 GHS. Every hour of waiting time costs 15.00 GHS.

Car Rental

International driving permits are recognized in Ghana.

The minimum driving age is 18.

Right-hand traffic, keep to the right side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

The price of one liter of gasoline is approximately 4.00 GHS in Ghana.

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 34.70 GHS.

The legal drinking age in Ghana is 18. This is also the minimum age to purchase alcohol.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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