Things To Know Before Your Planned Trip To Ghana
The basic tourist visa is valid for 3 months from the date of issue (so you don’t want to apply too early, nor too late) and are required for all visitors except citizens of other West African countries in ECOWAS.
You are also required to have a return ticket from Ghana before applying for a visa. With our trip planning services we can still help you get your visa with a return ticket.
We advise you to apply for your visa at least 4 weeks prior to departure. We will assist you with your visa application when you sign up on any Ghana tours with us.
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Direct visa application and information from Embassies and High Commissions:
- United Kingdom – Ghana High Commission Ghana High Commission is set to co ordinate. (ghanahighcommissionuk.com)
- Germany – www.ghanaemberlin.de
- USA – Home – Embassy of Ghana, Washington DC (ghanaembassydc.org)
You need to be vaccinated, and be able to show a valid certificate, for yellow fever to enter Ghana for any Ghana tours. There have been cases where tourists haven’t been able to enter Ghana because they forgot to bring their International Certificate of Vaccination (the “yellow book”). Make sure to bring yours!
For extensive information on vaccinations when traveling to Ghana we recommend to consult your doctor six to eight weeks prior to departure. For more information visit traveldoctor.info.
WEATHER & CLIMATE
There are two main seasons in Ghana, the wet and the dry seasons. Northern Ghana experiences its rainy season from March to November. The southern Ghana however, experiences the season from April to Mid-November. The warmest and driest period normally is in January-February when temperatures rise to about 33°C (92°F), and the coolest months are between June and August when the average high temperature rarely goes above 28°C (82°F).
The nights in Ghana stays at about 21°c (70°F) all year round, and humidity is also quite consistent at between 70 % to 80 % over the year. We always plan our Ghana tours in the right season .Interested in traveling to Ghana? let us start your trip planning now
If you are travelling overseas, or even domestically, taking out Travel insurance is highly recommended by the Africa Travellers Team. If you require medical attention while travelling, you may be liable for the cost of your treatment if you do not have travel insurance. Even though this isn’t a requirement before traveling we will recommend you purchase a travel insurance for your own safety and coverage.
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Oral Ofori is Founder and Publisher at www.TheAfricanDream.net, a digital storyteller and producer, and also an information and research consultant.