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Ghana: General Travel Advice 20 March 2016

Ghana: General Travel Advice 20 March 2016

Demonstrations in the capital Accra are normally well policed and peaceful, but sometimes occur at short notice and can cause travel disruption. 


Around 70,000 British nationals visit Ghana every year. While most visits are trouble-free, violent crime can occur at any time. 

Localised outbreaks of civil unrest can occur at short notice, particularly in the north. If this does happen, local police may impose curfews to contain the situation. 

There is an underlying threat from terrorism. You should be vigilant after recent attacks in Cote d’Ivoire, Mali and Burkina Faso. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners. See Terrorism

The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.

International Private Medical Insurance For Travel To Ghana

Take out comprehensive international private medical insurance and travel insurance before travelling to Ghana.

Medical facilities are poor. For serious medical treatment, medical evacuation will be necessary. Make sure you have adequate medical and travel health insurance coverage PLUS accessible funds to cover the cost of any medical treatment, evacuation or repatriation.

Cholera Outbreak In Accra

There are reports of a cholera outbreak in Accra. Some isolated cases of cholera have also been reported in northern Ghana. The Ghanaian Ministry of Health has reported an outbreak of pneumococcal meningitis with a total of 100 deaths. All regions have been affected apart from the central region of Ghana.

See the Ministry’s website for more information.

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