Travel advice for Ghana.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Ghana.

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Travel money:

Prepaid Travel credit card

in Swiss francs (CHF)

  • For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online

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Banknotes

in euro (EUR)

  • Change cash in local currency

Local currency / ISO Code

Cedi GHS

Currency exchange rate

GHS 100 = ~ CHF 0.00 ; CHF 1 = ~ GHS 0.00 (07/2015)

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Credit cards

 

  • Use credit card with caution. Unauthorized use is widespread.

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Practical Information:

Country code for calling Switzerland

00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

National language

Official language

English

Voltage

220 volt

Capital

Accra

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

Passport still valid 6 months or more after end of stay with visa, return or onward travel ticket.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Akkra, Kanda Highways/Ridge Street, North Ridge Area
Tel. +233 302 22 81 25 / +233 302 22 81 85

Opening hours

Banks

8.30 - 14.00 h (Mon - Thu)
8.30 - 15.00 h (Fri)

Stores

8.30 - 12.30 h and 13.30 - 17.30 h (Mon - Fri)
8.30 - 13.00 h (Sat)

Driving
  • International driver's licence required for car rentals.

  • Minimum age for car rentals: 21 (varies by rental company).

  • Blood alcohol limit: 0.0 ‰.

Health situation
  • Do not drink tap water.

  • Mosquito protection advised.

  • Year-round risk of malaria throughout the country.

  • Vaccination against yellow fever mandatory.

  • Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.

Other information

Security

  • Travelers who wish to travel to this country are advised to inquire about current traveler safety prior to departure.

  • Si consiglia di rispettare le abituali misure precauzionali contro la microcriminalità.

  • Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.

  • Walking the streets after nightfall is not advised.

  • Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.

Special legal regulations

  • Photographing military installations and public buildings (airports, bridges etc.) is prohibited.

  • Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.

Cultural characteristics

Please observe local customs for dress code and conduct.

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Important

While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.

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