TRAVEL DOCUMENTS (PASSPORT AND VISA)
A valid passport is required by all nationals in order to enter Ghana. Everyone will need a visa and have to obtain it before arriving in Ghana.
Health insurance is essential and we will advice an insurance cover for emergency evacuation Before embarking on your journey to Ghana, ensure you are up to date with any necessary vaccinations. A Yellow fever certificate is required to enter Ghana, and malaria is present throughout the country.
Ghana is generally very safe; the biggest threat is pick pocketing and petty theft, mainly in the large cities. Take the usual precautions locking valuables in your hotel, not flashing expensive jewelry and carrying only the cash you need. Ghana is incredibly cheap, so you won't need much.
MONEY & BUSINESS
The country currency is Ghana cedi and the symbol is GHC and Ghana Pesewas. The currency notes are in denominations of GH¢50, GH¢20, GH¢10, GH¢5, GH¢2 and GH¢1
The coins are in denominations of GH¢1, 50 pesewas, 20 pesewas and 10 pesewas
Credit and debit cards are acceptable by some leading hotels, businesses and restaurants.
Withdrawing money from your foreign account via ATM in Ghana usually results in the most favorable exchange rates.
If you have a Visa or Master credit card, then you will easily be able to withdraw local currency at any ATM. All major banks will have an ATM that is compatible with Visa or Master cards
Exchanging money, using cash
Exchanging money in Ghana should not present any hassles.
The best places to exchange cash in Ghana are foreign exchange bureaus (Forex) and they are easily found in the major cities. Be aware that the further outside of Accra you go, the less common Forexs will be.
Monday Friday: 08:30 - 16:00
Some banks also open on Saturday:
08:30 - 1200