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Ghana international travel guide in 2024

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Ghana ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ

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Ghana is part of Africa with main city at Accra. It's usually ๐ŸŒค๏ธ 28.94 ยฐC in Ghana with a rainfall of ๐ŸŒง 23.70 mm. Internet speed in Ghana is on average 1.8 Mbps. Its Developing country with a population of 28M people. The main currency is Ghana Cedi. The languages spoken are English. Automatic teller machines are rare in Ghana. Current travel safety advice is Exercise a high degree of caution. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
๐Ÿ‘ Developing ย  ๐ŸŒค๏ธ ~28.94 ยฐC ย  ๐ŸŒง ~23.70 mmย  ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ 28M people

Ghana Travel Advice

๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ Travel safety

Exercise a high degree of caution
We've reviewed our advice for Ghana. We now advise do not travel to the border with Burkina Faso and reconsider your need to travel to the Upper East and Upper West regions. There continues to be a heightened risk of terrorist attacks in the northern areas of Ghana bordering Burkina Faso. Terrorists and other armed groups are active in these areas. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Ghana overall due to crime. Higher levels apply in some areas.
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Ghana Weather

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Ghana Essential travel details

๐Ÿ”Œ Plugs

Ghana uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type D and Type G.

๐ŸŒ Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are English

Money in Ghana

๐Ÿ’ฑ Currencies Used

Ghana uses the Ghanaian cedi (symbol: ?), code GHS.Banknotes come in denominations of 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cedis. Cedi is subdivided into 100 pesewas. Coins come in denominations of 1 cedi and 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 pesewas.

๐Ÿง ATMs

Automatic teller machines are rare in Ghana. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM โ€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Calling in Ghana

๐Ÿ“ก Internet

Internet speed in Ghana is on average 1.8 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Ghana is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

๐Ÿ“ฑ Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 31.81 GHS, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 4 telecoms: AirtelTigo, Glo, MTN or Vodafone. Ghana uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Ghana upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

๐Ÿ“ž Calling

To call Ghana, dial +, then 233 (the country code for Ghana), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Ghana, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 30 .

Driving in Ghana

๐Ÿ†˜ Emergency

Universal
112
Police
112
Ambulance
112
Fire department
112

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Ghana travel details

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