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Ghana Indepedence Square ©jbdodane @Flickr
Essential information about Ghana
- Major religion: Christianity. All other religions are tolerated in Ghana and people are free to exercise the religion of their choice.
- Capital city: Accra (also largest city).
- Main cities: Kumasi, Sekondi, Tema, Tamale
- Neighbouring countries: Ivory Coast, Togo, Burkina Faso
- Political system: Constitutional presidential republic
- Time: GMT 0
- Money: The Ghana Cedi (GHS), divided into 100 Ghana pesewas. The US Dolla (USD) is widely accepted in the main cities and tourist spots. Many international banks are represented in Ghana. ATMs are commonplace in the cities, but are harder to find in more rural locations.
- Transport and driving: Cars drive on the right hand side of the road in Ghana. City taxis are an inexpensive way to get around. 'Tro tros' are shared minibus taxis. Expats are able to drive in Ghana on a foreign licence for up to a year.
Visit the Ghana Tourism Authority website for detailed information about visiting Ghana including visas, useful contacts, car rentals, travels tips, national parks and more.
The Royal Senchi
The Royal Senchi Hotel and Resort is the first Four Star Resort in the Eastern Region of Ghana. Voted Ghana's leading hotel in 2015, it's luxurious environment is infused with the serenity of the Volta Lake complemented by the highest standards of hospitality services.
Visit the main website for the Royal Senchi at www.theroyalsenchi.com
Map to the Royal Senchi
Hosts - The Ghana Wildlife Society
GWS is a non-governmental, non-political, non-profit making environmental organization which seeks to conserve wildlife in all its forms to ensure a better environment and improved quality of life for all people.
GWS is the BirdLife International partner in Ghana.
The Society aims to achieve this through:
• Initiating and supporting projects which address specific problems.
• Public awareness and conservation education programmes.
• Promoting the conservation of wildlife protected areas.
• Encouraging research on wildlife and environmental protection and conservation.
Other useful information
Visas are not required to Ghana for nationals of:
ECOWAS member countries, Botswana, Egypt, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Singapore, Swaziland, Tanzania, Trinidad & Tobago, Uganda
Entry Requirements for Ghana
Please click here www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/foreign_affairs/abroad.php to find your nearest embassy.
All visitors to Ghana must be in possession of a valid passport or legal travel documents.
All visitors entering Ghana must have valid entry visas or, in the case of Commonwealth nationals, entry permits, issued by a Ghana diplomatic mission or consulate abroad or any other visa issuing authority mandated by the Ghana Government to act on its behalf . (ECOWAS nationals and those of other countries with which the Government of Ghana has specific bilateral agreements, are exempted).
All travellers above nine(9) months coming into or transiting through Ghana are required to have been vaccinated against Yellow Fever at least Ten(10) days from the proposed date of travel and where already vaccinated, provide evidence(certificate) indicating the duration of a vaccination status of not more than Ten(10) years before entering Ghana.
Conditions for the Issue of Visa
Visas may be granted to personnel of international organisations and visitors to Ghana for tourism, study, business or transit.
The visa may be granted for single or multiple entry.
Visas are valid for a period of three months and must be utilised within three months of the date of issue. Visas valid for up to one year may be granted for specific purposes.
Visitors travelling on Business are required to furnish evidence of the fact, such as a letter from their firm, while those travelling at the invitation of Ghanaian nationals or residence or Ghanaian institutions should furnish a letter of invitation from their hosts.
Visitors may be required to provide a return or a through ticket to a country which they have the right of admission or may be required to show evidence of sufficient funds for the duration of their stay in the country. Prospective employees may undertake employment within the authorised immigrant quota. Emergency visas may be issued at entry points to travellers who arrive from a country where there is no Ghanaian diplomatic or consular representation, but such applications must be authorised by the Director of the Immigration Service through their sponsors before they arrive Ghana.
Applications for further extension extensions to visitors’ permit must be made to the Director of the Ghana Immigration Service for consideration. Tourists may be allowed a period of stay of three months if the Ghana Immigration Service is satisfied that such tourists have sufficient means of financial support.
Persons who enter the country as visitors are not permitted to take up employment even if there happens to be a vacancy on the Immigrant Quota of a prospective employer.
Travellers are strongly advised to ensure that they have all the necessary documents before arriving in Ghana
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