Summary

An outbreak of Ebola virus disease has been confirmed in Guinea. If you’re travelling to or near the affected areas you should follow the advice issued by the National Travel Health Network and Centre. There have been no confirmed cases of Ebola in Ghana.

For further details about confirmed and suspected cases of Ebola, see the NaTHNaC Outbreak Surveillance database and follow the WHO on twitter.

Around 70,000 British nationals visit Ghana every year. While most visits are trouble-free, violent crime can occur at any time. Be particularly vigilant in public areas, and take care when travelling by road. See Crime

Localised outbreaks of civil unrest can occur at short notice in the north of Ghana. Following sporadic gun violence which left one person dead, the Nanumba North District Security Council has imposed a 12-hour curfew in Bimbilla in the Northern region of Ghana. See Local travel

There is an underlying threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before travelling.

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