Summary

Demonstrations in the capital Accra are normally well policed and peaceful, but sometimes occur at short notice and can cause travel disruption. Seek local advice if necessary before setting out and avoid all demonstrations.

There have been no confirmed cases of Ebola in Ghana. For health advice relating to Ebola, see the National Travel Health Network and Centre. For further details about this outbreak of Ebola, see the World Health Organisation website, and this map showing the areas affected.

If you’re travelling from Ghana to the UK within 21 days of visiting Sierra Leone, Guinea or Liberia, you should make yourself known to UK Passport Control to be screened. For further details about the screening process, see the Public Health England website.

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

The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before travelling.