Foreign travel advice
Around 90,000 British nationals visit Ghana every year. While most visits are trouble-free, there has been a recent increase in petty street crime; violent crime can occur at any time. Be particularly vigilant in public areas, and take care when travelling by road. See Crime
It’s mandatory for all foreign nationals resident in Ghana to register with the National Identification Authority (NIA) of Ghana and get a non-citizen Ghana card. See Local laws and customs
Localised outbreaks of civil unrest can occur at short notice, particularly in the north. If this does happen, local police may impose curfews to contain the situation. See Local travel
There is a general threat from terrorism. You should be vigilant after recent attacks in Cote d’Ivoire, Mali and Burkina Faso. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners. See Terrorism
If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.
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.