Ecotourism may be the most common form of tourism is Ghana, but that doesn’t mean you should overlook the capital city, Accra. The city is busy, and like so many cities in the developing world, it will initially seem dirty to Western eyes. However, as Ghana resident Phil Paoletta wrote in this post for Matador Travel, you’re only cheating yourself if you go by your first impression:
“I’ve known some travelers to be put off by the haze of diesel fumes on Ring Road, or by the lack of sidewalks and the prevalence of open sewers. But don’t make your judgment in a day, or even a couple. Take your time, watch your step, and don’t be shy.”
Explore the city with an open mind, and you’ll find excellent food, music, shopping, and arts galore. Read the Matador post for some great recommendations.
Planning your Trip
American citizens need a visa to enter Ghana. Apply for your Ghana visa in advance, allowing enough time for it to arrive before your planned departure. You must include the following documents when you submit the application:
- 4 copies of the Ghana visa application form. To avoid getting writer’s cramp, you can photocopy the application, BUT each form must have your original signature on it. Be sure to sign each copy individually.
- A copy of your international yellow fever vaccine certificate. Keep the original-you will need to carry it with you to enter Ghana.
- A copy of your round-trip plane tickets or your travel itinerary.
- Your US passport, which must be valid for at least 6 more months and have a blank page in the back where the visa can be attached.
Single-Entry visas cost $50 and are valid for 3 months from the date they are issued, while multiple-entry visas cost $80.00. If you require expedited service, the Ghana Embassy charges an additional fee of $30.00.
Using RushMyTravelVisa greatly simplifies the process of getting a Ghana visa. We walk you step-by-step through the paperwork and expedite your visa with the Ghana embassy for the quickest processing available.
Apply for your Ghana visa today!