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Ghana uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type D and Type G.
The languages that are typically spoken are English
Ghana uses the Ghanaian cedi (symbol: ?), code GHS.Banknotes come in denominations of 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cedis. Cedi is subdivided into 100 pesewas. Coins come in denominations of 1 cedi and 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 pesewas.
Automatic teller machines are rare in Ghana. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.
Internet speed in Ghana is on average 1.8 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Ghana is very low. It's quite hard to find one.
You can buy a SIM card for about 31.81 GHS, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 4 telecoms: AirtelTigo, Glo, MTN or Vodafone. Ghana uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Ghana upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.
To call Ghana, dial +, then 233 (the country code for Ghana), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Ghana, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 30 .
Import and export information
Tobacco:Any assortment of tobacco products not exceeding more than 500 grams.
Alcohol:Residents and non residents arriving in Ghana are permitted to carry up to US$10,000 or its equivalent in any form. This must be declared at the border on entry and departure.
Alcohol:Any amount over US$10,000 must be transferred only through a bank or authorised dealer.
Currency:Residents and non residents arriving in Ghana are permitted to carry up to US$10,000 or its equivalent in any form. This must be declared at the border on entry and departure.
Currency:Any amount over US$10,000 must be transferred only through a bank or authorised dealer.
Other items:Items intended for personal use. A deposit may be required to cover these goods.
Animals and carcasses infected with disease.
Beads of inflammable celluloid.
Raw coffee imported overland.
Coin that does not meet the standard it is purporting to meet.
Food that is declared by a Health Officer as unfit for human consumption.
Knuckle dusters and life preserver clubs.
Literature, scandalous books, and other printed matter which, in the opinion of the Commissioner, are defamatory, scandalous, or demoralising.
Base or counterfeit currency.
Indecent or obscene prints, paintings, books or other media.
Dangerous weapons such as flick knives and other knives which, in the opinion of the Inspector of Police, are considered to be dangerous weapons.
Spirits containing essential oils or chemical products such as thujone, star arise, benzoic aldehyde, salicylic esters, hyssop, absinthe or other substances in such proportions as the Commissioner deems injurious to health.
Goods prohibited by any other law in Ghana.
Rough or uncut diamonds, except under license of the Minister of Mines and Energy.
Film and cinematograph unless the Commissioner is satisfied they are solely for exhibition in a private premises.
Goods which bear a design in imitation of any currency in current use, except under license of the Minister for Finance and Economic Planning.
Gambling machines require a permit from the Ministry of Interior.
Plant, plant products, soil, manure, etc. liable to harbour dangerous diseases or pests require a permit from the Ministry of Food and Agriculture.
Explosives, including nitroglycerin, dynamite, detonators, and gun cotton blasting powder require a Ministry of Interior licence.
Arms and ammunition require a permit from the Ministry of Interior.
Handcuffs require a permit from the Ministry of Interior.
Machines for duplicating keys require a license from the Minister of Interior.
Milk deficient in milk fat must be clearly marked as skimmed milk.
Nets and traps for animals require approval of the Commissioner.
Airmail photographic printing paper requires a licence of the Commissioner.
Reel-fed rotary ticket printing presses, except under license of the Minister for Finance and Economic Planning.
Brandy, rum or whiskey unless provided to the satisfaction of the Commissioner to have been stored in the wood for a period of not less than three years prior to importation.
Spirits containing more than 65% of absolute alcohol as ascertained by Tralles alcohol meter other than medicated, perfumed or methylated spirits, accepted as such by the Commissioner, except under licence from the Commissioner.
Weapons of any description which in the opinion of the Commissioner are designed for the discharge of any noxious liquids, gas or other similar substances and any ammunition containing or in the opinion of the Commissioner designed or adapted to contain any noxious liquid, gas or other similar substance, except under licence of the Minister for Interior.
Mercury requires a license from the Ministry of Mines and Energy.
All pets are subject to importation requirements, and some are prohibited. For further information, please visit the Ministry of Food and Agriculture Health Requirements For Importation.
Zika is a risk in Ghana. Because of the risk of birth defects in babies born to women who were infected with Zika while pregnant, women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant should discuss their travel plans with their doctor. For further information on this recommendation, please visitZika Risk in Countries with Endemic Zika.
Dengue, African tick-bite fever, chikungunya, and African sleeping sickness (African Trypanosomiasis) are diseases carried by insects that are found in Ghana.For information on disease prevention, please visit the CDCInsect Protection Advice.
Many countries in Africa have high incidence rates of tuberculosis (TB). For further information, please visit the CDC Tuberculosis Advice.
Many countries in Africa have high HIV prevalence rates. For further information, please visit the CDCHIV Advice.