Ghana international travel advice

Ghana

Ghana is part of Africa with main city at Accra. Its Developing country with a population of 28M people. The main currency is Ghana Cedi. The languages spoken are English. the Republic of Ghana is the formal name of Ghana It is adviced to Exercise normal safety precautions Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing   🌤️ ~26.86 °C   🌧 ~6.23 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 28M people

Advice

⚠️ Travel advice

Exercise normal safety precautions

We've reviewed our travel advice for Ghana. We haven't changed our level of advice: Exercise normal safety precautions in Ghana. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

issued date: October 31, 2019

General

🔌 Sockets

Ghana uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type D and Type G.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are English

Money

💱 Currencies Used

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.

🏧 ATMs

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.

Calling

📡 Internet

Internet speed in Ghana is on average 1.8 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Ghana is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

📱 Phones

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.

📞 Calling

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 .

Driving

🆘 Emergency

Universal

112

Police

112

Ambulance

112

Fire department

112

Last updated: January 1, 2020