Ghana destination information

All you need to know before visiting Ghana

Ghana summary

Ghana is a medium sized country with around 28M Ghanaian. Official language is English. Ghana uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+00:00. Currency used in Ghana is Ghana Cedi (GHS).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 189
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 155

ATMs in Ghana are Rare. Internet speed in Ghana is on average 1.8 Mbps.

🏙️ Accra
🗣️ English
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 28M ☀️ ~27 °C 🌧 ~98 mm 👍 Developing 🚩 239k km2 (92k mi²)
🎫 Visa Exemption
🗺️ Passport Strength
📧 Ghanaian visa Online
🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

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

Languages 🗣️

  • English


Currency 💱

1 GHS = 0.18 USD

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.

ATM 🏧🏦


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.

Tipping 💁🏽

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Ghana uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.

Roaming 🌐

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.

Emergency Calls 🚨

Universal :


Police :


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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 .

international: + 233 30 1234567
calling local: 030 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Ghana is on average 1.8 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Ghana is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

SIM Card #️⃣

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.


Rules 🚗

Limits 🚦


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

Countries nearby Ghana

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Visa Exemption

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Passport Strength

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Ghanaian visa Online

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Health regulation

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Customs rules

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LGBT Destination info

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Ghanaian embassies

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