Ghana visa requirements for Nigerians

Ghanaian Visa is not required for Nigerians

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • Nigerians visiting Ghana can gain entry without a Visa, for stays up to 90 days, in line with Ghana’s visa-exempt policy for ECOWAS citizens.
  • Tourists can extend their stay by applying for an extension at the immigration department in Ghana.
  • Though a Ghana visa is not required, travellers must still carry a passport valid for six months from the date of their arrival in Ghana. It is recommended that this passport has at least one blank page for entry stamp. 
  • Visitors below the age of 18, hoping to travel to Ghana must have a copy of their birth certificate as well as a signed travel authorization from their parents or guardians.
  • Travellers entering Ghana with funds of up to $5,000 will need to declare it.
  • Tourists must have a return or onward ticket as well as proof of sufficient funds to cover their entire stay in Ghana. Proof a confirmed means of accommodation while in Ghana will also be asked.
  • Intending visitors can get to Ghana from any international airport in Nigeria. There is an international airport in Lagos and Abuja.
  • Some of the airlines that fly from Nigeria to Ghana are Africa World Airlines, Arik Air and RwandAir.
  • The travel duration from Lagos to Accra, Ghana is 1 hour, and from Abuja, it is 1 hour, 50 minutes.
  • Getting around in Ghana is possible with the various public means of transportation available, this includes buses, taxis, minibuses, motorcycles and domestic flights.
  • Religion in Ghana consists majorly of Christianity, Islam and other indigenous religions. However, Christianity is the dominant faith.
  • Ghana is a multilingual country with about 80 languages being spoken. The official language is English, however, Akan remains the most spoken indigenous language.
  • Special delicacies in Ghana include jollof rice, waakye, banku and tilapia, fufu and goat light soup, etc.
  • Tourists in Ghana generally spend an average of $30 per day.
  • In Ghana, the power plugs and sockets are of type D and G. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Ghana uses Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Nigeria is an hour ahead of Ghana.
  • The official currency in Ghana is the Ghanaian Cedi. Visitors can exchange their foreign currency at banks and other exchange outlets in the country.
  • Ghana has a tropical climate. In the southwest, it is hot and humid, while in the north, it is hot and dry.
  • The best time to visit Ghana is usually during the dry season between November and March when the weather is the driest.  There is little or no rain within those months. 
  • Tourists are advised to be cautious as they go about their tourism-related activities while in Ghana.