Ghanaian Visa is not required for Ivorians
Stay Duration: 30 days
- Citizens of Ivory Coast possessing original passports can be granted a 30 day visa-free entry into Ghana.
- However if they wish to extend their stay, they would require a visa.
- Visa can be obtained from the Immigration Office, Ghana.
- The passport should be valid for at least 6 months before the departure date and should possess blank pages necessary for stamps.
- Visitors, provided they are above 9 months of age are required to carry proof of Yellow Fever vaccination.
- They are to have been vaccinated 10 days prior to the proposed date of entry into Ghana.
- Visitors are expected to possess a return ticket or computer generated flight itinerary from a travel agency as well as proof of financial support.
- Visitors on business trips are to provide a letter of recommendation from their employer or an invitation letter from an institution in Ghana.
- Tourists are to tender evidence of accommodation which could be in form of a reserved hotel booking.
- Local currencies, as well as foreign ones, can be imported without restrictions so long as they are declared on arrival.
- Pets are to vaccinated against rabies no sooner than 30 days and not more than 12 months prior to entry into Ghana.
- The estimated flight time from Ivory Coast to Ghana is 55 minutes.
- There is no time difference between Ivory Coast and Ghana.
- Ghana is predominantly occupied by Christians, although a Muslim minority exists.
- Traditional religion is also practiced.
- Homosexual acts are prohibited by law in Ghana.
- English is the official language in Ghana, however, since the country is bordered by french-speaking countries, French is widely taught in schools.
- Additionally, there are 11 other languages that are widely spoken in the country.
- Ghana is characterized by a typical tropical climate having two seasons: the wet and dry season.
- Road, rail, air and water transportation make movement in Ghana easy. Road transport however is the major means of transportation.
- Ghanaians consider the use of the left hand as being rude. Visitors are advised to not eat, shake and hand off money with the left hand.
- Ghana adopts the use of types D and G power plugs while operating on 230 V supply voltage and 50 Hz frequency.
- Visitors should note that Ghanaians refer to all beverages as “tea”, all detergents as “Omo” (after a Unilever brand) and all toothpastes as “Pepsodent”.
- They are also to note that if invited to a Ghanaian home for dinner, they are not expected to bring gifts.
- Banku (fermented corn dough and fresh cassava) , Kenkey( a corn based staple) with fried fish and Waakye are traditional cuisines that would introduce visitors to the scope of local Ghanaian food.