Tourism

Ghana visa requirements for Ivorians

Ghanaian Visa is not required for Ivorians

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • 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.