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Ghana travel advice

Around 90, 500 British nationals visit Ghana every year. While most visits are usually trouble-free, crime does happen. In recent years, reported crime has increased, particularly over the Christmas period. Criminal activity ranging from petty street crime, to chaotic crime can occur at any time. The usage of weapons is increasing. Get sensible precautions. Be especially vigilant in public areas, plus take care when travelling by road. See Crime Localised outbreaks associated with civil unrest can occur with short notice, and can turn out to be violent (sometimes involving weapons). You should remain vigilant, avoid any large public events and demonstrations, monitor local media for up-to-date details, and follow the advice associated with local authorities. See Local travel

Before you take a trip, check the ‘Entry requirements’ area for Ghana’s current entry restrictions and requirements. These may change with little warning. Monitor this advice for your latest updates and remain in contact with your travel service provider. If you’re abroad and you need emergency assist from the UK government, get in touch with the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission. Terrorist attacks in Ghana can’t be ruled out. Assaults could be indiscriminate, including within places visited by foreigners. See Terrorism The Overseas Business Danger service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and company security-related risks. If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting. It is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides enough cover. See the guidance on international travel insurance. It really is mandatory for all foreign nationals resident in Ghana to register with the National Identification Specialist (NIA) of Ghana and obtain a non-citizen Ghana cards. See Local laws and customs

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