Reconsider travel to Ghana at this time due to COVID-19.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for COVID-19 in Ghana, indicating a high level of COVID-19 in the country. Your risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if you are fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized vaccine. Before planning any international travel, please review the CDC’s specific recommendations for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers.
Read the entire Travel Advisory here.
Actions to Take:
- All U.S. citizens should enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)to receive Alerts and ensure you can be located in an emergency.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Ghana.
- Refer to our website for the latest Alerts and Messages for U.S. citizens: https://gh.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/security-and-travel-information/
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information related to COVID-19, including testing requirements to return to the United States.
- For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Check with airlines, cruise lines, and travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or travel restrictions.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.
Location: Upper West, Upper East, North East, Northern, Savannah, Oti, Eastern, Ashanti, Ahafo, and Bono regions.
Event: The CDC have also issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for Yellow Fever in Ghana.
Actions to Take:
- Take steps to prevent mosquito bites.
- To prevent yellow fever, all travelers aged 9 months or older should get vaccinated at least 10 days before travel. (Vaccination is required for entry to Ghana.)
- Yellow fever vaccine is not recommended for some people. Because of the current outbreak, people who have never been vaccinated against yellow fever should avoid travel to Ghana.
- Certain travelers who received yellow fever vaccine 10 or more years ago should talk with a travel medicine provider about getting a booster before traveling to affected areas in Ghana. Recommendations on yellow fever vaccine booster doses can be found here.
- Travelers should seek medical care immediately if they develop fever, chills, severe headache, back pain, general body aches, nausea and vomiting, fatigue, or weakness.
- Visit the CDC Travelers Health Page for travelers to Ghana to learn more.