The U.S. Embassy is aware of reports of a planned demonstration on Wednesday, December 20th, at 8 a.m., to protest the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The route is reported to begin at Obra Spot at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle and end at the Old Hearts of Oak’s park. The U.S. Embassy urges U.S. citizens to avoid the area until normal traffic patterns are restored. U.S. Embassy personnel have been instructed to avoid this area.
Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. Avoid areas where demonstrations are taking place and exercise caution when in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations. Review your personal security plans, and monitor local news stations for updates. Be vigilant and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security and follow instructions of local authorities.
For further information about security in Ghana:
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Ghana.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Accra, located at No. 24, Fourth Circular Rd., Cantonments, Accra +233 30 2741 000 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday. After- hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +233 30 2741 000.
- Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
- See the website of U.S. Embassy Accra.
- Follow the Embassy on Twitter and Facebook.
- Follow the Bureau of Consular Affairs on Twitter and Facebook.