Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Location: Ghana

Event: Ghana Travel Advisory – Level 3 Reconsider Travel

The Department of State has issued the following Travel Advisory for Ghana:

Ghana – Level 3 Reconsider Travel C U H

Reconsider travel to Ghana due to COVID-19.

Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.

The Centers for Diseace Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Ghana due to COVID-19.

Ghana has resumed most transportation options (including airport operations and re-opening of borders), and business operations. Visit the Embassy’s COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Ghana.

Exercise increased caution in:

  • Urban areas due to crime.
  • Intercity highways after dark due to crime.
  • Areas near the northern border in the Upper East and Upper West regions due to crime.
  • Parts of the Bono East, Bono, Savannah, Northern, North East, and Upper East regions due to civil unrest.

Read the country information page.

If you decide to travel to Ghana:

Urban Areas – Exercise Increased Caution

Violent crime, such as street mugging, is more frequent in urban areas as compared to their surrounding suburbs. These crimes are also more prevalent at night and in isolated locations.

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens. Local police may lack the resources to respond effectively to more serious crimes.

Intercity Highways After Dark – Exercise Increased Caution

Armed assaults on private vehicles and public transports occur more frequently after dark, often by criminal elements using blockades to slow down and restrict movement of vehicles.

Areas Near the Border in the Upper East and Upper West Regions – Exercise Increased Caution

U.S. citizens traveling in Ghana should exercise caution while visiting border areas, in particular the northern border, and be sure to stay abreast of any regional Travel Advisory updates or Security Alerts affecting those areas.

Parts of Bono East, Bono, Savannah, Northern, North East, and Upper East Regions – Exercise Increased Caution

Civil unrest due to tribal disputes can occur at any time. While such disputes are typically non-violent, the likelihood for violence developing from a tribal dispute is greater in parts of these regions.

Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas


  • U.S. Embassy in Accra, Ghana
    +(233) 30-27-41-000
    No. 24, Fourth Circular Road, Cantonments, Accra
    P.O. Box GP 2288
    Accra, Ghana
  • State Department – Consular Affairs
    888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444