Urgent information for American citizen applicants regarding novel coronavirus:
The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19. We recognize this has been a challenging period for many of our fellow Americans, particularly those of you seeking to depart Ghana after the closure of the international airport in Accra.
The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. U.S. citizens who live abroad should avoid all international travel. Many countries are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and implementing travel restrictions and mandatory quarantines, closing borders, and prohibiting non-citizens from entry with little advance notice. Airlines have cancelled many international flights and several cruise operators have suspended operations or cancelled trips. If you choose to travel internationally, your travel plans may be severely disrupted, and you may be forced to remain outside of the United States for an indefinite timeframe.
The Embassy continues to work with U.S. Government agencies in the United States as well as with the government of Ghana to ensure we can render the best assistance to American citizens at this time.
Repatriation Flight Information
All U.S. citizens who are interested in a chartered repatriation flight from Ghana to the United States MUST complete the online request form available here, EVEN IF YOU HAVE ALREADY SENT YOUR DETAILS TO US AT ACSACCRA@STATE.GOV. A request form must be completed for each individual traveler.
Space on any future flights will be based on the order in which we receive requests, with consideration given to special needs cases. Please do NOT call or email the Embassy to confirm receipt of your request. We will contact you if a flight is arranged and you are confirmed for a seat on one of these flights. Unless you receive an email from U.S Embassy Accra confirming your flight, please do not come to the Embassy or go to the airport in Accra.
Embassy Information & Emergency American Citizen Services
The U.S. Embassy in Accra is closed to the public for a minimum of two weeks, effective March 25 at 5:00 p.m. Embassy staff will continue to work remotely and will do their utmost to assist U.S. citizens with emergencies to the greatest extent possible under the current circumstances. This step is being taken out of an abundance of caution and in order to continue to protect American citizens in Ghana, maintain the safety of the U.S. Embassy staff, and ensure we abide by the government of Ghana’s call for minimum movement to defeat COVID-19.
For emergency American Citizen Services, please contact the U.S. Embassy Consular Section by emailing ACSAccra@state.gov.