Before You Travel….
Planning ahead is definitely a good idea for any type of vacation you choose to take, but especially so, if you are traveling out of the country. If your travel plans include Ghana, then these practical tips are just for you.
In order to visit Ghana, your will need:
To obtain complete and most current information regarding Ghana’s entry requirements, as well as how to comply with those requirements and obtain the necessary travel documentation, you must visit the official Ghanaian government website, embassy or consulate.
If you live in the United States, visit: www.ghanaembassy.org for further information.
If you live outside the United States, go online and visit the website of the Ghana embassy or consulate in the country in which you live.
When to visit Ghana?
When is the best time to visit Ghana? Well, that depends on the type of weather you prefer, and what you would like to do once you get there. To help you decide, take a look at the weather and the annual holidays and festivals listed below.
Accra (Capital) Weather
Tropical with two seasons: Dry & Rainy.
Ghana lies on Africa’s west coast, close to the equator, and that means that Ghana’s climate is tropical. Basically, the weather is always warm and with two distinct seasons: dry and rainy. There are actually two rainy seasons. The rains occur between May and June, and again in September and October, with the heaviest rainfall occurring during May and June. The driest months are January and August. Between late December and early February, hot, dry winds originating from the Sahara Desert to the north, cause a drastic drop in humidity, resulting in the much drier conditions. This period of time is known as the harmattan.
Ghana is a top tourist and business destination and it should come as no surprise to learn that it is serviced by many international airlines. Below, is a list of airlines currently flying into and out of Ghana, but keep in mind that flights are always subject to change.
Ghana’s own national airline suspended operation in 2010 however, the government of Ghana is working on re-establishing a new national airline forecasted to begin operation some time in 2017.
Airlines with flights to and from Ghana
Air Burkina, Air China, Air Namibia, Alitalia, American Airlines, Arik Airlines, Asky Airlines, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Egypt Air, Emirates Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Iberia, Jet Blue, Kenya Airlines, KLM, Lufthansa Airlines, Royal Air Maroc, South African Airways, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines.
A direct flight on board Delta Airlines from New York’s JFK Airport to Accra’s Kotoka International Airport (KIA) will take 10 hours, 38 minutes.
All international airlines arrive at Kotoka International Airport in Accra.