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Travel Advisories

Ghana Travel Advisory

Travel Advisory
January 10, 2018
Ghana - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
O E N H U T C

Exercise normal precautions in Ghana. Some areas have increased risk.  Read the entire Travel Advisory.

Exercise increased caution in:

  • Certain precincts of Accra due to crime.
  • Certain areas of Upper West, Upper East, Northern, Volta, Western, Brong Ahafo, and Ashanti due to crime.

Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

If you decide to travel to Ghana:

Accra

Violent crime, such as armed robbery, is common in the following precincts:

  • Avenor
  • Sowutuom
  • Sukura
  • Agbogbloshie
  • Ashaiman
  • Nima

Local police may lack the resources to respond effectively to serious crime.

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens as U.S. government employees are instructed to avoid these precincts of Accra and are prohibited from travel at night to or through the precinct of Agbogbloshie.

Upper West, Upper East, Northern, Volta, Western, Brong Ahafo, and Ashanti

Violent crime, such as armed robbery, is common in:

  • Upper West:  Lawra and Wa Central
  • Upper East:  Bawku
  • Northern:  Bimbila, Bunkprugu, Tolon, Sagnarigu, and Yendi
  • Volta:  Nkwanta South, Hohoe, Ho Central, Adaklu, and Ketu South
  • Western:  Jomoro and Bia West
  • Brong Ahafo:  Techiman South, Tain, Berekum West, and Berekum East
  • Ashanti:  Bantama, Asokwa, Nhyiaeso, Manhyia North, Manhyia South, Suame, Oforikrom, and Asawase

Local police may lack the resources to respond effectively to serious crime.

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in these areas as U.S. government employees are prohibited from travel at night outside of major cities and are encouraged to avoid these areas outside of Accra.

Travel Advisory Levels

Assistance for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Embassy Accra
No. 24 Fourth Circular Road,
Cantonments, Accra,
Ghana
Telephone
+233-(0)30-274-1000
Emergency
+233-(0)30-274-1000
Fax
No Fax
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