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Most travellers take direct flights to Ghana’s Kotoka International Airport in Accra, which is an important regional hub and is well connected by flights.  It’s well advised to use the services of a tour operator who will provide advice regarding all transport arrangements. We have put together the below travel information to get you up to speed.

Requirements For Entering Ghana

Visitors need to have a valid passport and legal travel documents. Your passport should be valid for at least six months with at least one blank page for stamps.

Visitors should also have an entry visa for Ghana which must be arranged before travel and can be obtained from the Ghana High Commission.  There are some countries which have an agreement with the Government of Ghana and are therefore exempt from needing a visa. These include citizens of Kenya, Uganda, Seychelles, Barbados, Mauritiusand Rwanda Find out if your country is on the Visa-exempt list.

All visitors planning to travel to Ghana need to get Yellow Fever vaccination at least ten days before they arrive in Ghana. Vaccinated individuals should carry their vaccination certificate, which should not be more than ten years old.

How Connecting Flights Work

Connecting flights stop at a few airports on the way. The flight ticket will mention the type of flight. If it specifies two stops,  it means your flight will stop at two locations.

For example, suppose a person from New Zealand books a connecting flight from Auckland Airport to Kotoka International Airport with Emirates. The flight will stop at two airports before reaching the airport in Ghana. Suppose the first stop is Kuala Lumpur International airport, the person who wants to visit Ghana will remain seated and wait for the flight to take off. On the other hand, people who booked a ticket for Kuala Lumpur will disembark. This is when the airline or aircraft isn’t changed for the onward journey.

Sometimes the airlines are changed and therefore, the person who booked a ticket to Ghana will have to disembark with the rest and get on the connecting flight. Here’s a flight ticket preview for a flight from New Zealand’s Auckland Airport to Ghana’s Kotoka International Airport at Accra.

Flights to Ghana

Ghana has a state-of-the-art website for keeping track of the flights to and from Ghana. They have also shared the names of the airlines that fly to Ghana:

  • Air Burkina
  • Air Côte d’Ivoire
  • Air Peace
  • Africa World Airlines
  • Arik Air
  • Asky Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Brussels Airlines
  • Delta Airlines
  • Egyptair
  • Emirates
  • Ethiopian Airlines
  • Kenya Airways
  • KLM
  • Middle East Airlines- Air Liban
  • Passion Air
  • Qatar Airways
  • Royal Air Maroc
  • RwandAir
  • South Africa Airways
  • TAP Air Portugal
  • Turkish Airlines

Flights From United Kingdom to Ghana

Direct flights to Ghana are available with British Airwaysfrom London’s Heathrow Airport and reaches Ghana’s Kotoka International Airport in approximately 7 hours. Travellers can also choose connecting flights. Brussels Airlines flies from London’s Heathrow to Ghana, but it stops at two airports, first at Brussels International in Belgium and then at Port Bouët Airport in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. These stops add hours to the journey and also increase the price of the flight ticket. A direct flight would save at least $200 (£143).

Flights From United States to Ghana

Several airlines have direct flights from New York to Ghana including Air France, Aeromexico and Delta. These airlines fly from New York’s John F Kennedy Airport to Accra’s Kotoka International Airport. Regardless of the airline, the journey takes about 10:15 hours. The fare for flight tickets is at least double the fare from the UK.

There are no direct flights from United State’s Los Angeles International Airport. The connecting flight stops at least one airport on the way, increasing the travel time by at least 6-7 hours. Airlines that fly this route include Lufthansa, United, Air France, Delta, Alitalia, and Aeromexico.

Flights to Ghana are available from other United States airports such as Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Atlanta, O’Hare International Airport, Chicago and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

Flights From Australia to Ghana

There are no available direct flights from Australia to Ghana, but there are flights to Accra from Sydney with stops en route. Emirates, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways, and Africa World are few airlines that fly to Ghana. Flights from Australia take longer to reach Ghana, but they are cheaper than flights from the United States. A connecting flight with one-stop takes at least 25 hours to arrive in Ghana. Flights with 2 to 3-stops take more than 32 hours.

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