When travelling overseas, it’s your responsibility to take care of your safety and wellbeing. Our travel advice will help you understand the risks and what you can do to avoid or handle difficulties.
Border areas often see higher criminal activity and violence. There is a heightened risk of terrorist attacks in the northern areas of Ghana bordering Côte d’Ivoire, Togo and Benin, and more specifically, Burkina Faso, where armed groups and militias are active. The expansion of extremist militants and the limited capacity of the Ghanaian authorities to control borders may increase the risk posed by criminals.
Chieftaincy disputes and political tension can sometimes lead to localized violence and unrest. While possible throughout Ghana, these conflicts most commonly occur in the Upper East, Upper West and Volta regions. During times of unrest, local authorities may impose curfews.
If you’re travelling to an area where unrest is possible or if unrest breaks out where you are: Monitor local media to stay up to date on the current situation, follow the instructions of local authorities, adhere to curfews.
Demonstrations occur from time to time in Accra and other major cities. Even peaceful demonstrations can turn violent at any time. They can also lead to disruptions to traffic and public transportation. Avoid areas where demonstrations and large gatherings are taking place, follow the instructions of local authorities
monitor local media for information on ongoing demonstrations.