Visa & Yellow Fever

All participants including speakers are responsible for ensuring they meet the visa and yellow fever requirements for Ghana.


Visa requirements to Ghana differ depending on which country you are applying from. Please call or visit the nearest Ghanaian Embassy/High Commission or Consulate in your territory to seek advance information to understand what is required to prepare your visa documentation and the duration needed to obtain your visa successfully.

Exempted countries

If you are a national of an Economic Community of West African States, you do not need a visa; everyone else requires a visa to travel to Ghana.

Nationals of ECOWAS Countries

BeninBurkina FasoCape VerdeCote D'IvoireThe GambiaGuineaGuinea-Bissau
LiberiaMaliNigerNigeriaSenegalSierra LeoneTogo


The ICT4D Conference has produced the following documents to support your Ghanaian visa application:

  • A Visa Support Letter from ICT4D Conference and Catholic Relief Services Ghana. In the ICT4D Conference registration form, submit details for the letter (first name, middle name, last name, passport number and nationality) as shown on your passport. The letter will be available to download from your online account
  • Introduction/Application Letter – download, adapt and print on your own organization’s letterhead


At present, there is no on-arrival visa available upon entering Ghana. You must apply for a visa before travelling to Ghana via a Ghanaian Embassy/High Commission or Consulate. 

If the guidance changes, then ICT4D Conference will inform participants.

The application procedure and visa fee will differ from country to country. However, some similarities to note are:

  • Ensue your passport is valid for six (6) months beyond your intended stay with three consecutive blank pages
  • Passport photo requirements:
    • A minimum of two (2) recent colour photos taken within the last three (3) months and printed in colour
    • Face forward and looking straight at the camera
    • Have a plain expression and your mouth closed
    • Eyes open and visible
    • You must not have hair in front of your eyes
    • Must not have a head covering (unless it’s for religious or medical reasons)
    • You must not have anything covering your face
  • Submit your yellow fever vaccination certificate
  • On the application, you may have to provide:
    • A copy of the flight confirmation showing your name and the onward/return travel details
    • Show evidence of sufficient funds for the duration of your stay
    • Accommodation details in Ghana
  • An application may take a minimum of ten (10) business days for your visa to be approved and processed
  • Your application will ask for your hotel’s official digital property address; please use GhanaPostGPS, Ghana’s official digital property address system, covering every inch of the country and ensuring all locations are addressed –
  • You may need to compress your files if an online form needs to be completed. To assist you, use the following websites:


  • Yellow fever is a serious and potentially fatal viral disease spread by mosquitoes in tropical parts of Africa and South America. It occurs in both jungle and urban environments
  • The yellow fever vaccine certificate is mandatory, and travellers can be prevented from entering/exiting Ghana if they cannot show proof of a yellow fever vaccination. The certificate only becomes valid 10 (ten) days after the vaccination
  • For other recommended vaccinations, visit the CDC’s Travelers’ Heath page for Ghana
  • The ICT4D Conference recommends checking with your medical practitioner prior to the departure to ensure you have received the necessary vaccinations, paid all associated costs and been advised on any additional requirements

All participants, including speakers, are responsible for ensuring they meet Ghana’s visa and yellow fever requirements.

All information was last reviewed as of February 20, 2024.