Ghana visa requirements for Sierra Leoneans

Travel and visa requirements

Ghanaian Visa is not required for Sierra Leoneans

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • Citizens of Sierra Leone travelling to Ghana can be granted a 30 day visa-free entry.
  • However if they wish to extend their stay, they would require a visa.
  • Visa can be obtained from the Immigration Office, Ghana.
  • They are required to possess a passport valid for at least six months before the departure date.
  • An International Certificate of Vaccination for Yellow Fever is to be tendered upon entry into Ghana by visitors above nine months of age.
  • Visitors are also required to possess a return ticket or flight confirmation from a travel agency.
  • Dogs and Cats are to vaccinated against rabies no sooner than 30 days and not more than 12 months prior to entry into Ghana.
  • The estimated flight time from Sierra Leone to Ghana is 2 hours.
  • Ghana is predominantly occupied by Christians, although a Muslim minority exists.
  • Traditional religion is also practiced. 
  • Homosexual acts are prohibited by law in Ghana.
  • English is the official language in Ghana.However,since the country is bordered by french-speaking countries, French is widely taught in schools.
  • Additionally, there are 11 other languages that are widely spoken in the country.
  • Ghana is characterized by a typical tropical climate having two seasons: the wet and dry season.
  • 1 Ghanaian Cedi equals 1,742.72 Sierra Leonean Leone.
  • Road, rail, air and water transportation make movement in Ghana easy. Road transport however is the major means of transportation.
  • Ghanaians consider the use of the left hand as profane. Visitors are advised to not eat, shake and hand off money with the left hand.
  • Ghana operates on 230V supply voltage, 50Hz frequency and uses types D and G power plugs.
  • There is no time difference between Ghana and Sierra Leone.
  • Visitors should know that Ghanaians refer to all beverages as "tea", all detergents as "Omo" (after a Unilever brand) and all toothpastes as "Pepsodent".
  • Banku (fermented corn dough and fresh cassava) , Kenkey( a corn based staple) with fried fish and Waakye are  traditional delicacies that would introduce visitors to the scope of local Ghanaian food. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Ghana safe for tourists?

Ghana is currently a very safe and stable country with relatively low crime levels compared to other West African countries. 

Is it safe to drink tap water in Ghana?

It is not safe to drink tap water in Ghana. Many in Ghana still lack access to clean drinking water and safe sanitation. However, tourists can always buy bottled water, but bagged water is cheaper and available almost anywhere on the street.

When is the best time to travel to Ghana?

The best time to visit Ghana is between November - March, when there is little to no rainfall, and every part of the country is easily accessible. Between April and October, the weather in Ghana is rather wet, restricting the ability to travel.