Visa application rules have changed, and for the worse...
There is a bit of chatter on Internet about recent changes in obtaining a visa for Ghana. Previously, one could apply at any overseas Ghanaian embassy or consulate for a visa into the country, but the situation now appears that one must apply for a visa in their own country and not anywhere else.
Thus some travellers already on the road have been unable to access Ghana, and even those with flights leaving Accra (a popular entry and exit point into West Africa) are having trouble obtaining visas. However, some have been able to be issued with the transit versions once they showed proof of an airline ticket.
If you have any further information on this, please share with others.
It appears the only reasons you can obtain a visa now once you have left your own country are as follows:
1) If your home country does not have a Ghanaian Embassy; or
2) If you have been travelling away from your home country for more than three months, which means that any Ghana visa obtained in your home country would have expired.
This situation still is catching many people out who are not aware of the changes.
Hi, check out the <A HREF="http://www.africa.com/ghana/">Africa.com Ghana</A> section for more detailed information on traveling in Ghana. Very useful stuff. In response to: Msg #136037