Ghana is a peaceful country located on the west coast of Africa. It is bounded on the north by Burkina Faso, on the east by Togo, on the west by Cote d¹Ivoire and on the south by the Atlantic Ocean.
Formerly a British colony known as the Gold Coast, Ghana was the first nation in sub-Saharan Africa to achieve independence in 1957. With total land area of 92.100 square miles (238,537 square kilometers), Ghana is a blessed land endowed with natural mineral resources such as gold, diamond, timber, cocoa etc. Its population is approximately 18.8 million.
A visitor coming to Ghana can use the following major entry points.
Air: The Kotoka International Airport is the principal air entry point to Ghana. It is a modern airport that places its technological facilities at the disposal of other countries in the West Africa sub-region. This explains why Ghana is referred to as the ³Gateway to Africa².
Sea: Ghana boasts of two major ports, the Tema Port in the Greater Accra Region, some nine (9) kilometers south of the capital city, Accra and the Takoradi Port located in the Western Region of the country.
Land: There are three major entry points by land. On the West is the Elubo entry point between Ghana and Cote d¹Ivoire, On the East is the Aflao entry point between Ghana and Togo and on the North is the Paga entry Point between Ghana and Burkina Faso. All these entry points are manned by qualified Immigration officers to ensure the security of visitors arriving or leaving the shores of Ghana.
It is imperative, however, for all visitors entering Ghana to possess valid passports or other legal travel documents