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Before You Go

Recommended Vaccinations

  • Yellow Fever (certificate essential to enter the country)
  • Diphtheria
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Measles
  • Meningococcal menigitis
  • Mumps
  • Rubella
  • Polio
  • Tetanus
  • Typhoid

Health Insurance

Make sure you have comprehensive health insurance that covers the cost of any medical treatment and repatriation.

In Ghana

Tap Water

Stick to drinking bottled water in Ghana and try to avoid the sachets of water sold on the street – these are often contaminated.

Availability & Cost of Healthcare

The most reliable and modern medical treatment is in Accra. Lister Hospital is a good choice. In Kumasi try County Hospital. A short consultation with a private doctor should cost around US$25.