Ghana Travel Advice

Last updated on the 28 May 2007


Ghana 's currency the cedi, comes in 1000, 2000, 5000, 10000, 20000. Coins come in denominations of 50, 100, 200 and 500. Foreign currency can be freely exchanged at the Forex Bureaux and at some commercial banks. The banks are normally open from 8:30 am - 3:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Most large banks have automatic teller machines available during and after banking hours. Most will take VISA and a few other check cards. American Express, Dinners and Visa are the most accepted cards. The card can be used for payment at nearly all airlines, leading hotels and major supermarkets.

Using your credit card in Ghana can however be risky as there have been instances of credit card fraud. Note that a credit card number can be recorded and sold even at the best facilities.

All banks and Forex Bureaux accept Traveller 's Cheques, however the rate of exchange might be a bit lower than a cash transaction.

Business hours:

8.00 - 12.00 noon
13.00 - 17.00 hours
Banks - 8.00a.m - 2.00 p.m
8.00 - 3.00 p.m. Fridays

Thanks to Ghana Tourist Office - Ghana government official tourist information website

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