Over time, I have collated several questions people have asked about a Nigeria Ghana road trip. Articles in my Ghana Archives already answer most of these questions but I guess it’s not a bad idea to have them all in one single page. Therefore, without further ado, let’s jump right to the FAQs.

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How Do I get to Accra from Lagos?

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There are several options available to you. One option is to go with standard transport services. Most of the buses that ply this route have bus parks in Ajah, Yaba, Festac, etc. Another is to rent a car and a driver to take you down. You can find cars driving to Accra at Mile 2. I asked Toun about costs and she said that drivers usually charge N10,000 per head. So you would have to buy out the seats to have the car to yourself.

The last option is to rough it up and travel with regular public transport. I have a detailed breakdown on how to that in this article.

Which Bus Service Should I Travel With?

This is entirely up to you. I’m not recommending anyone who isn’t paying me. hehe… Just kidding. I have tried out only ABC and wrote a review about them here. I intend to go with another bus service when I get the chance but at the moment, I can’t recommend one.

PS: If you have travelled to Ghana using one of the standard buses, please feel free to share your experience and recommendation.

Can I travel in my Car?

Technically, yes. I reached out to the good people of Twitter for more information on how to do this and got several responses. I am collating them and currently working on an article that would elaborate on this question.

January 2019 Edit – Read: Driving to Ghana in your vehicle – what you need to know

What Documents Do I Need for a Nigeria Ghana Road Trip?

You need a valid International Passport and a Yellow Card to travel from Nigeria to Ghana. On rare occasions, immigration officers may ask for your accommodation details. It’s good to have that handy as well. Lastly, based on my personal experience, an extra ID may be useful. This could include your work or student ID or something that has your company credential on it (like a business card).

Can I Travel with an ECOWAS passport?

Yes, you can either travel with an ECOWAS passport or your international passport. This can be gotten from the immigration office closest to you.

Can I travel to Ghana without my International Passport?

You shouldn’t but I have seen people who constantly travel without one. I don’t think it’s worth the hassle. It’s just better to have the right documents.

Where can I get a Yellow Card? Can I travel without One?

Yellow Fever Cards can be gotten from the Port Health office close to the international airport. At the time of this writing (July 2020), this costs N2,000. This card is as important as your international passport and like the latter, you can (illegally) travel without it. But is it worth it? No. Sometimes, you end up paying more than what this card costs – this apart from the extortion charges you get.

An updated process of getting a yellow card in Nigeria (July 2020)

The process of getting a yellow card has been updated as follows;

  • Visit https://yellowcardnigeria.com/
  • Click on the ‘Register’
  • Fill in your personal information
  • Click “Pay Now” and generate a receipt
  • Make a payment of N2,000 on the same page (or go to the bank) and print the payment confirmation
  • Go to the Port Health office with the printed documents and a copy of your passport biodata page
  • Payment will be confirmed and the vaccine and card will be given.

How Much Does a Nigeria Ghana Road Trip Cost?

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I have written a comprehensive breakdown of what it would cost you to travel from Lagos to Ghana in this article. A few things may differ and since this trip was taken in 2017, there’s bound to be some changes. The article would give you a general idea of what to budget for and what to expect when crossing the different borders.

Should I Travel with Naira or USD? 

Travelling with USD is always a good idea. It is universally accepted and you can easily find a BDC to get local currency. Some hotels would also accept payments in USD. Most won’t accept Naira. However, if you choose to travel with Naira, you can change money at the Aflao border. (Border between Togo and Ghana)

Would my Cards work in Ghana?

Sadly, this isn’t guaranteed. If you must travel with your cards alone, make sure you have a dollar MasterCard as well. Card policies in Nigeria change like the weather. You could even get caught up in a policy change while abroad.

Where Can I change my Money?

You can change Naira at any of the borders between Seme and Aflao.

How Long is the Journey from Lagos to Accra?

Accra Nigeria Ghana Roadtrip

Prepare for an entire day’s trip. Most buses make stops Benin Republic and Togo. If you’re lucky, these stops will be short and won’t prolong your trip. My return journey from Accra to Lagos took about 17 hours. I broke down my onward journey, so the trip was bearable. I would recommend that you do the same if you have a bit more time. It’s just less stressful that way.

PS: Aflao border to Accra is another 4 hours – just thought to add this because I was so excited about getting into Ghana and I thought Accra would be 30 minutes away. Imagine my disappointment! If you’re travelling on your own, there’s an STC park close to the border gate. You can get a bus to Accra from there.

What Should I Expect?

Expect to see gazillion checkpoints from Badagry to Seme. Expect the worst from Seme border. You might be lucky (or skilled) to get a stress free pass but prepare mentally, physically and financially for the worst. (Read about my latest border crossing experience here.)

At the time of this writing, road conditions are fairly good. There isn’t much to write home about regarding views. Therefore, if you plan to travel by road solely because you want to enjoy the views, you might as well just fly. You won’t be missing anything.

Edit: As of 2019, road conditions from Lagos down to Seme have deteriorated badly. The border crossing seems better with the opening of the new border control office.

Nigeria Ghana Roadtrip

I hope this article answers all the questions you might have regarding a Lagos-Ghana road trip. If you have any more questions for me, please leave them down in the comment section below. You can also search through my Ghana Archives. You’ll probably find answers there as well.

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    This is a very comprehensive and detailed breakdown. Well done. Perhaps the next time I visit Ghana, I will brave a road trip to Nigeria.

    Madeline
    http://www.madelinewilsonojo.com

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      ‘Brave’ is the right word. Excited to read about your journey if and when you take it.

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      I want to travel by road to Ghana, but I don’t have any passport or national ID, and is my first time, and am going with someone can that person be my back up, ?please am afraid

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    Love the breakdown, very helpful. But mannnnnn, I don’t know about a road trip to Ghana o, seems too far, maybe some of the other places you’ve written about.

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      Lol, it’s quite far for a single day trip and being stuck in a bus. I imagine a train ride with lots more movement would be far better.

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    Well detailed and beautifully written👏🏽👏🏽

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    Thanks for sharing. But man, 17 hours? I told my mom o. Lemme send to her.

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      Yeah, that’s quite long and I think it’s best to break it down in the countries between. But if you’re used to bus rides, it’ll pass quickly. Having activities to do will also make the trip more bearable.

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    Ever only been to Ghana by air.

    Always thought going by road might be cool but I’m not sure about that 17 hours road trip and Seme Border drama.

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    I really would like to do this. Thanks for the post. Did you get to see any of Benin and Togo.

    http://www.raetalks.co.uk

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    Very informative and well-written post, Amarachi. I think this road trip is very underrated though I had a very different experience than you. When I too traveled from Nigeria to Ghana (and vice versa) by road (it was with family in our car, and waaayy before I used Instagram). The trip was definitely long, tiring, and rather frustrating at times but I’m glad we did it: I got a chance to see parts of Nigeria, Ghana, Benin and Togo I did not know (or care about to be honest lol) || http://www.lorikemi.com

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      Thanks LK. I think it’s a trip to take at least once. Stops in Togo and Benin make the trip more bearable.

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    Please what model of camera do you use?

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    please could you help with the details of all the vehicle documents i need in order to travel with my family to Accra in our private car, and where to get such documents including the rates or prices, such that there wouldn’t be any issues anywhere on the road? i am looking forward to this as i would need my daughters to have the experience as it would be the first time they would be visiting Nigeria and also Ghana, from Canada.
    thanks as i look forward to hearing from you.

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      Hi Timi, as of now, I am working on an article focused on this but still don’t have complete information. I’ll post when I do, hopefully, it’ll still be of help to you.

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    Hi am divine am planning on traveling to Ghana very soon and will a 100 thousands naira be enough for the travel like going and coming back to Nigeria and I will be spending three days in Ghana. Will that 100 thousands naira be enough for both bus fare and hotel and feeding going and coming here’s my Gmail *edited out*. Please reply me thanks

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      Hi Divine, thanks for your comment. Whether that would be enough is dependent on your travel style, what kind of transport and hotel options you choose. Is 3 days inclusive of your travel days by road? (If yes, I really wouldn’t advise that you go for it). Benin Republic would be a better option and N100K will be more than enough for that trip.

      I have a cost breakdown linked in the post for Ghana, you can use that to project how much you’d spend. Just take out days and items that don’t necessarily fit and you’d be able to come up with an estimated budget.

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    17 hours?! Definitely breaking down my trip in Benin or Togo when I visit. Thanks for sharing. This was everything I needed to know

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      That’s the way to go really. The trip straight to Ghana is decent if you’re mentally prepared and if the bus you take doesn’t show up late or breakdown. But if you’re not, it can be really tough.

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    Nice write up and very comprehensive. Please, someone that is planning to either travel to Canada or maybe U.S is it good to have your passport stamp by land border stamp? OR what advantage does it have on your passport?

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      I don’t think it has any effect on your passport, whether advantage or disadvantage. If you want to travel to either of those countries (i.e US, Canada), having a good travel history will help, preferably to countries where you fly into and get a visa and stamp on your passport.

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    I’m a Nigerian, what am I going to do with my national id card on my way to Ghana

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      I don’t think I understand your question. But if you’re asking whether or not you can travel with National ID card, I think you probably can but I don’t have any experience with this.

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    I wanted to add that I used cross country on my trip to ghana a few years ago. Good service and a small bus ,so you don’t spend hours during checks .

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      Thanks for adding that. I attempted to use Cross Country on a recent trip to Benin Republic. It was a disaster. The bus scheduled for 5:30am didn’t show up until 10am. (After waiting for hours, we asked for a refund and left on our own). The managers and staff of the service kept lying about the location of the bus and everything else. They had a small bus ready but had oversold seats and went ahead to dig up an old rickety long bus for the trip. I doubt I’ll be patronizing them ever again.

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    Please is it true that Nigerians and other countries will need a Visa to enter Accra,Ghana as from July 2018?

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    I want to travel to Ghana, is it possible to go without any of the documents

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    Thank you for the information here, they are really helpful. I am just comparing options with my wife and I found almost information. But how safe is Ghana or is there a suburb that is more safe to spend a holiday?

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      I never felt unsafe walking around (even at night in Accra – Osu Area), which is unlike how I feel doing the same thing in Lagos. So, yes, I guess I can say that it is relatively safe. Apply the same level of caution as you do in Nigeria, keep a low profile and you should be fine.

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    Amarachi please I need your advice. I’m saddled to take my students (University) to Ghana in a month time from Ondo state. I need a dose of advise on how to get documents and the trip itself. Can lesse passe replace passport Because many of them do not have passports? Pls I need your help. Thanks

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      The officials at the borders are more lenient when relating with students and Youth Corps members and I have seen many of them having no documents go through without any issues. However, I would advise that you contact the transport company you choose to go with to get confirmation that this wouldn’t be a problem.

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    Good day, my name Kingsley, please I’m planing to travel to Ghana ,which transport company is better to travel with and how much will it cost me to travel to Ghana

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    I recently gained admission to study in Ghana. From my research I was told some beverages in Nigeria can’t be found there. My question is if I can buy my provisions from Nigeria to Ghana without being sent back.
    Thank you

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      Hi Evelyn, yes, you should be fine if you’re travelling with what customs deems as a reasonable amount for one person. Basically, if you have sufficient proof that you’re not going to sell these items, then you would be fine. PS: You may or may not encounter them at all..just responding generally…

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    Hello, Amarachi I’m planning on going to Ghana on this Friday 24th of August 2018, please if I’m to get a bus from Mile 2 straight to Accra with my passport and Extra ID card with me, how much will it cost me. I’m not sleeping in any hotel because I have friends and family that I want to go and meet.
    I want to know the amount it’s likely I can pay the driver without any disturb from anyone. The driver will do all the payment and stamping. Thank you for your help.

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      Hello Tee, if you want to avoid the border drama, best to go with a standard bus service. I’ve written all about my experience and estimated costs in this post and others in the archive. I’m not sure what a personal driver from Mile 2 would cost.

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    Wow, that was very impact full. I was contemplating traveling without valid travel documents, but with your professional advice? I will spare my self the story for the gods. Thanks.

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    When I went to Ghana last year tru cross country it was a very wonderful experience although like 16hour’s but it worth it will be going soon

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    Hi I’m Ibrahim and I want to travel to Ghana .can I use only my national identity card to do that?..please I need feedback

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    Just want to know if you have finish your finding about using your own personal car to travel to Ghana and what are the possible challenges one might face along the way.

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    Hi I’m Abel from Ghana
    I want to know the exact amount of money I may need to travel by car to Nigeria
    Thanks

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    Where can I get the yellow card and how is it going to be stamp

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    Please can you use Nigeria number in Ghana

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    Hi, Amarachi
    Nice article it’s very informative.
    What transport company would you suggest? Would really love of having a comfortable ride.

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      Thanks Sola. Unfortunately, there’s no transport company that I fully recommend, as they tend to fall short in many areas. However, the regular services run by ABC and Cross Country seem to be better than most.

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    Thanks so much for the information,I intend travelling to Ghana this December and was kind of skeptical either to go through road or flight but reading through your writeup had me change my mind to want to have the road experience. Keep up the good work,thump up.

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    Will my passport be stamp on Accra exit port back to Nigeria because I went by air and it was stamped at the entry?

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      Hi.. are you travelling back by road? It should get stamped anyway.. regardless of the port of entry. If you travel by road, you’ll have to get it stamped across all borders.

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    Fantastic wirte up.

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    Hi, I’d like to know… what will i need and how much it will cost me to travel to Ghana by air. I’m not sure I’m prepared for the road hassle.

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      Hi Lyly.. You’ll need pretty much the same documents as you would travelling by road (passport + yellow card). Having a hotel reservation or address of where you’ll be staying is recommended too – better to have and not need it. As for flight costs, this will change depending on when you choose to travel.

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    Good day. Please do you possibly have the contact of any driver there at mile 2 lagos, I’d like to reach any of them. thanks and God bless…

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    Can’t I travel with my National Identification Number Slip Alone? Cos the only means of identification that I have.

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    I will travel to Ghana I will like to see there someday, thanks for your information ma

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    Pls I am a student and will love to school there how do I go about it

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    Nice write-up. Yes,u can travel to Ghana without a passport. Even when u have it,it’s easier to go without it. I’ve been there a couple of times but will share from latest. February 2018.

    I didn’t have my yellow card. I almost had issues at seme bother with some nigerian immigration officers but was freed after introducing myself (with idcard) as a Nigerian merchant navy officer. They told me I could pay heavily at the border post without the yellow card and that if I needed an easy and stressless passage,I should just use the bikes across the border.

    True to their word,I got a bike and it was express across the border for N600. Thru the other borders,I just paid small border fee and walked thru.
    At aflao border,I was going to encounter another issue but again, I was advised to use the bike. It was another smooth passage,for Ghc20 (N2k).

    Same on my way back with my fiancee until I got to seme bother. It was a bit late. The bike refused to sort some persons after crossing over to the Nigerian side. After introducing myself (with my idcard),they stood down but waylaid my fiancee who was on another bike behind. These were not immigration officers. They said they were drug law and meant to search my fiancee’s bag. I asked if we looked like drug pple. We didn’t have any incriminating stuff,so that gave me strength. They wanted money. I told them off and dragged my woman’s bag from them. I’m sure they felt I was bad meat,so they left us.

    That’s my experience. By the way,my fiancee is Ghanaian. I’m original Bayelsa bloke.

    It’s an interesting trip. Always is,by road.
    Direct fare was N21K with the luxurious buses, although slight adjustment in price depending on where u intend to sit on the bus. The small cars at mile 2 were also doing N21K. But breaking the trip cost just N11k and faster too. Left mile 2 around 7am. Made aflao border by 1:30pm. The annoying route is aflao to Accra. They should find a short cut for that journey. When u think u are home and dry…

    Thanks for reading.

    Have a beautiful day!

    Ivan Lendl

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      Thanks for sharing your experience, Ivan. This was a really great breakdown. I agree the border crossing can be easier with the bikes, I like to see the stamps on my passport, so I always go through the normal immigration process. Having the right documents also helps when you’re stopped by the numerous immigration officers on the road (especially on the Nigerian side). It’s just easier overall.

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    Wow! Very impressive,highly instructive and clearly writen article.thanks.

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    I’ve been dreaming to travel by road to Ghana…..I hope I’ll have a great experience like urs. I’ll make it a reality by February this year.

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    Good evening My name is Blessing, I want to travel to Ghana next month and I was thinking whether using road is safe or not but after going through all this conversation am satisfied and would like to use road… Thanks, Amarach you’re really the best please How can I get ur contact or u can add me on WhatsApp. Thanks. 😍

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      Hi Blessing, thanks for your comment. You can send me an email using the contact form on my ‘About Me’ page. I’ll try to respond to your inquiries via that medium. I hope your road trip goes well!

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    Thats nice …I wana go to ghana for a french course at a franchise school at ghana.But I would be going alone and by bus also I dont know how much I would need to survive three months over there cause theres no accomodation given to us by the franchise imstituition .please I need your ideas or experience and am 18

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      Hello Esther, thanks for your message.
      Unfortunately, I am not in the best position to respond to it as I have no idea how much the school costs or accommodation in Ghana. I have never lived there. You may need to contact the school to give you an estimate and what to budget for 3 months.

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    hi dear, i’m so glad there is a blog with this kind of information, kudos to you and the work you are putting in. I plan to travel solo to Ghana this month and i’m having doubts since i have not been there before and i’m going by road…do you think its something i can pull off or is it better i join a tour group but? i’m also checking my budget. awaiting your response, thanks

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      Hello Nenye, thanks for your comment.

      As someone who loves to travel solo, I would say, yes -of course, it is a place you can visit on your own and you should! But at the end of the day, the decision on whether or not you can pull it off is up to you.
      Have you traveled solo before? What are your concerns apart from the budget?

      Re Budget: The main reason I choose solo travel above group trips is the flexibility it offers me. Sometimes, that may help to reduce my budget, other times, it’s more expensive. You just have to weigh the pros and cons.

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    Hello dear Please I am looking to travel to Ghana from Nigeria but my passport expires on may 2019, will that be a limitation as it is not up to 6months? Also I might not be able to get a yellow card from Nigeria due to time constrain is it something I can do when I get to Ghana borders? I will be travelling by air, is there any other documents I would need for a successful crossover? How long can I stay in Ghana for without a visa? Thank you

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      Hi Ima, as a standard, you should have a passport with at least 6 months validity and a minimum of 2 free leaflets whenever you travel. I have no idea whether or not you will be refused entry in Ghana if you don’t have this. You may be lucky – but personally, I wouldn’t risk it, especially since you’re flying in.

      As for your yellow card, I won’t be shocked if the Nigerian Immigration officers prevent you from boarding if you do not have this. So you may not even get the option to take the shot in Ghana. I’m sure there are ways around these things but do you really want to subject yourself to all of that? Just save yourself the hassle and try to get it before you leave.

      You need your passport, yellow card, and in some cases, hotel reservation and I’m not sure that there is a limit. When I visited through the land border, I was allowed 30 days in. Please confirm from appropriate authorities before you leave.

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    Thank you so much for the details, I have in mind of traveling to Ghana but none of my people is there. Plz how will I secure accommodation?

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    Hi Amarachi, lovely breakdown
    Plz I will love to travel to Ghana next month
    Plz you said something about using your site to book hotel online with the discount of $15
    Plz how do I go about it
    Tho I have booked but I intend to cancel and use yours
    Plz if you don’t mind, can I have your number in my mail

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      Thanks Linda. If you click on the link and book through it, you’ll get the discount. Here it is again: https://www.booking.com/s/34_6/c3915252 and I have also included it in the post.

      I think email communications would be better to help me keep track. You can send me a message using the contact form on my ‘About Me’ page and I’ll be sure to get back to you.

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    Amarachi!
    Thank you for the well explained info. Considering the fact of getting international passport and yellow card.
    Can I travel without an international passport and live there also does business there?

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      Hi Ifex, I already answered the first part of your question in the post. This article does not cover living in Ghana. But I would definitely recommend that you have the right documents to enable you do so.

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    Hi amarachi, I’m traveling solely to get stamps on my passport .. how many stamps do I get traveling by road to Ghana from Lagos …! Thanks

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    Hello Amarachi
    Can I travel to Ghana by air?
    Do I need a yellow card for it?
    How much will it cost traveling by air?
    Thank u

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      Hi Chichi, yes, you can travel to Ghana by air and a yellow card certificate is mandatory. You can check for cost of flight tickets using portals like Travelstart or Travelwings.

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    Will the border from Nigeria to Ghana be closed this month ?

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    Hi, everyone I’m Sammy, can I travel to Ghana without visa or passport?? But I have my voters card with me?

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      Hi Sammy, you don’t need a visa to travel to Ghana. It is an ECOWAS country. As for the question of whether to travel without an international passport, my recommendation and response is detailed in the post.

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    Hello Amarachi can I travel to Ghana with my national ID card

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    Hi Amarachi I’m a Cameroonian refugee living in Nigeria and I want to travel to Ghana. Can I use my refugee ID card? And is it possible to change cedis to naira easily?
    Because my eyes are on the exchange rate from cedis to naira

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      Hi Felix, you can easily change money to cedis at the Aflao border. As for travelling with a refugee ID, it might be possible but you need to confirm with bus operators or any immigration officer.

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    Kindly explain the part about Yellow Cards being invalid by April 2019.

    I intend travelling to Ghana for my annual leave this year.

    Thank you for the insightful write-up.

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      Hi.. If you got your yellow card before August or September 2018 (if you didn’t register online to get it), that card will be invalid by next month. You have to get a new one.

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    Hi please i want to travel to ghana for hustling but I have not been there before, please can I go with ecowas and can I live there or I will need staying permit?

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      Hi Samuel, I am not sure what documents are required to live and work in Ghana. This article covers requirements for a short (tourist) visit. I would advice that you contact the appropriate immigration personnel to find more information about permits and documents needed for a long time stay.

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    Hi – If you go by road/bus do they stamp your passport between ghana and togo. they only point is to get the stamps on passport. What bus company do you recommend that will endure ghana passport is stamped.

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    Please how can I get a yellow card to travel to Nigeria

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    If we are traveling as a group from a university for academic purposes, do we all require a passport? The school would provide a support letter

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      Ideally, you do. I have seen people travel with their national or student ID cards. I don’t know if this is valid for everyone. You should confirm from your school and immigration representative you’re dealing with.

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    im considering going to ghana, but from the comment here, my passport needs to have 6 month validity, im planning to go by august which will mean i just have 5 months validity.. what do i do?

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    Hi Amarachi,

    Thank you for your post.

    I am organizing a group trip to Ghana this August and I need to know the following things please –

    1) How much extra do we have to pay individually for each stamp we get on our passport while travelling by road to Ghana? is this fee included in the bus fare?

    2) Can I be the one to give the passports to the authorities at the border for stamping? I have heard several stories of louts tearing off a visa page on one’s passport and I really don’t want that to happen to us. Most of us have visas on our passport and I am scared that these pages containing the visas will get torn out if we do a massive stamping without me having to look through the process.

    3) What are the places you’d advise us to go to in Accra, Ghana that can give us a really good time in Ghana? We intend to spend 4 days.

    4) Will the bus pass through Portnovo?

    Thank you again.

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      Hey..

      If you’re travelling with a standard bus, they’ll handle immigration on your behalf and the extra costs are included in the bus fares. If you are hiring a driver you haven’t used before, then you can accompany him to make sure everyone’s documents remain intact.

      The bus doesn’t go through Porto Novo. If it’s a direct one, it will pass through Cotonou (stop there for passengers to get on/off), Ouidah, Grand Popo (no stops, except requested) and to Accra.

      As for things to do, you can check out details of my trip and tailor it to suit your group. I didn’t see a lot of Accra, so feel free to research some more and include places of interest in your itinerary.

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      Hello Mz shioze. I have an august trip coming up too. whats dates do you plan to travel?

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        We mapped out August 9th to August 12th and we’re hoping there will be a public holiday that will make the date work out, if not we’d have to shift it.

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    Good Morning, please i would like to travel to Ghana this December but i dont have any Passport or a place to stay but i plan to reside there, how do i go about it. Thanks for you quick response

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      Hi.. I’m sorry I don’t have any advice on emigrating to Ghana. I have no knowledge of the process. As for getting a new passport and making plans for accommodation, you have enough time between now and December to sort that out. Go to your nearest passport office and search for accommodation using any of the platforms available or through a relative if you have one living there.

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    I plan to travel to Ghana in three weeks time. Thankfully, I have seen all the required documents needed. My destination is University of Ghana, Legion. Any idea how I can get there? Also how can I secure accommodation for say four to five days with minimal cost ?
    Thanks

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    Please if I travel to Ghana by air will my passport be stamped ?? Or it’s will be stamped only if I travel by road pls let me know cos I want to travel in 2 weeks thanks

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      Hi Princess, I confirmed with someone who has recently travelled by air and she confirmed that her passport was stamped.

      When I travelled a few years ago, mine wasn’t.

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    Hi, Amarachi I don’t have passport but I have National ID Card can I use it to travel to Ghana?

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      Hey Precious, my recommendation is for you to get a passport (either the international passport or ECOWAS passport)

      That being said, there are people who don’t travel with one and people who use the back roads to get into the neighbouring countries. Immigration officers also tend to be lenient with Students and Youth Corpers once you have an ID that shows that you are one. I’m not so sure about the National ID.

      It’s probably not an issue but you need to be prepared for anything. The officials (along with the road and at the borders) harass people who have passports, how much more people who don’t?

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    I HAVE A FRIEND HE TOLD ME HE USED NATIONAL ID CARD TO TRAVEL

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      Well, I guess you have your answer then. Like I mentioned in the last comment, people often travel without a passport. Personally, I just wouldn’t recommend it.

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    how much is the cost of ECOWAS PASSPORT

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    Hey Amarachi ,

    How safe is traveling from Ghana to Nigeria?
    Is it advisable to go by road ?

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      Hello Hadddy, it’s alright. However, the journey is very long and there isn’t much of a scenery. If you’re on a tight budget or have interests in stopping by the other countries in between (Togo and Benin), then you can go for it. If you have no experiences crossing land borders or aren’t Nigerian, the easiest way to do this is to go with transportation companies who manage border passes for you. Otherwise, the best thing will be to fly.

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    I want to go to Nigeria in June, is it wise, for me to use the national identification authority card on which they have written ECOWAS card?

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    Can I travel by road from Ghana to port novo?

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      I’m not aware of the lockdown situation in Ghana or Benin Republic. My assumption is that most borders are closed and movement is restricted until the pandemic is over.

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    Thank you so much amarachi but pls I want to reside in ghana and I don’t know what accommodation is like there .pls how much should I budget for T-fee,accommodation and my feeding till i find a job?

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      Hi Victor, thanks for your comment. Unfortunately, I am not an expert when it comes to immigration. I have never lived in Ghana, so I don’t have an idea of what these costs are.

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