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About Accra

Accra is the capital city of Ghana and also the capital of the Greater Accra Region and the largest city in Ghana. It is a mixture of a commercial and an industrial city with most Govermental Agencies and Departments Headquartered as well as most foreign Missions. With an estimated population of about 2.72 million people Accra is highly urbanised and has been the capital of Ghana since 1877 when it was moved from Cape Coast which was formerly the capital city of the Gold Coast under the British rule.

Airport

Kotoka International Airport is the only international Airport in Accra. It is about 10 kilometers from the Central Business District. The Airport is dubbed the "Gateway to West Africa" and has daily and direct flights to most destinations in Africa, Europe, Asia and America. There are a few local airlines that operate daily flights from the Airport to the domestic Airports in some leading cities of the country and a few operating regional flights. The Airport is currently undergoing a reconstruction and expansion project which seeks to improve the facilities and expand its capacity on completion of the Terminal 2.

Shuttle/Taxi

The Airport is served by taxi mainly cabs and regular shuttles/buses. Some hotels offer complimentary shuttle services to take their guests to and from their hotels.

Visa

Beginning from middle of July, most holders of passports of all African Union Countries will not require a visa but visa will be issued on arrival. Please go to this link if you require a visa to visit Ghana. If you need a visa to vist Ghana you will have to apply from the Ghana High Commission/Embassy/Consulate in your respective country. The Local Organising Committee (LOC) will however provide you with invitation letters and for scholarship recipients proof of accommodation and travel arrangements made on your behalf. If you will require a visa please state so in your application.

Places to see in Accra

Places to see near Accra