Australian High Commission
Ghana
Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The health and safety of Australians overseas is our highest priority. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, entry to the Australian High Commission is by appointment only. Our ability to provide some services may be limited. We will continue to prioritise consular services to those in genuine need. If you require urgent assistance, please contact our Consular Emergency Centre, Canberra (Australia): +61 2 6261 3305.

 

** COVID-19 Update **

 Australia has also strengthened entry restrictions that may apply to you or your family.  Check latest advice at @smartraveller on Twitter or https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/ghana  or smartraveller.gov.au and Department of Home Affairs https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/news-media/current-alerts/novel-coronavirus

  • Commercial flights from West Africa have recommenced, check the airlines for details and note transit requirements.
  • There are still cases of COVID-19 in Ghana and West Africa so you should limit your movements outside of your home or hotel to reduce the risk of becoming infected.
  • Health facilities are extremely limited in the region.
  • With restrictions on borders and movements, the Australian High Commission is limited in the consular assistance it can offer at this time.
  • For those travellers who are not citizens or permanent residents, please check the Department of Home Affairs website for details of what you will need to do to enter  Australia.
  • When you return home to Australia, you may be subject to 14 days quarantine at the port of entry.
  • Please continue to follow us for updates on Twitter at @AusAmbGH and @Smartraveller and on Facebook at (https://www.facebook.com/pg/AustralianHighCommissionGhana).

 

Welcome to the Australian High Commission, Ghana

 

Welcome to the website of the Australian High Commission in Accra, Ghana.

The Australian High Commission is accredited to nine countries in West Africa. This includes 120 million people in Ghana, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.

Australia’s relationship with Ghana is long and strong; we were one of the first countries in the world to recognise Ghana’s independence in 1957. Indeed, Australia’s High Commission was the first foreign mission to be established in independent and democratic sub-Saharan Africa. 

The role of the High Commission is to advance Australia’s political, economic and other interests in all of these countries, and to work with partner governments on issues of common interest, including human rights, gender equality, development, trade and investment, peace and security.

We strongly urge Australian citizens and permanent residents in Ghana and our countries of accreditation, to subscribe to travel advice updates through www.smartraveller.gov.au.  

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date with High Commission events and activities. Note, we do not respond to visa enquiries on social media.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Visa enquiries

The High Commission is unable to provide responses to visa enquiries through Facebook or Twitter. Please use the appropriate contact channel depending on whether or not you have already applied for your visa, listed under: Immigration and Visa Enquiries

Please do not provide your personal information via social media channels.

Please allow sufficient time in advance of travel to lodge visa applications. 

Please note information about visa processing times can be found at this link: global visa and citizenship processing times.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: COVID-19

#COVID19: Ghana’s air borders are now open but land and sea borders remain closed. Australia has also strengthened exit and entry restrictions that may apply to you or your family.  Check latest advice at: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/