If you'll stay in Ghana for longer than 90 days in a calendar year, you'll need to register for a National Identification Authority Non-citizen Ghanacard.
The Ghanacard is needed for transactions which require an identification check.
Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months from the date you intend to return to Australia.
Your passport is a valuable document and attractive to criminals who may try to use your identity to commit crimes. Be aware of attempts to get access to your passport by deception.
You'll need a valid yellow fever vaccination to enter Ghana.
Disputes within and between local ethnic groups can result in outbreaks of violence, especially in Bawku (Upper East region), Tamale municipality, Yendi district and the area around Bimbilla in northern Ghana.
Legitimate airport staff wear a current identification card which bears their name and photograph. Thieves posing as police officers demand money from foreigners.
Internet scams come in many forms, including romance, friendship, business and employment opportunities. Victims who travel to West African countries to meet a friend or prospective marriage partner they have met online, or to seek restitution for money they have lost, are at risk of kidnapping, assault and robbery. Commercial internet fraud is prevalent and often originates in West African countries.
Some taxi passengers have been robbed by taxi drivers.
Thieves posing as airport staff operate at Kotoka International Airport in Accra.