Ghana Insurance

Ghana’s economy, based on agriculture and underground resources, is relatively buoyant in terms of foreign investment. What’s more, the country boasts a substantial natural and cultural heritage, all good reasons to consider expatriation or simply come and visit Ghana for the duration of a trip. In any case, be sure to take out Ghana travel insurance or expatriate health insurance to cover you against financial, health and legal risks. Cover for repatriation, hospitalization, civil liability and other emergency medical expenses is essential, whatever your destination.

  • Political system: Republic
  • Capital : Accra
  • Surface area : 238,540 Km²
  • Population : 30.2 million
  • Languages spoken: English
  • Currency : Cedi

Visas in Ghana

If you are a French national, you need an entry visa for Ghana. The visa is valid for a maximum stay of one year.

French Embassy in Accra
12th road (off Liberation avenue) –
PO box 187 – Accra
Tel: [233] 21 21 45 50
Fax: [233] 21 21 45 89

Embassy of Ghana in Paris
8, villa Saïd – 75116 Paris

Vaccines and safety in Ghana

Vaccines and local diseases

A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers over the age of one year.

  • For adults, don’t forget vaccinations against tetanus, polio, hepatitis A & B, typhoid, meningitis A & C, and for at-risk groups: tuberculosis and rabies.
  • For children, don’t forget vaccinations against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, tuberculosis, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis A & B (long-stay), typhoid (long-stay for children aged 5 and over) and meningitis A & C.

The following diseases are common in Ghana: Amoebiasis, spider, snake, fish and scorpion bites, bilharzia, cholera, leishmaniasis, yellow fever, roundworm, hepatitis A & B, sexually transmitted diseases, meningitis, polio, malaria, rabies, AIDS, tetanus, tuberculosis, typhoid.

Safety in Ghana

Against the backdrop of the attacks that have taken place in West Africa in recent years (Bamako, Grand-Bassam, Ouagadougou and southeast Burkina Faso), it is important to take into account the regional terrorist threat, which does not spare Ghana. Increased vigilance is required, especially in public places frequented by expatriates. So don’t forget to consult the official health and safety advice from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Health and repatriation insurance in Ghana

Why take out international health insurance when traveling or living in Ghana? Quite simply because healthcare costs can quickly reach very high levels abroad. Repatriation cover is also an essential criterion. In the event of a serious accident, medical repatriation to the nearest medical center or to the country of residence may be necessary. Depending on where you are at the time of the accident, and the medical prognosis, it may be necessary to charter a helicopter or medical aircraft.

Mondassur can help you choose an international health insurance policy by helping you compare the different offers on the market. Depending on your profile, we can offer you different types of travel insurance, international student insurance and expatriate insurance.

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