Ghana Shopping, Embassy and Communication

Ghana Shopping, Embassy and Communication



Official language is English. The African languages ​​Twi, Fanti, Ga, Ewe, Dagbani, Hausa, Nzima and about 40 other languages ​​and dialects are widely spoken.

Public Holidays

01/01/2022 New Year

03/06/2022 Independence Day

04/15/2022 Good Friday

04/18/2022 easter monday

05/01/2022 Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)

05/01/2022 Labor Day

05/25/2022 Africa day

07/01/2022 day of the Republic

07/09/2022 Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)

02.12.2022 National Farmers Day

12/25/2022 Christmas


The dates given for Islamic holidays are calculated according to the lunar calendar and therefore shift from year to year.

During the fasting month of Ramadan, which precedes Eid al-Fitr, Muslims are forbidden to eat, drink or smoke from sunrise to sunset, which causes disruptions or deviations in the normal course of business (including reduced opening hours of shops and authorities) and therefore there may be restrictions for travelers.

Many restaurants outside the hotels are closed during the day, and the consumption of alcohol and cigarettes is restricted or e.g. T. even strictly forbidden, even for non-Muslim vacationers. In hotel complexes it must be taken into account that meals and drinks during Ramadan may only be taken in the hotel restaurant or in the room.

Travelers should expect increased sensitivity in religious matters as well as in respect of Islamic traditions.

Some interruptions may also occur during Eid al-Fitr. This festival, like Eid al-Adha, is indefinite and can last from 2-10 days depending on the region.

Duty free shopping


The following items may be imported duty-free into Ghana: 500 g of tobacco products; 750 ml of wine; 375 ml spirits. Personal items such as clothing, glasses, toys, binoculars, sports equipment, etc. may be imported duty-free.

Prohibited Imports

Counterfeit money, obscene articles and media, certain knives, contaminated food, infected animals and animal carcasses, raw coffee. Further information on customs regulations is available from the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA). More information is available from

Contact addresses

Embassy of the Republic of Ghana

(Also responsible for Austria.)

Belpstrasse 11, P.O. Box
+41 (0)31 381 78 52/53/54.

Mon-Thu 09.30-12.30 and 14.00-17.00.

Embassy of the Republic of Ghana

Honorary consuls in Dortmund, Munich-Gräfelfing, Hamburg and Hanover.

Stavangerstrasse 17-19
+49 (0)30 547 14 90.



Mon-Thu 09.00-15.30; Consular department: Mon-Thu 09.00-13.00 (delivery), Mon-Thu 13.30-14.30 (collection)

Embassy of the Republic of Ghana
Donau-City-Strasse 11
+43 (0)126 32 988.


Business etiquette

Business trips are best scheduled between September and April. Punctuality is valued. Scheduling an appointment is common.

Opening hours

Business hours: Mon-Fri 08.00-12.00 and 13.00-17.00.

Business contacts

Commercial Department of the Embassy of Ghana Stavangerstraße 17-19, 10439 Berlin, Germany Tel. +49 (0)30 547 14 90. Website: Commercial Department of the Permanent Representation of Ghana 12 Allée David-Morse, 1202, Geneva, Switzerland Tel. +41 (0)22 919 04 50. Website: Ghana National Chamber of Commerce 1st floor, World Trade Center, PO Box 2325, Accra 00233, Ghana Tel. +233 (0)302 66 28 60. Website:



According to, the country code is 00233. The modern telephone network of the national main provider Vodafone Ghana enables connections to all localities. Public payphones can be used. Business centers are available in most larger hotels and provide telephones and fax machines. However, the fixed network is being increasingly replaced by mobile communications.

Mobile phone

GSM 900. There are roaming contracts with various providers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. MTN is the main provider in Ghana. Buying a SIM card locally is usually worthwhile. Mobile phones can be rented in the cities.


There are internet cafes in Accra and in most cities. The quality of the connection to the Internet has improved significantly in recent years.

Post office

Airmail to Europe takes about two weeks.


Since the use of shortwave frequencies changes several times over the course of a year, it is advisable to contact Deutsche Welle customer service directly for the current frequencies (Tel: (+49) (0228) 429 32 08. Internet: to request.

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