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Last update 19 February 2024Diplomatic missions

Risk index

Level 3: Increased level of risk (recommendation not to travel in certain areas of the country unless necessary)


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Regular passport: visa not required

Diplomatic passport: visa not required

Official passport: visa not required

We call on Bulgarian citizens to refrain from travelling!

Republic of Ghana

The Republic of Bulgaria does not have a functioning embassy in Accra. Bulgarian citizens residing in the Republic of Ghana on a short or long-term basis may address consular matters to the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Abuja
address: 10 Euphrates str., Off Aminu Kano Crescent, Maitama, Abuja
telephone: +234 9038600017
consular Office: +234 9038600017
working hours: 09:00 – 17:00 
Opening hours: every working weekday — 09:00 – 12:00
e-mail: [email protected]
e-mail: [email protected]
website: www.mfa.bg/embassies/nigeria

Honorary Consul of the Republic of Bulgaria in Accra, Republic of Ghana
Nicolaas van Staalduinen
Consular district: territory of the Republic of Ghana
address: 8 Kakramadu Road, East Cantonments, Accra, Republic of Ghana
e-mail: [email protected]; [email protected]
telephone: + 233 205 423 185

The Embassy of Ghana in Ankara, Republic of Turkey, is accredited to Bulgaria

Embassy of the Republic of Ghana in Ankara
Office: Gölgeli Sok., No: 9, G. O. P, Çankaya / ANKARA
telephone: +90 312 442 54 79, 436 07 71
fax: +90 312 441 85 69
e-mail: [email protected]

Honorary Consul of the Republic of Ghana to the Republic of Bulgaria
Ms. Maya Vasileva
Office: Sofia, 130 Knyaz Boris, floor 2
Working hours: 08:30 – 17:30
telephone: +359899983773
e-mail: [email protected]

General information

Security level:
There are security risks in the northern parts of the country due to periodic conflicts between local tribal groups. Overall, there has been an increase in the incidence of violence in all parts of the country.

Medical care in hospitals generally do not meet Western European standards.

For up-to-date information on mandatory and/or recommended vaccines you may contact the Regional Health Inspectorates in the country. Yellow fever vaccine is administered at the following Regional Health Inspectorates: Sofia Regional Health Inspectorate; Varna RHI; Burgas RHI; Pleven RHI; Plovdiv RHI; Blagoevgrad RHI and Ruse RHI.

Specifics of the local legislation:
Photography of military sites as well as sites of strategic importance is prohibited.

Customs requirements:
Import of local currency is prohibited. The import of foreign currency is unrestricted, but must be declared upon entry into the country. It is advisable to carry euro, US dollars or British pounds, in notes or in cheques.
The export of local currency is prohibited. Export of foreign currency is allowed within the declared amount on entry into the country.

Road traffic:
Car travel should be done with local escorts and preferably in a convoy of at least two cars. Poor road conditions. Avoid travelling in the late hours. Violating traffic regulations carries the risk of serious penalties. When entering the country by car - insurance is required at the border.

Practical advice:
Do not leave your personal belongings unattended, as pickpocketing is very widespread, especially in hotels and various tourist sites.
Strict personal hygiene is recommended. Particular care should be taken when consuming fresh fruit and vegetables. Water should be boiled or bought bottled.

Travelling of children:
There are no specific requirements, but it is advisable for children to travel with their own passports.

Local currency:
Ghanaian Cedi (GHS).

Travel papers and visas

An international passport that is valid for at least six months from the date of entry into the country.

It is advisable to get vaccinated against yellow fever.

Bulgarian citizens travelling to Ghana (holders of regular, official and diplomatic passports) need a visa, which can be obtained from the Honorary Consulate of Ghana in Sofia or from the Embassy of Ghana in Belgrade, which is also accredited to Bulgaria.

Your passport must have at least one completely blank page so that the entry visa can be affixed to it. There should be no other visa stamps on the back of this page other than the border control stamps.

Competitive service

European Emergency Travel Document:
In extreme situations - in case of damage, loss or theft of a passport, Bulgarian citizens can apply for an Emergency Travel Document at an Embassy of an EU Member State in Accra, the capital of the Republic of Ghana.

Certifications and legalizations:
In order to be valid in Bulgaria and to be able to serve before the Bulgarian institutions, all documents issued by the authorities in Ghana to Bulgarian citizens must bear the stamp of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ghana. Then, they need to be certified by the Embassy of Ghana in Ankara, Turkey.
The Consular Office at the Bulgarian Embassy in Ankara can authenticate the seals of the Ghanaian Embassy in Ankara.

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