HOTELS & VISA

 

ACCES 2019 will be held in Accra, Ghana and will host music professionals from around the world. Every year we provide a basic guide to what attendees should take note of in order to guide them in preparation for their travels.

In addition to this site, important updates will be sent by e-mail. Please make sure to register here.

For more information, please contact claire@musicinafrica.net

Keep checking this page for more additions.

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1. ACCES 2019 PARTNER HOTELS

Delegates are advised to book accommodation at the official partner hotels as they offer special discounted rates and daily conference shuttles will be provided from these hotels only.

ACCES 2019 has partnerships with the following hotels.

URBANO HOTEL

Website: www.urbanohotel-ghana.com
Special rate: US$90 (single occupancy) and US$110 (double occupancy)  
Average distance from main venues: 4,5 kms
Breakfast: Provided (continental buffet)
WIFI: FREE
Restaurant: YES
Airport shuttle: YES
Stars: 3-star hotel
Booking procedure:
Send your booking request via email to Frank Owusu reservations@urbanohotel-ghana.com 
To receive the special rateyou need to put ACCES 2019 as a reference in your booking request.
Have your proof of registration for ACCES 2019 handy as it  may be required.
You are advised to place your booking as soon as possible as rooms are limited. You may call the hotel at +233 5401 24929 and +233 5401 22362.

PALOMA HOTEL

Website: www.palomahotel.com

Special rate: US$73 (single occupancy) and US$93 (double occupancy)  
Average distance from main venues: 5,1 kms
Breakfast: Provided (continental buffet)
WIFI: FREE
Restaurant: YES
Airport shuttle: YES
Stars: 2-star hotel
Booking procedure:
Send your booking request via email to Nafia Karim at reservations.rrc@palomahotel.com or Whatsapp +2335443 13111/ +2332456 23844.
To receive the special rateyou need to put ACCES 2019 as a reference in your booking request.
Have your proof of registration for ACCES 2019 handy as it  may be required.
You are advised to place your booking as soon as possible as rooms are limited. You may call the hotel’s front desk  at +233 2443 36070 or +233 3022 28700 if you have any questions.

AIRPORT VIEW HOTEL

Website: www.airportviewhotel.net

Special rate: US$100 (single occupancy) and US$120 (double occupancy)  
Average distance from main venues: 1,8 kms
Breakfast: Provided (continental buffet)
WIFI: FREE
Restaurant: YES
Airport shuttle: YES
Stars: 3-star hotel
Booking procedure:
Send your booking request via email to Richard Yao Ekor at reservations@airportviewhotel.net and copy marketingmanager@airportviewhotel.net or call +233 302769594/780341/780342 and +233 202252244.

To receive the special rate you need to put ACCES 2019 as a reference in your booking request.
Have your proof of registration for ACCES 2019 handy as it  may be required.
You are advised to place your booking as soon as possible as rooms are limited.

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2. GHANA - ENTRY CONDITIONS & VISA INFORMATION

ENTRY CONDITIONS

Subject to the conditions of the Immigration Act any person who is seeing to enter into Ghana;

a) Must be in possession of a valid passport or other travel document and valid visa to enter Ghana where applicable.
b) Must have been exempted from obtaining a visa to enter Ghana.  
c) Must have his name endorsed upon a visa and is in the company of the holder or the visa.
d) Must have applied and been granted an emergency entry permit ; or
e) Must have been admitted to diplomatic status by the Government of Ghana.

Having obtained the requisite visa, visitors must satisfy the Immigration officer on arrival that;

i. He is genuinely seeking entry for a limited period as stated by him.
ii. He will leave Ghana at the end of the period granted to him.
iii. He will not take up any employment while on visitor’s permit.
iv. He does not intend studying in any school.
v. He will not be of public charge.

Before his entry is allowed at the point of entry a maximum of 60 days stay (90 days in the Case of ECOWAS nationals) is granted. The extension of the duration of the stay is allowed provided that the approving officer is convinced that conditions set above have been met.

VISA INFORMATION

Visitors to Ghana must obtain a visa from one of the Ghanaian diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the countries or territories that are either visa exempt or whose citizens may obtain a visa on arrival.

The Ghana Immigration Service is the frontline agency responsible for the entry, residence and employment of foreign nationals in Ghana in accordance with the provision of the Immigration Act (Act 573), 2000.

A visa may be obtained from Ghana Embassies/High Commissions, Consulates or other Embassies authorized by the Government of Ghana to issue visas on her behalf.

Emergency Entry Permit valid for 14 days may be obtained where an application has been filed on behalf of the foreign national by other national’s host with the Director of Immigration indicating:

  • Personal details including nationality, place of residence in Ghana, occupation or business to be followed or undertaken while in Ghana;
  • Particulars of passport;
  • Proposed date of arrival;
  • Purpose of visit and duration of stay;
  • A statement to the effect that the applicant will not undertake or participate in any activities which might offend the religious beliefs or any section of the community;
  • In case of a passenger passing through Ghana, route to be followed; and
  • An undertaken by the applicant to return any pass granted.
  • Has had a security furnished by bond, deposit or a letter of guarantee by the person who guarantees the foreign national visit.

a) Please note that applicants must satisfy the conditions that the distance between their place of abode and the Ghana Consular office should be such that the impromptu nature of their journey could not make it possible for them to travel to the office for a visa;
b) That the applicant is proceeding to Ghana at a short notice for business transactions;
c) That the applicant is a guest of the Government or a member of a delegation who is coming to Ghana at the instance of the Government at short notice, or
d) That the entry permit of an applicant who is a person resident in Ghana has expired while the applicant was outside Ghana.

Please note standard application will take 7-10 working days from receipt of hard copy of application at the Mission. 72hr processing services are also available at an additional fee.

REQUIREMENT CHECKLIST 

  • Visa Application Form to be completed and signed
  • Colour Passport size photos (2) to be pasted or stapled in designated place on application form
  • Business and Residential addresses and contact telephone numbers to be provided
  • Occupation
  • Financial means to be indicated
  • Proposed date of travel
  • Names and Addresses of references and Accommodation in Ghana (if it is a hotel, details are to be provided)
  • Letter of consent from parent/legal guardian for children under 18 years

VISA EXEMPTION

Citizens of the following countries and territories can enter Ghana without visas for visits up to 90 days (unless otherwise stated): 

A. Citizens from ECOWAS States by virtue of the protocol on Free Movement of persons, the Right of Residence and Establishment (PROTOCOL A/P1/5/79):
Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote d'Ivoire, The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo. 

B. Holders of Diplomatic, Service or Official passports:
Holders of diplomatic, official, or service passports issued to nationals of Brazil, China, Cuba, Germany, Iran, Namibia, South Africa and holders of diplomatic passports issued to nationals of Turkey do not require a visa for Ghana.

NB: Exemptions category B above shall be for a period not exceeding ninety (90) days from date of entry

C. All nationals of the following countries:
Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Singapore, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, Zimbabwe. 

Visa is also not required for holders of a Dual Nationality Card issued by Ghana. Pre-arranged visa may be picked up on arrival.

For more information, visit The Ghana Immigration Service Website.

Disclaimer: While we aim to keep this page up-to-date we cannot guarantee that the information is free of errors as it is collected from online resources available to us and in general visa laws tend to change frequently. It is your responsibility to double check with the official visa office in your country before you begin your trip to Ghana.

VISA FEES 

Single entry visa (3 months) - standard fees: 60-80 USD.

All visas on arrival will be processed at a fee of 150 USD.

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3. GHANA REQUIRED VACCINATIONS

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 

A Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is required on arrival from all travellers 9 months of age and older.
The vaccination requirement is imposed by this country for protection against Yellow Fever since the principal mosquito vector Aedes aegypti is present in its territory.

Travel notice
Countries may change their vaccination requirements without notice and in some instances border agents use their discretion to deny entry despite the officially stated requirements.

If there is risk of Yellow Fever at your destination, whether vaccination is required for entry or not, be prepared to show a certificate of vaccination or a waiver stating the medical reasons for not being vaccinated.

Validity of certificate
A Yellow Fever certificate is valid 10 days after vaccination.

Existing and new Yellow Fever vaccination certificates are now valid for life. The World Health Organization announced that as of 11 July 2016, countries can no longer require travellers to show proof of re-vaccination or a booster dose as a condition of entry. Travellers should note that this new regulation may not be honoured by all border authorities during the transition phase.

Vaccination waiver: A vaccination waiver can be issued by your medical practitioner if the Yellow Fever vaccine is contraindicated for medical reasons. Be aware that problems may arise when crossing borders and the vaccination waiver may not be honoured. Take meticulous anti-mosquito bite measures during the daytime in Yellow Fever risk areas. More details on insect bite prevention.

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RECOMMENDED VACCINATIONS 

Malaria is a risk in Ghana.

Some vaccines are recommended for Ghana. Please follow this link for additional reading.