Despite frequent Jollof wars between Ghanaians and Nigerians, the two countries maintain a steady intercountry network.
The following is all you need to know if you think of taking a trip to Ghana.
- An international passport or an ECOWAS passport
- A yellow card
This applies to any means of transport.
NOTE: ALWAYS get your yellow card one month prior to the traveling date as some official may use this as a means to exhort you money.
- To avoid any inconveniences, carry your driver's license/national ID/ student ID/ work ID as your contingency identification method.
- For road users, you'll cross three borders
- Lagos - Cotonou Border
- Cotonou- Togo Border
- Togo - Ghana Border
- For first-timers or travelers with a "virgin" passport, crossing these borders can be stressful and hectic.
- You'll need to negotiate with the border officials until you reach an agreement.
- I'd advice using traveling companies. They do all the " negotiations and settlements" for you.
- I'd advise you to travel with US dollars as it is widely accepted.
- You can find any Bureau de Change and convert your cash into Ghanaian cedis.
- Never depend on Naira cards when thinking of traveling to Ghana. I'll advise you to have a dollar MasterCard instead.