Last update 04 December 2018Diplomatic missions
Level 1: Without special recommendations
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Republic of Ghana
The Republic of Bulgaria does not have an embassy in Accra. Bulgarian citizens staying for short or long terms in Ghana can contact the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria for consular matters.
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Federal Republic of Nigeria
Address: 10 Euphrates str., Off Aminu Kano Crescent, Maitama, Abuja
Telephone: +234 9 413 00 34, +234 9 672 43 59 - 10.00-16.00 GMT +2
Fax: +234 9 413 27 41
Officehours: 09.00 - 12.30 h
Web site: www.mfa.bg/embassies/nigeria
Telephone: +234 9 670 99 86
The Embassy of Ghana in Ankara is accredited to Bulgaria.
Embassy of the Republic of Ghana in Ankara
Address: Gölgeli Sok., No: 9, G. O. P, Çankaya / ANKARA
Telephone: + 90 312 442 54 79, 436 07 71
Telephone/fax: + 90 312 441 85 69
Honorary Consul of Ghana in Bulgaria
Sofia, 15, rue Platchkovitsa, ét. 2, app. 3
Tél. /Fax: +359 2 962 46 79
GSM: +359 888 339 894
Consulate of Bulgaria to Ghana
Address: 8 Kakramadu Road
Honorary Consul: Nicolaas C.M. van Staalduinen
Tel: +233 20.542.31.85
Ghanaian Cedi (GHS)
Crime and security
In the northern parts of the country there are security risks because of periodic outbreaks of clashes between local tribal groups. Overall, there is an increase in cases of violence in all parts of the country.
The photographing of military sites and sites of strategic importance is prohibited.
The import of local currency is prohibited. Import of foreign currency is unlimited, but should be declared when entering the country. It is advisable to carry Euros, US Dollars or GB Pounds, in currency notes or checks.
The export of local currency is prohibited. Export of foreign currency is permitted within the amount declared upon entry.
Travelling by car can be made with the use of local guides and preferably as a convoy of at least two cars.
Poor road conditions. Avoid travelling at late hours.
Violation of traffic rules is bears the risk of serious sanctions.
When entering the country by car –insurance needs to be taken out at the border.
Medical services in hospitals as a whole do not meet West European standards.
Travel papers and visas
Passport valid for at least six months from the date of entry into Ghana.
It is advisable to have yellow fever vaccine.
Updates on vaccine requirements can be obtained from the National Centre for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Telephone: +359 2 944 69 99/221.
Bulgarian citizens travelling to Ghana (holders of ordinary business and diplomatic passports) need to obtain a visa from the Embassy of Ghana in Belgrade, which is accredited to Bulgaria.
Do not leave unattended personal belongings, as pick-pocketing is very widespread, especially in hotels and various tourist sites.
Strict observance of personal hygiene is recommended.
Particular care should be exercised when eating fresh fruits and vegetables.
Water should be boiled, or bottled water should be purchased.
Travel for Children
There are no special requirements, but it is advisable that children travel with their own passports.
Certification and Legalisation
Documents issued to Bulgarian citizens in Ghana should bear the stamp of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ghana. They are to be certified in the Embassy of Ghana in Roma. The signature and validation of the consulate office to this embassy are to be further validated by the Consular Section of the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Roma.
Thus processed, documents must be translated into Bulgarian by an authorized translation agency in Bulgaria, and such translation must be certified by the “Legalisation and Certification” Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria.
Emergency Travel Document
In extreme cases – such as a damaged, lost or stolen passport, Bulgarian citizens can apply for an Emergency Travel Document at the embassy of any EU Member State in Ghana’s capital Accra.