Ghana Mission Details

Reserve Your Spot Now!

Limited spots available on the delegation, registrations will fill fast,
so reserve your spot today for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Payment Information

To secure your spot, a deposit of $1,000 is required upon reservation. This amount will be deducted from the final registration. You have the option of registering as a single or double occupancy traveler. Double occupancy registration total fees are discounted at $250. All payments made are non-refundable. For your convenience, registration can be made in payment schedules broken down as follows:

–     Updated Initial Deposit Date: $1,000.00 due by November 17, 2017

–     Final Payment due by December 8, 2017 (Total amount due: $2,975)

Included in the Trip Cost

• Airfare between New York City and Ghana

• Hotel accommodations

• Ground transportation and Security

• Meals

• Poolside cabanas

• Planned excursions

 

Accommodation Details

Registration includes a single queen size room at the AH Hotel and Conference for 5 nights: 

Check in date: Feb 18th, 2018

Check out date: Feb 23rd, 2018

Number of Nights: 5

Flight Details

All U.S. Delegates will travel together from New York (JFK) on February 17th, departing at 7:30PM and arrive in Accra on February 18th at 7:50PM. There is a five (5) hour layover in Amsterdam. Delegates will depart from Accra on February 23rd at 10:00AM on a direct flight to New York (JFK), arriving on the same day at 4:44PM. Registration includes flights from JFK to Accra and back; delegates are responsible for getting to and from New York.

Itinerary

Please see the itinerary here.

Briefing

To review the full details of the Trade Mission to Ghana, please see the Trade Mission Briefing here.

Ground Transportation & Security Details

As part of our delegation, VIP security clearance through the Accra airport will be provided to avoid lines and long wait times. Security escorts will travel with the delegation each day from location to location. A chief of protocol and car service will be provided on the scheduled free days for individuals that want to explore.

Weather & Dress Considerations

The month of February is characterized by essentially constant daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 89°F throughout the month, not exceeding 91°F. Taking this weather into account, the trade mission dress code is business professional or business casual for identified meetings, dinners and receptions. Please bring casual wear for leisure and specified cultural activities. Please note: there will be time to change for dinner after the end of each day. There will also be a chance for casual dress during free time and site seeing.

Documentation Requirements

All participants will need a valid passport and should secure a visa in the Ghana consulate or embassy within or near their perspective city before arrival to New York. Evidence of a yellow fever vaccination is also required. Passports should have at least six months validity.

A Tourist Visa is required to enter Ghana. Complete the Ghana visa application form and print two (2) copies. You must sign both copies of the application form. Incomplete or unsigned visa applications will delay the application process. You must send your physical passport- copies cannot be used for visa issuance.

Your signed passport must be valid and contain sufficient blank visa pages- visas are stamps affixed to the blank “visa” pages of your passport. Amendment pages (clearly marked as such) in the back of your passport are not acceptable for visa issuance. Your passport’s expiration date must be greater than six months from the date you plan to depart the country you intend to visit. If your passport does not meet this requirement, you must renew your passport or obtain a new one prior to applying for your visa.

For complete information, please see the Visa Procedure Page.

 

Vaccinations & Medications

Yellow Fever– Documentation of yellow fever vaccination is required upon arrival in Ghana. One must be taken in the U.S. or in Customs in Ghana. Entry without this shot is not allowed and travelers without documentation will not be permitted into the country.

 

Malaria– Malaria pills are recommended but not required. Mefloquine is taken once weekly in a dosage of 250 mg, starting one-to-two weeks before arrival and continuing through the trip and for four weeks after departure. Before traveling you should discuss with your doctor the best antimalarial medication to avoid malaria.