Ghana Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Import regulations:

Free import by persons over 18 years of age:
1. 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco;
2. 2 liters of table wine;
3. 1 liter of spirits over 22% volume or 2 liters of spirits less than 22% volume;
4. 250 cc. of eau de toilette and 60 cc. of perfume.

Arms and Ammunition regulations:

Arms and ammunition are restricted items and can only be imported after issuance of a special permit by the Ministry of Interior.

Wild Fauna and Flora:

The import of certain endangered species of plant, live animals and their products is prohibited or restricted under CITES.
For further details please refer to CITES:

Crew members customs regulations:

Same regulations as for passengers apply.


Cats and dogs must be accompanied by:
- an import permit; and
- an export permit issued by the exporting country; and
- a rabies vaccination certificate; and
- a veterinarian good health certificate issued at point of origin.
For more information to obtain an import permit, contact the Veterinary Services Directorate, Ministry of Food and Agriculture, P.O. Box M161, Ministries Accra, Ghana or by email: [email protected] .

On arrival inspection will take place by the Veterinary Regulatory Unit at Kotoka International Airport (KIA).
Pets may enter as passenger's checked baggage in the cabin or as cargo.

Baggage Clearance regulations:

Baggage is cleared at the first airport of entry in Ghana.

Exempt: baggage of transit passengers with a destination outside of Ghana if passengers do not leave the terminal.


Currency Import regulations:

Local (Ghanaian Cedi-GHS) and foreign currencies: up to USD 10,000.- or its equivalent. Passengers are required to declare the amounts to Customs and fill the BOG Foreign Exchange Declaration Form (FXDF) at the port of entry (or departure). Amounts exceeding USD 10,000.- will be seized.

Currency Export regulations:

Same regulations as for Import apply.

Airport Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation at the airport.

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