Ghana Travel Health Advice
Health regulations in Ghana require that visitors be in possession of a current medical vaccination certificate for yellow fever. Prophylactics against malaria are recommended for all regions and travellers should protect against waterborne diseases including cholera, especially during the rainy season. Visitors are advised to buy bottled drinking water, which is widely available. Vaccinations are recommended for hepatitis A, hepatitis B and typhoid. A meningococcus vaccination is also recommended if visitors are there in the dry season (November to June). If they are going to be spending a lot of time outdoors and may be at risk of animal bites, a rabies vaccination may also be a good idea.
Decent medical facilities can be found in major cities and towns, but facilities outside main urban areas are poor and emergency services are limited. Comprehensive medical insurance is advised and should cover medical evacuation. If visitors need certain prescription medication, it is advised that they take it with them, along with a signed and dated note from their doctor explaining what it is and why they need it.
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