Ghana - Regulations on Entry, Stay and Residence for PLHIV

Restriction category relative to Ghana

  • Countries without restrictions

Entry regulations Residence regulations Additional information
No restrictions for people with HIV/AIDS.

HIV-specific entry and residence regulations for Ghana

There are no specific entry or residence regulations for people with HIV/AIDS. Neither a medical certificate nor an HIV test result is required when entering the country. Foreigners with a known HIV infection are not subject to specific residence regulations. There are no regulations regarding the control, deportation or expulsion of those concerned.

(Sources: 1, 2)

Travellers are required to carry evidence of a yellow fever vaccination.

(Source: 3)


HIV treatment information for Ghana

  • Korle Bu Hospital
    Fevers Unit
    Phone +233 21 674 061-7, ext. 6328, 5328
(Sources: 1, 2)
  • Ghana Police Hospital
(Source: 2)


HIV information / HIV NGOs in Ghana

  • GTZ (German Development Cooperation)
    Regional AIDS Programme
    P.O. Box 9698
    K.I.A., Accra
(Source: 1)
  • National AIDS Control Programme (Govt.)
    School of Hygiene
    Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital
    P.O. Box 2848
    Phone: +233 21 662 691
  • Ghana AIDS Commission (Govt.)
    P.O. Box CT 5169
    Cantonments Accra
    Phone: +233 21 782 262 / 782 263
    Fax: +233 21 782 264
  • AIDS Alert - Ghana (NGO)
    P.O. Box C 229
    Cantonments Accra
    Phone: +233 21 772 827
(Source: 2)

Updated information is available through the aidsmap search engine at


Global Criminalisation of HIV Transmission Scan

The Global Criminalisation Scan is an initiative of GNP+. It aims to collect and keep up to date information on national and state level laws criminalising the transmission of or exposure to HIV. It also aims to provide an easily accessible ‘clearing-house’ of resources, research, and initiatives on the subject and to provide a platform for advocacy initiatives.

Find out more about the scan and the criminalisation of HIV transmission legislation at



  1. Embassy of Germany, Accra, August 23, 2002
  2. Embassy of Ghana, Bonn, September 10, 2002
  3. Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada web site,
    consulted January 5, 2009


updated: 1/5/2009
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