Ghana is a coastal developing country in West Africa. It is known for being the first African country in 1957 to declare independence from Europe, which influenced other countries to follow suit over the following decades. Today, Ghana has one of Africa’s most stable governments and sixth largest economy on the continent; the country is rich in resources such as gold, petroleum and cocoa beans. The country is also known for being the birthplace and home of the world-renowned former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan.
Safety & Security
Travellers and expatriates should exercise a high degree of caution in Ghana. Due to political and ethnic tensions, Government of Canada warns tourists and expatriates excise caution and avoid events during the December 7, 2016 election period. Be aware of your personal belongings as purse snatching by individuals on motorbikes are increasing in Ghana. Also, there have been cases of violent robberies targeting foreigners travelling in taxis at night. Please try to limit visits and trips during day-time hours.
Healthcare in Ghana
Major medical facilities are outside urban areas. Expats travelling to Ghana should make sure that they are covered by adequate international health insurance, as well as routine vaccines are up-to-date. Also, expats should talk to a health provider about additional vaccines which are right for you. In the event of emergency medical or serious illness, emergency medical evacuation is required. Immediate cash payment is common in Ghana. To know about healthcare system in Ghana check out our healthcare region page.
Insurance Plans for Ghana
Expat Financial, a division of TFG Global Insurance Solutions Ltd, can easily obtain coverage for expatriates in Ghana. Our staff has the necessary knowledge to provide you with complete insurance coverage that will protect your expat staff who are posted to Ghana and other African countries.
Contact Expat Financial today for a more in-depth examination of your insurance needs for Ghana and what plans we can offer you. We have a great deal of experience in sourcing insurance for expatriates and even some local nationals in Africa.
Here is a list of different types of insurance coverage you will want if you are planning to venture into Ghana:
- International Health Insurance
- Expat Life & Disability Insurance
- Travel Insurance
- Evacuation Coverage
- Special Risk Plans
- Group Expat Insurance Plans