U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that, due to credible reports of growing
crime rates, U.S. Embassy personnel have been instructed to avoid the following
precincts of Accra:
Ashaiman (located in the Tema Region)
Nima *(see below)
when traveling via the main highway past Nima.
citizens are encouraged to avoid the same areas.
your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local
events, and monitor local news stations for updates. Be vigilant and take
appropriate steps to enhance your personal security and follow instructions of
further information about security in Ghana:
the State Department's
for the Worldwide
Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country
Specific Information for Ghana.
in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program
to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an
the U.S. Embassy in Accra, located at No. 24, Fourth Circular Rd.,
Cantonments, Accra +233 30 2741 000 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday through
Thursday and 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday. After- hours emergency number for
U.S. citizens is +233 30 2741 000.
1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444
from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time,
Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
of U.S. Embassy Accra.
the Embassy on Twitter
the Bureau of Consular Affairs on Twitter and