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Accra Kotoka Airport

Before you fly guide
ACC (IATA) Ghana

Due to Covid-19 pandemic, many things around the world have changed in the travel industry. Follow the official instructions issued by the Government before you decide to travel. These restrictions may change overnight, so stay updated right until the date of your departure. UK foreign travel advice for Ghana

Due to Covid-19 pandemic, many things around the world have changed in the travel industry. Follow the official instructions issued by the Government before you decide to travel. These restrictions may change overnight, so stay updated right until the date of your departure. UK foreign travel advice for Ghana

Kotoka Airport is an international airport in Accra, the capital of Ghana. Originally, the airport was built as a military base used by British Royal Air Force during WW2 and become civilian airport after the war.

It handles more than 3 million passengers a year, being able to accommodate even large aircraft such as Airbus A380.

It is a hub for Africa World Airlines and base for domestic carrier Passion Air.

You can find basic facilities at the airport such as ATM’s, 2 VIP Lounges (Sanbra and Adinkra in Terminal 2 ( open 5:00-00:00) and Akwaaba Lounge in Terminal 3 (open 24/7), few shops and souvenirs, Chinese restaurant and few snack bars. Luggage wrapping is available in the check-in area of Terminal 3.

The only airline operating direct flights to Ghana’s Kotoka Airport is British Airways taking around 6h 30 mins from London Heathrow for prices around £450. As an alternative with 1 layover, check KLM, Turkish Airlines or often offering cheaper fares to Ghana – Tap Air Portugal.

Yellow fever certificate requirements

Check whether you need a yellow fever certificate by visiting the National Travel Health Network and Centre’s TravelHealthPro website.

Accra Kotoka Airport Transit

There are two terminals )named 2, 3) at the airport. Terminal 2 serves only domestic flights, Terminal 3 then international and regional operators.Transit visa is not required if you do not need to pick up and re-check your baggage (e.g. 2 different flights on a separate ticket). After disembarking the aeroplane and passing the yellow fever vaccination checkpoint, you may proceed either to the immigration or to transit desks.The whole transit takes approximately 30-45 minutes.

Accra Kotoka Airport Transfer

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Free WiFi mostly available only in Lounges. There are several WiFi sports around the terminal with a connection for a fee. 4G SIM Carts and 4G USB available to buy at the airport. WiFi Availability
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