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Accra Kotoka Airport

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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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