UK travel advice says Ghana faces a threat from terrorism

UK travel advice says Ghana faces a threat from terrorism

The UK government has updated its travel advice on its official website, suggesting that Ghana faces a general threat from terrorism.

UK travel advice says Ghana faces a threat from terrorism

UK travel advice on Ghana

The statement says "There is a general threat from terrorism. You should be vigilant after recent attacks in Cote d’Ivoire, Mali and Burkina Faso. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners. "

The travel advice further states that demonstrations in the capital Accra are normally well policed and peaceful, but sometimes occur at short notice and can cause travel disruption.

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About 70,000 British nationals visit Ghana every year and according to the UK government, while most visits to Ghana are trouble-free, there has been a recent increase in petty street crime and violent crime can occur at any time. Be particularly vigilant in public areas, and take care when travelling by road.

Localised outbreaks of civil unrest can occur at short notice, particularly in the north. If this does happen, local police may impose curfews to contain the situation.

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