The symposium will take place at the Alisa Hotel North Ridge, located at 21 Dr. Issert Road – North Ridge, Accra – Ghana.

The assigned conference rooms for each session will be indicated closer to the time.

The social event on 26 of October will take place at another venue and this information will be shared with registered participants.

There shall be provision of lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments for the scheduled breaks on each day of the conference for confirmed participants.

In-person participation is by invite only.

The plenary sessions will be live-streamed for interested remote participants available via the GEO Blue Planet Youtube channel

Participants are advised to secure and finalise their own accommodation reservations directly with the selected hotel of choice through the mentioned contact details. Participants are advised to secure hotel accommodation as soon as possible.
Participants will be responsible for the payment of hotel accommodation and any incidental expenses (such as telephone calls, laundry and room service) incurred for the duration of their stay at the hotel.

Please ensure that all expenses are settled prior to checking out of your accommodation.

Some suggestions can be found below:


Name Address and Contact Details Distance from Venue



Movenpick Ambassador Hotel

Independence Avenue, Accra, Ghana

+233 302 611 000  

3.5 kmFrom US$200

Alisa Hotel

**Symposium Venue, limited rooms available to be reserved on a first come first serve basis.

21 Dr. Issert Street, North Ridge, Accra

+233 302 768291   

Conference venueFrom US$140
Accra City Hotel

Barnes Road, Accra

+233 302 633863   

3.1 kmFrom US$130
African Regent Hotel

237/238 N Airport Road, Accra

+233 30 276 5181   

7.3 kmFrom US$140
Golden Tulip Hotel

Liberation Road, Accra

+233 30 221 3161  

5 kmFrom US$160
Holiday Inn Hotel

Plot 19 & 20, Accra

+233 302 74 0930

5.9 kmFrom US$180

Arrival airport:

Kotoka International Airport (KIA): (information on airlines, currency exchange, tourism etc.)

Visa requirements:

All visitors to Ghana must have a valid passport or legal travel documents. All visitors entering Ghana must have valid entry visas or entry permits issued by a Ghana diplomatic mission or consulate abroad or any other visa issuing authority mandated by the Ghana Government to act on its behalf. ECOWAS nationals and those of other countries with which the Government of Ghana has specific bilateral agreements, are exempted.For visa requiements and entry conditions, click here. Note these are subject to change and it is strongly recommended to verify these conditions at the closest Embassy of Ghana to you.
Delegates who need a visa on arrival should request this by sending an email to at least 5 days before travel to Ghana, and on-arrival in Accra, proceed to the Visa Section of the Immigration area.

Health requirements

For latest COVID-19 travel advice, visit the Ghana Embassy website in your country of residence. You can also check the guidelines available here.

Yellow fever requirements : The yellow fever vaccine (made at least 10 days before your departure) is mandatory and the international vaccination certificate must be presented upon arrival. Babies younger than 9 months are exempt from this obligation.

Most hotels offer airport shuttle services. There is also a choice of private and pooled, taxis, uber, bolt, buses and car rentals. For more information, click here.


The national currency of Ghana is the Ghana Cedi – currency sign: GH₵. The current rate of exchange for USD is approximately USD 1 = GH₵7.06; Euro is approximately EUR 1 = GH₵7.70

Foreign currency can be exchanged at banks, hotels and forex bureau. All major international credit cards are generally accepted in hotels, shops and restaurants.

Banks in Accra are open from Monday to Friday, from 08H30 to 16H30.

There are currency exchange counters located in the arrival and departure areas of Kotoka International Airport, Accra, Ghana.