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.
Kotoka International Airport (KIA): www.accra-airport.com (information on airlines, currency exchange, tourism etc.)
At arrival, all passengers will have to fill in and present the health form, which you are encouraged to fill 3 days prior to travel via https://ghs-hdf.org/.
All visitors to Ghana must have a valid passport or legal travel documents, and must check beforehand entry visa requirements, by clicking here. Note these are subject to change and it is strongly recommended to verify these conditions at the closest Consulate/ High Commission or Embassy of Ghana. Visa applicant’s passport must have validity of at least six (6) months.
Nationalities subject to visa
If your country of nationality is not exempt from the visa requirement, please apply for a visa at the closest Ghanaian Consulate/High Commission to you, ideally at least 30 days prior to leaving for Ghana. To receive an invitation letter from the organising committee for your visa application, fill out this form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All arriving passengers at Kotoka International Airport will undergo temperature screening, Yellow Fever Card verification and COIVD-19 vaccination certificate verification as required.
1) COVID-19 entry requirements
For latest information, please visit https://www.gacl.com.gh/updated_guidelines
At the point of embarkation, all travellers under 18 years must provide evidence of full COVID-19 vaccination status to the respective airline before boarding.
Ghanaians and foreign residents in Ghana
Travellers 18 years and above arriving in Ghana will be required to provide evidence of full vaccination at the point of embarkation and upon arrival at Kotoka International Airport (KIA). Partially vaccinated or unvaccinated will be required to present a negative 48-hours PCR test results to the airline before embarkation and upon arrival in Ghana and will undergo COVID-19 testing at the KIA.
Passengers departing from Accra will be required to adhere to COVID-19 testing requirements of their country of destination. Departing passengers will undergo temperature screening at the entrance of Terminal 3 departures.
2) Yellow Fever International Vaccination Certificate
The Yellow Fever vaccine is mandatory for all travellers (at least 10 days before date of travel) and an international Yellow Fever vaccination certificate must be presented upon arrival in Ghana. Babies younger than 9 months are exempt from this obligation.
3) Health Insurance
Health insurance is the sole responsibility of each participant or his / her institution. GEO Blue Planet will not assume any responsibility for life and health insurance, nor for expenses related to medical treatment or accidental events.
There shall be provision of lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments for the scheduled breaks on each day of the conference for confirmed participants.
The Symposium will be in English with live interpretation English to French available for the Symposium plenary sessions.
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|
|FIVE STAR HOTELS|
|Movenpick Ambassador Hotel|
Independence Avenue, Accra, Ghana
+233 302 611 000
|3.5 km||From US$200|
|FOUR STAR HOTELS|
21 Dr. Issert Street, North Ridge, Accra
+233 302 768291
|Conference venue||From US$140|
|Accra City Hotel|
Barnes Road, Accra
+233 302 633863
|3.1 km||From US$130|
|African Regent Hotel|
237/238 N Airport Road, Accra
+233 30 276 5181
|7.3 km||From US$140|
|Golden Tulip Hotel|
Liberation Road, Accra
+233 30 221 3161
|5 km||From US$160|
|THREE STAR HOTELS|
|Holiday Inn Hotel|
Plot 19 & 20, Accra
+233 302 74 0930
|5.9 km||From US$180|
The event will not be livestreamed.
Recordings of the plenary sessions will be made available after the event via the GEO Blue Planet Youtube channel
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.
Ghana uses power outlets and plugs of types D & G as illustrated in the image on the right: