Immunization Info

Immunization Requirements For Ghana.


The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has the following immunization requirements for travel to Ghana and some vaccines may also be required for travel: 

  • All travellers coming to Ghana are required to do COVID-19 test

  • All volunteers must be up to date with their routine vaccinations, including measles- mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, varicella (chickenpox), polio, and your yearly u shot. 

  • All volunteers are required to provide proof of yellow fever vaccination (Yellow Card) to enter Ghana. 

  • Volunteers are encouraged to get a prescription for Malaria medicine. Although Malaria medicine is not required to enter Ghana, it is highly recommended since Malaria is found in 100% of the country. 

  • Other vaccines to consider include hepatitis A & B, typhoid, meningococcal, and rabies. 


For more information, visit the Health Information for Travelers to Ghana webpage on the CDC website. To find a provider that carries the Yellow Fever vaccination, visit the Find a Clinic webpage on the CDC website. 


You need updated immunizations before traveling to Ghana.You can get more information about this at


All travelers above nine(9) months coming into or transiting through Ghana are required to have been vaccinated against Yellow Fever at least Ten(10) days from the proposed date of travel and where already vaccinated, provide evidence(certificate) indicating the duration of a vaccination status of not more than Ten(10) years before entering Ghana.

  • Check the vaccines and medicines list and visit your doctor (ideally, 4-6 weeks) before your trip to get vaccines or medicines you may need.