Ghana Public Announcement
Issued by US Department of State
Dec 06, 2004
This Public Announcement is being issued to urge U.S. citizens to exercise caution while traveling in Ghana on and immediately after December 7, 2004. Ghana's parliamentary and presidential elections on that day are expected to be generally peaceful, but the potential for politically based incidents of violence is increased. This Public Announcement expires on December 15, 2004.
Northern Ghana in particular has a history of conflict and could be volatile around election time. American citizens are urged to avoid unnecessary travel to the Tamale municipal area and Yendi District in the Northern Region of Ghana on and immediately after election day. Citizens are also advised to avoid Bawku in the Upper West Region. If such travel is unavoidable, U.S. citizens are urged to exercise extreme caution in these areas during this period.
Americans living or traveling in Ghana are encouraged to register with the U.S. Embassy in Accra through the State Department's travel registration website, https://travelregistration.state.gov. Updated information on travel in Ghana may be obtained from the Department of State by calling 1-888-407-4747 within the United States, or from overseas, 1-317-472-2328. For further information please consult the Consular Information Sheet for Ghana and the Worldwide Caution Public Announcement available via the Internet at http://travel.state.gov or contact the U.S. Embassy in Accra at (233)(21) 775-347 or 48.