Ghana Public Announcement
Issued by US Department of State
Jul 10, 2002
This Public Announcement is being issued to alert American citizens to the
continuing potential for further violence following ethnic clashes in the
region of Northern Ghana, and to urge that Americans avoid travel to the
area. This Public Announcement expires on October 9, 2002.
In March 2002, Ghanaian authorities sent troops to the Northern Region of
Ghana, imposed a curfew, and declared a state of emergency to quell ethnic
violence. The situation continues to be volatile, and the state of
emergency remains in effect.
The Embassy urges American citizens to avoid unnecessary travel to the
Northern Region of Ghana during the state of emergency. All American
citizens in Ghana are reminded to register with, and obtain the latest
security information from, the U.S. Embassy, located on Ring Road East, P.O.
Box 194, Accra, telephone (233-21) 775-347 or 48; fax number (233-21)
701-1813. The Embassy maintains a home page
on the Internet at
For additional information on travel to Ghana, please consult the Department
of State's latest Consular Information Sheet for Ghana, available via the
Internet at http://travel.state.gov.