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OFFICIAL VISIT OF H.E. PRESIDENT NANA ADDO DANKWA AKUFO-ADDO TO GERMANY, 22nd TO 28th AUGUST, 2021

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GHANA ELECTED TO THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL FOR THE 2022-2023 TERM

THE 14TH GERMAN-AFRICAN ENERGY FORUM, 1ST-2ND JUNE, 2021 IN HAMBURG

A GUIDE TO DOING BUSINESS IN GHANA

PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF GHANA "COVID-19" UPDATE

Mineral Rich Nature, Patriots, Emancipation and Unity

AKWAABA - Welcome to Ghana, the safest, friendliest, most affordable, English- speaking country in Africa

Situated in the heart of West Africa, five degrees north

Abundant in Culture

We welcome you to explore Ghana

H.E. Gina Ama Blay

Ambassador of the Republic of Ghana to the Federal Republic of Germany

AMBASSADOR OF THE REPUBLIC OF GHANA - GERMANY

Welcome

I warmly welcome you to the website of the Embassy of the Republic of Ghana in the Federal Republic of Germany. In addition to Germany, the Embassy is concurrently accredited to the Republics of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. As you explore this site, you will discover more about Ghana and understand why it is often described as a ‘model democracy’ in Africa.

Here, you will find useful information about Ghana, her history, people, culture, geography, politics, tourism, and economy as well as her enabling business environment which makes her one of the ideal investment destinations in Africa.

In addition to information on our consular services, there is an array of quick links to other relevant state institutions which you may explore. Ghana’s beautiful, diverse and colorful tourism attractions also await you.

There are currently Ghana Honorary Consul offices in Hamburg, Hannover, Dortmund and Munich which provide consular services (Business Visas and related services) in those areas. We are in the process of appointing a new Honorary Consul for Frankfurt. However, clients who require consular services in cities other than those mentioned above will be served in Berlin.

It is an honour for us in the Embassy to work towards deepening Ghana’s bilateral relations with the Federal Republic of Germany and the countries of concurrent accreditation as well as serving you in the best way possible. Therefore, I encourage you to feel free to send in comments, questions and/or suggestions/ideas on how to improve upon our services.

You are most welcome to explore Ghana here!

Gina Ama Blay

Ambassador

AMB. GINA BLAY AWARDED OUTSTANDING AMBASSADOR FOR THE YEAR 2020

On 3rd September, 2021, Ghana’s Ambassador to Germany H.E. Gina Ama Blay received the Outstanding Ambassador of the Year 2020 award at the 8TH edition of the Made-In-Ghana Awards and Exhibition, which took place at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra.

The Made in Ghana Awards 2021 is about recognizing and celebrating Ghanaian personalities, high quality products, and Ghanaian-owned organisations, culture, art and tourism in an effort to create awareness and promote Ghana.

The Made-in-Ghana Awards 2021 is an initiative of Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana (EFG) and endorsed by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture and Ghana Standards Authority. Award winners were honored at a gala dinner in Accra on the theme ‘Building Ghanaian Brands to Compete in a Global Market’, under the distinguished patronage of Dr. Ibrahim Mohammed Awal, Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture as the Special Guest of Honour.

 Amb. Gina Blay with Ghana’s Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Dr. Ibrahim Mohammed Awal


Group picture with diplomats and award winners

OFFICIAL VISIT OF H.E. PRESIDENT NANA ADDO DANKWA AKUFO-ADDO TO GERMANY, 22nd TO 28th AUGUST, 2021

His Excellency the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on 22nd of August 2021 embarked on an official visit to the Federal Republic of Germany at the invitation of the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel. The President was accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey and officials from the Presidency, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Parliament, Ghana Investment Promotion Centre, Ghana Free Zones Authority as well as the Economic Management Team.

The President of the Republic, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was the special guest of honour for the 75th Anniversary of the State of North Rhine Westphalia in Dusseldorf. The President also attended the opening of the North Rhine-Westphalia Academy for International Affairs, whose core purpose is to foster research at the highest level and promote the growth of international and interdisciplinary networks.

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Setting Up Business in Ghana

PUBLIC NOTICE DUAL NATIONALITY
STRICT ADHERENCE TO COVID-19 PCT TEST RESULTS CERTIFICATE VERIFICATION

PUBLIC NOTICE

STRICT ADHERENCE TO COVID-19 PCT TEST
RESULTS CERTIFICATE VERIFICATION

In view of the rising cases of covid-19 positive test results at the Kotoka International airport, all potential travelers are to strictly observe the following:

  • All travelers are to use the UNDP-Supported global heaven partnership site (globalhaven.org) for covid-19 certificate verification.
  • All travelers are strongly encouraged to sign up for accounts on panabios.org with the same e-mail address and mobile numbers they provided the laboratories during testing.
  • Passengers, who do not comply, will not be allowed to enter the Republic of Ghana.
READ MORE ABOUT COVID-19

EMBASSY OF GHANA
BERLIN


28th April, 2021

PROCEDURES ON OBTAINING TAX IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (TIN) ABROAD

PUBLIC NOTICE

PROCEDURES ON OBTAINING
TAX IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (TIN) ABROAD

Following representations by some Ghanaian citizens abroad on the difficulty in acquiring their tax identification numbers (hereinafter named TIN), the Ministry wishes to furnish below the necessary steps
required for access to a TIN under the taxpayers identification numbering system Act 2002, (ACT632):

(a) Applicants should visit the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) website at gra.gov.gh;

(b) Download the TIN form to complete and sign it;

(c) Scan the completed form together with a clear copy of one of the following ID cards;

• A valid passport
• Driver´s license
• Ghana voter card
• National identification card

(d) Forward the completed TIN form and scanned ID card to the GRA´s contact person:

Nana Mensah Otoo (Esq.)
(Principal Legal Officer in Charge of
Treaties and International Agreements)
Via email address: nana.otoo@gra.gov.gh

(e) Upon receipt of the completed documents, the GRA will revert with the relevant TIN number to the applicant.

2. For companies, applicants will need documents such as:
* Certificate of incorporation
* Commencement of Business certificate
* Partnership certificate
* External company letter

3. Acquisition of a Tin is free of charge. It is a prerequisite for the discharge of one´s tax obligations, particularly for every person liable to pay tax, or required to withhold tax at source (see Section 4 of the TIN system Act 2002, (Act 632).

4. For the avoidance of doubt, under section 8 of Act 632, without a TIN one shall not be permitted to do the following:

“(i) To clear any goods in commercial quantities from any ports or factory;

(ii) To register any title to land, interest in Land or any document affecting land;

(iii) To obtain any tax clearance certificate from the Internal Revenue Service, Customs Excise and Preventive Service or the Value Added Tax Service;

(iv) To obtain a certificate to commence business or a business permit issued by the Registrar-General or a District Assembly;

(v) To receive payment from the Controller and Accountant-General or a District Assembly in respect of a contract for the supply of any goods or provision of services unless that person quotes the TIN issued in respect of that person under the system.”

5. Besides, a TIN is required for the registration of vehicles and acquisition of passports and driver´s license.

EMBASSY OF GHANA
BERLIN


28th April, 2021

YOUR PASSPORT TO INVEST IN GHANA

A GUIDE TO DOING BUSINESS IN GHANA

The Embassy of Ghana wishes to share an e-brochure captioned‚ “Your Passport to Invest in Ghana”. The e-brochure was designed by the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC), Ghana’s foremost investment attraction and promotion agency.

The digital publication provides salient and basic information on Ghana in general, procedure for setting up a business as well as investment opportunities and incentives.

Kindly access the document by clicking HERE :

                                                               EMBASSY OF GHANA
                                                                       BERLIN
 7 April, 2021

H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

President of the Republic of Ghana

UPDATED COVID-19 GUIDELINES FOR KOTOKA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN ACCRA, EFFECTIVE 8TH FEBRUARY, 2021

                                                         PUBLIC NOTICE

UPDATED COVID-19 GUIDELINES FOR KOTOKA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN ACCRA, EFFECTIVE 8TH FEBRUARY, 2021

Kindly refer to the Embassy’s earlier communication on the COVID-19 Guidelines at the Kotoka International Airport, and find below updated guidelines for entry into Ghana, effective 8th February, 2021.

  1. Arriving Passengers

All international arriving passengers, including those from the ECOWAS region, will be required to meet the following health                      requirements  prior to admission into Ghana:

a) Passengers must not have symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 including body temperature >38 degrees Celsius.

b) Passengers must possess a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from an accredited laboratory in the country of origin.

c)The test should have been done not more than seventy-two (72) hours before the scheduled departure from the country of origin.

d)Airlines who board passengers without PCR test result or transport and disembark passengers with positive PCR test result into Accra will be fined US$3,500.00 per passenger.

  • Non-Ghanaians may be refused entry and returned to the point of embarkation at a cost to the Airline.
  • Ghanaians will be allowed entry but subject to 14 days of mandatory quarantine at a facility approved by the Government and at a cost to the passenger.

e) Arriving passengers will undergo temperature screening.

f) Ghanaian residents who depart Ghana and return within one (1) week will not be required to present a COVID-19 result from the country of departure. They will, however, undergo a mandatory COVID-19 testing upon arrival in Ghana.

g) Passengers will be subjected to a mandatory COVID-19 test at the airport terminal, at a cost to be borne by the passenger as indicated below: Ghanaians and ECOWAS Citizens- $50 US dollars. All Other Passengers-$150 US dollars

Payment MUST be made online at https://myfrontierhealthcare.com/Home/Ghana and proof of payment (receipt) shown to Airline before boarding.

h)    Ailines who board passengers without proof of payment for the COVID-19 test and would/could NOT pay for the test in Ghana, will be fined US$3,500 per passenger.

  • Non-Ghanaian passengers may be refused entry and returned to the point of embarkation at a cost to the Airline.
  • Ghanaian passengers will have their passports seized, the passenger handed over to the State Security Agencies and taken into a fourteen (14) day quarantine at a designated location at the passenger’s cost.

i)   All arriving passengers who test positive for COVID-19 will undergo mandatory isolation and treatment at a designated                health facility or isolation Centre, at a cost to passengers, EXCEPT Ghanaian citizens. The isolation will be for a period of seven (7) days. However, the final discharge of cases will be based on existing case management guidelines and protocols.

j)    All passengers who test negative for COVID-19 will be required to continuously adhere to COVID-19 safety protocols and will receive        regular information on COVID-19 within five (5) days of arrival in Ghana.

k)   For passengers who transit through other countries before arriving in Ghana, the first country of departure will be the reference point. (Connecting flights should not deny passenger boarding, as long as the journey has not been terminated in any of the transit countries).

Transit Passengers

a)   Passengers transiting and transferring through Accra will not be required to take the COVID-19 test in Accra.

b)   Transit passengers will be required to adhere to COVID-19 testing requirements for the destination countries.

Exemptions

a)   Airline crew are exempted from the pre-departure and arrival COVID-19 testing and should follow the Airline policy for testing.

b)   Children under five (5) years of age will not be required to undergo testing on arrival at the Kotoka International Airport.

c)   Passengers who arrive under emergency circumstances such as diverted flights will not be required to undergo testing if they do not leave the airport or remain in isolation in their hotel.

d) Children between the ages of 5-12 years will be required to pay for testing at the new rates (refer to no. 1g).

Passengers must wear face mask appropriately (extending from the middle nasal bridge to halfway between the chin and neck) and are advised to regularly use any of the hand sanitizing stations provided in the terminal.

Travelling with Pets

Travelling with pets into Ghana is allowed in line with guidelines of the Veterinary Services Directorate of the Ministry of Food & Agriculture.

Departing Passengers

All international departing passengers will be required to meet the following guidelines prior to departure:

a) Passengers will be required to adhere to COVID-19 testing requirements for the destination countries.

b) Departing passengers will undergo temperature screening at the entrance of Terminal 3 departures.

c) Only passengers and persons with business in the terminal will be allowed entry.

d) Online check-in or the use of self-service kiosks is strongly encouraged to reduce physical contact at the airport.

e) Passengers are advised to arrive at the airport at least 4 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Passengers must wear face mask appropriately (extending from the middle nasal bridge to halfway between the chin and neck) and are advised to regularly use any of the hand sanitizing stations provided in the terminal.

EMBASSY OF GHANA BERLIN

2nd February.2021

CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

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