Published information on this specific subject is scarce.
Please find the attached document entitled Africa: On a
Shoestring by Geoff Crowther.
1) A representative of the Embassy of Ghana in Ottawa
stated that the Ghanaian side of the border with Togo is open
hours a day. This source pointed out, however, that since the
crossing points in Togo are open only from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00
every day, the Ghanaian officers cannot let anybody pass
6:01 p.m. and 5:59 a.m.
A representative of the Embassy of Togo in Washington
stated that the crossing points between Togo and Ghana are open
from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
2) A representative of the Embassy of Ghana in Ottawa
mentioned that Ghanaian border officials were checking for
passports (but if a person does not have one he/she can still
to Togo) and whether a person has anything to declare. This
source added that a person cannot leave Ghana with more than
1,500 Cedis (Ghana national currency). This explains why the
officers at the crossing points will check the amount of money
person is carrying.
A representative at the Embassy of Togo in Washington
indicated that Togo border officers carry out the usual
and visa verification (although he said that no visa was
necessary). They also check whether the person has bought
anything in Togo that must be declared to Customs.
A representative at the Embassy of the Ivory Coast in
Washington stated that border officers check luggage and papers
when someone enters their country from Ghana. This source added
that no visa is necessary for travelling between Ghana and
Further information on this topic is currently unavailable
to the IRBDC in Ottawa. Bibliography
Embassy of Ghana. 17 July 1991.
Telephone interview with a
Embassy of Togo. 17 July 1991. Telephone interview with a
Embassy of Ivory Coast. 17 July 1991. Telephone interview with