The traffic is getting heavier by the day as we approach Christmas.
It’s evident that Ghanaians are going out and about to undertake last minute preparations for their Christmas celebrations and for the holidays in general.
It is also evident that some of our people from the diaspora who are coming to celebrate Christmas in Ghana and mark the Year of Return activities are already in town.
Among these people joining us this year are a number of British citizens.
According to the British High Commission, about 90,000 British nationals visit Ghana each year.
As the High Commission prepares to offer assistance to any of their citizens who will be visiting Ghana this December and in January, the High Commission has sent out travel advice to give them some security related information regarding their stay here in Ghana.
In the travel advice the high commission sent to its citizens, British nationals were told that they “may experience delays at Kotaka International Airport in Accra as authorities deal with a higher volume of visas on arrival” and that they “should expect there to be heightened security, including additional roadblocks around some of the major events during this period.”
It further added that most visits to Ghana by British nationals were “trouble-free, crime does occur.”
However, “in recent years, reported crime has increased, particularly over the Christmas period. Criminal activity ranging from petty street crime, to violent crime can occur at any time,” the British High Commission’s travel advice said.
The travel advice also covered scam, road, sea and air travels in the country.
See the full travel advice here.
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