FAQs - updated regularly

Do I need a visa to travel to Ghana?
Yes, you will require a visa to travel to Ghana unless you are a National of one of the listed countries under the “Exempted Countries” list.
We recommend that you contact your local consulate to confirm specific requirements and timelines. Make sure your passport is also valid for six months AFTER your date of return. 

What vaccines do I need to travel to Ghana?
In addition to baseline vaccines, you will also need proof of a COVID-19 vaccination and Yellow Fever vaccination.
To give you a general idea, please refer the Centers for Disease Control Destination Guide. Consult your local consulate and your doctor if you have any specific questions/concerns. 

Where can I stay in Ghana?
Our conference planner has prepared a guide of hotels in the area to help with your travel plans. You can access the guide here: TRAVEL RECOMMENDATIONS
We will be arranging shuttles based on the hotels listed in the guide and provide schedules closer to the dates of the conference. 

When will I find out if my proposal has been accepted?
Notifications will be issued on a rolling basis starting in March 2023 with the final notices issued by June 1, 2023. This should give attendees enough time to obtain a visa, arrange travel, etc. 

Acceptances will only be issued to current members in good standing. If a speaker/panelist is not member by the time acceptances are issued, your submission may be denied or revoked. 

Where can I stay during the conference?
Conference activities will be based on the University of Ghana-Legon's conference location.
We will provide more details in the coming months along with suggestions for accommodations.

Will there be involvement from ICAADS? 
As part of our conference programming, there will be a day dedicated to this historic anniversary. ASWAD's 2023 conference is the first in a series of events this year that will be organized by the Joint Congress.