Accra is a friendly and safe city - perhaps one of the friendliest cities in the world, with a population of about 2.2 million.
It's bustling and vibrant and full of life, with many facilities (including a large number of hotels, hostels, restaurants, and bars) and things to do and see for the visitor.
It's inexpensive and easy to get around in Accra, and easy to get to from many places around the world.
See also: Advice for international visitors
Airport and travel
All international travel will be through Kotoka International Airport (ACC), Accra’s main international airport. Major airlines provide daily services to many international destinations.
The airport is about a 15-20 minutes drive from the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT (AITI-KACE), the conference venue.
Airport pick-up will be available on request for participants arriving from the 9th-12th of October. Please email the conference organizers with your arrival details ahead of time to allow us to plan for pick-ups.
Some hotels also offer pick-up services and we encourage participants with such options to use the services.
Taxis are also available in addition to Uber services and Bolt.
Are you a citizen of an ECOWAS country, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Singapore, South Africa, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, and Zimbabwe? Then you do not require a visa to visit Ghana.
Citizens of all other countries require a visa obtainable from any Ghanaian Embassy or Consulate close to them.
You will also be required to have a Yellow Fever vaccination. Remember to carry along the original vaccination certificate as this is required to enter Ghana.
Visitor visa applicants may need letters or other documents indicating the purpose of their visit, and so on. The PyCon organisers are happy to provide an invitation letter if you need one; we do suggest, however, that you check with the local embassy or consulate, as requirements differ from country to country.
Please email email@example.com to request an invitation letter from the conference.