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Overview

Elubo is a village in the Jomoro district, a district in the Western Region of Ghana and is the main border crossing between Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire to the west. There are two additional customs entry points, the very remote post of Oseekodwokrom, and farther north, the town of Gonnokuram, on the road to Sunyani. The road to Elubo is paved and in good condition. At all land crossings, a visa is required for non-ECOWAS citizens. There is a bridge to cross the river separating the two countries. 

 

BORDER CROSSING LOCATION & CONTACT

Name of Border Crossing:

Elubo [Ghana]

Noe [Ivory Coast]

Province or District:

Western Region / Jomoro

Nearest Town or City:

 

Takoradi

145 km

Latitude:

5.288992

Longitude:

-2.779567

Managing Authority/Agency:

Ghana Revenue Authority – Customs Division

Contact Person

+233312222029

Travel Times

Nearest International Airport:

Kotoka International Airport in Accra

362 km

Truck: 8 hours

Car: 6 hours

Nearest Port:

Takoradi

145 km

Truck: 3 hours

Car: 2 hours

Nearest Major Market:

 

Elubo

1 km

Truck: 10 min

Car: 10 min

Other Information: 

There are fueling stations and weighing bridges en-route.

Hours of Operation

MONDAYS

0600 - 1800

TUESDAYS

0600 - 1800

WEDNESDAYS

0600 - 1800

THURSDAYS

0600 - 1800

FRIDAYS

0600 - 1800

SATURDAYS

0600 - 1800

SUNDAYS

0600 - 1800

NATIONAL HOLIDAYS:

No closing during the national holidays.

SEASONAL CONSTRAINTS:

No seasonal constraints.

Daily Capacity

Private cars are not provided a separate lane. This border deals with a high level of traffic as it is the only crossing point for transit trucks to Ivory Coast. 

Customs Clearance

Requirements for customs clearance: 

  • Original Bill of Lading/Airway Bill 
  • Invoice 
  • Packing List
  • Final Classification and Valuation Report (FCVR)
  • Import Declaration Form (IDF) from the Ministry of Trade and Industry
  • Tax Clearance certificate from the Domestic Tax Revenue Division issued in the name of the importer or 1% of CIF payment fee
  • Tax Identification Number (TIN) from the Ghana Revenue Authority
  • Permit or License from the appropriate Ministry / Agency / Department as applicable for restricted goods
  • Appropriate letter of Exemption from payment of duty and/or taxes as applicable

Other Relevant Information

The waiting time for crossing might vary depending on the traffic. Goods are subject to one inspection by the customs authority. Foreign cargo vehicles entering Ghana must obtain a temporary importation permit. Customs issues this document, called a “laissez passer/C59,” at the border. The permit is valid for 30 days. If it expires, drivers must return with the vehicle to the same border entry to renew it. The maximum renewal period that may be granted is 90 days.

Customs will require drivers to produce the following documents in order to process the C59 form:

  • An international driver’s licence
  • ECOWAS Brown Card


For government contact information, please see the following link: 
4.1 Ghana Government Contact List


The road between the two border points




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