Plan your arrival in Accra and find out more about the bus shuttle service during the event.
In order to manage logistics more effectively especially with the bus shuttle services, kindly observe the following vital tips:
We strongly advise you to arrange your own pickup and drop-off at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA), Terminal 3 with your hotel in advance. Most Accra hotels provide for separate schuttle services upon request. Prior reservations are required.
However, if you prefer to use UBERX or Taxi services, kindly note the various estimated fares.
Airport Estimated Fares
The KIA Mini CAB taxis are located at stand I02 and KIA taxis are located usually at stand H02. For UBERX services, participants have to place a request using the UBER app and payment option is cash.
SAFRI / AHK Ghana will have an information desk in the arrival hall of Terminal 3 to assist participants with any enquiries.
There is a currency exchange center and an ATM facility outside the arrival hall of Terminal 3 (left hand side).
On Tuesday, 12th and Wednesday,13th February 2019, two buses will be available for shuttle services. According to our knowledge, hotel reservations have been made at Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City Accra, Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra, Accra City Hotel, Hotel Golden Tulip Accra and La Villa Boutique Hotel using the booking links and codes. As such, there will be one bus connecting from Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra via Accra City Hotel to Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City Accra.
Another bus will operate from Golden Tulip Hotel Accra via La Villa Boutique Hotel to Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City Accra.
The following schedule applies:
Tuesday, February 12:
Pickup of conference participants is scheduled for 07:30 h (Bus 1) at Hotel Golden Tulip Accra; 07:45 h at La Villa Boutique Hotel, arriving at Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City Accra approximately 8:00 h.
07:50 h (Bus 2) at Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra; 08:00 h at Accra City Hotel, arriving at Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City Accra approximately 8:10 h.
On Tuesday,12th February 2019, the buses leaving for the reception at the residence of the German Ambassador will leave the Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City Accra at 18:20 h with police escort. Participants will be directed to the parking place of the buses. After the event, the buses will run a shuttle service to the respective hotels at 21:30 h. There will be bus signages to guide participants to board the appropriate bus.
Wednesday, February 13:
Pickup of conference participants is scheduled for 07:00 h (Bus 1) at Hotel Golden Tulip Accra; 07:15 h at La Villa Boutique Hotel, arriving at Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City Accra approximately 7:30 h.
07:10 h (Bus 2) at Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra; 07:15 h at Accra City Hotel, arriving at Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City Accra approximately 7:30 h.
All participants must kindly bring along their printed tickets which will be received via e-mail immediately after having registered (via Xing Events, pdf-format). A printed ticket is essential for acquisition of a registration badge as a participant. A sample of the ticket is hereby enclosed for reference [Link].
All participants are kindly advised to always have their GABS name badges which will be given out during the on-site registration for access to the conference, related activities and facilities during the summit. The badge is also a requirement for having access to the residence of the German Ambassador for the cocktail event and any other supporting GABS event. We also advise you to always keep an Identification card (ID card) handy should you require any additional form of identification.
Other useful tips:
Please carry your yellow fever vaccination card with you as it will be inspected at the airport upon arrival.
Carry sunscreen for protection at outdoor day events and a mosquito repellant for evening outdoor events.
It is also recommended that you visit your doctor for any other recommended vaccinations such as prophylaxis for malaria