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NO! That is not correct. There is no such thing as a Basic Travel Allowance to be able to travel out of Ghana. This is part of a scam, where the person claims to be from Ghana, claims to need a visa and requests money for it, then when they are supposedly about to "leave" Ghana, they are stopped and forced to show a Basic Travel Allowance of cash on hand to be allowed on the plane to travel. I hear about one of these scams at least once a week.
If you really want to make sure it is a scam, call the embassy in Ghana directly, and ask them to confirm if a Basic Travel Allowance is required. Do no ask this "nurse" for the contact information to the embassy. She or he will give you a fake number where you will reach some random person who will ":confirm" the Basic Travel Allowance.
Here is information on the scam of the Basic Travel Allowance, provided by the Immigration
Service of Ghana: http://www.ghanaimmigration.org/NOTICE.htm
DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, SEND ANY MONEY TO THIS PERSON.
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