• Tuesday Sep 22 2020
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Ghana High Commission
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Measures adopted by the Government of Ghana on the opening of the Kotoka International Airport

The High Commission of the Republic of Ghana hereby notifies the general public of the following measures adopted by the Government of Ghana on the opening of the Kotoka International Airport to commercial flights commencing Tuesday, 1st September 2020:

  1. All passengers arriving in Ghana must be in possession of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from an accredited laboratory in the country of origin and the test must have been done not more than seventy-two (72) hours before the scheduled arrival in the country. All airlines have been instructed to ensure compliance with this directive for all passengers wishing to travel to Ghana, and those airlines which fail in this regard will be duly sanctioned;
  2. All passengers would be required to undergo a mandatory Covid-19 test at the Airport terminal upon arrival in Ghana at a fee of one hundred and fifty United States Dollars (US$150.00) to be borne by the passenger. The test result will be available within thirty (30) minutes;
  3. Children under the age of five (5) would not be required to undergo testing at the Airport;
  4. Persons who arrive under emergency circumstances, such as diverted flights, would not be required to undergo testing if they do not leave the Airport or if they remain in transit and do not leave their holding hotel;
  5. Airline crew are exempt from the pre-departure and arrival testing and should follow airline policy for testing.
  6. Passengers, who test positive for Covid-19, would be cared for by the health authorities for further clinical assessment and management; and
  7. Passengers, who test negative will be admitted into the country and will be advised to continue to observe Covid-19 safety precautions during their stay in Ghana.

The above measures are to be noted and strictly adhered to by all persons who wish to travel to Ghana.

In light of the above, a copy of the guidelines for International flight operations on COVID-19 safety at the Kotoka International Airport from the Ghana Health Service is attached for your kind attention.

LONDON 2ND SEPTEMBER 2020

 

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