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COVID-19 Vacc. -6.9%
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial
Airlines Updates
Published on 06.07.2021
PassionAir runs demonstration flights to Ho
Source: https://newsghana.com.gh/passionair-runs-demonstration-flights-to-ho/
Published on 16.06.2021
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Published on 06.07.2021
PassionAir runs demonstration flights to Ho
Source: https://newsghana.com.gh/passionair-runs-demonstration-flights-to-ho/
Published on 17.05.2021
All Africa World Airlines (AWA) increases flight frequency between Accra and Lagos to three daily flights.
Source: https://www.modernghana.com/news/1081560/aviation-this-week-may-edition.html

Published on 03.11.2020
International flights rise steadily after ease of restrictions

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Entry restrictions
Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.

Passengers are subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test upon arrival at their own expense. They must have a payment confirmation made on the following website: https://myfrontierhealthcare.com/Home/Ghana
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.

Passengers must complete a Port Health Declaration Form at https://www.ghs-hdf.org/hdf/ before arrival.

Quarantine is possible
Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 7 days at their own expense.

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published 27.11.2020

Entry restrictions
Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.

Passengers are subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test upon arrival at their own expense. They must have a payment confirmation made on the following website: myfrontierhealthcare.com
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.
– Testing for passengers between 5 and 12 years old is free of charge.

Passengers must complete a Port Health Declaration Form at ghs-hdf.org.

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Quarantine

Quarantine requirement at government designated site- subject to PCR test.

All arriving passengers should be prepared to comply with Ghana’s COVID-19 Health Protocols. If you test positive for COVID-19 on arrival you will be taken to mandatory quarantine in a Government Health facility. Quarantine and / or medical costs can be expensive so it is important that all passengers arrive with adequate access to financial resources. In these circumstances a PCR test is normally carried out on day two or three. That test result will normally be ready within 48 hours.

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Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.
Passengers travelling to Ghana are now required to take a Polymerise Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID test with one of the listed providers within 72 hours of departure. It is recommend travelling with hard copy proof of this negative Polymerise Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test result, to present on arrival. Children under the age of 5 are exempt.

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Vaccination
COVID-19 Total Vaccination date: 2021-10-07
COVID-19 Total Vaccination: 2189552
COVID-19 Daily Vaccination: 33292
COVID-19 Vacc. (per 100 citizens, %): 6.9
COVID-19 Daily Vacc. (per 1 million citizens): 1049

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for all travellers aged 9
months or over.
WHO vaccination recommendation: yes

Malaria (2019)
Malaria risk due predominantly to P. falciparum exists throughout the year in the entire country.
WHO recommended prevention: C

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Full Restrictions

  • Ghana Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Ghana: Kotoka International Airport is open. Commercial flights are operating to and from Ghana. Check with your travel company for the latest information. Land and sea borders remain closed. COVID-19 protocols at the airport may be subject to change as the new screening process evolves. See the guidance from the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority.
    Passengers travelling to Ghana are required to undergo a COVID test 72hrs before departure; complete additional health declaration forms on arrival; and undergo a further COVID test on arrival:
    *Coronavirus tests before departure: On 21 April the Government of Ghana introduced the mandatory digitisation of all COVID-19 tests for international air travel, with the implementation of the Trusted Travel Scheme. Passengers travelling to Ghana are now required to:
    Take a Polymerise Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID test with one of the listed providers within 72 hours of departure.
    Visit https://africacdc.org/trusted-travel/ for a certified list of providers.
    Create an account at https://trustedtravel.panabios.org/ with the same email address and mobile telephone number you give your PCR test provider. Log on and select check-in; select your country and Ghana as your departure and destination countries; select lab tests (TT); select the matching lab test from the drop down options; click save; provide your flight and passport details as requested; click save to generate a Travel Code (TC); your TC code is then generated for you to copy or download.
    If your provider is unable to upload your test certificate on your behalf you should enter your code from your PCR certificate, or upload the certificate yourself
    We also recommend travelling with hard copy proof of this negative Polymerise Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test result
    Children under the age of 5 are exempt. For passengers who have transited other countries before arriving in Ghana, the first country of departure will be the reference point.
    The same arrangements apply to passengers aged 11+ departing from Ghana to the UK, and you may not be allowed to board flights without uploading a certified Polymerise Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID test. Visit https://africacdc.org/trusted-travel/ for a certified list of providers in Ghana. We also recommend travelling with hard copy proof of this negative Polymerise Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test result, to present on departure.
    If the UK is your final destination, check-in staff will also confirm your UK passenger locator form has been completed and that all passengers aged 5+ have evidence of day 2 and 8 tests booked in UK.
    *Additional forms and checks upon arrival: On arrival to Ghana, passengers are also required by the Government of Ghana to:
    • Complete an online health declaration form pre-departure. All passengers may also be asked to complete hard copy self-declaration forms on the flight, confirming they are fit to travel and providing details to facilitate contact tracing.
    • Wear a face-mask throughout their flight and upon landing in Accra.
    • Undergo a temperature check on arrival.
    On arrival all passengers will be subject to a mandatory COVID-19 test at Kotoka International airport. The test is an antigen fluorescent immunoassay test and it will be conducted before baggage is collected at a cost of $150 per passenger. Payment should be made online prior to boarding. Children under the age of five are exempt.
    During busy periods when there may be a large number of passengers disembarking at the same time the testing area may become busy. Test results are normally ready within one hour, depending how busy the airport is. The pre departure area where test results are collected can also get busy. You can check your results online while you wait. Be prepared for additional time to move through and exit the airport.
    *Quarantine requirements: All arriving passengers should be prepared to comply with Ghana’s COVID-19 Health Protocols. If you test positive for COVID-19 on arrival you will be taken to mandatory quarantine in a Government Health facility. Quarantine and / or medical costs can be expensive so it is important that all passengers arrive with adequate access to financial resources. In these circumstances a PCR test is normally carried out on day two or three. That test result will normally be ready within 48 hours. The quarantine process is managed by Ghana Health Service.
    The Government of Ghana also advise that all arrivals should have valid insurance. It is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover.
    *Transiting Ghana: Transit passengers, except where they will remain in the airport throughout or those who were diverted to Accra for an emergency, will also be subject to mandatory COVID-19 testing as outlined above.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Ghana: Domestic flights and public transport systems are operating normally. Public transport systems are operating normally.
    *Accommodation: Most hotels and other rented accommodation are now open, and implementing COVID-19 health and safety measures. Contact your chosen accommodation direct to confirm details.
    *Public spaces and services: The Government of Ghana has eased some COVID-19 social restrictions but these can change at short notice. You should be aware that:
    • The Government of Ghana recommends the use of takeaway service where possible and that people do not sit down to eat in restaurants.
    • Pubs, cinemas and nightclubs are closed.
    • Beaches are closed but some tourist sites remain open.
    • Weddings, concerts, parties, theatrical performances and funerals are banned (private burials with no more than 25 attendees are allowed).
    It is now a legal requirement to wear face masks, including when leaving or returning to your place of residence, and when travelling in vehicles with more than one occupant. Notices of ‘no mask, no entry’ are displayed at vantage points including offices, shops, markets, malls, banks and pharmacies. The Ghana Police Service have been issued with an extensive list of places they can effect arrest, that includes outdoor spaces such as car parks, markets and the street.
    Under local COVID-19 protocols, people are strongly advised to wash their hands, use hand sanitiser and avoid shaking-hands with one another. People are being advised to continue to adhere to strict social distancing.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

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    06.09.2021
  • Ghana Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Ghana: Kotoka International Airport is open. Commercial flights are operating to and from Ghana. Check with your travel company for the latest information. Land and sea borders remain closed. COVID-19 protocols at the airport may be subject to change as the new screening process evolves. See the guidance from the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority.
    Passengers travelling to Ghana are required to undergo a COVID test 72hrs before departure; complete additional health declaration forms on arrival; and undergo a further COVID test on arrival:
    *Coronavirus tests before departure: On 21 April the Government of Ghana introduced the mandatory digitisation of all COVID-19 tests for international air travel, with the implementation of the Trusted Travel Scheme. Passengers travelling to Ghana are now required to:
    1. Take a Polymerise Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID test with one of the listed providers within 72 hours of departure. Visit https://africacdc.org/trusted-travel/ for a certified list of providers.
    2. Create an account at https://trustedtravel.panabios.org/ with the same email address and mobile telephone number you give your PCR test provider. Log on and select check-in; select your destination country and Ghana as your departure country; select lab tests (TT); select the matching lab test from the drop down options; click save; provide your flight and passport details as requested; click save to generate a Travel Code (TC); your TC code is then generated for you to copy or download.
    3. If your provider is unable to upload your test certificate on your behalf you should enter your TT or BIOMARS code from your PCR certificate, or upload the certificate yourself.
    4. Whilst the system remains new we also recommend travelling with hard copy proof of this negative Polymerise Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test result, to present on arrival.
    Children under the age of 5 are exempt. For passengers who have transited other countries before arriving in Ghana, the first country of departure will be the reference point.
    The same arrangements apply to passengers aged 11+ departing from Ghana, and you may not be allowed to board flights without uploading a certified Polymerise Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID test. Visit https://africacdc.org/trusted-travel/ for a certified list of providers in Ghana. Whilst the system remains new we also recommend travelling with hard copy proof of this negative Polymerise Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test result, to present on departure.
    If the UK is your final destination, check-in staff will also confirm your passenger locator form has been completed and that all passengers aged 5+ have evidence of day 2 and 8 tests booked in UK.
    *Additional forms and checks upon arrival: On arrival to Ghana, passengers are also required by the Government of Ghana to:
    Complete an online health declaration form pre-departure. All passengers may also be asked to complete hard copy self-declaration forms on the flight, confirming they are fit to travel and providing details to facilitate contact tracing.
    • Wear a face-mask throughout their flight and upon landing in Accra.
    • Undergo a temperature check on arrival.
    On arrival all passengers will be subject to a mandatory COVID-19 test at Kotoka International airport. The test is an antigen fluorescent immunoassay test and it will be conducted before baggage is collected at a cost of $150 per passenger. Payment should be made online prior to boarding. Children under the age of five are exempt.
    During busy period when there may be a large number of passengers disembarking at the same time the testing area may become busy. Test results are normally ready within one hour, depending how busy the airport is. The pre departure area where test results are collected can also get busy. You can check your resultsonline while you wait. Be prepared for additional time to move through and exit the airport.
    *Quarantine requirements: All arriving passengers should be prepared to comply with Ghana’s COVID-19 Health Protocols. This may, depending on the test result of individuals or others on the flight, involve time in quarantine or in a Government Health facility. Quarantine and / or medical costs can be expensive so it is important that all passengers arrive with adequate access to financial resources. If you do test positive on arrival and go into quarantine, a PCR test is carried out on day two or three. That test result will normally be ready within 48 hours. The quarantine process is managed by Ghana Health Service.
    The Government of Ghana also advise that all arrivals should have valid insurance. It is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover.
    *Transiting Ghana: Transit passengers, except where they will remain in the airport throughout or those who were diverted to Accra for an emergency, will also be subject to mandatory COVID-19 testing as outlined above.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Ghana: Domestic flights and public transport systems are operating normally. Public transport systems are operating normally.
    *Accommodation: Most hotels and other rented accommodation are now open, and implementing COVID-19 health and safety measures. Contact your chosen accommodation direct to confirm details.
    *Public spaces and services: The Government of Ghana has eased some COVID-19 social restrictions but these can change at short notice. You should be aware that:
    • The Government of Ghana recommends the use of takeaway service where possible and that people do not sit down to eat in restaurants.
    • Pubs, cinemas and nightclubs are closed.
    • Beaches are closed but some tourist sites remain open.
    • Weddings, concerts, parties, theatrical performances and funerals are banned (private burials with no more than 25 attendees are allowed).
    It is now a legal requirement to wear face masks, including when leaving or returning to your place of residence, and when travelling in vehicles with more than one occupant. Notices of ‘no mask, no entry’ are displayed at vantage points including offices, shops, markets, malls, banks and pharmacies. The Ghana Police Service have been issued with an extensive list of places they can effect arrest, that includes outdoor spaces such as car parks, markets and the street.
    Under local COVID-19 protocols, people are strongly advised to wash their hands, use hand sanitiser and avoid shaking-hands with one another. People are being advised to continue to adhere to strict social distancing.
    *Be prepared for your plans to change: No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.
    If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.
    Plan ahead and make sure you: can access money; understand what your insurance will cover; can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

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    30.07.2021
  • Ghana Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Ghana: Kotoka International Airport is open. Commercial flights are operating to and from Ghana. Check with your travel company for the latest information. Land and sea borders remain closed. COVID-19 protocols at the airport may be subject to change as the new screening process evolves. See the guidance from the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority.
    Passengers travelling to Ghana are required to undergo a COVID test 72hrs before departure; complete additional health declaration forms on arrival; and undergo a further COVID test on arrival:
    *Coronavirus tests before departure: On 21 April the Government of Ghana introduced the mandatory digitisation of all COVID-19 tests for international air travel, with the implementation of the Trusted Travel Scheme. Passengers travelling to Ghana are now required to:
    1. Take a Polymerise Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID test with one of the listed providers within 72 hours of departure. Visit https://africacdc.org/trusted-travel/ for a certified list of providers.
    2. Create an account at https://trustedtravel.panabios.org/ with the same email address and mobile telephone number you give your PCR test provider. Log on and select check-in; select your destination country and Ghana as your departure country; select lab tests (TT); select the matching lab test from the drop down options; click save; provide your flight and passport details as requested; click save to generate a Travel Code (TC); your TC code is then generated for you to copy or download.
    3. If your provider is unable to upload your test certificate on your behalf you should enter your TT or BIOMARS code from your PCR certificate, or upload the certificate yourself.
    4. Whilst the system remains new we also recommend travelling with hard copy proof of this negative Polymerise Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test result, to present on arrival.
    Children under the age of 5 are exempt. For passengers who have transited other countries before arriving in Ghana, the first country of departure will be the reference point.
    The same arrangements apply to passengers aged 11+ departing from Ghana, and you may not be allowed to board flights without uploading a certified Polymerise Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID test. Visit https://africacdc.org/trusted-travel/ for a certified list of providers in Ghana. Whilst the system remains new we also recommend travelling with hard copy proof of this negative Polymerise Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test result, to present on departure.
    If the UK is your final destination, check-in staff will also confirm your passenger locator form has been completed and that all passengers aged 5+ have evidence of day 2 and 8 tests booked in UK.
    *Additional forms and checks upon arrival: On arrival to Ghana, passengers are also required by the Government of Ghana to:
    Complete an online health declaration form pre-departure. All passengers may also be asked to complete hard copy self-declaration forms on the flight, confirming they are fit to travel and providing details to facilitate contact tracing.
    • Wear a face-mask throughout their flight and upon landing in Accra.
    • Undergo a temperature check on arrival.
    On arrival all passengers will be subject to a mandatory COVID-19 test at Kotoka International airport. The test is an antigen fluorescent immunoassay test and it will be conducted before baggage is collected at a cost of $150 per passenger. Payment should be made online prior to boarding. Children under the age of five are exempt.
    During busy period when there may be a large number of passengers disembarking at the same time the testing area may become busy. Test results are normally ready within one hour, depending how busy the airport is. The pre departure area where test results are collected can also get busy. You can check your resultsonline while you wait. Be prepared for additional time to move through and exit the airport.
    *Quarantine requirements: All arriving passengers should be prepared to comply with Ghana’s COVID-19 Health Protocols. This may, depending on the test result of individuals or others on the flight, involve time in quarantine or in a Government Health facility. Quarantine and / or medical costs can be expensive so it is important that all passengers arrive with adequate access to financial resources. If you do test positive on arrival and go into quarantine, a PCR test is carried out on day two or three. That test result will normally be ready within 48 hours. The quarantine process is managed by Ghana Health Service.
    The Government of Ghana also advise that all arrivals should have valid insurance. It is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover.
    *Transiting Ghana: Transit passengers, except where they will remain in the airport throughout or those who were diverted to Accra for an emergency, will also be subject to mandatory COVID-19 testing as outlined above.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Ghana: Domestic flights are permitted to fly – contact your local airline for details. Public transport systems are operating at full capacity. See theMinistry of Information website for full details on the restriction of movement, including a list of affected areas.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and other rented accommodation are steadily re-opening, and implementing COVID-19 health and safety measures. Contact your chosen accommodation direct to confirm details.
    *Public spaces and services: The Government of Ghana has eased some COVID-19 social restrictions but these can change at short notice. You should be aware that:
    • The Government of Ghana recommends takeaway service is used where possible and that people do not sit down to eat in restaurants;
    • Pubs, cinemas and nightclubs are closed;
    • Beaches are closed but some tourist sites remain open;
    • Weddings, concerts, parties theatrical performances and funerals are banned (private burials with no more than 25 attendees are allowed).
    It is now a legal requirement to wear face masks, including when leaving or returning to your place of residence, and when travelling in vehicles with more than one occupant. Notices of ‘no mask, no entry’ are displayed at vantage points including offices, shops, markets, malls, banks and pharmacies. The Ghana Police Service have been issued with an extensive list of places they can effect arrest, that includes outdoor spaces such as car parks, markets and the street.
    Under local COVID-19 protocols people are strongly advised to wash their hands, use hand sanitiser and avoid shaking-hands with one another. People are being advised to continue to adhere to strict social distancing.

    Read more
    16.06.2021
  • Ghana Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Ghana: Kotoka International Airport is open. Commercial flights are operating to and from Ghana. Check with your travel company for the latest information. Land and sea borders remain closed. COVID-19 protocols at the airport may be subject to change as the new screening process evolves. See the guidance from the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority.
    Passengers travelling to Ghana are required to undergo a COVID test 72hrs before departure; complete additional health declaration forms on arrival; and undergo a further COVID test on arrival:
    *Coronavirus tests before departure: On 21 April the Government of Ghana introduced the mandatory digitisation of all COVID-19 tests for international air travel, with the implementation of the Trusted Travel scheme. Passengers travelling to Ghana are now required to:
    1. Take a Polymerise Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID test with one of the listed providers within 72 hours of departure. Visit https://africacdc.org/trusted-travel/ for a certified list of providers.
    2. Create an account at https://trustedtravel.panabios.org/ with the same email address and mobile telephone number you give your PCR test provider. Log on and select check-in; select UK and Ghana as your departure and destination countries; select lab tests (TT); select the matching lab test from the drop down options; click save; provide your flight and passport details as requested; click save to generate a Travel Code (TC); your TC code is then generated for you to copy or download.
    3. If your provider is unable to upload your test certificate on your behalf you should enter your TT or BIOMARS code from your PCR certificate, or upload the certificate yourself.
    4. Whilst the system remains new we also recommend travelling with hard copy proof of this negative Polymerise Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test result, to present on arrival.
    Children under the age of 5 are exempt. For passengers who have transited other countries before arriving in Ghana, the first country of departure will be the reference point.
    The same arrangements apply to passengers aged 11+ departing from Ghana to the UK, and you may not be allowed to board flights without uploading a certified Polymerise Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID test.
    Visit https://africacdc.org/trusted-travel/ for a certified list of providers in Ghana. Whilst the system remains new we also recommend travelling with hard copy proof of this negative Polymerise Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test result, to present on departure.
    If the UK is your final destination, check-in staff will also confirm your UK passenger locator form has been completed and that all passengers aged 5+ have evidence of day 2 and 8 tests booked in UK
    *Additional forms and checks upon arrival: On arrival to Ghana, passengers are also required by the Government of Ghana to:
    • Complete an online health declaration form
    pre-departure. All passengers may also be asked to complete hard copy self-declaration forms on the flight, confirming they are fit to travel and providing details to facilitate contact tracing.
    • Wear a face-mask throughout their flight and upon landing in Accra.
    • Undergo a temperature check on arrival.
    On arrival all passengers will be subject to a mandatory COVID-19 test at Kotoka International airport. The test is an antigen fluorescent immunoassay test and it will be conducted before baggage is collected at a cost of $150 per passenger. Payment should be made online prior to boarding. Children under the age of five are exempt.
    During busy period when there may be a large number of passengers disembarking at the same time the testing area may become busy. Test results are normally ready within one hour, depending how busy the airport is. The pre departure area where test results are collected can also get busy. You can check your results online while you wait. Be prepared for additional time to move through and exit the airport.
    *Quarantine requirements: All arriving passengers should be prepared to comply with Ghana’s COVID-19 Health Protocols. This may, depending on the test result of individuals or others on the flight, involve time in quarantine or in a Government Health facility. Quarantine and / or medical costs can be expensive so it is important that all passengers arrive with adequate access to financial resources. The Government of Ghana also advise that all arrivals should have valid insurance. It is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover.
    *Transiting Ghana: Transit passengers, except where they will remain in the airport throughout or those who were diverted to Accra for an emergency, will also be subject to mandatory COVID-19 testing as outlined above.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Ghana: Domestic flights are permitted to fly – contact your local airline for details. Public transport systems are operating at full capacity. See theMinistry of Information website for full details on the restriction of movement, including a list of affected areas.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and other rented accommodation are steadily re-opening, and implementing COVID-19 health and safety measures. Contact your chosen accommodation direct to confirm details.
    *Public spaces and services: The Government of Ghana has eased some COVID-19 social restrictions but these can change at short notice. You should be aware that:
    • The Government of Ghana recommends takeaway service is used where possible and that people do not sit down to eat in restaurants;
    • Pubs, cinemas and nightclubs are closed;
    • Beaches are closed but some tourist sites remain open;
    • Weddings, concerts, parties theatrical performances and funerals are banned (private burials with no more than 25 attendees are allowed).
    It is now a legal requirement to wear face masks, including when leaving or returning to your place of residence, and when travelling in vehicles with more than one occupant. Notices of ‘no mask, no entry’ are displayed at vantage points including offices, shops, markets, malls, banks and pharmacies. The Ghana Police Service have been issued with an extensive list of places they can effect arrest, that includes outdoor spaces such as car parks, markets and the street.
    Under local COVID-19 protocols people are strongly advised to wash their hands, use hand sanitiser and avoid shaking-hands with one another. People are being advised to continue to adhere to strict social distancing.

    Read more
    06.05.2021
  • Ghana Latest News: Ghana

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Ghana: Kotoka International Airport is open. Commercial flights are operating to and from Ghana. Check with your travel company for the latest information. Land and sea borders remain closed. COVID-19 protocols at the airport may be subject to change as the new screening process evolves. See the guidance from the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority. Passengers arriving to Ghana are now required to undergo COVID test 72hrs before departure; complete additional health declaration forms on arrival; and undergo a further COVID test on arrival:
    Coronavirus tests before departure: On 21 April the Government of Ghana introduced the mandatory digitisation of all COVID-19 tests for international air travel, with the implementation of the Trusted Travel scheme. Passengers arriving to Ghana are now required to:
    1. Travelers must take a Polymerise Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID test with one of the listed providers within 72 hours of departure. Visit https://africacdc.org/trusted-travel/ for a certified list of providers.
    2. Travelers must create an account at https://trustedtravel.panabios.org/ with the same email address and mobile telephone number you give your PCR test provider. If your provider is unable to upload your test certificate on your behalf you should enter your TT or BIOMARS code from your PCR certificate, or upload the certificate yourself
    3. Whilst the system remains new we also recommend travelling with hard copy proof of this negative Polymerise Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test result, to present on arrival and departure
    Children under the age of 5 are exempt. For passengers who have transited other countries before arriving in Ghana, the first country of departure will be the reference point.
    The same arrangements apply to passengers departing from Ghana, and you may not be allowed to leave board flights without uploading a certified Polymerise Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID test. Visit https://africacdc.org/trusted-travel/ for a certified list of providers in Ghana.
    *Additional forms and checks upon arrival: On arrival to Ghana, passengers are also required by the Government of Ghana to:
    • Complete an online health declaration form
    pre-departure. All passengers may also be asked to complete hard copy self-declaration forms on the flight, confirming they are fit to travel and providing details to facilitate contact tracing.
    • Wear a face-mask throughout their flight and upon landing in Accra.
    • Undergo a temperature check on arrival.
    On arrival all passengers will be subject to a mandatory COVID-19 test at Kotoka International airport. The test is an antigen fluorescent immunoassay test and it will be conducted before baggage is collected at a cost of $150 per passenger. Payment should be made
    online prior to boarding. Children under the age of five are exempt.
    During busy period when there may be a large number of passengers disembarking at the same time the testing area may become busy. Test results are normally ready within one hour, depending how busy the airport is. The pre departure area where test results are collected can also get busy. You can check your results online while you wait. e prepared for additional time to move through and exit the airport.
    *Quarantine requirements: All arriving passengers should be prepared to comply with Ghana’s COVID-19 Health Protocols. This may, depending on the test result of individuals or others on the flight, involve time in quarantine or in a Government Health facility. Quarantine and / or medical costs can be expensive so it is important that all passengers arrive with adequate access to financial resources. The Government of Ghana also advise that all arrivals should have valid insurance. It is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover.
    *Transiting Ghana: Transit passengers, except where they will remain in the airport throughout or those who were diverted to Accra for an emergency, will also be subject to mandatory COVID-19 testing as outlined above.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Ghana: Domestic flights are permitted to fly – contact your local airline for details. Public transport systems are operating at full capacity. See theMinistry of Information website for full details on the restriction of movement, including a list of affected areas.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and other rented accommodation are steadily re-opening, and implementing COVID-19 health and safety measures. Contact your chosen accommodation direct to confirm details.
    *Public spaces and services: The Government of Ghana has eased some COVID-19 social restrictions but these can change at short notice. You should be aware that:
    • The Government of Ghana recommends takeaway service is used where possible and that people do not sit down to eat in restaurants;
    • Pubs, cinemas and nightclubs are closed;
    • Beaches are closed but some tourist sites remain open;
    • Weddings, concerts, parties theatrical performances and funerals are banned (private burials with no more than 25 attendees are allowed).
    It is now a legal requirement to wear face masks, including when leaving or returning to your place of residence, and when travelling in vehicles with more than one occupant. Notices of ‘no mask, no entry’ are displayed at vantage points including offices, shops, markets, malls, banks and pharmacies. The Ghana Police Service have been issued with an extensive list of places they can effect arrest, that includes outdoor spaces such as car parks, markets and the street.
    Under local COVID-19 protocols people are strongly advised to wash their hands, use hand sanitiser and avoid shaking-hands with one another. People are being advised to continue to adhere to strict social distancing.

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    27.04.2021
  • Ghana Latest News: Ghana: Government reimposes restrictions to help curb rising COVID-19 infections (Xinhua, 01.02.2021). Accra’s Kotoka International Airport reopens for regular international passenger travel on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 (OSAC, 31.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Ghana: Kotoka International Airport is open. Commercial flights are operating to and from Ghana. Check with your travel company for the latest information. Land and sea borders remain closed. COVID-19 protocols at the airport may be subject to change as the new screening process evolves. See the guidance from the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority. At present all passengers arriving are required by the Government of Ghana to:
    1. Complete an online health declaration form pre-departure;
    2. Wear a facemask throughout their flight and upon landing in Accra;
    3. All passengers may also be asked to complete hard copy self-declaration forms on the flight, confirming they are fit to travel and providing details to facilitate contact tracing;
    4. On arrival produce evidence of a negative Polymerise Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test result. This test must have taken place within 72 hours of departure. Children under the age of five are exempt. For passengers who have transited other countries before arriving in Ghana the first country of departure will be the reference point;
    5. Undergo a temperature check on arrival;
    6. On arrival all passengers will be subject to a mandatory COVID-19 test at Kotoka International airport. The test is an antigen fluorescent immunoassay test and it will be conducted before baggage is collected at a cost of $150 per passenger. Payment should be made online prior to boarding. Children under the age of five are exempt. Children between the ages of five and 12 years will undergo testing on arrival free of charge. From 6 pm on February 8 testing for children between the ages of 5 and 12 years will no longer be free of charge and will also be at a cost of $150 per passenger. The Government of Ghana has stated results will be available within 30 minutes of the test taking place at the airport. As such passengers should be prepared for additional time to move through and exit the airport. During busy period when there may be a large number of passengers disembarking at the same time the testing area may become busy.
    *Quarantine requirements: All arriving passengers should be prepared to comply with Ghana’s COVID-19 Health Protocols. This may, depending on the test result of individuals or others on the flight, involve time in quarantine or in a Government Health facility. Quarantine and / or medical costs can be expensive so it is important that all passengers arrive with adequate access to financial resources. The Government of Ghana also advise that all arrivals should have valid insurance. It is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover.
    *Transiting Ghana: Transit passengers, except where they will remain in the airport throughout or those who were diverted to Accra for an emergency, will also be subject to mandatory COVID-19 testing as outlined above.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Ghana: Domestic flights are permitted to fly – contact your local airline for details. Public transport systems are operating at full capacity. See theMinistry of Information website for full details on the restriction of movement, including a list of affected areas.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and other rented accommodation are steadily re-opening, and implementing COVID-19 health and safety measures. Contact your chosen accommodation direct to confirm details.
    *Public spaces and services: The Government of Ghana has eased some COVID-19 social restrictions but these can change at short notice. You should be aware that:
    • The Government of Ghana recommends takeaway service is used where possible and that people do not sit down to eat in restaurants;
    • Pubs, cinemas and nightclubs are closed;
    • Beaches are closed but some tourist sites remain open;
    • Weddings, concerts, parties theatrical performances and funerals are banned (private burials with no more than 25 attendees are allowed).
    It is now a legal requirement to wear face masks, including when leaving or returning to your place of residence, and when travelling in vehicles with more than one occupant. Notices of ‘no mask, no entry’ are displayed at vantage points including offices, shops, markets, malls, banks and pharmacies. The Ghana Police Service have been issued with an extensive list of places they can effect arrest, that includes outdoor spaces such as car parks, markets and the street.
    Under local COVID-19 protocols people are strongly advised to wash their hands, use hand sanitiser and avoid shaking-hands with one another. People are being advised to continue to adhere to strict social distancing.

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    04.02.2021
  • Ghana Latest News: Accra’s Kotoka International Airport reopens for regular international passenger travel on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 (OSAC, 31.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    Kotoka International Airport reopened on 1 September. Commercial flights are now operating to and from Ghana on a limited number of routes.
    Please note that with immediate effect, all guests travelling to Accra must fill ONLINE Health Declaration Forms before they can be checked in. The form is Mandatory. and can be found here: here.
    *Entry to Ghana: Kotoka International Airport reopened on 1 September. Commercial flights are now operating to and from Ghana on a limited number of routes. Check with your travel company for the latest information. Land and sea borders remain closed. COVID-19 protocols at the airport may be subject to change as the new screening process evolves. See the guidance from the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority
    At present all passengers arriving are required by the Government of Ghana to: Complete an online health declaration form pre-departure. 1. Wear a face-mask throughout their flight and upon landing in Accra. 2. All passengers may also be asked to complete hard copy self-declaration forms on the flight, confirming they are fit to travel and providing details to facilitate contact tracing. 3. On arrival produce evidence of a negative Polymerise Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test result. This test must have taken place within 72 hours of departure. Children under the age of five are exempt. For passengers who have transited other countries before arriving in Ghana the first country of departure will be the reference point. 4. Undergo a temperature check on arrival. On arrival all passengers will be subject to a mandatory COVID-19 test at Kotoka International airport. The test is an antigen fluorescent immunoassay test and it will be conducted before baggage is collected at a cost of $150 per passenger. Payment should be made online prior to boarding. Children under the age of five are exempt. Children between the ages of five and 12 years will undergo testing on arrival free of charge. The Government of Ghana has stated results will be available within 30 minutes of the test taking place at the airport. As such passengers should be prepared for additional time to move through and exit the airport. During busy period when there may be a large number of passengers disembarking at the same time the testing area may become busy.
    *Quarantine requirements: All arriving passengers should be prepared to comply with Ghana’s COVID-19 Health Protocols. This may, depending on the test result of individuals or others on the flight, involve time in quarantine or in a Government Health facility. Quarantine and / or medical costs can be expensive so it is important that all passengers arrive with adequate access to financial resources. The Government of Ghana also advise that all arrivals should have valid insurance. It is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover.
    *Transiting Ghana: Transit passengers, except where they will remain in the airport throughout or those who were diverted to Accra for an emergency, will also be subject to mandatory COVID-19 testing as outlined above.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Ghana: Domestic flights are permitted to fly – contact your local airline for details. Public transport systems are operating at full capacity. See the Ministry of Information website for full details on the restriction of movement, including a list of affected areas.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and other rented accommodation are steadily re-opening, and implementing COVID-19 health and safety measures. Contact your chosen accommodation direct to confirm details.
    *Public spaces and services: The Government of Ghana has eased some social restrictions. The following services have reopened: • restaurants; • open air bars; • tourist sites; • some schools and universities for a minority of students; • religious services, weddings and funerals. All are subject to strict limits on numbers, adherence to social distancing and the wearing of personal protective equipment (facemasks). Some beaches and all cinemas and nightclubs remain closed. It is now a legal requirement to wear face masks, including when leaving or returning to your place of residence, and when travelling in vehicles with more than one occupant. Notices of ‘no mask, no entry’ are displayed at vantage points including offices, shops, markets, malls, banks and pharmacies. The Ghana Police Service have been issued with an extensive list of places they can effect arrest, that includes outdoor spaces such as car parks, markets and the street. Under local COVID-19 protocols people are strongly advised to wash their hands, use hand sanitiser and avoid shaking-hands with one another. People are being advised to continue to adhere to strict social distancing.

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    18.01.2021
  • Ghana Latest News: Accra’s Kotoka International Airport reopens for regular international passenger travel on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 (OSAC, 31.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    Kotoka International Airport reopened on 1 September. Commercial flights are now operating to and from Ghana on a limited number of routes.
    *Entry to Ghana: Kotoka International Airport reopened on 1 September. Commercial flights are now operating to and from Ghana on a limited number of routes. Check with your travel company for the latest information. Land and sea borders remain closed. COVID-19 protocols at the airport may be subject to change as the new screening process evolves. See the guidance from the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority
    At present all passengers arriving are required by the Government of Ghana to: Complete an online health declaration form pre-departure. 1. Wear a face-mask throughout their flight and upon landing in Accra. 2. All passengers may also be asked to complete hard copy self-declaration forms on the flight, confirming they are fit to travel and providing details to facilitate contact tracing. 3. On arrival produce evidence of a negative Polymerise Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test result. This test must have taken place within 72 hours of departure. Children under the age of five are exempt. For passengers who have transited other countries before arriving in Ghana the first country of departure will be the reference point. 4. Undergo a temperature check on arrival. On arrival all passengers will be subject to a mandatory COVID-19 test at Kotoka International airport. The test is an antigen fluorescent immunoassay test and it will be conducted before baggage is collected at a cost of $150 per passenger. Payment should be made online prior to boarding. Children under the age of five are exempt. Children between the ages of five and 12 years will undergo testing on arrival free of charge. The Government of Ghana has stated results will be available within 30 minutes of the test taking place at the airport. As such passengers should be prepared for additional time to move through and exit the airport. During busy period when there may be a large number of passengers disembarking at the same time the testing area may become busy.
    *Quarantine requirements: All arriving passengers should be prepared to comply with Ghana’s COVID-19 Health Protocols. This may, depending on the test result of individuals or others on the flight, involve time in quarantine or in a Government Health facility. Quarantine and / or medical costs can be expensive so it is important that all passengers arrive with adequate access to financial resources. The Government of Ghana also advise that all arrivals should have valid insurance. It is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover.
    *Transiting Ghana: Transit passengers, except where they will remain in the airport throughout or those who were diverted to Accra for an emergency, will also be subject to mandatory COVID-19 testing as outlined above.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Ghana: Domestic flights are permitted to fly – contact your local airline for details. Public transport systems are operating at full capacity. See the Ministry of Information website for full details on the restriction of movement, including a list of affected areas.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and other rented accommodation are steadily re-opening, and implementing COVID-19 health and safety measures. Contact your chosen accommodation direct to confirm details.
    *Public spaces and services: The Government of Ghana has eased some social restrictions. The following services have reopened: • restaurants; • open air bars; • tourist sites; • some schools and universities for a minority of students; • religious services, weddings and funerals. All are subject to strict limits on numbers, adherence to social distancing and the wearing of personal protective equipment (facemasks). Some beaches and all cinemas and nightclubs remain closed. It is now a legal requirement to wear face masks, including when leaving or returning to your place of residence, and when travelling in vehicles with more than one occupant. Notices of ‘no mask, no entry’ are displayed at vantage points including offices, shops, markets, malls, banks and pharmacies. The Ghana Police Service have been issued with an extensive list of places they can effect arrest, that includes outdoor spaces such as car parks, markets and the street. Under local COVID-19 protocols people are strongly advised to wash their hands, use hand sanitiser and avoid shaking-hands with one another. People are being advised to continue to adhere to strict social distancing.

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    07.12.2020
  • Ghana Latest News: Accra’s Kotoka International Airport reopens for regular international passenger travel on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 (OSAC, 31.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    Kotoka International Airport reopened on 1 September. Commercial flights are now operating to and from Ghana on a limited number of routes.
    *Entry to Ghana: Kotoka International Airport reopened on 1 September. Commercial flights are now operating to and from Ghana on a limited number of routes. Check with your travel company for the latest information. Land and sea borders remain closed. COVID-19 protocols at the airport may be subject to change as the new screening process evolves. See the guidance from the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority
    At present all passengers arriving are required by the Government of Ghana to: Complete an online health declaration form pre-departure. 1. Wear a face-mask throughout their flight and upon landing in Accra. 2. All passengers may also be asked to complete hard copy self-declaration forms on the flight, confirming they are fit to travel and providing details to facilitate contact tracing. 3. On arrival produce evidence of a negative Polymerise Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test result. This test must have taken place within 72 hours of departure. Children under the age of five are exempt. For passengers who have transited other countries before arriving in Ghana the first country of departure will be the reference point. 4. Undergo a temperature check on arrival. On arrival all passengers will be subject to a mandatory COVID-19 test at Kotoka International airport. The test is an antigen fluorescent immunoassay test and it will be conducted before baggage is collected at a cost of $150 per passenger. Payment should be made online prior to boarding. Children under the age of five are exempt. Children between the ages of five and 12 years will undergo testing on arrival free of charge. The Government of Ghana has stated results will be available within 30 minutes of the test taking place at the airport. As such passengers should be prepared for additional time to move through and exit the airport. During busy period when there may be a large number of passengers disembarking at the same time the testing area may become busy.
    *Quarantine requirements: All arriving passengers should be prepared to comply with Ghana’s COVID-19 Health Protocols. This may, depending on the test result of individuals or others on the flight, involve time in quarantine or in a Government Health facility. Quarantine and / or medical costs can be expensive so it is important that all passengers arrive with adequate access to financial resources. The Government of Ghana also advise that all arrivals should have valid insurance. It is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover.
    *Transiting Ghana: Transit passengers, except where they will remain in the airport throughout or those who were diverted to Accra for an emergency, will also be subject to mandatory COVID-19 testing as outlined above.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Ghana: Domestic flights are permitted to fly – contact your local airline for details. Public transport systems are operating at full capacity. See the Ministry of Information website for full details on the restriction of movement, including a list of affected areas.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and other rented accommodation are steadily re-opening, and implementing COVID-19 health and safety measures. Contact your chosen accommodation direct to confirm details.
    *Public spaces and services: The Government of Ghana has eased some social restrictions. The following services have reopened: • restaurants • open air bars • tourist sites • some schools and universities for a minority of students • religious services, weddings and funerals. All are subject to strict limits on numbers, adherence to social distancing and the wearing of personal protective equipment (facemasks). Some beaches and all cinemas and nightclubs remain closed. It is now a legal requirement to wear face masks, including when leaving or returning to your place of residence, and when travelling in vehicles with more than one occupant. Notices of ‘no mask, no entry’ are displayed at vantage points including offices, shops, markets, malls, banks and pharmacies. The Ghana Police Service have been issued with an extensive list of places they can effect arrest, that includes outdoor spaces such as car parks, markets and the street. Under local COVID-19 protocols people are strongly advised to wash their hands, use hand sanitiser and avoid shaking-hands with one another. People are being advised to continue to adhere to strict social distancing.

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    19.11.2020
  • Ghana Accra’s Kotoka International Airport reopens for regular international passenger travel on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 (OSAC, 31.08.2020)

    *****International Restrictions:
    Kotoka International Airport reopened on 1 September. Commercial flights are now operating to and from Ghana on a limited number of routes. Land and sea borders remain closed. COVID-19 protocols at the airport may be subject to change as the new screening process evolves. See the guidance from the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority . At present all passengers arriving are required by the Government of Ghana to: Complete and online health declaration form pre-departure. Wear a face-mask throughout their flight and upon landing in Accra. All passengers may also be asked to complete hard copy self-declaration forms on the flight, confirming they are fit to travel and providing details to facilitate contact tracing. On arrival produce evidence of a negative Polymerise Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test result (a text message confirmation from NHS may not be sufficient). This test must have taken place within 72 hours of departure. Ffor passengers who have transited other countries before arriving in Ghana the first country of departure will be the reference point. Undergo a temperature check on arrival.
    On arrival all passengers will be subject to a mandatory COVID-19 test at Kotoka International airport. The test is understood to be an antigen test and it will be conducted before baggage is collected at a cost of $150 per passenger. Please ensure you have access to sufficient funds in cash on arrival although payment by card may also be available. Children under the age of five are exempt. The Government of Ghana has stated results will be available within 30 minutes of the test taking place at the airport. As such passengers should be prepared for additional time to move through and exit the airport. During busy period when there may be a large number of passengers disembarking at the same time the testing area may become busy. All arriving passengers should be prepared to comply with Ghana’s COVID-19 Health Protocols. This may, depending on the test result of individuals or others on the flight, involve time in quarantine or a Government Health facility. Quarantine and / or medical costs can be expensive so it is important that all passengers arrive with adequate access to financial resources. The Government of Ghana also advise that all arrivals should have valid insurance. Transit passengers, except those who were diverted to Accra for an emergency and where they will remain in the airport throughout, will also be subject to mandatory COVID-19 testing as outlined above.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights are permitted to fly. Public transport systems are operating at full capacity. See the Ministry of Information website for full details on the restriction of movement, including a list of affected areas. Hotels and other rented accommodation are steadily re-opening, and implementing COVID-19 health and safety measures. Contact your chosen accommodation direct to confirm details. The Government of Ghana has implemented a phased easing of some social restrictions. The following services have reopened: restaurants; open air bars; tourist sites; some schools and universities for a minority of students; religious services, weddings and funerals. All changes are subject to strict limits on numbers, adherence to social distancing and the wearing of PPE. Beaches, cinemas and nightclubs remain closed. It is now mandatory to wear face masks, including when leaving or returning to your place of residence. Notices of ‘no mask, no entry’ are displayed at vantage points including offices, shops, markets, malls, banks and pharmacies. The Ghana Police Service have been issued with an extensive list of places they can effect arrest, that includes outdoor spaces such as car parks, markets and the street. Under local COVID-19 protocols people are strongly advised to wash their hands, use hand sanitiser and avoid shaking-hands with one another. People are being advised to continue to adhere to strict social distancing.

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    05.09.2020
  • Ghana Accra’s Kotoka International Airport reopens for regular international passenger travel on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 (OSAC, 31.08.2020)

    *****International Restrictions:
    Commercial flights via Kotoka International Airport will operate from 1 September. Commercial flights are not expected to immediately return to pre-Coronavirus levels. Land and sea borders remain closed.
    COVID-19 protocols at the airport are being finalised and may be subject to change as the new screening process evolves. See the guidance from the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority [http://www.gcaa.com.gh/web/protocols.html]. At present all passengers arriving are required by the Government of Ghana to: Wear a face-mask throughout their flight and upon landing in Accra. All passengers will also be asked to complete self-declaration forms confirming they are fit to travel and provide details to facilitate contact tracing. On arrival produce evidence of a negative Polymerise Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test result. This test must have taken place within 72 hours of departure. Ffor passengers who have transited other countries before arriving in Ghana the first country of departure will be the reference point. Undergo a temperature check on arrival. On arrival all passengers will be subject to a mandatory COVID-19 test at Kotoka International airport. It is not yet clear what form this test will take. The test will be conducted in the airport at the passengers own expense. The cost has not yet been confirmed but media reports suggest up to $150 dollars per test. Please ensure you have access to sufficient funds in cash on arrival. Children under the age of five are exempt. The Government of Ghana has stated results will be available within 30 minutes of the test taking place at the airport. As such passengers should be prepared for additional time to move through and exit the airport. During busy period when there may be a large number of passengers disembarking at the same time the testing area may become busy. All arriving passengers should be prepared to comply with Ghana’s COVID-19 Health Protocols. This may, depending on the test result of individuals or others on the flight, involve time in quarantine or a Government Health facility. Quarantine and / or medical costs can be expensive so it is important that all passengers arrive with adequate access to financial resources. The Government of Ghana also advise that all arrivals should have valid insurance.
    Transit passengers, except those who were diverted to Accra for an emergency and where they will remain in the airport throughout, will also be subject to mandatory COVID-19 testing as outlined above.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights are permitted to fly – contact your local airline for details. On 26 July, the President announced that public transport systems have permission to operate at full capacity. See the Ministry of Information website [http://moi.gov.gh/president-akufo-addo-addresses-nation-on-updates-to-ghanas-enhanced-response-to-the-coronavirus-pandemic/] for full details on the restriction of movement, including a list of affected areas. Hotels and other rented accommodation are steadily re-opening, and implementing COVID-19 health and safety measures. Contact your chosen accommodation direct to confirm details. The Government of Ghana has set out guidance to curb the spread of coronavirus. On 31 May, the Government of Ghana announced a phased easing of some social restrictions. This includes: the recommencement of religious services, weddings and funerals, reopening of schools and universities for a minority of students, and the reopening of restaurants. The easing of social restrictions was extended to tourist sites and open air bars on 26 July. All changes are subject to strict limits on numbers, adherence to social distancing and the wearing of PPE. Beaches, cinemas and nightclubs remain closed. It is now mandatory for the general public to wear face masks, including when leaving or returning to your place of residence. Notices of ‘no mask, no entry’ are displayed at vantage points including offices, shops, markets, malls, banks and pharmacies. The Ghana Police Service have been issued with an extensive list of places they can effect arrest, that includes outdoor spaces such as car parks, markets and the street. Under local COVID-19 protocols people are strongly advised to wash their hands, use hand sanitiser and avoid shaking-hands with one another. People are being advised to continue to adhere to strict social distancing.

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    31.08.2020
  • Ghana Accra’s Kotoka Airport may reopen for international flights from 1 September (Peace FM, 17.08.2020).

    *****International Restrictions:
    All international commercial flights, except humanitarian, medevac, and repatriation flights, are suspended until further notice. It is not currently possible to transit Ghana on commercial carriers, although a number of carriers have anounced operations in August. On 21 March the government also announced the close of land and maritaime borders until further notice.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs: [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights are permitted to fly – contact your local airline for details. International flights remain suspended. See the Ministry of Information website [http://moi.gov.gh/president-akufo-addo-addresses-nation-on-updates-to-ghanas-enhanced-response-to-the-coronavirus-pandemic/] for full details on the restriction of movement, including a list of affected areas. Hotels and other rented accommodation are steadily re-opening, and implementing COVID-19 health and safety measures.
    Currently, no curfew or lockdown is in effect. The Government of Ghana has set out guidance to curb the spread of coronavirus. On 31 May, the Government of Ghana announced a phased easing of some social restrictions. This includes: the recommencement of religious services, weddings and funerals, reopening of schools and universities for a minority of students, and the reopening of restaurants. The changes are subject to strict limits on numbers, adherence to social distancing and the wearing of PPE. It is now mandatory for the general public to wear face masks, including when leaving or returning to your place of residence. Notices of ‘no mask, no entry’ are displayed at vantage points including offices, shops, markets, malls, banks and pharmacies. The Ghana Police Service have been issued with an extensive list of places they can effect arrest, that includes outdoor spaces such as car parks, markets and the street. People are strongly advised to wash their hands, use hand sanitiser and avoid shaking-hands with one another. People are being advised to continue to adhere to strict social distancing.

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    17.08.2020
  • Ghana *****International Restrictions:
    International borders are closed and only Ghana internal [and humanitarian] flights are operating. It is not currently possible to transit Ghana on commercial carriers, although a number of carriers have anounced operations in August.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs: [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights are permitted to fly – contact your local airline for details. International flights remain suspended. See the Ministry of Information website [http://moi.gov.gh/president-akufo-addo-addresses-nation-on-updates-to-ghanas-enhanced-response-to-the-coronavirus-pandemic/] for full details on the restriction of movement, including a list of affected areas. Hotels and other rented accommodation are steadily re-opening, and implementing COVID-19 health and safety measures.
    The Government of Ghana has set out guidance to curb the spread of coronavirus. On 31 May, the Government of Ghana announced a phased easing of some social restrictions. This includes: the recommencement of religious services, weddings and funerals, reopening of schools and universities for a minority of students, and the reopening of restaurants. The changes are subject to strict limits on numbers, adherence to social distancing and the wearing of PPE. It is now mandatory for the general public to wear face masks, including when leaving or returning to your place of residence. Notices of ‘no mask, no entry’ are displayed at vantage points including offices, shops, markets, malls, banks and pharmacies. The Ghana Police Service have been issued with an extensive list of places they can effect arrest, that includes outdoor spaces such as car parks, markets and the street. People are strongly advised to wash their hands, use hand sanitiser and avoid shaking-hands with one another. People are being advised to continue to adhere to strict social distancing.

    *****Relaxation to restrictions:
    Authorities announce further easing of COVID-19 restrictions from 1 August.

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    29.07.2020
  • Ghana *****International Restrictions:
    International borders are closed and only Ghana internal flights are operating. It is not currently possible to transit Ghana on commercial carriers.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights are permitted to fly – contact your local airline for details. International flights remain suspended. See the Ministry of Information website [http://moi.gov.gh/president-akufo-addo-addresses-nation-on-updates-to-ghanas-enhanced-response-to-the-coronavirus-pandemic/] for full details on the restriction of movement, including a list of affected areas. Hotels and other rented accommodation are steadily re-opening, and implementing COVID-19 health and safety measures. Contact your chosen accommodation direct to confirm details.
    The Government of Ghana has set out guidance to curb the spread of coronavirus. On 31 May, the Government of Ghana announced a phased easing of some social restrictions. This includes: the recommencement of religious services, weddings and funerals, reopening of schools and universities for a minority of students, and the reopening of restaurants. The changes are subject to strict limits on numbers, adherence to social distancing and the wearing of PPE. It is now mandatory for the general public to wear face masks.Notices of ‘no mask, no entry’ are displayed at vantage points including offices, shops, markets, malls, banks and pharmacies. People are strongly advised to wash their hands, use hand sanitiser and avoid shaking-hands with one another. People are being advised to continue to adhere to strict social distancing.

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    13.07.2020
  • Ghana *****International Restrictions:
    Ghana closed its borders on Sunday, 22 March.
    Domestic flights are permitted to fly. International flights remain suspended, with the excemption of emergency flights, humanitarian flights, technical landing for refuel and medical evacuation flights.
    Upon arrival, passengers in transit will fill a registration form from the Ministry of Health. Forms are available on the plane and also at arrival. Fully complete all parts of the form to save time upon arrival. Keep the boarding pass with seat number. Provide the form to the public health officer who will collect the form and register the arriving passenger. UN Staff: UNLP holders do not require a visa to enter Ghana.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    On 31 May, the Government of Ghana announced a phased easing of some social restrictions. This includes: the recommencement of religious services, weddings and funerals, reopening of schools and universities for a minority of students, and the reopening of restaurants The changes outlined are subject to strict limits on numbers, adherence to social distancing and the wearing of PPE. People are strongly advised to wash their hands, use hand sanitiser and avoid shaking-hands with one another. People are advised to continue to adhere to strict social distancing. On 20 April, the Government of Ghana lifted the movement restrictions in Greater Accra and Greater Kumasi. It is now mandatory for the general public to wear face masks in the Greater Accra Region and in Cape Coast Metropolis. Notices of ‘no mask, no entry’ will be displayed at vantage points including offices, shops, markets, malls, banks and pharmacies.

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    27.06.2020
  • Ghana International flights to Ghana are suspended. Domestic flights will resume after 1 May with Kotoka International Airport reopening to serve internal flights to Tamale, Takoradi and Kumasi.
    – This does not apply to emergency flights, humanitarian flights, technical landing for refuel and medical evacuation flights.

    Upon arrival, passengers in transit will fill a registration form from the Ministry of Health. Forms are available on the plane and also at arrival. Fully complete all parts of the form to save time upon arrival. Keep the boarding pass with seat number. Provide the form to the public health officer who will collect the form and register the arriving passenger.

    Border closure extended until 31 May, (OSAC, 12.05.2020)

    UN Staff: UNLP holders do not require a visa to enter Ghana.

    Internal restrictions:

    Internal restrictions limiting movement in the Greater Accra region (including the capital Accra) and Greater Kumasi (Ashanti region) have been lifted. However, public gatherings are still banned until 31 May. Facemasks are compulsory in most outdoor public places. Suspension of all public gatherings, both private and business (including conferences, workshops, funerals, festivals, political rallies, sporting events, religious activities).
    Public transport operators are required to limit the number of passengers and enforce social distancing and hygiene protocols on board.
    All schools are to remain closed until further notice. Beaches are closed and will be patrolled by police to enforce restrictions.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    On 31 May, the Government of Ghana announced a phased easing of some social restrictions. This includes: the recommencement of religious services, weddings and funerals, reopening of schools and universities for a minority of students, and the reopening of restaurants.

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    02.06.2020
  • Ghana International flights to Ghana are suspended. Domestic flights will resume after 1 May with Kotoka International Airport reopening to serve internal flights to Tamale, Takoradi and Kumasi.
    – This does not apply to emergency flights, humanitarian flights, technical landing for refuel and medical evacuation flights.

    Upon arrival, passengers in transit will fill a registration form from the Ministry of Health. Forms are available on the plane and also at arrival. Fully complete all parts of the form to save time upon arrival. Keep the boarding pass with seat number. Provide the form to the public health officer who will collect the form and register the arriving passenger.

    Border closure extended until 31 May, (OSAC, 12.05.2020)

    UN Staff: UNLP holders do not require a visa to enter Ghana.

    Internal restrictions:

    Internal restrictions limiting movement in the Greater Accra region (including the capital Accra) and Greater Kumasi (Ashanti region) have been lifted. However, public gatherings are still banned until 31 May. Facemasks are compulsory in most outdoor public places. Suspension of all public gatherings, both private and business (including conferences, workshops, funerals, festivals, political rallies, sporting events, religious activities).
    Public transport operators are required to limit the number of passengers and enforce social distancing and hygiene protocols on board.
    All schools are to remain closed until further notice. Beaches are closed and will be patrolled by police to enforce restrictions.

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    01.06.2020
  • Ghana 1. International flights to Ghana are suspended. Domestic flights will resume after 1 May with Kotoka International Airport reopening to serve internal flights to Tamale, Takoradi and Kumasi. – This does not apply to emergency flights, humanitarian flights, technical landing for refuel and medical evacuation flights. 2. Airline crew will undergo mandatory quarantine during their rotation/rest period. Border closure extended until 31 May, (OSAC, 12.05.2020) UN Staff: UNLP holders do not require a visa to enter Ghana.

    Internal restrictions:

    Internal restrictions limiting movement in the Greater Accra region (including the capital Accra) and Greater Kumasi (Ashanti region) have been lifted. However, public gatherings are still banned until 31 May. Face masks are compulsory for each citizen nationwide when in public places. Suspension of all public gatherings, both private and business (including conferences, workshops, funerals, festivals, political rallies, sporting events, religious activities). Public transport operators are required to limit the number of passengers and enforce social distancing and hygiene protocols on board. All schools are to remain closed until further notice. Beaches are closed and will be patrolled by police to enforce restrictions.

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    22.05.2020
  • Ghana International flights to Ghana are suspended. Domestic flights will resume after 1 May with Kotoka International Airport reopening to serve internal flights to Tamale, Takoradi and Kumasi. – This does not apply to emergency flights, humanitarian flights, technical landing for refuel and medical evacuation flights. 2. Airline crew will undergo mandatory quarantine during their rotation/rest period. Border closure extended until 31 May, (OSAC, 02.05.2020)

    Internal restrictions:

    Internal restrictions limiting movement in the Greater Accra region (including the capital Accra) and Greater Kumasi (Ashanti region) have been lifted. However, public gatherings are still banned until 31 May. Face masks are compulsory for each citizen nationwide when in public places. Suspension of all public gatherings, both private and business (including conferences, workshops, funerals, festivals, political rallies, sporting events, religious activities). Public transport operators are required to limit the number of passengers and enforce social distancing and hygiene protocols on board. All schools are to remain closed until further notice. Beaches are closed and will be patrolled by police to enforce restrictions.

    Source: https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm https://www.osac.gov/Content/Report/22c4e630-b2cc-462d-b65d-1842fc781262 https://gh.usembassy.gov/ghana-covid-19-information/ https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening

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    12.05.2020
  • Ghana 1. International flights to Ghana are suspended. Domestic flights will resume after 1 May with Kotoka International Airport reopening to serve internal flights to Tamale, Takoradi and Kumasi.
    – This does not apply to emergency flights, humanitarian flights, technical landing for refuel and medical evacuation flights.
    2. Airline crew will undergo mandatory quarantine during their rotation/rest period.

    Border closure extended until 31 May, (OSAC, 02.05.2020)

    Internal restrictions:

    Internal restrictions limiting movement in the Greater Accra region (including the capital Accra) and Greater Kumasi (Ashanti region) have been lifted. However, public gatherings are still banned until 11 May. Face masks are compulsory for each citizen nationwide when in public places. Suspension of all public gatherings, both private and business (including conferences, workshops, funerals, festivals, political rallies, sporting events, religious activities).
    Public transport operators are required to limit the number of passengers and enforce social distancing and hygiene protocols on board.
    All schools are to remain closed until further notice. Beaches are closed and will be patrolled by police to enforce restrictions.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source OSAC Travel Advisories/
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
    Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    Presidency of Ghana/
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