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Ghana travel restrictions

Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes
Flight Restrictions

published 30.06.2020
Flights to Ghana are suspended until 31 July 2020.
– This does not apply to humanitarian, medevac and repatriation flights.
2. Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine.
3. Airline crew are subject to quarantine until their next scheduled flight.

Quarantine

All passengers are subject to 14 days of mandatory quarantine at the IBIS Hotel with the price of USD 150.00 per day, at their own cost. All major credit cards are accepted payment methods (Mastercard, Visa etc).
IBIS Hotel is a 5 minutes’ drive from the airport and serves as a transit and quarantine facility for passengers, with strict self-isolation and quarantine rules in place.
Temperature checks are conducted every day for the duration of the quarantine period. On the 14th day, while in quarantine, passengers will undergo a swab test for COVID-19. They will be cleared after receiving the results on the 14th day. If the test is negative, passengers will be given a test certificate and released from the hotel on the 15th day. If the test result is positive, passengers will be taken to the government treatment facility.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification not required / not known

Vaccination

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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  • 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 [https://www.osac.gov/Content/Report/22c4e630-b2cc-462d-b65d-1842fc781262]
    [https://gh.usembassy.gov/ghana-covid-19-information/]
    [https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/ghana]
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