Ghana Airports Company Revises Covid-19 Guidelines Effective September 1

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The Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) has revised the Covid-19 guidelines for passengers entering and leaving the country via Kotoka International Airport.

In a statement released on August 31, 2022, the GACL said the new guidelines will come into effect on September 1, 2022.

Regarding travelers intending to enter Ghana, the airports company said: “All international passengers, including those from the ECOWAS region, intending to fly into Ghana, will be required to be fully vaccinated. All international passengers, including those from the ECOWAS region, must complete a Port Health Declaration Form at https://www.ghs-hdf.org/hdf/ prior to boarding the flight to Ghana.

Upon arrival, the GACL stressed that Ghanaians and foreign residents entering Ghana must follow the following processes:

a. 18 and over arriving in Ghana will be required to provide proof of full vaccination for a COVID-19 vaccine at the point of embarkation and upon arrival at Kotoka International Airport (KIA).

b. Fully vaccinated persons will be exempt from COVID-19 PCR testing prior to departure from the point of embarkation.

vs. Fully vaccinated individuals will be exempt from the COVID-19 test upon arrival at the KIA.

D. Partially vaccinated or unvaccinated individuals will be required to present a NEGATIVE PCR test result 48 hours to the airline prior to boarding and upon arrival.

e. Partially vaccinated or unvaccinated individuals will be tested for COVID-19 at the KIA upon arrival.

F. Partially vaccinated or unvaccinated persons will undergo COVID-19 vaccination at KIA upon arrival.

The new guidelines for non-Ghanaians, as per the GACL statement, are as follows:

a. At the point of boarding, you must provide proof of your fully vaccinated status to the airline prior to boarding. (Airlines boarding non-Ghanaians without proof of full vaccination will be deemed to have violated COVID-19 guidelines for Ghana and will be fined $3,500.00)

b. Traveling to Kotoka International Airport with false or falsified vaccination certificates must be quarantined and returned to the boarding point at their own expense.

The GACL stressed that “All arriving passengers will undergo temperature screening, yellow fever card verification and COVID-19 vaccination certificate verification, as required”

Below are the full guidelines:

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