Kotoka International Airport
The Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) has revised the Covid-19 guidelines for passengers using Kotoka International Airport (KIA).
The new guidelines came into effect on September 1, 2022.
Under the new guidelines, non-Ghanaian passengers at the point of embarkation must provide proof of their full vaccination status to the airline prior to boarding, as failure to do so results in a monetary payment penalty,” a statement released by the GACL on August 31. , says 2022.
All foreign nationals using the KIA who have used “false” or “false” vaccination certificates will be quarantined and returned to their point of embarkation at the passenger’s expense.
“Airlines that transport non-Ghanaian citizens without proof of full vaccination at the boarding point at Kotoka International Airport (KIA) will be fined $3,500 per defaulting passenger,” it said. he adds.
Again, foreign residents in Ghana and Ghanaian passengers will only be required to provide proof of vaccination at the point of embarkation and arrival at KIA if they are 18 years of age or older.
According to the GACL, all passengers vaccinated through KIA will only be permitted to arrive or depart if they are vaccinated with the approved vaccines registered by the Food and Drugs Authority and/or the World Health Organization (WHO) .
Major vaccines listed by the GACL as approved in Ghana and duly recommended for all passengers include Sputnik V, Covishield (Oxford/AstraZeneca), Janssen, Pfizer, Moderna’s Spikevax, Vaxzevira and other WHO emergency lists such as COVAXIN, Vero Cells, COVOVAX and NUVAXOVID.
Upon arrival at KIA, Ghanaians and foreign residents entering Ghana must go through 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 embarkation point.
vs. Fully vaccinated persons 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 persons will undergo a Covid-19 test at the KIA upon arrival.
F. Partially vaccinated or unvaccinated persons will undergo Covid-19 vaccination at the KIA upon arrival.
The new guidelines for non-Ghanaians, according to 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 the 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.”