Covid-19: No Vaccination Card, No Entry, effective December 26

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By Nathaniel Nartey

Unvaccinated passengers will not be allowed to enter Accra, Ghan, after December 26 upon arrival at the Kotoka International Airport. This was made known by the Director of Public Health at the Ghana Health Service, Dr. FranklinAsiedu Bekoe. The Ghana Health Service released a statement yesterday detailing new travel protocols through the Kotoka International Airport.

The statement said unvaccinated Ghanaians and residents who are currently outside the country and intend to return within 14 days from midnight of December 12, 2021, are exempt from this directive.

Dr. Bekoe stressed that all persons 18 years and above arriving in Ghana should provide proof of full vaccination or they will be inoculated upon arrival. He explained that most of the immunity kicks-in after 14 days, hence the exemption.

”If you are a Ghanaian and not vaccinated, when you get to the Kotoka International Airport we will vaccinate you, but, after 26th (December 2021) we do not expect you to come to Ghana if you are not fully vaccinated. So it is not about people declining to be vaccinated at the airport, it’s neither here nor there. The 14 days exemption is on the premise that the immunity kicks in after 14 days”.
Mr. Asiedu Bekoe gave an update of the exercise since December was declared vaccination month.

”The December Vaccination month is picking up. We had that attitude last year where the disease was almost gone and it starts picking up after new year, and we didn’t have beds, so we do NOT want to get to that stage. It’s a collective effort of Ghanaians to address this pandemic, he noted.

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