Ghana steps up Covid-19 protocols at its Airport effective Friday, January 6

By: Franklin ASARE-DONKOH

The Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) has revised its Coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19) guidelines for the Kotoka International Airport (KIA)

Per the revised guidelines which come into force effective Friday, January 6, 2023, all passengers arriving from China will be required to present a valid negative Covid-19 PCR test result 48 hours prior to departure from the originating country.

“In addition, such passengers will be required to undergo mandatory Covid-19 testing on arrival at the Kotoka International Airport at no cost.”

Passengers arriving from countries other than China will be required to present a valid negative Covid-19 PCR test result 48 hours prior to departure from an originating country if they are partially vaccinated or un-vaccinated.

They will also undergo mandatory testing at no cost.

“In addition to the above, passengers may be randomly selected and offered tests on arrival.”

Airlines have also been warned not to bring in passengers from China who have not been fully vaccinated and without a valid negative Covid-19 PCT test result.

Airlines who flout this will be surcharged $3,500.

“Non-Ghanaians traveling to Kotoka International Airport with fake or forged vaccination certificates shall be quarantined and returned to the point of embarkation at their own cost.”

All arriving passengers will, however, undergo a mandatory temperature screening, Yellow Fever Card verification, and Covid-19 vaccination certificate verification as required.

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