The Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) has revised Covid-19 guidelines for passengers entering and leaving the country through the Kotoka International Airport.
A statement issued by the GACL said the new guidelines take effect from today September 1. It says all international passengers including those from the ECOWAS region, intending to fly to Ghana, will be required to be fully vaccinated.
They are also required to complete a Port Health Declaration Form online before embarking on a flight to Ghana.
The statement said upon arrival, Ghanaians and foreign residents who are 18 years and above will be required to provide evidence of full vaccination for a Covid-19 vaccine at the point of embarkation and upon arrival at Kotoka International Airport (KIA).
Those Fully vaccinated will be exempted from pre-departure Covid-19 PCR testing from point of embarkation and upon arrival at the KIA.
It further states that those partially vaccinated or unvaccinated will be required to present a NEGATIVE 48hrs PCR test result to the airline before embarkation and upon arrival.
Those who are partially vaccinated or unvaccinated will undergo Covid-19 testing at the KIA upon arrival and those partially vaccinated or unvaccinated will undergo Covid-19 vaccination at KIA upon arrival.
The new guidelines for Non-Ghanaians, according to the statement, indicates that at the point of embarkation one must provide evidence of full vaccination status to the Airline prior to embarkation.
Airlines that board non-Ghanaians without evidence of full vaccination will be considered to have violated the Covid-19 guidelines for Ghana and shall be fined three thousand five hundred dollars.
Travelling to Kotoka International Airport with fake or forged vaccination certificates shall be quarantined and returned to the point of embarkation at their own cost.
The Ghana Airport Company Limited stressed that all arriving passengers will undergo temperature screening, Yellow Fever Card verification and Covid-19 vaccination certificate verification as required.