Following the outbreak of the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has introduced some new modifications to the Covid-19 protocols at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) for travellers.
The new Covid protocols at the KIA include;
For travelers to Ghana
All persons 18 years and above arriving in Ghana from December 12 must provide evidence of full vaccination for a COVID-19 vaccine.
All unvaccinated Ghanaians and residents who are currently outside the country and intend to return within 14 days from the midnight of 12th December 2021 are exempted.
Traveling out of Ghana
All Ghanaians travelling out of the country are to be fully vaccinated effective midnight 12th December 2021.
Other other requirements remain unchanged as follows:
As at the 12th December 2021, Ghana’s land borders remain closed to human traffic.
However, the Kotoka International Airport has re-opened for the resumption of international airline operations.
Arriving passengers will be required to take an Antigen test at any of the over 70 sampling collection booths set-up at the upper level of the Arrival Hall and results will be ready between 12-15 minutes.
A state-of-the-art laboratory, which has been set-up at the upper level of the Arrival Hall to process the samples, will transmit the results electronically
to the port health stations in the main arrival hall before a passenger gets there.
All passengers with negative Antigen tests will then be cleared by Port Health to proceed to the immigration counter and admitted into Ghana.
Passengers with positive Antigen tests will be handed over by port health authorities to health professionals stationed at the facility to be transported to treatment or isolation centres.
Passengers are, however, expected to bear the cost of the Antigen test estimated to be $150.00.
Passengers travelling from Ghana to other parts of the world would however be required to take A PCR test 72-hours prior to departure and present a negative result to port health officials for verification before they are allowed to complete departure formalities.
Wearing of face mask is compulsory for all passengers except children under six years and for medical reasons-which must be proven.
Kindly contact our office for the latest updates on the COVID 19 travel requirements for Ghana.