Ghana Health Service is taking proactive measures to clamp down on the spread of the corona virus and its Omicron variant this coming festive season to ensure the safety of the populace and a new measure the health service is seeking to employ new guards for international travelers who would be coming into the country through the Kotoka International Airport.
Effective Tuesday, December 14, 2021, travelers flying into the country are required to be fully vaccinated and expected to strictly adhere to all COVID-19 protocols in the country to ensure their self-preservation and the preservation of the larger community.
This was made public in a statement released by the Ghana Airports Company Limited on Friday, December 10, 2021.
Also captured in the statement is that airlines who bring unvaccinated travelers into the country will be fined $3,500 per passenger.
“Airlines who board passengers without PCR test result or transport and disembark passengers with positive PCR test results into Accra will be fined $3,500 per passenger. Non-Ghanaians maybe refused entry and returned to the point of embarkation at a cost to the Airline. Ghanaians will be allowed entry but subject to 14 days of mandatory quarantine at a designated facility.”
“Airlines who board passengers without proof of payment for the COVID-19 test and would/could NOT pay for the test in Ghana will be fined US$3,500 per passenger”, the statement added