The Ghana Health Service is introducing new COVID-19 protocols for international travelers entering the country through Kotoka International Airport (KIA).
New travel guidelines for the statement by Patrick Kumah Aboagye, signed by the Director General of Ghana Health Service.
According to Dr Aboagye’s statement, the recent Omicron virus should not be discovered in the country.
“In the past two weeks, cases originating from the airport alone represent about 60% of the total cases recorded in the country,” he explains.
Apart from this, the recent increase in imported cases of COVID-19 for the airport is a major reason for stepping up efforts in this area.
According to the statement, “Globally, chaw countries are experiencing a fourth wave. Some travelers from these countries come to Ghana during the holiday season.”
âThe current increase in COVID-19 cases is evident for Kotoka International Airport (KIA).
New guidelines for travelers to Ghana
New guidelines are being introduced by the Ghana Health Service for all travelers entering the country.
1. All persons 18 years of age and over who arrive in Ghana to provide proof of a full vaccination for the COVID-19 vaccine.
2. All unvaccinated Ghanaians and residents of Ghana who are currently outside the country plan to intend to return within 14 days of midnight on December 12, 2021 to be exempt.
However, they will be vaccinated when they arrive for the airport.
Traveling outside Ghana
All Ghanaians who travel outside the country to ensure that they will be fully immunized from 12 December 2021 at midnight.
Who to be fully vaccinated?
The Ghana Health Service considers the person to be fully vaccinated once the den has received the full dose of vaccine approved by the Food and Drugs Authority.
One dose for Johnson and Johnson den two doses for other vaccines like Moderna, Sputnik K, Pfizer den AstraZeneca.