Traveling to Ghana – COVID-19 Updates
The CDC has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for visitors to Ghana, indicating relatively low transmission rates in the peaceful West African country. As early as September last year, President Akufo Addo eased the Ghana COVID-19 travel restrictions and reopened the Kotoka International airport to traffic while indefinitely shutting down the country’s land and sea borders.
Ghana COVID Travel Requirements
According to the American Embassy in Ghana, U.S. citizens are permitted to visit Ghana. That said, all arriving passengers by air are required to show a negative COVID-19 PCR test carried out by an accredited lab in the country of origin – this should not be more than 72 hours before their departure.
Following their arrival at the Kotoka airport, travelers above the age of five are required to take a mandatory Coronavirus test. This costs a whopping $150 per person with a 30-minute wait time for the test results. You can choose to pay the fee online before departure or upon arrival at the country’s ultramodern international airport.
Those whose tests come out negative are exempted from mandatory quarantine. At the same time, positive passengers will be asked to quarantine themselves for at least one week in a government health facility or isolation center – a repeat test will be conducted 24 hours later.
The Ministry of Health has mandated the wearing of nose masks in public. In addition, as of January, travelers aged two and above who are leaving the country to the U.S. must present negative COVID-19 viral test results taken within 72 hours before their flight time.
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