The Kotoka International Airport is now open for intercontinental flights again. So you are able to travel to Ghana! There are some restrictions you have to know about. Read them below.
Announcement of the president
Yesterday (August 30, 2020), the president announced in his speech that Ghana’s international airport will reopen for commercial flights from September 1. This is of course good news for tourism, and it is hoped that tourists will come again. There are measures that you must adhere to to prevent the virus from returning to Ghana. That would be a disaster.
The national borders will remain closed for the time being.
Restrictions for passengers on flights
The fact that flights to Accra / Ghana are going again is good news, and it is very important that people do not bring the virus again. That is why the Ghanaian government has taken the following measures:
- All passengers must have a negative covid-19 PCR test result upon arrival in Accra. This test must be performed by an accredited laboratory from the country of origin (the Netherlands / Belgium). The test may be done a maximum of 72 hours before departure from the country of origin
- Passengers must wear a face mask
- When arriving in Accra, all passengers must take a covid-19 test. The passenger pays the costs for this. The result is visible in thirty minutes.
- Children under the age of five do not need to take a test at the airport
- Passengers who have tested positive will be treated by the health authorities
- Passengers who test negative are allowed to enter Ghana, and are advised to observe the security precautions of Covid-19
For the full update, read the president’s speech. You are responsible for keeping yourself informed.
Update on Ghana
On Friday, August 28, there were 1059 active cases in Ghana. People go back to their normal life. In public you should wear a face mask and keep as much social distance as possible. Everywhere on the street (in front of restaurants, shops, banks, etc.) you will find water taps for washing your hands. When entering some buildings, your temperature must be measured.
I would not recommend traveling through Ghana as it was at this point. Try to do as much as possible with your own transport, sleep in private accommodations and wash your hands well and often. As a guest in Ghana you have to adhere to the normal rules, but especially now.
Traveling to Ghana for you
Now that the airport is open again, you can of course come. I can help you plan your ideal trip through Ghana, and advise you on the measures for covid-19.