Covid-19 guidelines at Kotoka International Airport revised for international travelers
Effective Thursday, September 1, 2022, fully vaccinated individuals will be exempted from testing upon arrival at the Kotoka International Airport.
This is included in a revised Covid-19 guidelines by the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) for international passengers, including those from the ECOWAS region.
For instance, all international passengers must complete a Port Health Declaration Form before embarkation of flight to Ghana.
Also, all partially vaccinated or unvaccinated individuals “will be required to present a NEGATIVE 48hrs PCR test result to the airline before embarkation and upon arrival.”
All Arriving passengers will also be required to undergo temperature screening, Yellow Fever Card verification and Covid-19 vaccination certificate verification as requested.
BELOW are the revised guidelines announced by the GACL.
a. 18 years and above arriving in Ghana will be required to provide evidence of full vaccination for a Covid-19 vaccine at the point of embarkation and upon arrival at Kotoka International Airport (KIA).
b. Fully vaccinated will be exempted from pre-departure Covid-19 PCR testing from point of embarkation.
c. Fully vaccinated will be exempted from Covid-19 testing upon arrival at the KIA.
d. Partially vaccinated or unvaccinated will be required to present a NEGATIVE 48hrs PCR test result to the airline before embarkation and upon arrival.
e. Partially vaccinated or unvaccinated will undergo Covid-19 testing at the KIA upon arrival.
f. Partially vaccinated or unvaccinated will undergo Covid-19 vaccination at KIA upon arrival.
The new guidelines for Non-Ghanaians, per the GACL’s statement, are as follows:
a. At the point of embarkation must provide evidence of full vaccination status to the Airline prior to embarkation. (Airlines that board non-Ghanaians without evidence of full vaccination will be considered to have violated the Covid-19 guidelines for Ghana and shall be fined $3,500.00)
b. Travelling to Kotoka International Airport with fake or forged vaccination certificates shall be quarantined and returned to the point of embarkation at their own cost.