Covid-19: Ghana Enforces Proof of Vaccination for Travellers

As the Ghanaian government tries to avert the fourth wave of covid-19 infections, the public health authorities have introduced new travel guidelines requiring visitors to show proof of vaccination against Covid-19 from next week.

Ghana’s director-general of health services, Patrick Kuma-Aboagye pointed out that under new rules coming into effect from midnight on Sunday, travellers “will be required to provide evidence of full vaccination.”

“All Ghanaians travelling out of the country are to be fully vaccinated,” he added in a statement.

The West African nation has administered just over 5.7 million doses and virus cases are low.

Unvaccinated Ghanaians and residents currently outside the country who intend to return within 14 days of the deadline will still be allowed in.

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“However, they would be vaccinated on arrival at the airport,” said Kuma-Aboagye.

Other travel requirements such as a negative PCR test prior to travel and an antigen test on arrival to Ghana remain in place.

The country has recorded just over 131,000 cases and 1,200 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

Ghana along with neighbouring Nigeria said last week it had detected cases of the new Covid-19 variant, Omicron.

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