Ghana has revised its travel guidelines for Ghanaians seeking to return to the country through the Kotoka International Airport (KIA).
According to the Ghana Health Service (GHS) which piloted the modifications during the just-ended yuletide, persons aged 18 years and above, arriving in Ghana from December 12, 2021, were to provide proof of full vaccination.
But at a media briefing in Accra on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, Director-General of the GHS, Dr Patrick Kumah-Aboagye explained that the directive has been reviewed to make it more lenient and accomodating.
Explaining further, he said unvaccinated or partially vaccinated Ghanaians and resident foreigners have been “exempted from the requirement of full vaccination before travelling to Ghana.”Dr Kumah-Aboagye at the Meet-the-Press engagement at the Ministry of Information, also added that persons who will be affected by the review are expected to take the vaccination on arrival at the country’s air border.
In this regard, persons who refuse to accept the jab will be forced to go on mandatory 7-day quarantine at their own cost.
This, according to the GHS Director-General, forms part of measures to reduce the effects of the fourth wave of the pandemic in the country.