Re-opening of Ghana’s Kotoka International Airport
The President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Sunday, 30th August, 2020 announced that the Kotoka International Airport will re-open and resume operations from Tuesday, 1st September, 2020.
As part of the arrangements in re-opening of the airport, the following measures have been put in place to lower the importation and/or resurgence of the virus into the country:
- Any passenger arriving in Ghana must be in possession of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from an accredited laboratory in the country of origin. This test should have been done not more than seventy-two (72) hours before the scheduled departure from the country of origin and shown to the airlines during pre-boarding formalities;
- Passengers disembarking from the aircraft must continue to wear their facial masks;
- Each passenger will undergo a mandatory COVID-19 test at the airport terminal, at a fee of the equivalent of USD150.00 to be borne by the passenger. The test result will be available within thirty (30) minutes;
- Children under the ages of five (5) will not be required to undergo testing at the airport;
- Passengers whose test results come out as positive for COVID-19 will be handled by the health authorities for further clinical assessment and management; and
- Passengers whose test results come out as negative, can, thereupon, enter Ghana to go about their lawful activities. They are advised to continue to observe COVID-19 safety precautions during their stay in Ghana.
Prospective visitors are advised to review the Guidelines from the Ministry of Health and Ghana Health Service for more information on the safety measures by clicking the following link https://ghanaembassyoslo.no/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/KIA-COVID-19-PROTOCOLS-FOR-REOPENING-KIA-TO-INTL-FLIGHTS.pdf: