The Ghana Health Service has urged Ghanaians to either cancel or postpone all non-essential travels to countries currently having high COVID-19 infection rates.
The statement from the Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Ministry indicated that Ghanaians who need to travel at any cost to COVID-19 hotspot countries must observe all COVID-19 protocols.
“In view of the alarming rate of infections of COVID-19 in some parts of the world, especially in Asia and South America, the Ghana Health Service wishes to advise the general public to either cancel or postpone all non-essential travels to countries with exceedingly high COVID-19 infection rate,” the statement said.
The Ministry has also outlined some instructions for travelers arriving and leaving Ghana:
- Only test results or certificates bearing trusted travel or biomass codes will be considered valid for travel out of Ghana.
- Sign up for accounts on (trustedtravel.panabios.org) with the same e-mail address and mobile numbers provided to laboratories during testing.
- All arriving passengers who test negative for COVID-19 at the airport are encouraged to self-isolate for ten (10) days.
- All passengers arriving from designated COVID-19 hot spots and testing negative at the airport may be subjected to a repeat test on the third day of arrival at their cost.
Frontier Healthcare Services recently informed health officials of a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases recorded at the Kotoka International Airport.
The Minority has also subsequently asked health officials to immediately consider the imposition of restrictions on arrivals from countries with high infection rates.
By Stella Annan | myactiveonline.com Follow us on Twitter @activetvgh