The Government of Ghana, as part of measures to contain the spread of the COVID-19 disease, has issued a new travel advisory that bans all travel by non-Ghanaians into Ghana from countries with at least 200 cases effective 1pm on Tuesday March 17, 2020.
Six cases of the COVID-19 pandemic has been recorded in Ghana as at March 15, 2020, prompting government to institute additional measures to contain the spread of the disease.
The travel advisory, issued in Accra on Sunday, March 15, 2020 also outlined measures to quarantine Ghanaians travelling into Accra from countries with recorded cases.
“Any traveler, except for Ghanaian citizens and persons with Ghana residence permits, who, within the last 14 days, has been to a country that has recorded at least 200 cases of Covid-19, will not be admitted into the Ghanaian jurisdiction. Airlines are instructed not to allow such persons into the jurisdiction.” The travel advisory signed by the Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, said.
For citizens and holders of residence permits, there will be a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine, according to the travel advisory. “There will be a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine for persons who are otherwise allowed to enter the Ghanaian jurisdiction,” the statement said.