December 10, 2021

COVID-19: GHS Evaluates Protocols For International Travelers

As a result of an increase in instances, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has examined COVID-19 standards for overseas travelers arriving at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA).

“All persons 18 years and above arriving in Ghana will be asked to give documentation of full immunization for a COVID-19 vaccine,” All persons 18 years and above arriving in Ghana will be required to provide evidence of full vaccination for a COVID-19 vaccine.”

All unvaccinated Ghanaians and residents of Ghana who are currently outside the country and intend to return within 14 days from midnight of 12 December 2021 are exempted.

They would, however, be vaccinated upon arrival at the airport.

“All Ghanaians travelling out of the country are to be fully vaccinated effective midnight 12th December 2021.”

The health service said an average of 20 positive cases are recorded at the airport daily.

“In November 2020, 168 cases were detected compared to 241 cases in November 2021, an increase of over 40%. We have since been recording an average of 20 positive cases a day at KIA,” the statement signed by the director-general, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, said.

Source: Emmanuel Owusu Anti

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