Last updated: March 29, 2022
- The Kotoka International Airport in Accra re-opened for regular international passenger travel on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. Ghana’s land and sea borders have also been opened.
- Wearing of face masks/shield is no longer mandatory in public places (including vehicles).
- Public places are to provide apparatus for hand washing and sanitisation.
- Hotels, Restaurants and Tourist Attractions are operating with and safety measures.
- Nightclubs, pubs, beaches, and cinemas have been open and operating fully.
- Conferences, workshops, meetings, weddings and events are permitted to operate fully.
- Religious services are permitted with appropriate COVID-19 measures in place.
- There are No movement restrictions within Ghana with respect to COVID-19.
- Commercial flights (domestic and international) are operational as well as domestic transport service
- Cinemas and Theatres have been reopened.
Basic Entry Requirements Effective March 28, 2022
- Pre-Arrival Processes – Travellers intending to enter Ghana
All international passengers including those from the ECOWAS region, intending to fly to Ghana, will be required to be fully vaccinated.
Normal visa requirements are in effect.
- Arriving Passengers – Travellers Entering Ghana
Ghanaians and Foreign Residents
- 18 years and above arriving in Ghana will be required to provide evidence of full vaccination for a COVID-19 vaccine at the point of embarkation and upon arrival at Kotoka International Airport (KIA).
- Fully vaccinated will be exempted from pre-departure COVID-19 PCR testing from point of embarkation. Click here to pay.
- Fully vaccinated will be exempted from COVID-19 testing upon arrival at the KIA.
- Partially vaccinated or unvaccinated will be required to present a NEGATIVE 48hrs PCR test result to the airline before embarkation and upon arrival.
- Partially vaccinated or unvaccinated will undergo COVID-19 testing at the KIA upon arrival.
- Partially vaccinated or unvaccinated will be undergo COVID-19 vaccination at KIA upon arrival.
- At the point of embarkation must provide evidence of full vaccination status to the Airline prior to embarkation. (Airlines that board non-Ghanaians without evidence of full vaccination will be considered to have violated the COVID-19 guidelines for Ghana and shall be fined $3,500.00)
- Travelling to Kotoka International Airport with fake or forged vaccination certificates shall be quarantined and returned to the point of embarkation at their own cost.
All Arriving passengers will undergo temperature screening, Yellow Fever Card verification and COVID-19 vaccination certificate verification as required
- Transit Passengers
a. Passengers transiting and transferring through KIA will be required to adhere
to COVID-19 testing requirements at the destination countries.
- Children under 18 years will not be tested at the Airport upon arrival
- Children between 10-17 years who are unvaccinated are to submit a 48 Hournegative PCR test prior to embarkation to Ghana
- Children under 10 years are exempted from pre-departure COVID-19 PCR testingand COVID-19 testing at the Airport upon arrival
- Airline crew are exempted from the pre-departure and arrival COVID-19 testing and should follow the Airline policy for testing.
- Passengers who arrive under emergency circumstances such as diverted flights will not be required to undergo testing if they do not leave the airport or remain in isolation in their hotel.
- Travelling with Pets
- Travelling with pets into Ghana is allowed in line with guidelines of the Veterinary Services Directorate of the Ministry of Food & Agriculture
- Departure Process- Passengers exiting Ghana
- Passengers departing Accra will required to adhere to COVID-19 testing requirements for the destination countries.
- Departing passengers will undergo temperature screening at the entrance of Terminal 3 departures
Definition of Fully Vaccinated – A person is said to be fully vaccinated when he/she has taken the full dose of vaccines approved and registered by the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), Ghana.
The first dose of Johnson and Johnson and 2nd dose of all other approved vaccines should be at least 14 days prior to embarkation to be qualified as fully vaccinated.
LIST OF COVID-19 VACCINES APPROVED FOR TRAVELLERS INTO GHANA
|No.||NAME OF VACCINE||MANUFACTURER|
|COVID-19 VACCINES GRANTED EMERGENCY USE AUTHORIZATION (EUA) BY THE GHANA FOOD AND DRUGS AUTHORITY (FDA)|
|1.||Sputnik V (Gam-COVID-Vac)||Gamaleya National Centre of Epidemiology and Microbiology, Russia|
|2.||CovishieldTM (Oxford/AstraZeneca formulation)||Serum Institute of India (SIIPL) India|
|3||COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen (Ad26.COV2. S)||Janssen Pharmaceutica NV Einsteinweg 101, 2333 CB Leiden, The Netherlands|
|4||Pfizer – BioNTech’s Comirnaty (BNT162B2)||BioNTech Manufacturing GmbH Kupferbergterrasse 17-19, 55116 Mainz Germany
Pfizer Manufacturing Belgium NV Rijksweg 12, 2870 Puurs,
Belgium5Moderna’s Spikevax (mRNA 1273)Rovi Pharma Industrial Services, S.A San Sebastian de los Reyes
Paseo de Europa, 50
Madrid, Spain6Vaxzevira (previously COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca) (AZD1222)AstraZeneca AB (Sweden)
SK Bioscience Co Limited (Republic of Korea)OTHERS GRANTED EMERGENCY USE LISTING (EUL) BY WHO 7.COVAXINBharat Biotech, India8.BBIBP-CorV (Vero Cells)Sinopharm, (Beijing) China9.CoronaVacSinovac, China
Additional information and guides can be accessed on the Ghana Health Service and Africa CDC website (www.africacdc.org/trusted-travel). Customer service and technical support can be reached via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Definition of Fully Vaccinated
A person is said to be fully vaccinated when he/she has taken the full dose of vaccines approved and registered by the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), Ghana.
- You need two doses of AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna or Sputnik V to be declared as Fully Vaccinated
- One dose is required for Johnson and Johnson to be declared fully vaccinated.
- Several Hospitals and facilities offer testing at a fee for COVID-19 related tests with 4-6 hours turnaround time.
- Nyaho Medical Centre, Airport Clinic, MDS Lancet, Akai House Clinic, and Noguchi Memorial Advanced Research Laboratory.
- Fees vary per institution and are not covered by the Government of Ghana.
- Ga- East Municipal Hospital, Ridge Hospital and Tema General Hospital have been designated as the primary COVID-19 treatment centers in the Greater Accra region. Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) and Kumasi South Hospital are the primary COVID-19 treatment centers in the Ashanti region.
- Ga Municipal Hospital has recently opened an Infectious Diseases Unit and 37 Military Hospital has a recently completed Bio-containment Ward intended for infectious disease threats such as COVID-19. These hospital treatment facilities are expanding laboratory capacity to perform COVID-19 diagnostic testing in addition to treatment.
- The Government of Ghana has expanded COVID-19 treatment of confirmed cases with the addition of Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, 37 Military Hospital, and University of Ghana Medical Center. Isolation centers at Pentecost Community Center and Prampram Convention Center are the designated isolation centers for confirmed COVID-19 cases
- The Government of Ghana has set up two phone numbers for questions regarding COVID-19: +233 50 949 7700 and +233 55 843 9868. The Ghana Health Service also maintains a COVID-19 information website with useful information.