The Government of Ghana is discouraging “all travel to Ghana… till further notice”, following the surge in COVID-19 cases in the West African country in the last three (3) days.
Ghana confirmed four new cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday afternoon; all the new confirmed cases, together with the two earlier confirmed on the night of Thursday, March 12, 2019 were all imported into the country by expatriates and nationals alike.
A “TRAVEL ADVISORY” issued and signed by the Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah on Sunday, March 15, 2019 said, effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 1 PM, “Any traveler, except for Ghanaian citizens and persons with Ghana residence permits, who, within the last 14 days, have 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 to embark. Border posts are instructed not to allow such persons into the jurisdiction.”
Other measures, including a “mandatory 14-day self-quarantine for persons who are allowed into the Ghanaian jurisdiction,” have also been initiated.
Below is the full “TRAVEL ADVISORY” issued by the Ghana Government