Ghana announces exemption of test for fully vaccinated Travellers

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Ghanaian President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo announced that from Monday, March 28, 2022, fully vaccinated travellers coming to Ghana will not take PCR tests from their countries of origin to allow them entry into the Kotoka International Airport where they will also not be tested on arrival.

However, the President mentioned that citizens and foreign residents in Ghana, who are not fully vaccinated, would need to provide a negative PCR test result of not more than 48-hours and undergo an antigen test upon arrival at the KIA where they will be offered vaccination.

“It is worth noting that the establishment of the COVID-19 testing infrastructure at the Kotoka International Airport by Frontier Healthcare Services Ltd, at its own cost, has been key to our ability to limit successfully the importation of the virus into Ghana through the airport,” the President said while addressing the nation on Sunday evening.

“The efficacy of the testing regime at KIA has won global admiration, and has been applauded by all those who have undergone its testing. It has been one of the reasons why Ghana was not at the receiving end of several of the travel bans imposed by the West at the height of the pandemic, for which many African countries were affected”.