Air passengers arriving at Kotoka International Airport (KIA), Ghana must be in possession of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from an accredited laboratory in the country of origin as a requirement from the Ghana government.
According the President Nana Akufo-Addo, the test should have been done not more than seventy-two (72) hours before the scheduled departure from the country of origin.
This is after a thorough work by the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL), Ghana Health Service and the Ministry of Health
"All airlines have been instructed to ensure compliance with this directive for all passengers wishing to travel to Ghana, and those airlines who fail in this regard will be duly sanctioned", he warned
President Akufo-Addo made this known during his 16th televised address to the nation on the measure taken by the government to curb the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.
"Upon disembarking from the aeroplane, each passenger will undergo a mandatory COVID-19 test at the airport terminal, at a fee to be borne by the passenger. The test result will be available within thirty (30) minutes", President Akufo-Addo assured.
Meanwhile, the country’s land and sea borders remain closed.