His excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo in his update number 16 to the nation has outlined some measures for the people of Ghana.
According to him, with the effectiveness of Government policies, the co-operation of the people of Ghana, and by the grace of God, our nation has been relatively spared unwelcome developments. In update number 15 he announced the easing of restrictions in some areas of national life. About the re-opening of the Kotoka International Airport, preparations and installation of covid-19 testing facilities and simulation execise have gone on well and he is satisfied after weeks of thorough work and glad to annonce the re-open and resumption of operations from Tuesday, 1st September 2020. this decision according to him has been communicated to all international airlines.
The following measures therefore have been taken and duly communicated to airlines wishing to resume operations in Ghana.
- Any passenger arriving in Ghana must be in possesion of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from an accredited laboratory in country of origin. the test should have been done not more than seventy-two (72) hours before the scheduled departure from the country of origin. All airlines have been instructed to ensure compliance with his directive for all passengers wishing to travel to Ghana, and those airlines who fail in this regard will be dully sanctioned
- Disembarking passengers must do so wearing face masks.
- 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 withing thirty (30) minutes.
- Children under the ages of five (5) will not be required to undergo testing at the airport.
- Passengers, who test positive for COVID-19, will be handled by the health authourities for further clinical assessment and management and
- Passengers, who test negative, can, thereupon, enter Ghana to go about their lawful activities, and will be admonished to continue to observe COVID-19 safety precautions during their stay in Ghana.