The closure of the airports as announced by President Akufo-Addo in his second address to the nation led to the grounding of local and international flights.
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The airports were closed to prevent people from flying into the country and causing spikes in the coronavirus pandemic, otherwise known as the COVID-19.
After several consultations and preparation, the president announced that the Kotoka International Airport would be opened to international flights.
In a bid to ensure that all the right things are done, the president outlined 6 measures to be taken by passengers when they arrive in the country.
Below are the six measures announced by President Akufo-Addo:
1. Negative COVID-19 test result:
During his 16th address, the president said any passenger upon arrival at the Kotoka International Airport, should possess negative COVID-19 test results from an accredited lab in their country of origin.
According to Akufo-Addo, the test result should not be presented more than 72 hours after being taken.
2. Mandatory mask-wearing:
As was stated and re-emphasised in many of his addresses, Akufo-Addo noted that disembarking passengers must always be in nose masks.
3. Mandatory testing:
A mandatory COVID-19 test would be carried out on each passenger at a fee. The test results would, however, be ready in 30 minutes.
4. No testing of children under 5:
Children under the age of 5 would not be required to undergo any form of testing at the airport.
5. Passengers who test positive for the COVID-19 would be handed over to health authorities for further clinical assessment.
6. Passengers who test negative would be allowed to enter the country and go about their activities in line with COVID-19 related guidelines
YEN.com.gh earlier reported, that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has confirmed that, the Kotoka International Airport would begin operation on Tuesday, September 1, 2020.
According to him all passengers who would be reporting to the Kotoka International Airport are to have a negative COVID-19 test result.
The result he said should not be more than 72 hours old when presented at the airport.
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