- Passengers who disembark at the Kotoka International Airport without a PCR test will be fined USD3,500 each
- This is according to a new directive from the Ghana Airport Company
- Non-Ghanaians may be refused entry and returned to the point of embarkation at a cost to the airline
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Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that passengers who disembark at the Kotoka International Airport without a PCR test will be fined USD3,500 each.
As part of a new set of guidelines released by the Ghana Airport Company, the USD150 for the mandatory COVID-19 test would be paid online effective today, Monday, November, 16 2020.
According to a report filed by PeaceFMonline, the new guidelines stated that all international arrivals, including those from the ECOWAS region, will be required to meet the proposed health requirements prior to entry into the country.
Non-Ghanaians may be refused entry and returned to the point of embarkation at a cost to the airline.
Ghanaian residents, who leave and return to Ghana within one week will not be required to present a COVID-19 result but would have to undergo mandatory COVID-19 testing upon arrival.
The Kotoka International Airport would on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 was opened to international air traffic following an announcement by President Akufo-Addo.
At the arrival terminal of KIA, some passengers who got there revealed that they did not undergo mandatory COVID-19 testing.
Ghana has conducted more than 370,000 tests between March and mid-July – making it one of the economies in Africa with most tests per 100,000 population.
As against a population of 30 million and with the potential spread of this virus, Ghana must build a strong mandatory and voluntary testing regime at least each Ghanaian is entitled to (in a worst-case scenario), a free voluntary PCR test.
The first case of the coronavirus pandemic was recorded on March 12, 2020 from a Ghanaian and a Norwegian national.
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