Travelers from Malta, Isreal, and South Korea temporarily banned from entering Ghana

Travelers from Malta, Isreal, and South Korea temporarily banned from entering Ghana

  • The ministry of foreign affairs and regional integration has placed travel restrictions on some three countries
  • Migrants from Malta, South Korea, and Israel for the next 14 days would not be allowed into the country unless under certain circumstances
  • Malta was travel-banned because the COVID-19 vaccines they use in their country is not recognised by Ghana

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The government of Ghana has placed temporary travel ban restrictions on Israel, and South Korea from entering into the country.

The directive, issued and signed by the ministry of foreign affairs and regional integration, noted that the order will take effect from Monday, December 20, 2021.

Ghana initiates travel ban on Malta, Isreal, and South Korea
Minister of Foreign Affairs and regional integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey Photo credit: Ayorkor Botchwey
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The restriction is supposed to last for the next 14 days and is expected to end on January 3, 2022.

Malta would also be affected by the travel ban as the statement from Ghana’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration issued said Ghana does not recognize any of the COVID-19 vaccines being administered in Malta.

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However, special permission will need to be granted from the foreign affairs ministry before some exceptions are made for travelers from these three countries to be allowed into the country.

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According to a report filed by, a special Air Malta direct flight to Accra Ghana brought in the donations.

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