In response to the surge in Covid-19 cases, the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) has amended its Covid-19 guidelines at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA).
The new guidelines will take effect beginning Friday, January 6.
All persons travelling from China will be required to submit a valid negative Covid-19 PCR test result 48 hours prior to departure from the originating country.
“In addition, upon arrival at Kotoka International Airport, such passengers will be subject to undertake obligatory Covid-19 testing at no cost.”
Passengers travelling from countries other than China must produce a valid negative Covid-19 PCR test result 48 hours prior to departure from the source country if they are partially or completely vaccinated.
They will also be subjected to free required testing.
“In addition to the foregoing, travellers may be chosen at random and administered a test upon arrival.”
Airlines have also been discouraged from transporting Chinese passengers who have not been properly immunised and do not have a genuine negative Covid-19 PCT test result.
Airlines that violate this will be fined $3,500.
“Non-Ghanaians travelling to Kotoka International Airport with fake or forged vaccination certificates shall be quarantined and returned to the point of embarkation at their own cost.”
All arriving passengers will, however, undergo a mandatory temperature screening, Yellow Fever Card verification and Covid-19 vaccination certificate verification as required.