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    HIGH MEDICAL RISK for Ghana
    LOW TRAVEL RISK for Ghana
    MEDIUM TRAVEL RISK for Border areas with Burkina Faso, Cote d`Ivoire and Togo; area around Gushiegu (Northern region)


COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Medium -

Inbound travel is possible, but with notable inconvenience; restrictions affect a wide range of travellers.

Restrictions in place for a wide range of originating countries / nationalities arriving in country. Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Medium -

COVID-related impacts posing routine challenges to business operations.

The medical, logistics and security environments are impacted by the pressures of COVID-19. Pre-existing security risks increasingly likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns and associated pressures in the near/medium term. There may be delay in accessing urgent care due to pressures on the medical system. Core protective  elements of BCP likely to be implemented: non-essential staff  working from home, staff tracing in place, reinforced hygiene and segregation practices with robust escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInboundEntry requirements

Testing
All passengers arriving in Ghana, including those arriving from the ECOWAS region, must be in possession of a negative PCR result from a test taken within 72 hours prior to departure from an accredited laboratory in the country of origin.

All passengers older than five years old will be subject to a mandatory COVID-19 test at the airport terminal upon arrival, at the cost of US$50 for ECOWAS nationals and US$150 to other foreign nationals. Payment should be made online prior to arrival at https://myfrontierhealthcare.com/

Ghanaian residents who depart Ghana and return within one week are not required to present a negative COVID-19 test prior to boarding, but they will be subject to testing upon arrival.
(Until further notice)
Quarantine
All persons testing positive, or at the discretion of the authorities, will undergo mandatory isolation and treatment at a designated health facility or isolation centre. The isolation will be for seven days at the government's cost. All passengers who are in isolation will undergo a second COVID-19 test within 24 hours of arrival, with the cost also borne by the government. All persons testing negative will be advised to continue to observe COVID-19 safety precautions following arrival in Ghana.

All passengers arriving from a designated COVID-19 hot spot and testing negative at the airport are subject to a repeated test on the third day of arrival at their cost.
(Until further notice)
Declarations
All travellers must fill in a declaration form: https://www.ghs-hdf.org/hdf/fill.php?l=fr
Passengers may be asked to fill in a hard copy of a self-declaration, stating they are fit to travel to travel and providing personal details.

Travellers must create an account at: https://trustedtravel.panabios.org using the same email address and phone number they provided to book their PCR test provider. They must upload the PCR certificate onto their account or enter the TT or BIOMARS doe available on the PCR test result certificate. In some instances, the PCR test provider can upload the certificate on their behalf. A QR code will then be generated and requested by the authorities upon arrival. It is recommended to also print a hard copy of the certificate to present on arrival and departure.
(Until further notice)
Transit
Transit passengers will not be subject to the testing requirements if they do not leave the airport. If passengers leave the airport, they will be subject to the testing outlined.
(Until further notice)
Summary
• Are there any border restrictions? Yes
• Are there any entry restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? Yes
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? Yes
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
OutboundExit restrictions and testing requirements
All passengers departing Ghana must have a negative PCR test result, taken within 72 hours prior to departure from an accredited laboratory. Travellers must create an account at: https://trustedtravel.panabios.org/ using the same email address and phone number they provided for their PCR test provider. They must upload the PCR certificate onto their account or enter the TT or BIOMARS code available on the PCR test result certificate. In some instances, their PCR test provider can upload the certificate on your behalf. A QR code will then be generated and requested by the authorities prior to departure. It is recommended to also print a hard copy of the certificate to present on departure.

It is advised to postpone or cancel travel to countries with exceedingly high COVID-19 incident rates. If travel is unavoidable, all COVID-19 prevention measures must be adhered to.

Passengers are advised to arrive at the airport at least four hours before the scheduled departure time.
(Until further notice)
Land and sea borders remain closed
(Until further notice)
Summary
• Are there any border restrictions? Yes
• Are there any exit restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? No
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticFace masks are compulsory in most outdoor public places.
(Until further notice)
A number of non-essential establishments remain closed such as beaches, cinemas and pubs. Funerals, weddings, concerts and other performances are not allowed. Hotels and restaurants are open. Tourist sites have been allowed to reopen.
(Until further notice)
Public transport operators are required to enforce social distancing and hygiene protocols on board however commercial vehicles can now operate at full capacity.
(Until further notice)
Summary
• Is a state of emergency in place? No
• Are curfews/lockdowns in place? No
• Can businesses operate? Restricted
• Are there restrictions on internal travel? No
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any vaccination requirements? No
• Are there any other restrictions in place? Yes
(Until further notice)
Planned changes and internal conditionsSummary - Changes to the following measures:
• Border restrictions? No
• Entry restrictions? No
• Testing requirements? No
• Quarantine requirements? No
• Vaccination requirements? No
• Transit restrictions? No
• COVID-19-related documentation required? No
• Internal restrictions? No
• Outbound restrictions? No
• Other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)

23 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)





Risk Summary

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Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Ghana

COVID-19 information for Ghana

Dedicated COVID-19 website

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Travellers face few sustained security risks but armed crime is rising, including banditry along rural roads and attacks on residences in the capital Accra. Vigilance is required at all times along southern coastal roads, particularly those leading to Togo and near the border with Cote d'Ivoire. The northern border with Burkina Faso is porous and susceptible to cross-border incursions by armed groups, despite heightened security. Overland travel should only be undertaken during daylight hours and with appropriate journey management protocols. In all areas, there is a major risk of car accidents because of poor roads and driving standards.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE

Vaccinations For Ghana
CholeraOral vaccination is recommended for travellers
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Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Meningitis - meningococcalVaccination with the quadrivalent vaccine
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PolioAll travellers are recommended to be fully
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Typhoid feverRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Yellow feverGhana is a country with a risk of yellow fever
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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