In Government quest to protect the citizenry, it has placed a total travel ban for passengers who have been to countries where over 200 cases of the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) have been confirmed.
This is as a result of six (6) confirmed cases in the country as at today,15th March, 2020.
This was made known to the general public at a press briefing by the Director of Public Health, Ghana Health Service, Dr. Badu Sakordie in Accra, today 15th March, 2020.
According to him, all the cases were imported, where three of the new cases were recorded in the capital, Accra with the other being recorded in the Ashanti region.
Below is the full travel advisory:
- All travel to Ghana is strongly discouraged until further notice.
- Any traveller, except for Ghanaian citizens, coming from or who has been to a country, that has recorded at least 200 cases of Covid-19 within the last 14 days, will not be admitted into the Ghanaian Jurisdiction. Airlines are instructed not to allow such persons to embark. Border posts are instructed not to allow such persons into the jurisdiction.
- There will be a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine for persons who are otherwise allowed to enter the Ghanaian jurisdiction. Guidelines for self-quarantine will be availed at the various ports of entry.
Enforcement protocols are being deployed in collaboration with state security and health authorities.
- Any admissible traveller, who exhibits symptoms of Covid-19 will be quarantined and tested upon reaching Ghana.