President Akufo-Addo has comfirmed the Kotoka International Airport will be opened to passengers effective from Tuesday, 1st September, 2020.
The President made the announcement in a televised Nation Address Sunday, 29th August, 2020 on the measures teke against the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to him, measures have been out in place including the availability of testing kits to test all passengers coming into the country within 30 minutes excluding children under 5years.
He also noted all passengers coming into the country must have a negative Covid-19 certificate to be allowed into Ghana.
“Any passenger arriving in Ghana must be in possession of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from an accredited laboratory in the country of origin. The test should have been done not more than seventy-two (72) hours before the scheduled departure from the country of origin.”
President Akufo-Addo further indicated that all airline operators have been notified about the decision to resume operations.
“All airlines have been instructed to ensure compliance with this directive for all passengers wishing to travel to Ghana, and those airlines who fail in this regard will be duly sanctioned; disembarking passengers must do so wearing face masks; upon disembarking from the aeroplane, each passenger will undergo a mandatory COVID-19 test at the airport terminal, at a fee to be borne by the passenger,” He added.
However, the country’s borders both land and sea remain closed until further notice.