Ghana to resume international flights

GHANA will resume international passenger flights on 1 September, President Nana Akufo-Addo announced on Sunday.

The president made the announcement citing a drop in active coronavirus cases even though domestic flights resumed 3 months ago.

However, the country’s land and sea borders remain shut. Air, land and sea borders were closed in March to prevent the spread of the virus

President Akufo-Addo stated that passengers arriving in Ghana should have proof of a negative Covid-19 test result done within 72 hours before departure.

He also added that travellers will be tested on arrival at the airport with the result expected in 30 minutes. The passengers will have to pay for the test.

Those who test positive will undergo further assessment and treatment. But children under five will not be tested.

All passengers are also expected to observe the safety protocols including mandatory wearing of masks.

Airlines that fail to comply with the government directive will be sanctioned.

Ghana has experienced a continued decrease in the number of Covid-19 active cases which are now just more than 1,000 out of over 44,205 confirmed cases.

BBC NEWS