The COVID-19 restrictions imposed at all entry points in Ghana have been officially lifted. This decision comes after the World Health Organisation declared that the pandemic is no longer a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.
In a statement signed by Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, it was announced that pre-departure testing and tests at all points of entry are no longer mandatory for passengers entering the country. Additionally, the requirement for international travelers to fill out a COVID-19 health declaration form has been suspended.
The statement emphasized that the country’s health systems have maintained sufficient capacity amidst these challenges. The Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the Ghana Health Service and their partners, will ensure preparedness and flexibility to respond to COVID-19 surges while continuing to provide essential health services and preparing for the emergence of new variants.
To ensure ongoing vigilance and protection against COVID-19 infections, certain measures will remain in place. The vaccination drive will continue, and individuals with symptoms of fever, cough, and sore throat will be tested for both flu and COVID-19 at designated sites across all 16 regions. Surveillance efforts will persist to identify any new variants of concern. The public is urged to maintain general safety measures such as regular handwashing with soap and water or the use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Individuals experiencing symptoms should seek medical attention at the nearest health facility, and those who test positive for COVID-19 will be managed according to existing protocols.
Find the statement below