Ghana (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 16 December, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Entry For Vaccinated Travelers: Allowed
Vaccination Requirements: If you’re unvaccinated, you remain at increased risk of being infected with and spreading the virus that causes COVID-19 when travelling internationally. You should continue avoiding non-essential travel to all destinations.

Moderna. mRNA-1273. Phase 1. Approved in 79 countries. …
Pfizer/BioNTech. BNT162b2. Phase 1. Approved in 112 countries. …
Gamaleya. Sputnik V. Phase 1. …
Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) Ad26.COV2.S. Phase 1. …
Oxford/AstraZeneca. AZD1222. Phase 1. …
Serum Institute of India. Covishield (Oxford/AstraZeneca formulation) Phase 1.

Tourist Entry: Allowed
Testing: Negative PCR test results required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Depends
Quarantine Details: Anyone arriving to Ghana will be tested for COVID-19 and might be required to quarantine, depending on results.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 14.12.2021
1. Passengers must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm (BIBP), Sinovac and Sputnik V.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 18 years.
– Until 28 December 2021, this does not apply to nationals and residents of Ghana who will be vaccinated upon arrival.
2. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The test result must have a QR code obtained at or
-This does not apply to:
– nationals and residents of Ghana returning within one week;
– passengers younger than 5 years.
3. Nationals and residents of Ghana returning within one week without a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point are subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival. The test result must have a QR code obtained at or
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.
4. Passengers must complete a Port Health Declaration Form at before arrival.
5. Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at their own expense. They must have a payment confirmation obtained before departure at: .
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.
6. Passengers are subject to medical screening upon arrival.
7. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 7 days at their own expense.


Detailed Tourist Information

All visitors are now allowed into Ghana via Accra, as long as they have a negative test and undertake a second test on arrival at Kotoka International Airport.

Ghana’s land and sea borders remain closed until further notice.

Unless they are Ghanaian residents who are returning to the country after having been away for one week or less, all passengers aged five and over must have proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure and also undertake an additional antigen test on arrival.

This costs $50 per passenger for Ghanaians and citizens of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and $150 for everyone else, with results available within 30 minutes. Payment must be made online ( prior to boarding the flight to Ghana.

Ghanaian residents who have left Ghana for one week or less do not need to present a negative PCR test for departure, but still have to undertake the mandatory antigen test on arrival.
In April, Ghana began digital verification of Covid-19 test results, to combat the circulation of fake results.

Anyone testing positive on arrival will immediately be transferred to hospital for further assessment. Non-residents required to isolate in a government health facility must do so at their own cost, while for Ghanaians the cost will be covered by the state.

All passengers must complete an online health declaration form ( and may be asked to do so again on board before landing.

Lockdown Details

The Government of Ghana has eased some COVID-19 social restrictions but these can change at short notice. You should be aware that:

The Government of Ghana recommends the use of takeaway service where possible and that people do not sit down to eat in restaurants.

Pubs, cinemas and nightclubs are closed.

Beaches are closed but some tourist sites remain open.

Weddings, concerts, parties, theatrical performances and funerals are banned (private burials with no more than 25 attendees are allowed).

It is now a legal requirement to wear face masks, including when leaving or returning to your place of residence, and when travelling in vehicles with more than one occupant. Notices of ‘no mask, no entry’ are displayed at vantage points including offices, shops, markets, malls, banks and pharmacies. The Ghana Police Service have been issued with an extensive list of places they can effect arrest, that includes outdoor spaces such as car parks, markets and the street.

Under local COVID-19 protocols, people are strongly advised to wash their hands, use hand sanitiser and avoid shaking-hands with one another. People are being advised to continue to adhere to strict social distancing.

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