Ghana (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 07 May, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

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 08.02.2021
1. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
-This does not apply to:
– nationals and residents of Ghana returning within one week;
– passengers younger than 5 years.
2. Nationals and residents of Ghana returning within one week without a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result, are subject to test upon arrival.
3. Passengers must complete a Port Health Declaration Form at before arrival.
4. Passengers are subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test upon arrival at their own expense. They must have a payment confirmation obtained at:
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.
5. Passengers are subject to medical screening upon arrival.
6. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 7 days at their own expense.


Detailed Tourist Information

Commercial flights may resume at Kotoka International Airport from 1 September. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken no more than 72 hours before departure, and will be subject to a second test on arrival. See the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority for more details:

Lockdown Details

The Government of Ghana has implemented a phased easing of some social restrictions. The following services have reopened:

-open air bars
-tourist sites
-some schools and universities for a minority of students
-religious services, weddings and funerals
-All changes are subject to strict limits on numbers, adherence to social distancing and the wearing of PPE.

Beaches, cinemas and nightclubs remain closed.

It is now mandatory to wear face masks, including when leaving or returning to your place of residence. 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.

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