Ghana (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 15 September, 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 09.09.2021
1. 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 www.globalhaven.org or https://trustedtravel.panabios.org
-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 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 www.globalhaven.org or https://trustedtravel.panabios.org
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.
3. Passengers must complete a Port Health Declaration Form at https://www.ghs-hdf.org/hdf/ before arrival.
4. 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: https://myfrontierhealthcare.com/Home/Ghana .
– 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: http://www.gcaa.com.gh/web/protocols.html
 

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.
 

Sources

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/ghana/coronavirus
Data Source: covidcontrols.co