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Ghana resumes international flights

International flights to and from Ghana will resume from 1 September a five-month hiatus. All arriving passengers must hold a negative PCR test certificate.

26 August 2020, South Korea, Jeju-si: A general view of the departure and arrival board which shows that all flights are cancelled at Jeju International Airport due to the approaching of Typhoon Bavi. Photo: -/YNA/dpa

Following a five-month suspension, Ghana finally decided to join other African countries such as Egypt, Nigeria, and Senegal and resume international flights in and out of the country. Ghana is preparing to welcome arriving passengers at its airports from 1 September.

Ghanaian President Akufo-Addo believes that his country is now able to resume international travel without fearing the risk posed by the potential Covid-19 further spread in the country and feels that its right time for Ghana to open its air borders.

President Akufo-Addo stated in an address to his nations “I am glad to announce that KIA will reopen and resume operations from Tuesday, September 1, 2020. This decision has been communicated to international airlines across the world. After weeks of thorough work, I am satisfied that it is safe to do so.”

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Ghana has imposed preventative protocol for all arriving passengers such as wearing face masks when leaving the aircraft as well as holding a negative PCR test before undergoing another test at the airport terminal.

Despite the return of international flights, Ghana's land and sea borders will remain closed until further notice.

Since the start of the pandemic, Ghana has reported 44,398 confirmed cases but only 1,159 cases are presently active. 276 people out of the case tally have succumbed to the infection.


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