COVID-19: Fully vaccinated travellers will not be tested on arrival in Ghana

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo offers announced that through tomorrow, Monday, 03 28, 2022, completely vaccinated travellers arriving to Ghana will certainly not take PCR tests from their own countries of source to permit them access in to the Kotoka Worldwide Airport (KIA) exactly where they will furthermore not have to get tested with regard to COVID-19 on introduction.

Nevertheless , the Chief executive mentioned that residents and foreign occupants in Ghana, that are not completely vaccinated, will have to offer a negative PCR test result associated with only 48-hours plus undergo an antigen test upon introduction in the KIA exactly where are going to offered vaccination."It is really worth noting that this organization of the COVID-19 testing infrastructure in the Kotoka International Airport terminal by Frontier Health care Services Ltd, in its own price, has been stage to our capability to limit effectively the importation associated with the virus in to Ghana through the particular airport, " the particular President said inside an address to be able to the nation about Sunday evening.

"The efficacy of typically the testing regime with KIA has gained global admiration, and even has been congratulated by those who have00 been through its testing. That has been one particular of the causes why Ghana seemed to be not on the obtaining end of various of the vacation bans imposed by West at typically the height of typically the pandemic, which is why a lot of African countries have been affected".

Criticism regarding testing expense

Typically the testing regime with Ghana's airport which in turn costs $150 for the COVID-19 test has become criticised by typically the minority in Legislative house. Addressing the click recently, the Fraction Leader, Mr Haruna Iddrisu expressed worry over what they identified as the 'fleecing and rip-off' regarding Ghanaians and intercontinental travellers coming to be able to Ghana with typically the intention of COVID-19 charges on the OF by Frontiers Health and fitness Services.

Those fees, he said, need to be reviewed by government as nowhere fast in the entire world did anyone shell out $150 for the COVID-19 test. “I seemed to be in Doha, Qatar and Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa went back from Romania plus the least you pay money for a COVID-19 test out is $50 and the most probably the top can be $100, and so it is suspect for non-Ghanaians being compelled to keep on to spend $150 inside the name regarding COVID-19 test and even raises questions regarding us using COVID-19 as a profit-making enterprise instead regarding a public outbreak that needs the collective effort to be able to combat and package with, ” they said.

“What is definitely it that all of us cannot do with regard to our own residents who want in order to go back to Ghana in order to help the interpersonal and economic associated with our country? ” the Minority innovator asked. Mr Iddrisu said he might lead the Group to generate a movement, supported  mainly simply by the MP with regard to North Tongu, Mister Ablakwa, plus the MEGA-PIXEL for Juaboso, Mister Kwabena Mintah Akandoh, to demand responsibility on charges simply by Frontiers Health Solutions at KIA.

“They are trying in order to even hide the particular number of worldwide travellers to our own borders. What these people do not understand is that below the country’s laws and regulations this is recognized information that should be provided to all of us so that we are able to compute how a lot we now have made getting the $150, ” he said.

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