Ghana opened its air borders Sept.1, but the country’s land and sea borders remain closed until further notice. Travelers should anticipate being subject to enhanced health protocols at the airport.

Key points:

  • Passengers arriving in Ghana must possess a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from an accredited laboratory in their country of origin obtained within 72 hours of departure.
  • All arriving passengers, with the exception of children below five years of age, will be required to undergo a mandatory COVID-19 test at the Ghana airport terminal at a cost of USD $150, to be paid by the passenger. Arriving passengers who test positive for COVID-19 will receive further clinical assessment and treatment.
  • Passengers who depart Ghana and return within one week will not be required to present a COVID-19 test result from the country of departure. They will be required to take the mandatory test upon their arrival in Ghana.

Background: The reopening of air borders is in line with the Ghana government’s strategic easing of restrictions imposed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Ghana air border reopened Sept. 1, following closure for several months beginning in March.

Additional information: Travelers wishing to enter Ghana are advised to travel by air and make arrangements in line with the announced protocols as land and sea borders remain closed until further notice. Travelers who test negative will be allowed entry into Ghana. Outbound travelers are advised to confirm current travel restrictions of intended destination countries with the respective embassies prior to departing to avoid inconveniences on arrival at their destinations.

Analysis & Comments: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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