The government has taken steps to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus, including entry bans and quarantine.

Key Points:

  • All travel to Ghana is strongly discouraged.
  • All travelers who have been to a country that has recorded at least 200 cases of COVID-19 within the last 14 days will not be permitted entry, with the exception of Ghanaian citizens and foreign nationals with valid residence permits.
  • Self-quarantine for 14 days is mandatory for all travelers allowed to enter Ghana. The government will quarantine in state facilities those deemed unable to self-quarantine.
  • All travelers who exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival at any port of entry will be immediately quarantined for further testing.

Additional information: Travelers from the following countries may be affected by this travel advisory: Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Qatar, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, U.K., USA.

Analysis & Comments: These measures represent Ghana’s first significant action in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although in-country processing of work and residence permits is not affected at this time, employers should anticipate further restrictions and disruptions to employee mobility and government services. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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