As part of measures to contain the spread of the Omicron variant of Covid-19, the Ghanaian government has required from travelers and visitors, evidence of vaccination before being allowed entry, with effect from midnight on Sunday.
According to a statement from the country’s health service, Ghanaians who intend to return to the country in the next fortnight are exempted, but will be vaccinated upon arrival.
The health service noted that most cases of the omicron variant in the country were from people who had arrived at the international airport in Accra, adding that majority of those people were not vaccinated.
“All Ghanaians travelling out of the country are to be fully vaccinated,” the statement added.
Ghana has recorded over 130,000 cases of coronavirus in total and 1,200 deaths.