Ghana will from Monday vaccinate returning residents and residents towards COVID-19 upon arrival on the airport in the event that they haven’t acquired the jab.
Ghana’s Health Service Director-General, Patrick Kuma-Aboagye disclosed this on Friday, amid issues over low take-up of vaccination.
This is as Public well being authorities within the nation introduce new journey pointers requiring guests to point out proof of vaccination towards COVID-19 from subsequent week.
Under new guidelines coming into impact from midnight on Sunday, travellers “will be required to provide evidence of full vaccination,” Kuma-Aboagye, mentioned.
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“All Ghanaians travelling out of the country are to be fully vaccinated,” he added in an announcement late Thursday.
The West African nation has administered simply over 5.7 million doses and virus circumstances are low.
Unvaccinated Ghanaians and residents presently exterior the nation who intend to return inside 14 days of the deadline will nonetheless be allowed in.
“However, they would be vaccinated on arrival at the airport,” mentioned Kuma-Aboagye.
Other journey necessities reminiscent of a detrimental PCR check previous to journey and an antigen check on arrival to Ghana stay in place.
The nation has recorded simply over 131,000 circumstances and 1,200 deaths for the reason that begin of the pandemic.
Ghana together with neighbouring Nigeria mentioned final week it had detected circumstances of the brand new Covid-19 variant, Omicron.
Several nations in Europe and Asia have imposed vaccine passports for journey or to entry sure public areas.
Britain introduced this week it’s going to require proof of vaccination to enter nightclubs and different massive leisure venues.