The United Kingdom (UK) has told its citizens to avoid trips to Ghana unless it is crucial.
“The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to Ghana,” the British High Commission stated in a travel alert on its website.
The caution published on Sunday, March 15, follows an official announcement of the travel restrictions by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
The exceptions for entry into the jurisdiction are Ghanaian citizens and resident permit holders. Persons from countries that have 200 cases of coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, within the last 14 days will be denied entry.
Airlines have been instructed not to allow such people to embark. Border posts have been instructed not to allow such persons into the jurisdiction,” the notice explained. “These measures would apply to travellers coming from the UK, or those who have been in the UK within the last 14 days.
Ghana has recorded six cases of the deadly virus, and rigorous measures have been rolled out to tackle the spread.
The global death toll is approximately 7,000 with over 175,203 infections. The UK has recorded 35 deaths, with rising cases that has eclipsed 1,543.
The alert pointed out that enforcement protocols are being deployed in collaboration with Ghanaian state security and health authorities.
“We recommend you check what measures are in place again before you arrive in Ghana, either with your airline, travel company or the nearest Ghana High Commission.
“The Government of Ghana has also published four numbers for anyone feeling unwell (+233) 055 2222 004, 055 2222 005, 050 9497700 and 055 8439 868,” the release concluded.
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