The government says it will continue to diligently test and vigorously monitor people entering the country, especially from countries with high COVID-19 incidence.
Pressure is mounting on the government to categorically ban travel to the country from all of these countries following Nigeria’s ban on travel to and from India, Turkey and Brazil due to of their high incidence of the virus.
But, the presidential health adviser, says Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare Citi News that the government of Ghana will continue to play its final travel advisory while watching the situation.
He said the government would introduce new measures if it deemed necessary, but he is currently satisfied with the work of Ghana’s embassies and high commissions to ensure that only people who test for COVID-19 are negative are allowed to enter Ghana.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a travel advisory for all citizens and all of our embassies and high commissions. We are monitoring the situation critically and luckily we have implemented many measures since September 1, 2020. We will continue to review our protocols and ensure that everyone entering the country is screened, tested and if they are. found. positive, is isolated and retested before the person returns home. And those who come from those countries with high cases will be examined quickly. So the embassies and the high commission are working very well, and we hope this will go a long way in limiting any imports into the country, ”said Dr Nsiah-Asare.
Recently, Frontiers Health Services, officials of Ghana’s COVID-19 airports testing program, issued an alert on an apparent increase in the number of positive COVID-19 cases entering the country.
The company in a letter to Ghana Airports Company Limited Managing Director Yaw Kwakwa said it had recorded the highest daily number of positive COVID-19 cases at the airport on Saturday April 24, 2021.
According to the company, the rate of positive cases recorded at the airport in recent times is “unprecedented”.