Government To Surcharge $3,500 Per Passenger To Airlines Bringing Unvaccinated Persons Amid Omicron Fears

Ghana’s Aviation Authority, Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL), has warned that airlines will be surcharged if they fly any unvaccinated persons into Ghana.



To fight the spread of Covid-19 and the new Omicron variant, the GACL announced a list of COVID-19 guidelines to be followed for all arrivals at the Kotoka International Airport during the festive period.

The Aviation Authority said airlines that bring unvaccinated passengers into Ghana will be surcharged $3,500 per passenger.

The statement reads in part: “Airlines that bring passengers to Kotoka International Airport who are not fully vaccinated shall be surcharged $3500 per passenger.

“All passengers are required to present evidence of having filled Ghana’s Health Declaration Form (HDF) at at the point of embarkation.

“Airlines that bring passengers to Kotoka International Airport who had not filled HDF shall be surcharged $3500 per passenger.”

The GACL further stated that all arriving passengers must possess a COVID-19 negative PCR test from an accredited laboratory in the country of origin.

The test should have been done not more than 72 hours before the scheduled departure time from the country of origin.

The statement said that airlines that allow passengers with positive PCR test results to disembark in Accra will also be surcharged $3,500.

“Airlines who board passengers without PCR test result or transport and disembark passengers with Positive PCR test result into Accra will be fined US$3,500 per passenger.

“Non-Ghanaians may be refused entry and returned to the point of embarkation at a cost to the Airline. Ghanaians will be allowed entry but subject to 14 days of mandatory quarantine at a designated facility,” the statement added.

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