Ghana Entry Requirements – COVID-19



Ghana, a West African country has been recorded as one of many African countries that have suffered the most from the deadly coronavirus. Among the adverse impact of covid-19 on the country are; economic hardship, loss of jobs, reduced productivity among others. It is against this background that the Ghana government is implementing the following entry and travel restrictions and requirements.

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Ghana travel restrictions update

Since September 1, 2020, Ghana opened its air borders but its land and marine borders remain closed. To be able to gain entry to Ghana, travelers must meet the following requirements as stipulated by Ghana’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration and the Ministry of Health;


  • With the exception of Ghanaians who are returning to the country after having been away for one week or less, all passengers aged five and over must have proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure and also undertake an additional antigen test on arrival.
  • Ghanaian residents who have left Ghana for one week or less do not need to present a negative PCR test for departure, but still, have to undertake the mandatory antigen test on arrival.
  • Anyone testing positive on arrival will immediately be transferred to the hospital for further assessment. Non-residents required to isolate in a government health facility must do so at their own cost, while for Ghanaians the cost will be covered by the state.

Ghana Airport COVID-19 test price

The cost of covid-19 testing at the Kotoka international airport is $50 per passenger for Ghanaians and citizens of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and $150 for everyone else, with results available within 30 minutes. Payment must be made online prior to boarding the flight to Ghana.

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Akesse Sanza

Akesse Sanza is a Ghanaian Travel Blogger, Travel and Tourism Consultant, and Anti-human Trafficking And Safe Migration advocate. Akesse loves everything Travel & Tourism and aims to see every single country in the world.


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