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Ghana to fine airlines $3,500 for every unvaccinated passenger

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Every unvaccinated tourist or passenger who tests positive for COVID-19 on arrival in Ghana would be fined $3,500 by Ghanaian authorities.

The new limitations were revealed on December 13, 2021, when the Ghanaian government reportedly warned that airlines will be charged for every COVID-19 virus-infected air traveler brought into the nation. The move is part of Ghana’s effort to contain the virus’s spread in the West African country.

Airlines that fly into Kotoka International Airport (ACC) will also be required to ensure that all passengers are completely vaccinated and have evidence of a negative PCR test under the new guideline.

Non-Ghanaian people who are not completely vaccinated, on the other hand, may be barred from entering the country and sent back to the airport from which they departed at the expense of the airline.

According to reports, the local administration feels that such rigorous procedures will aid in the prevention of Omicron, a highly transmissible virus strain. Omicron was identified in southern Africa and has since been found in a number of European countries, as well as the United States and Asia.

The new restriction will go into force on December 13, 2021.

Ghana now has 131,547 COVID-19 cases and 1,243 casualties, according to Worldometer data.

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