Enterprise Files of Sunday, 12 December 2021
Omicron variant cases surge in Ghana
GHS tightens protocols at KIA over Omicron variant
Ghana records on the very least 32 cases of Omicron variant
As segment of the efforts to curb the unfold of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, the Ghana Airports Firm Restricted has outlined a new guard for global travellers who exercise the Kotoka World Airport (KIA).
Effective Tuesday, December 14, 2021, persons flying out and in of the nation are to be fully vaccinated and to strictly apply stipulated guidelines for both self-preservation and the protection of the elevated society.
This used to be contained in a assertion launched by the Ghana Airports Firm Restricted on December 10, 2021.
The assertion also added that any airline which brings in passengers who’re now no longer fully vaccinated will seemingly be surcharged U$3,500 per passenger.
“Airways who board passengers with out PCR take a look at result or transport and disembark passengers with Definite PCR take a look at result into Accra will seemingly be fined US$3,500 per passenger. Non-Ghanaians is perchance refused entry and returned to the purpose of embarkation at a fee to the Airline. Ghanaians will seemingly be allowed entry nonetheless enviornment to 14 days of valuable quarantine at a selected facility.”
“Airways who board passengers with out proof of fee for the COVID-19 take a look at and would/could NOT pay for the take a look at in Ghana, will seemingly be fined US$3,500 per passenger”, the assertion added.
The GHS acknowledged the resolution follows a surge in covid-19 cases recorded on the airport in most fresh times.
“Globally, plenty of countries are experiencing their fourth wave. The want of travellers from these countries comes to Ghana, and right here’s anticipated to magnify throughout the festive season. This most fresh surge in COVID-19 cases is being reflected on the Kotoka World Airport (KIA).
“In November 2020, 168 cases had been detected when when compared with 241 cases in November 2021, an magnify of over 40%. Now we get since been recording a median of 20 sure cases a day at KIA,” GHS indicated.