Ghana will no longer request the Covid health declaration form from international travelers, effective May 20, 2023.
As a result, all entry tests as well as pre-departure testings have been suspended for all passengers.
These were stated in a letter sent to all media outlets and signed by Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, Director General of the Ghana Health Service. The letter was titled “Lifting of COVID-19 restrictions at all points of entry in Ghana” and was sent by the Ghana Health Service.
The letter says the above decisions were made during the National COVID-19 Task Force meeting on May 17, 2023. The meeting was about the global and national COVID-19 situation.
The statement follows the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) declaration that Covid-19 is no longer a Public Health Emergency International Concern (PHEIC) globally due to a significant reduction in number of cases and decreasing number of deaths and hospitalization with levels of population immunity against SARS Co.v-2.
According to the statement, the Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service, with help from their partners, would continue to make sure that they are operationally ready and flexible enough to react to COVID-19 surges.
It further stated that other important health services would be kept up by the GHS.
The statement however noted that people who tested positive for COVID-19 prior to the suspension of the health declaration forms should be treated according to the rules that are already in place.