Kotoka International Airport resumes operations on Tuesday- President Akufo-Addo
Travellers from all around the world will from Tuesday fly to Ghana as the country opens its International Airport.
This was announced by President Akuffo-Addo during the 16th national address on measures taken to control the spread of the Coronavirus on Sunday, August 30.
He added that the country’s land and sea borders remain closed.
“Fellow Ghanaians, I am glad to announce that Kotoka International Airport will reopen and resume operations from Tuesday, September 1, 2020. This decision has been communicated to all international airlines,” the President said.
The President also announced that some stringent measures have been put in place at the airport to prevent the importation of new Coronavirus cases which may lead to a resurgence of the disease in the country.
“The test should have been done not more than 72 hours before the scheduled departure from the country of origin. All airlines have been instructed to ensure compliance with this directive for all passengers wishing to travel to Ghana and those airlines who fail in this regard would be sanctioned”.
The measures also require all disembarking passengers to wear face masks and undergo a mandatory COVID-19 test upon disembarking flights at the Terminal.
The President disclosed that the cost of the test would be borne by the passenger and the test results would be available within 30 minutes. However, children aged five years and below are not required to undergo testing at the airport.
By Edem Mensah-Tsotorme