Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Location:  Ghana   Event:  Government of Ghana movement restrictions in the Greater Accra and Kumasi Metropolitan areas    The U.S. Embassy would like to call your attention to the restrictions on movement that the Government of Ghana (GoG) instituted beginning at 1:00 a.m. on Monday, March 30.  The full text of President Akufo-Addo’s speech announcing these restrictions …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Location:  Ghana Event:  Updated U.S. Embassy Repatriation Flight Information Flights on all commercial airlines in and out of Ghana have been cancelled. U.S. citizens and LPRs still seeking emergency repatriation should NOT go to the airport or the U.S. Embassy. While we do not anticipate additional chartered repatriation flights from Ghana to the United States, …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Location:  Ghana Event:  Update on Special Repatriation Flight from Ghana to the United States Yesterday, the U.S. Embassy in Accra sent out confirmation and standby emails for seats on a special chartered repatriation flight to the United States.  Only those passengers with email confirmations will be permitted to enter the airport.  If you have not received official instructions …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Location:  Ghana Event:  Restrictions on Movement in Accra and Kumasi The U.S Embassy’s highest priority is the safety and security of U.S. citizens in Ghana.  While we work to facilitate repatriation flights for U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States, we would like to call your attention to the restrictions on movement that …

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Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana (March 27, 2020)

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana (March 27, 2020) Location:  Ghana Event:  Avoid COVID-19 Related Scams The U.S Embassy’s highest priority is the safety and security of U.S. citizens in Ghana.  While we work to facilitate repatriation flights for U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States, we would like to call your attention to potential …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana 

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana Location:  Ghana Event:  Ghana’s Health Resources The U.S Embassy’s highest priority is the safety and security of U.S. citizens in Ghana.  While we work to facilitate repatriation flights for U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States, we would like to call your attention to the COVID-19-related health resources available in Ghana.  If you believe that …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Location:  Ghana Event:  Repatriation Information Update – Trusted Sources of Information We ask all U.S. citizens to please pay attention only to authoritative sources of information, such as U.S. Embassy messages (like this one), our website, and our official social media feeds (links below) for the most current and accurate information regarding our chartered repatriation planning.  Unofficial social …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana   Location:  Ghana Event:  Information for U.S. Citizens Regarding Potential U.S. Embassy Repatriation Flights from Ghana The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory  for COVID-19. We recognize this has been a challenging period for many of our fellow Americans, particularly those of you seeking to depart Ghana after the closure of Ghana’s …

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Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana – U.S Government Chartered Flight Departed Accra

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana  Location:  Ghana  Event:  U.S Government chartered flight departed Accra The U.S. Embassy places the highest priority on assisting American citizens, legal permanent residents, and their U.S. citizen dependents in Ghana.  On March 25, 2020, with the strong support of the Government of Ghana, the U.S. Embassy in Accra facilitated the return to …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Location:  Ghana Event:  U.S. Embassy going to maximum telework status for two weeks. The U.S. Embassy in Accra will be closed to the public for a minimum of two weeks effective March 25 at 5:00 p.m.  Embassy staff will continue to work remotely and will do their utmost to assist U.S. citizens with emergencies to the greatest extent …

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Message for U.S. Citizens in Ghana: Travel and Repatriation Assistance

We recognize this has been a challenging period for many American citizen travelers affected by the suspension of international flights and the impending closure of Accra’s Kotoka International Airport. If you are interested in being contacted in the event that additional flights or repatriation flights to the United States are scheduled, please send an email to  ACSAccra@state.gov

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana Location:  Ghana Event:  The Ghana Health Service has confirmed multiple cases of COVID-19. On March 21, the government of Ghana announced that it will close its borders for two weeks effective 11:59pm on Sunday, March 22.  The U.S. Embassy understands the challenges the rapidly evolving international response to the COVID-19 pandemic has caused …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Location:  Ghana Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China.  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 100,000 reported cases worldwide. On March 15, 2020, the government of Ghana issued a Travel Advisory, closed all schools, and suspended public gatherings. The Ghanaian Travel Advisory states: All …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Location:  Accra, Ghana Event:  On March 12, 2020, the  Ghana Health Service  announced two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Accra area. The government of Ghana has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. The CDC …

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Ghana COVID-19 Information

Country-Specific Information: Ghana has confirmed more than 100 cases of COVID-19 within its borders. Find the latest update  here . On March 27, the Government of Ghana announced restrictions of movement for the Greater Accra and Kumasi Metropolitan Areas that will begin at 1:00 a.m. on Monday, March 30 and last for two weeks. The restrictions ask all …

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Alert – U.S. Embassy Accra (March 3, 2020)

Location: Sogakope, Ghana Event: Demonstration/Protest The U.S. Embassy in Accra is monitoring media reports about the possibility of protests in Sogakope, Volta Region, Ghana.  The protests could potentially block the main highway linking the Greater Accra Region and parts of the Volta Region through Sogakope as well as other major roads. Sogakope serves as a …

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Alert – U.S. Embassy Accra (February 3, 2020)

Location: Accra, Ghana Event: Demonstration/Rally A large demonstration is expected to take place in Accra tomorrow, February 4, with participants gathering as early as 6:00 a.m.  The route is unconfirmed but could cover a large part of central Accra.  Please plan accordingly and follow media reports for more updated information. Be advised that any demonstration, …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Accra (January 8, 2019)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Accra (January 8, 2019) Location:  Ghana, countrywide Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Accra (December 31, 2019)

Location:  Ghana, countrywide Event:  Local media is reporting that Ghana security services are maintaining a heightened state of alert and increased security precautions for New Years’ Eve gatherings. Actions to Take: Exercise caution if attending New Years’ Eve events Avoid crowds Monitor local media Be aware of your surroundings Review your personal security plans Assistance: …

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Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Location: All regions of Ghana Event: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 travel notice for travelers to Ghana due to a polio outbreak.  CDC recommends that travelers practice enhanced precautions.  The full notice can be read here: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/alert/polio-ghana . Actions to Take: All travelers to Ghana should be vaccinated fully …

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Ghana Travel Advisory

Exercise normal precautions in Ghana. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Exercise increased caution in: Urban Areas due to crime. Intercity highways after dark due to crime. Areas near the northern border in the Upper East and Upper West regions due to crime. Parts of the Bono East, Bono, Savannah, Northern, North East, and …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Accra, Ghana (December 10, 2018)

Location: Northern Region (Tamale/Yendi and surrounding areas). Event: Beginning on December 14, 2018, groups in Tamale, Yendi, and surrounding villages will hold funerals for their respective former chieftains. Extreme violence is likely and there are inadequate medical resources in the region. All but mission-essential travel by U.S. Embassy personnel to these regions is not advisable …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Ghana (September 10, 2018)

United States Embassy Accra, Ghana Security Message for U.S. Citizens Planned Demonstration   (September 10, 2018) Demonstration Alert – Kawukudi Location: the route will begin at Kawukudi – Jubilee House through Ring Road to Ghana International Trade Fair, but may be rerouted from Kawukudi to Ghana International Trade Fair, avoiding Jubilee House and Ring Road. …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana (April 13, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Accra, Ghana (April 13, 2018) Location 1 (April 17, 2018): Town center, south of the Kumasi Central Market, concluding in the Aboabo neighborhood of Kumasi, Ghana Event 1: Ongoing demonstrations are expected to take place on April 17, 2018, beginning around 0700 and concluding around 1200 in the town …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Accra, Ghana March 27, 2018 Location 1 (Tonight): The Ghana Police Headquarters area, including the Ring Road at the Independence junction in Accra, Ghana. Event 1 (Tonight): Ongoing demonstrations taking place as of 18:00 today, Tuesday March 27, 2018. Location 2 (Tomorrow): Announced gathering points include, but are not …

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Health Alert – U. S. Embassy (Accra, Ghana)

Location: Tema, Ghana Event: The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has confirmed the first recorded case of Lassa fever in the country since 2011. The case was confirmed at the Tema General Hospital. Lassa fever is a rare but potentially life-threatening viral hemorrhagic disease. Actions to Take: · Consult a medical professional if you have been …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Accra, Ghana (February 6, 2018)

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the areas from Kwame Nkrumah Circle to the Arts Center in Accra, Ghana. Event: Demonstrations expected to take place on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, beginning at 08:30am. The “True Driver’s Association” groups intend to protest the Ghanaian government for the recent increase in the prices …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in Accra on Wednesday, December 20, 2017

The U.S. Embassy is aware of reports of a planned demonstration on Wednesday, December 20th, at 8 a.m., to protest the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The route is reported to begin at Obra Spot at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle and end at the Old Hearts of Oak’s park. The U.S. …

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