The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued a “Level Unknown” Travel Health Notice for Ghana due to COVID-19, indicating an uncertain level of COVID-19 in the country. CDC advises travelers to make sure they are up to date with COVID-19 vaccines before traveling to Ghana.
The Ghana Health Service has consistently reported an increase in the average daily new COVID-19 cases and percent positivity in the three weeks prior to June 16, 2022. From June 10-16, 2022, the average daily number of new cases is 216 cases per day, and the average percent positivity is 21.9%. From May 27-June 2, 2022, these indicators were 52 cases per day and 10.7%, respectively.
If you are not up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines, avoid travel to Ghana. The government of Ghana requires all persons 18 years-old and above arriving in Ghana to provide evidence of full vaccination for COVID-19. Children between 10 and 17 years-old who are unvaccinated must submit a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours prior to embarkation to Ghana. Children under 10 years-old are exempt from Ghana’s COVID-19 pre- and on-arrival testing requirements.
If you have a weakened immune system or are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19, even if you are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines, talk with your clinician about your risk, and consider delaying travel to Ghana. The CDC also recommends wearing a mask indoors while in public and getting tested if you have COVID-19 symptoms.
Actions to Take:
- All U.S. citizens should enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)to receive Alerts and ensure you can be located in an emergency.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Ghana.
- Refer to our website for the latest Alerts and Messages for U.S. citizens: https://gh.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/security-and-travel-information/
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information related to COVID-19, including testing requirements to return to the United States.
- For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
For Consular Assistance:
- U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana
o Email: ACSAccra@state.gov
o +1-888-407-4747 or +1-202-501-4444
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)