Health Alert: COVID-19 U. S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

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: 

For Consular Assistance:

  • U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

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