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 has issued a Level 2 Travel Notice.

At this time, Ghana has not implemented any travel or entry restrictions.  At ports of entry, including Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghanaian authorities are asking travelers to complete a health declaration form and screening for potentially infected passengers.  Passengers with symptoms and a fever of 100.4 F (38 C) or greater will be isolated and have samples taken.  Confirmed cases will be placed in hospital quarantine.  Ridge and Tema hospitals have been designated to accept patients believed to have been exposed to COVID-19.

The Government of Ghana has set up two phone numbers for questions regarding coronavirus:  050 949 7700 & 055 843 9868.

Actions to Take:

  • Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
  • 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.
  • Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on for the latest information.
  • Check with your airlines or cruise lines regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.