Message for U.S. Citizens: Updated Requirements for Air Travelers to the U.S. due to COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have announced a new Order for all air passengers traveling to the United States. Effective Monday, December 6, 2021, 12:01am EST (5:01am GMT), all travelers two years of age or older will need to get a COVID-19 viral test (regardless of vaccination status or citizenship) no more than 1 day before traveling by air into the United States. You must show your negative pre-departure viral test result to the airline before you board your flight. Any flight entering the U.S. from a foreign country, even for a connection, will require testing before departure.

If you recently recovered from COVID-19, you may instead travel with documentation of recovery from COVID-19 (i.e., your positive COVID-19 viral test result on a sample taken no more than 90 days before the flight’s departure from a foreign country AND a letter from a licensed healthcare provider or a public health official stating that you are cleared to travel).

Same day results are available at numerous COVID-19 testing sites in Ghana.  Humanitarian exemptions to this Order will be granted on an extremely limited basis.

Wearing a mask over your nose and mouth is required on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and while indoors at U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and train stations.