Message for U.S. Citizens: New Vaccine Requirement for Travel to Ghana

New Vaccine Requirement for Travelers to Ghana

The Ghana Health Service has announced new vaccine requirements for all travelers to Ghana effective at midnight (12:00 a.m.) local time, December 12, 2021. The following information is from the Ghana Health Service’s press release:

Travelers to Ghana

All persons 18 years-old and above arriving in Ghana will be required to provide evidence of full vaccination for a COVID-19 vaccine.

All unvaccinated Ghanaians and residents of Ghana who are currently outside of the country and intend to return within 14 days from midnight December 12, 2021, are exempted. However, they will be vaccinated on arrival at the airport in Ghana.

Traveling out of Ghana

All Ghanaians travelling out of the country are to be fully vaccinated effective midnight December 12, 2021.

Definition of Fully Vaccinated

A person is said to be fully vaccinated when he or she has taken the full dose of vaccines approved and registered by the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) of Ghana.

You need two doses of AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna or Sputnik V to be declared as fully vaccinated.

One dose of Johnson and Johnson vaccine is required to be declared fully vaccinated.

Other Arrival Requirements remain unchanged

The 72-hour Negative PCR test requirement prior to travel remains in effect.

Completion of the Health Declaration Form remains in effect.

All persons who arrive in Ghana will undergo Antigen testing at the airport.