Travel to Ghana
Pre‑arrival process for passengers travelling to Ghana
- For passengers who already have a PanaBios account, enter your country of origin and set the destination to Ghana on the Trusted Travel platform or on the UNDP‑endorsed Global Haven site.
- Passengers who do not have an account should create an account on the AU‑endorsed site.
- Passengers are advised take their test at a Trusted Travel (TT) laboratory. If there are none close to you, take your test at labs accredited on the PanaBIOS or Global Haven labs registry.
- If you take your test at a TT lab and give lab the same email address used to open your account, your results will be automatically delivered to your account with a TT code.
- If you take the test at other accredited labs, upload your test result on the Trusted Travel platform.
- If your test results satisfy the full requirements set by Ghana (e,g validity period or test type), you will be issued a Travel Code (TC) as evidence that the test is still valid at the time of travel.
COVID‑19 testing requirements
All passengers travelling to Ghana are required to take a COVID‑19 test from accredited labs on the PanaBIOS or Global Haven registry, and verify their results via the Trusted Travel platform.
Please note that while the Trusted Travel code confirms that a test was performed by an accredited laboratory, the Travel Code issued online must presented at check‑in to confirm that the results are still valid at the time of travel.
All international passengers, including those from the ECOWAS region, travelling to Ghana, will be required to meet the following health requirements prior to admission into Ghana:
- All arriving passengers will be subject to temperature screening. Passengers must not present symptoms of COVID‑19, including body temperature lower than 38°C.
- Passengers must have a negative COVID‑19 PCR test result from an accredited laboratory in the country of origin. The test must be taken not more than 72 hours before the scheduled departure. Ghanaian nationals who have not taken a COVID‑19 PCR test before departure will be subject to 14 days of mandatory quarantine at a designated facility.
- Ghanaian residents who have travelled outside Ghana and returning within one week will not be required to present a COVID‑19 PCR test result from the country of departure. They will, however, undergo mandatory COVID‑19 testing upon arrival in Ghana.
- Passengers must take a COVID‑19 test on arrival at their own expense:
- Ghanaians and ECOWAS citizens – USD 50
- All other passengers – USD 150
- Payment for the test must be made online and proof of payment (receipt) must be presented at check‑in.
- All arriving passengers except Ghanaian nationals, who test positive for COVID‑19 will undergo mandatory 7‑day isolation and treatment at a designated health facility or isolation centre at their own. Final discharge of cases will be based on existing case management guidelines and protocols.
- All passengers who test negative for COVID‑19 will be required to follow COVID‑19 safety protocols and will receive regular information on COVID‑19 within five (5) days of arrival in Ghana.
- For passengers who are transiting through other countries before arriving in Ghana, the first country of departure will be the reference point.
All passengers must fill out the Ghana Health Form online before arrival.
- Passengers transiting and transferring through Accra will not be required to take a COVID‑19 test in Accra but must comply with the COVID‑19 requirements of their destination.
- Airline crew are exempted from the pre‑departure and arrival COVID‑19 testing and should follow the airline policy for testing.
- Children below 5 years old will not be required to undergo testing on arrival at the Kotoka International Airport.
- Passengers who arrive under emergency circumstances such as diverted flights will not be required to undergo testing if they do not leave the airport or remain in isolation in their hotel.
- Children between 5 and 12 years old be required to pay for testing at the new rates mentioned above.
- Ghanaian residents who have travelled outside Ghana and are returning within one week will not be required to present a negative COVID‑19 PCR test result from the country of departure, but they will be subject to mandatory COVID‑19 PCR testing on arrival in Ghana (this is applicable to direct flights; i.e. Accra ‑ Dubai ‑ Accra).
Passengers connecting on Emirates flights (for e.g. Accra ‑ Dubai ‑ Istanbul and return) may be required to have a COVID‑19 PCR test certificate as per Dubai Government regulations.
Travelling with Pets
Travelling with pets into Ghana is allowed in line with guidelines of the Veterinary Services Directorate of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture
Travel from Ghana
Travellers must comply with the COVID‑19 testing requirements of their destination.
All passengers travelling to international destinations must create an account and register on the Trusted Travel platform and take COVID‑19 tests only at laboratories that have the Trusted Travel (TT) logo next to their name on the platform. You must also present the Trusted Travel test (TT) code at check‑in and to Port Health Authorities for verification.
Passengers must wear face mask appropriately and are advised to regularly use any of the hand sanitizing stations provided in the terminal.
Passengers are advised to arrive at the airport at least 4 hours before the scheduled departure time.
Please take note of Accra check‑in times for COVID‑19 formalities effective 3 November 2021 (All dates/times are local):
- ACC‑ABJ: check‑in 11:25 – 12:25 for 13:25 departure
- ACC‑DXB: check‑in 12:00 –16:50 due to COVID‑19 protocols, counters will close two hours before departure.
Departing passengers will undergo temperature screening at the entrance of Terminal 3 departures.
Only passengers and persons with business in the terminal will be allowed entry.
Online check‑in or the use of self‑service kiosks is strongly encouraged to reduce physical contact at the airport.
Travelling to, from and through Dubai
If you’re travelling to, from or transiting through Dubai, please check our Travel requirements for Dubai.