Government has disclosed its intention to sanction airlines that flout the mandatory seventy-two (72)-hour old negative PCR testing required of flight passengers.
The announcement by Government follows a surge in Ghana’s active cases.
The country’s Covid-19 active caseload as of Friday, November 6, stood at 1,139 – a huge increment from 398 in just 21 days.
The death count has also increased to 320 with the number of daily recorded cases increased from 25 to 130.
According to the president in his 19th televised address to the nation on steps taken by Government to stem the impact of the global pandemic on the country on Sunday, November 8, 2020, 172 among some 54,000 flight passengers have been detected to have the virus.
Adding that, airport authorities will continue to demand that passengers arriving in the country be in possession of a 72 hour old negative PCR test as well as intensify the follow-up process of arriving passengers, even when they have tested negative to help rule out a possible infection that may have occurred during the period of embarkation and disembarkation.
Airlines currently operating at KIA include; Africa World Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, EgyptAir, Qatar Airways, PassionAir, Emirates, EgyptAir just to name a few.