Find out everything you need to know about our current flights, COVID-19 test and travel requirements, and how we’re keeping you safe.
(Updated Friday, 13th May 2022; 10:33pm)
Find out everything you need to know about our current flights, COVID-19 test and travel requirements, and how we’re keeping you safe.
(Updated Friday, 13th May 2022; 10:33pm)
1. Pre-Arrival Processes – Travellers intending to enter Ghana
a. All international passengers including those from the ECOWAS region, intending to fly to Ghana, will be required to be fully vaccinated.
b. Fill out the Ghana Health Declaration form here: https://www.ghs-hdf.org/
2. Arriving Passengers – Travellers Entering Ghana
a. 18 years and above arriving in Ghana will be required to provide evidence of full vaccination for a COVID-19 vaccine at the point of embarkation and upon arrival at Kotoka International Airport (KIA).
b. Fully vaccinated will be exempted from pre-departure COVID-19 PCR testing from point of embarkation.
c. Fully vaccinated will be exempted from COVID-19 testing upon arrival at the KIA.
d. Partially vaccinated or unvaccinated will be required to present a NEGATIVE 48hrs PCR test result to the airline before embarkation and upon arrival.
e. Partially vaccinated or unvaccinated will undergo COVID-19 testing at the KIA upon arrival.
f. Partially vaccinated or unvaccinated will undergo COVID-19 vaccination at KIA upon arrival.
a. At the point of embarkation must provide evidence of full vaccination status to the Airline prior to embarkation. (Airlines that board non-Ghanaians without evidence of full vaccination will be considered to have violated the COVID-19 guidelines for Ghana and shall be fined $3,500.00)
b. Travelling to Kotoka International Airport with fake or forged vaccination certificates shall be quarantined and returned to the point of embarkation at their own cost.
All Arriving passengers will undergo temperature screening, Yellow Fever Card verification and COVID-19 vaccination certificate verification as required
a. Passengers transiting and transferring through KIA will be required to be fully vaccinated and in addition adhere to COVID-19 testing requirements at the destination countries.
a. Children under 18 years will not be tested at the Airport upon arrival
b. Children between 10-17 years who are unvaccinated are to submit a 48 Hour negative PCR test prior to embarkation to Ghana
c. Children under 10 years are exempted from pre-departure COVID-19 PCR testing and COVID-19 testing at the Airport upon arrival
d. Airline crew are exempted from the pre-departure and arrival COVID-19 testing and should follow the Airline policy for testing.
e. 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.
a. Travelling with pets into Ghana is allowed in line with guidelines of the Veterinary Services Directorate of the Ministry of Food & Agriculture.
a. Passengers departing Accra will be required to adhere to COVID-19 testing requirements for the destination countries.
b. Departing passengers will undergo temperature screening at the entrance of Terminal 3 departures
a. Wearing of nose mask is mandatory in all Airport Terminals and ancillary buildings
Definition of Fully Vaccinated – A person is said to be fully vaccinated when he/she has taken the full dose of vaccines approved and registered by the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), Ghana or other vaccines prequalified by WHO (https://covid19.trackvaccines.org/agency/who) as in Table 1. All Passengers must present a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before embarkation except partially vaccinated or unvaccinated Ghanaians who are required to present a NEGATIVE 48hrs PCR test result to the airline before embarkation and to Port Health upon arrival.
Covid-19 vaccines granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the Ghana Food and Drugs Authority (FDA)
Others Granted Emergency use listing (EUL) by WHO
7. COVAXIN – Bharat Biotech, India
8. BBIBP-CorV (Vero Cells) – Sinopharm, (Beijing) China
9. CoronaVac – Sinovac, China.
10. COVOVAX™ COVID-19 vaccine (SARS-CoV-2 rS Protein Nanoparticle [Recombinant]) – Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd
11. NUVAXOVID™ COVID-19 vaccine (SARS-CoV-2 rS [Recombinant, adjuvanted]) – Novavax CZ a.s.
N/B: The first dose of Johnson and Johnson and 2nd dose of all other approved vaccines should be at least 14 days prior to embarkation to be qualified as fully vaccinated.
a. Create an account on the AU-endorsed site: https://trustedtravel.panabios.org or on the UNDP-endorsed Global Haven site: www.globalhaven.org
b. Click on the “Trusted Vaccines” tab.
c. Choose user type to create vaccination booklet (self or dependent if uploading for someone).
d. Indicate the country of vaccination.
e. Choose pathogen/disease (SARS-CoV-2).
f. Fill out the vaccination campaign column (i.e., Type of vaccines and the number of shots).
g. Fill in the vaccination record (i.e. Batch number, manufacturer, vaccination date and vaccination card number).
h. Upload the vaccination card.
i. The system will verify your vaccine records and issue you with a code and a pass.
j. Either the vaccine code or the pass is adequate for travel.
k. The vaccine code or the pass will be verified and validated by Port Health before departure and upon arrival in Ghana.
l. The vaccine code or the pass will be re-validated by the airline before check-in at departure.
m. If unvaccinated, take a PCR test within 48 hours of your embarkation to Ghana and validate the test result at https://trustedtravel.panabios.org or www.globalhaven.org
a. Airline pre-embarkation staff must confirm that passengers have BOTH a Vaccine Code from PanaBIOS and a Vaccine Card before check-in.
b. Airline operators should inspect, and ensure that every passenger shows proof of a pre-validated vaccination certificate (QR Code) from the PanaBios platform before they are allowed to board the flight.
c. Sanctions will be applied by Port Health to airlines that do not comply with the guidelines and protocols.
a. Port Health will validate the vaccination certificate both physically and using the PanaBIOS platform of travellers embarking and disembarking at the airport, seaport, and ground crossing.
b. Port Health will provide technical assistance, supervise, and monitor the airlines to enhance effective implementation.
c. Port Health will apply sanctions to airlines that do not comply with the guidelines:
d. Disembark travellers who did not upload their vaccination certificates
e. Disembark Non-Ghanaian(s) who are not fully vaccinated per the guidelines
f. Travelers who are found to possess ‘fake’ or ‘vaccination certificates belonging to other persons’ will be handed over to the National Security.
Additional information and guides can be accessed on the Ghana Health Service and Africa CDC website (www.africacdc.org/trusted-travel). Customer service and technical support can be reached via firstname.lastname@example.org.
(b) All passengers who are Partially vaccinated or unvaccinated are required to be in possession of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result done within 48 hours Pre-departure, and conduct repeat COVID-19 PCR test on days 2 and 7 upon arriving in Nigeria. This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 18 years and below.
(c) Airlines are to board only passengers who have fulfilled the above pre-boarding requirements which are applicable to their vaccination status. Failure by any airline to comply with the above pre-boarding requirements shall attract a penalty of $3,500 per passenger.
4. Out-bound passengers: Passengers travelling out of Nigeria are encouraged to be vaccinated against COVID 19 and ensure compliance with the COVID 19 requirements of their destination or transit countries.
5. Crew members: Crew members operating regional or international flights into and out of Nigeria who are fully vaccinated are no longer required to be in possession of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result.
6. Attached is the revised provisional quarantine protocol issued by the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC} on COVl-19 for your guidance and strict compliance.
1. In-bound passengers to Nigeria who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are no longer required to carry out a COVID-19 PCR test before boarding Nigeria-bound flights;
2. Fully vaccinated passengers arriving in Nigeria will not also be required to carry out Post arrival PCR test or a Rapid Antigen Test upon arriving in Nigeria;
3. Children below the age of 18 years will be accorded the same privileges as persons who are fully vaccinated;
4. In-bound Passengers who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated for COVID-19 shall take a COVID-19 PCR test 48hrs before departure and undergo Days 2 and 7 post-arrival PCR tests at their own cost; and
5. All in-bound passengers MUST register via the online Nigeria International Travel Portal (NITP– https://nitp.ncdc.gov.ng).
All passengers travelling out of Nigeria are:
1. Encouraged to have evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19;
2. Comply with the COVID-19 guidelines of their destination or transit countries; and
3. To familiarize themselves with the COVID-19 travel requirements of their destination and transit countries before embarking on the journey.
Step 1 – Pre-boarding covid-19 PCR test
a. Passengers with evidence of full vaccination: This requirement is waived for passengers who are fully vaccinated. Passengers who are not able to show evidence of full vaccination will be treated as unvaccinated/partially vaccinated under this protocol.
Full Vaccination for COVID-19 refers to a person who received Two (2) doses any of the following COVID-19 vaccines at least Two (2) weeks before date of Travel:
i. Pfizer/ Bio-Ntech
iii. Oxford Astra-Zeneca
a single dose of any of the following COVID-19 vaccines:
i. Jensen (Johnson and Johnson)
ii. Sputnik Light
Persons who received a single dose of these vaccines are considered not fully vaccinated
b. Passengers who do not have evidence of full vaccination: travelers MUST perform a COVID-19 PCR test not more than 2 days (48 hours) before boarding. PCR tests done more than 48 hours before departure is not valid and persons will not be allowed to board. Rapid antigen or antibody test are not acceptable; only PCR tests can be used for this purpose. Test validity commences from the time of sample collection. For travelers with multiple connections before arrival in Nigeria, the PCR test must be valid within 48 hours of boarding from the first point of departure. Travelers must bring along an electronic or hard copy of their negative COVID-19 PCR test for presentation at the departure airport and upon arrival in Nigeria.
STEP 2 Completion of health declaration form: All travelers MUST register via the Nigeria International Travel Portal (NITP– https://nitp.ncdc.gov.ng) and proceed to fill in the online Health Declaration/Self-Reporting form located on the portal. They should ensure that the information/ contact details provided on the form are correct and verifiable. Travelers must provide valid phone numbers, residential addresses, and functional e-mails where they can be contacted. Travelers must also inform Port Health officials on arrival of any change in their health status since completion of the Health Declaration/Self-Reporting Form.
STEP 3 – Uploading Covid-19 negative PCR test result (this applies to unvaccinated / partially vaccinated passengers only): After filling the online Health Declaration/Self-Reporting Form, travelers will be directed to upload their negative COVID-19 PCR test on to the portal. Once this is successfully done, travelers will proceed to the payment section of the travel portal. Travelers are advised to still bring along an electronic or hard copy of their negative COVID-19 PCR test for presentation at the airport.
STEP 4 – Payment for COVID-19 PCR test on Day 2 and on day 7 post arrival (this applies to partially vaccinated and unvaccinated persons)
On reaching the payment section of the portal, travelers will be requested to select their preferred Laboratory/ Sample Collection Centre based on where they will be self-isolating for the period of 7-days in Nigeria. A list of accredited private laboratory providers/Sample Collection Centers across the country are available on the payment platform. The next stage is to choose a bank payment gateway and then proceed to pay for the Day 2 (arrival day + 1 day) and Day 7 (arrival day + 6 days) in-country COVID-19 PCR tests. Please note that travelers paying in Naira should use cards issued by a Nigerian bank. Passengers who select the bank transfer option should take note that a 48-hour period may be needed to complete the transaction.
STEP 5 – Permit to travel / OR code:
a) For fully vaccinated passengers: Following completion of the Health declaration form, fully vaccinated passengers should proceed to print Permit to Travel /QR Code at the top right corner of the portal, save and print the form for presentation at the point of boarding) FOR UNVACCINATED OR PARTIALLY Vaccinated passengers: Following successful complementation of the NITP and payment for repeat post-arrival PCR tests, travelers should download the Permit to Travel Certificate/QR Code using the “Get Permit to Travel” button visible located at the top right corner of the portal, save and print the form for presentation at the point of boarding. The Permit to Travel Certificate/ QR code will have a “PAID” label if payment is successful and “UNPAID” label if payment had not gone through yet or is unsuccessful. A copy of the Permit to Travel Certificate/QR Code will also be sent to the email address provided by the traveler.
1. Prior to boarding for Nigeria, travelers MUST present TWO documents at their point of departure to be allowed to board;
A. For fully vaccinated passengers
a. A verifiable full vaccination certificate (with a valid security mark); and
b. Permit to travel certificate/QR Code
B. For unvaccinated or partially vaccinated passengers
a. A negative COVID-19 PCR test done within 2 days (48 hours) of departure. Airlines have been instructed not to board travelers with non-PCR COVID-19 tests (such as antigen or antibody tests), a positive COVID-19 PCR test result, or tests done beyond 48 hours of boarding; and
b. A Paid permit to Travel Certificate/QR code – Passengers who fail to show a Paid Permit to Travel Certificate/QR Code will not be allowed to board.
C. Airlines that board travelers without the appropriate required documents;
Vaccine certificate, a negative COVID-19 PCR test done not more than 48 hours prior to boarding and a Paid Permit to Travel /QR code (as may be applicable to the passenger), shall be sanctioned as follows:
i. Travelers, who are non-Nigerians, will be refused entry into Nigeria and returned to the point of embarkation at cost to the airline;
ii. Travelers who are Nigerians or holders of permanent resident permit will be allowed entry, but subjected to the procedure outlined in Section D below. In addition, travelers arriving with forged (fake) vaccine certificate or COVID-19 PCR results shall be prosecuted and required to carry out PCR tests on arrival, on days 2 and 7.
iii. Airlines shall be fined USD 3,500 per traveler for failure to comply with any of the above mentioned pre-boarding requirements;
iv. Airlines who consistently fail to comply with the above requirements may be banned from coming to Nigeria; and
v. At the time of boarding, travelers will be required to undergo temperature screening and asked about COVID-19 symptoms. Travelers with temperature >38C and other COVID-19 related signs and symptoms shall not be allowed to board the flight.
B. On arrival in Nigeria
All travelers are required to strictly adhere to instructions given by Port Health Services at the arrival terminal. Travelers who fail to adhere to instructions will be sanctioned by relevant security personnel. All travelers arriving in Nigeria will be required to:
1. Go through the routine Port Health screening and present electronic or print-out evidence of pre-boarding COVID-19 PCR test (Unvaccinated/partially vaccinated passengers only), Permit to Travel Certificate/ QR Code; and Vaccination Certificate (For fully vaccinated travelers).
2. All travelers (Fully, partially vaccinated, and unvaccinated) are to present their international passports for clearance through the Nigerian Immigration Service System’s Migrants Identification Data Analysis System (MIDAS).
3. If unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, proceed on mandatory 7 days of self-isolation/quarantine in their selected in-country destination address. Travelers are to avoid physical interaction with friends, family members, colleagues, and other members of the public during the period of self-isolation. Travelers should check their emails/text messages regularly for updates regarding the arrangement for their repeat COVID-19 PCR test from the laboratory of their choice. During this period the traveler may be contacted by the COVID-19 Response team to ascertain the state of self-isolation, Days 2 & 7 testing appointment, and health status.
4. Travelers who are fully vaccinated are not required to observe the mandatory 7-day quarantine nor undertake day 2 and day 7 post-arrival PCR tests.
5. Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travelers are to show up at the laboratory/sample collection centers chosen by them while filling the NITP on the 2nd and 7th day of arrival. Samples will be taken, and a COVID-19 PCR test done. The selected private laboratory will send a reminder text message, email, or phone call to the traveler a day before the appointment date;
6. Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated Persons who test negative for COVID-19 after 7 days of self-isolation/quarantine will be allowed to exit self-isolation on receipt of their result, but if tested positive, will be treated according to measures instituted by the government.
i. Travelers (Partially vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers only) who fail to show up at the sample collection centers on Days – 2 and 7 of arrival (as applicable) will be sent text reminders and their details forwarded to the State Public Health Department teams and Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for active follow-up;
ii. Travelers (Partially vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers only) who fail to show up for testing will have travel restrictions placed on their passports for at least 6 months and will not be able to travel abroad during this period. Non-Nigerian passport holders will have their visas revoked and deported from the country;
iii. Test results will be provided within 24 hours and the State Public Health Departments & NCDC will be informed; accordingly. If test result is not received after 24hrs, the traveler may contact the private Laboratory to ask for his/her test result;
iv. Persons (Partially vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers only) who test negative for COVID-19 after 7 days shall end self-isolation on receipt of their test result but must continue to self-monitor for symptoms until Day-14; and MUST continue to observe Non-Pharmaceutical Intervention measures (e.g. wearing face mask, maintaining social distance, regular washing of hands and use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers);
v. Persons (Partially vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers only) who test negative for COVID-19 after the post-arrival Day–2 test MUST continue to observe Non-Pharmaceutical Intervention measures (e.g. wearing face mask (in crowded areas and in-doors), maintaining social distance, regular washing of hands and use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers);
vi. All Travellers reporting or developing symptoms of COVID-19 on arrival in Nigeria, or during screening will not be allowed to self-isolate and will be placed in institutional quarantine; and
vii. Persons (Partially vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers only) who test positive for COVID-19 after the post-arrival Days 2 and 7 test (as applicable) shall be managed based on national guidelines for COVID-19 treatment.
D. Procedure for travelers arriving without a valid PCR result
Any traveler (Partially vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers only) arriving in Nigeria without a valid COVID-19 PCR result (i.e., no COVID-19 PCR test result, a forged COVID-19 PCR test result or COVID-19 antigen or antibody test result) will be subjected to the following measures:
1. If holding foreign passport and non-resident in Nigeria, the traveler will be denied entry into the country and returned to the point of embarkation at cost to the airline.
2. For Nigerians and foreign passport holders with residency rights:
a. Port Health Services will screen the traveler to include a temperature check and review of health questionnaire to establish infectivity risk;
b. Traveler will be escorted by Port Health Services and security personnel to a designated quarantine facility (government approved hotel) for a mandatory quarantine for a period of 7 days at expense to the traveler;
c. Traveler’s passport will be collected by relevant authorities and will not be released to him/her until after successful completion of mandatory quarantine period; and
d. A COVID-19 PCR test will be conducted by a designated private laboratory within 24 hours of arrival at the quarantine facility at expense to the traveler. If the test result is Positive for COVID-19, the traveler will be transferred to an isolation facility and managed according to National treatment guidelines. If test result is negative, passenger will CONTINUE with mandatory isolation at the quarantine facility until a satisfactory Day-7 COVID-19 PCR test is done.
E. Guidelines for outbound passengers
All passengers travelling out of Nigeria are encouraged to have taken full vaccination against COVID-19 and comply with the testing requirements of the destination and transit countries. Travelers are to familiarize themselves with the COVID-19 requirements of the country they are travelling to before embarking on the journey.
This protocol comes into effect from 12:01 am on Monday, 4th April, 2022.
F. Review of protocol
This protocol shall be reviewed in Four (4) weeks.
NaCOVERC hereby announces the following revised COVID-19 guidelines, which have been approved by the Presidential Task Force with effect from Wednesday, 13th April, 2022:
1. It is mandatory for all inbound passengers to register on the travel portal www.travel.gov.sl before travelling to Sierra Leone.
2. Fully vaccinated inbound passengers are no longer required to take a pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test or test upon arrival.
3. Pre-departure PCR test will not be required for non-vaccinated or partially vaccinated inbound passengers, but test on arrival is mandatory.
4. Outbound passengers must register on the travel portal and take the required PCR test within 48 hours to departure.
5. Face mask in public/crowded places is strictly required for persons who are either non-vaccinated or partially vaccinated; whilst those who are fully vaccinated may go without it but advised to assess the risk.
Please bear in mind that face mask protects you not just from COVID-19, but other infectious diseases and particles.
Please bear in 1nind that face 1nask protects you not just from COVID-19, but other infectious diseases and particles.
1. Passengers must be in possession of a negative PCR test taken within the 72 hours prior to scheduled departure of the first flight.
Accra – Abidjan – Accra starts Thu 17SEP20
REPUBLIC OF LIBERIA
COVID-19 PROTOCOL FOR TRAVELERS
Effective May 11, 2022
1. All travelers must complete the Health Screening Form via the Liberia Travel application (“Lib travel app”) at http://liberiacovidtravel.org. Anyone experiencing problems with the app can access copy of the form via the National Public Health Institute of Liberia website @nphil.gov.lr.
2. All travelers 18 years and above MUST show proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon arrival. Travelers without proof of vaccination will be returned to their country of embarkation at the expense of the airline.
3. No negative COVI D-19 test result is required for travelers exiting countries that have suspended testing for travelers.
4. No COVID test is required for incoming travelers at the airport.
ALL travelers must check the COVID-19 guidelines and regulations of the destination country.
1. All persons traveling out of Liberia are encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and follow the COVID-19 protocol requirement(s) of the destination country.
2. All persons traveling to countries that require a COVID-19 test must present a negative COVID-19 test certificate before departure.
a. COVID-19 sample collection (testing) for PCR and ROT is available at the Union Center located on Sophia Road in Congo Town, Monrovia from 9 am to 4 pm, 7 days a week. Travelers are encouraged to register at http://liberiacovidtravel.org prior to arrival at the Union Center. To register, select “Request a Travel Certificate” and fill out the requested information. Travelers should ensure they provide correct contact details and will receive a unique identification number to retrieve their test result online http://liberiacovidtravel.org. Travelers should print a paper copy of their negative test result certificate before arriving at the Roberts International Airport.
b. Testing fees for Outgoing travelers that require COVID travel Certificate: ECOWAS citizens traveling to ECOWAS Countries must pay US$S0 for cost of COVID-19 testing while those traveling outside the ECOWAS region must pay US$75. Payments can either be made online or in cash at the UBA banking window at the Union Testing Center.
c. Travelers who test positive will be denied travel and must adhere to Liberia’s COVID-19 Case Management Guidelines. A re-test will be conducted on day five
(5) based on the case prevailing health status.