Airlines who allow passengers who have not complied with the covid-19 travel protocols will be fined up to 3,500 dollars per passenger.
Information minister-designate Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said this at a press conference in Accra on Tuesday February 9.
The resolution is one of the steps designed to guarantee that airlines comply strictly with the COVID-19 protocols, as new variants are increasing in other countries.
Ghana recorded its first case of the new Covid- 19 variant from the UK in December 2020 and the South African variant in January 2021.
As of February 5, 2021, the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) had recorded total cases of 1,158 cases with non Ghanaians forming 59% of the total cases.
Airlines which board passengers without PCR results, or who transport and disembark passengers without PCR results, will be charged 3,500 dollars per passenger, he emphasized.
He added that the KIA has revised its charges on Covid-19 test to reflect the ECOWAS decision for 50 dollars for Ghanaians but travellers are still to pay 150 dollars.
The Afoase Ayirebi MP said, the revised charges of $50 for ECOWAS nationals for Coronavirus testing at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) has started.
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