Government has re-opened the Kotoka International Airport to international passenger traffic, after five months of closure.
The airport was closed to international passenger traffic about five months ago as part of restrictions to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Delivering his 16th address to the nation since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, President Akufo-Addo announced that government has decided to re-open the airport because public health officials can now conduct rapid tests to enable the isolation of passengers who might arrive in the country with the novel coronavirus.
“I am glad to announce that KIA will reopen and resume operations from Tuesday, September 1, 2020. This decision has been communicated to international airlines across the world. After weeks of thorough work, I am satisfied that it is safe to do so,” he said.
“Each passenger arriving at the Kotoka International Airport will undergo a mandatory COVID-19 test at the airport terminal, at a fee to be borne by the passenger. The test result will be available within 30 minutes,” Akufo