Only essential travels should be undertaken to China – Foreign Affairs Ministry

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has thrown its weight behind some directives issued by the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) to protect the country and its citizens against an upsurge in Covid-19 cases.

According to GACL, passengers arriving in Ghana from China “will be required to undergo mandatory Covid-19 testing on arrival at the Kotoka International Airport at no cost,”

GACL added that “passengers originating their journey from China will be required to present a valid negative Covid-19 PCR test result in 48 hours prior to departure from the originating country.”

Backing this stance in a new press release, the Ministry urged the public to take the necessary precaution when traveling to China.

It further stressed that only “essential travels should be undertaken until further notice.”

Since November last year, China has witnessed a surge in cases after the lifting of its most severe restrictions.

But the latest official figures appear to show a relatively low number of new daily cases.

However, there are concerns that these numbers are underestimated due to a recent reduction in Covid testing.

The government reported only 2,097 new daily cases on Sunday.

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