Coronavirus: Two Italians Prevented From Entering Ghana Ahead Of Travel Ban Deadline

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Kotoka International Airport Terminal 3

Two Italians were stopped from entering Ghana, hours before the country’s travel ban on foreigners from countries with 200 cases took effect.

After recording six cases, the government imposed a travel ban on foreigners from countries with 200 cases. The ban takes effect at 1 pm today, March 17, 2020.

The two Italian nationals were prevented from entering Ghana by Immigration Officials at the Kotoka International Airport on Monday, March 16, 2020.

The two arrived via an Air France operated aircraft which landed in Accra.

The Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah who made this known said the decision is in line with the government’s travel advisory following the COVID-19 outbreak.

“Last night I think there were two Italians who were coming from the epicentre and as we got the confirmation of the details, even though the aircraft was in the air, we had to make arrangements at the airport to ensure they do not get off the aircraft and they have been returned to their original destination,” Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said.

“So although we are yet to hit the 1 pm deadline today, some soft enforcement has already commenced at our ports entry,” he added.

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source: CNR

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