Ghana’s High Commission In UK To Assist Stranded Ghanaians To Return Home

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Stranded Ghanaians in the United Kingdom (UK) who are ready to bear the cost of their flight home will be given consular assistance by Ghana’s High Commission in London to do so.

Interested Ghanaians in the UK who want to return to Ghana were asked to submit their details to the Ghana High Commission by the close of yesterday, Wednesday, May 13.

The High Commission, in a press release issued in London last Tuesday, said the intervention was as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic which had led to the closure of international borders.

Many Ghanaians who travelled outside the country for various reasons have been unable to return home as a result of international travel restrictions in the wake of the spread of the coronavirus disease.

The statement said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration was gathering information on Ghanaians stranded abroad.

 “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration is collating information on all Ghanaians and legal permanent residents who are stranded abroad as a result of the closure of international borders in containment of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“To this end, eligible nationals who are prepared to pay for their cost of travel to Ghana must submit their details to the Ghana High  Commission [London] not later than the close of day on Wednesday, 13th May, 2020,” it said.

The details interested Ghanaians were to submit were name and copy of biodata page of passport, current location, telephone contacts, WhatsApp number, email address, date of travel from Ghana, original date of expected return to Ghana, copy of return ticket, reasons for the inability to return home and confirmation of ability to pay for arranged air ticket.

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