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Airlines To Pay $3500 Fine For Each Positive COVID-19 Passenger They Fly

Kotoka Airport

According to the Ghanaian government, any airline who brings any COVID-19 passenger to the country will be sanctioned.

The management of the Ghana Airports Company (GAC) cautioned airlines to adhere strictly to the COVID-19 safety protocols by flying only passengers with a COVID-19 negative PCR test result from an accredited laboratory in the country of origin to the Kotoka International Airport (KIA), Ghana.

The airline in question will pay $3,500 per the number of COVID-19 passengers they bring into the country.

airlines who allow passengers without PCR test results or transport and disembark passengers with positive PCR test results in Accra will be fined US$3,500 per passenger.

This is among many guidelines issued by KIA and expected to take effect from 8 February 2021.

Non-Ghanaians who are COVID-19 positive, according to GAC, may be refused entry and returned to the point of embarkation at a cost to the airline while Ghanaians will be allowed entry but subject to 14 days of mandatory quarantine at a designated facility.

So far, Ghana is really putting strict measures in place in order to contain the second wave of the pandemic.

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