TRAVELLING TO THE GOLD COAST(GHANA) IN A PANDEMIC

Hello People,

Trust that you are good, staying safe and following all the safety guidelines. I really do miss blogging and travelling so much and this has led me to take a trip to The Gold Coast of Africa- Ghana. Ghana has been on my Bucket list since I actively started travelling but I couldn’t visit ever since . Anyway, I am glad that the trip is happening right now. You can follow my live daily updates here.

Travelling during this pandemic is not an easy one and I thought to share a few requirements needed if you are planning to go to Ghana soon from Nigeria especially during this period. I flew Africa World Airline to Ghana as they were the only Airline flying to Ghana for my intended travel dates. It was my first time flying them and most likely the last time as they left my luggage in Nigeria and I didn’t get it till my fourth day in Accra which had me stranded and having to make unforeseen expenses.

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So to the details of of how to plan your trip to The Gold Coast (Ghana). Firstly,  you would  need a Yellow Fever vaccination card to enter Ghana which I spoke about here . If you don’t have one, you need to take the vaccine at least 10 days before your intended travel date.  You can reach out to me if you need help with the process . After your Yellow Card, a  compulsory Covid-19 test  done within 72 hours of your flight departure is required to board your flight which cost N50,400 Naira and the result must be negative, I did mine here .

Upon arrival at Kotoka International Airport in Accra, another Covid test is done which cost 150 dollars. You can choose to pay at the airport or pay online here . After the Covid test is done, you get checked by the Airport Health Officials for your yellow vaccination card and afterwards proceed to The Immigration. Ghana is still visa free for Nigerians . After you get your bag , another health official at the departure gate of the Airport gives you the result of your Covid test. If positive you cannot leave the airport but if negative you are allowed to leave . Only after your result is out is when you are allowed to leave the airport .

Coming back to Nigeria, I have been informed that I have to do a Covid test at the Airport in Accra at least two-three days before I leave and it cost 650 Cedis. Also before leaving Accra, I have to fill the Nigeria customs form online and pay 50,400 Naira so as to avoid doing it at the airport upon arrival; this is going to be for my arrival test which must be done in Nigeria 7 days after arrival.

I would give an update when I do the last two tests if anything changes and would be sharing about all the places I have toured and would be touring in the coming posts. I hope you find this post useful, feel free to leave a comment if you have any further question(s) and what you look forward to in my upcoming posts .

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I am Diusor Odiakosa, a Sociologist by qualification who is in a Long-term relationship with Travelling and Exploring! Currently I am on a goal to visit 25 States in my Country; Nigeria before I turn 25! while still exploring other parts of the World. I love beautiful things, places and people. This travel blog is where I share all my stories, photos and experiences from my journey as well as tips and travel informations that I hope you find interesting and handy. Feel free to say hello at : [email protected]

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