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Ghana has revised its Covid-19 protocols for air travellers.

The revision of the protocols, which will affect travellers arriving in Ghana follows the upsurge in the number of Covid-19 cases.

According to the new measures that have been contained in the new amendments to Ghana’s air travel guidelines, Ghanaian residents who depart Ghana and return within a week will not be required to present a COVID-19 test result from the country of departure.

The measures that have already been effected by the Kotoka International Airport will see travellers undergo mandatory COVID-19 testing upon arrival in Ghana at a cost of $50.

Speaking during a live press conference in Accra on Tuesday, February 9, the Minister-designate for Information, Mr Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah noted that Ghanaian passengers who fail to comply with the guidelines would have their passports seized and the passenger handed over to the state security agencies to undergo a 14 …

IMF approves $1b to Ghana to address COVID-19

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board approved the disbursement of $1 billion to Ghana to address the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Ghana has already been affected by the pandemic with the country’s growth slows down, exchange rates under pressure and tightening of financial conditions.

The fund to be drawn under the Rapid Credit Facility will help meet the pressing fiscal and balance of payments needs that the country is facing and speed support from other development partners.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is closely monitoring ghana’s situation and is ready to provide policy advice and further support if needed.

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“The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting Ghana severely. The budget deficit is projected to widen this year given expected lower government revenues and higher spending needs related to the pandemic. The Fund’s emergency financial assistance under the Rapid Credit Facility will help address the country’s …