Traveling to BMC During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Following is information that will help volunteers traveling to BMC to be prepared for a smooth travel experience during the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope this helps as you prepare to come serve with us again.
Please visit the official Accra Airport (KIA) website for the latest news, guidelines and updates.
1) All persons 18 years-old and above arriving in Ghana will be required to provide evidence of full vaccination for a COVID-19 vaccine.
Approved vaccines are: 2 doses of AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna or Sputnik V or 1 dose of Johnson&Johnson
Press release with details here: https://twitter.com/DSD_GHS/status/1469076383531950086
As of March 28, 2022, a negative PCR test before departure and the $150 antigen test on arrival are no longer required for fully vaccinated passengers. https://citinewsroom.com/2022/03/govt-cancels-compulsory-pcr-testing-at-kia-for-fully-vaccinated-persons/
2) You have to complete an online Health Declaration Form before passing immigration in Accra.
It is available here: https://www.ghs-hdf.org/ (select “Vaccinated COVID-19 Traveler”)
The wearing of masks is required in public in Ghana.
As of March 28, 2022, the mask mandate has been removed. https://citinewsroom.com/2022/03/wearing-of-face-masks-no-more-mandatory-in-ghana-nana-addo/
BMC in Nalerigu, however, continues to require masks for staff, patients, and visitors to the hospital.
A NEGATIVE COVID-19 antigen test is required to re-enter the US
As of June 12, 2022, a negative antigen test before departure to the US is no longer required for fully vaccinated passengers.
If you do wish to get a rapid antigen COVID before your flight back to the US, we have been using OmniLab which is conveniently located at the exit of the domestic terminal. A 30-minute rapid antigen test costs 100 cedis.
See CDC test requirements here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html
5) A COVID-19 Attestation form is required to board flights to the US
The form below must be printed, filled out, signed and presented to your airline to board your flight to the US.