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 listed here: https://covid19.trackvaccines.org/agency/who/
Latest COVID-19 requirement details here: https://twitter.com/DSD_GHS/status/1610182996715528192
(Note that while Ghana now offers a double PCR test alternative to vaccination, we ask that all BMC volunteers be fully vaccinated).
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”)
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