The United States’ Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has cautioned American citizens to avoid travels to Ghana.
The notice by the U.S. CDC, comes on the back of its upgrade of the country to a Level 4, the highest in its ranking for countries plagued by the Covid-19 pandemic.
On its website, the CDC warns that travels to Ghana by Americans may increase their chances of contracting Covid-19.
The upgrade of Ghana to Level 4 – Very High – by the CDC in the spread of the Covid-19 virus follows the detection of the new Covid-19 variant at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA).
“To reduce introduction and spread of new variants of SARS-CoV-2, effective January 26, 2021, all air passengers arriving to the US from a foreign country are required to get tested for COVID-19 infection no more than 3 days before their flight departs and to provide proof of the negative result or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding the flight,” added the CDC in its travel advisory notice.
Below is the hyperlink to the U.S. CDC website with the travel advisory notice to Americans and Ghana’s upgrade: