Traveling to Ghana from Nigeria is not as stressful as it is with traveling from some other countries to Ghana. This is because Nigeria is a Commonwealth country and as such the is no visa requirement to complete the travel.
But amidst the dangers passed by the deadly coronavirus, there has been some fortification at the borders of every country against the disease and Ghana is no different in that regard. As a matter of fact, Ghana has one of the most stringent measures in place to check the spread of the disease as far as travel is concerned.
If you are a Nigerian or a Ghanaian in Nigeria who wants to come into the country you must be willing to live by all protocols that have been put in place to reduce the infection rate and to keep the people in the country as safe as possible.
Traveling To Ghana From Nigeria Amidst Covid-19
To travel out of Nigeria, you must first head over to the Nigeria Travel Portal and apply for a travel permit as the country is trying to maintain its diplomatic relations. Now, remember to do all the following:
Travelers must perform a covid-19 PCR test not more than 3 days before boarding a plane. PCR tests done more than 72 hours before departure are not valid and persons will not be allowed to board. Rapid antigen or antibody tests are not acceptable; only PCR tests can be used for this purpose. Test validity commences from the time of sample collection.
All intending travelers (including diplomats and children less than 10 years old) MUST register via an online national travel portal and proceed to fill in the online Health Declaration/Self-Reporting form located on the portal. They should ensure that the information/contact details provided on the form are correct and verifiable.
After filling the online Health Declaration/Self-Reporting Form, travelers will be directed to upload their negative COVID-19 PCR test to the portal. Only children less than 10 years old are exempted from uploading a pre-arrival negative COVID-19 PCR test result. Once this is successfully done, travelers will proceed to the payment section of the travel portal. t.
For unvaccinated and partially vaccinated travelers: – On reaching the payment section of the portal, travelers will be requested to select their preferred Laboratory/ Sample Collection Centre based on where they will be self-isolating for the period of 7-days in Nigeria.
Following successful payment, travelers should download the Permit to Travel Certificate/ QR Code using the “Get Permit to Travel” button visible at the top right corner of the portal, save and print the form for presentation at the point of boarding. The Permit to Travel Certificate/QR code will have a “PAID” label if payment is successful and an “UNPAID” label if payment has not gone through yet or is unsuccessful.