Pressure continues to mount on the government to scrap the compulsory COVID -19 PCR test requirement for travelers arriving through the Kotoka International Airport.
This comes as more countries are abolishing the testing regime for fully vaccinated travelers. Others have even gone a step further by relaxing additional safety protocols such as the requirement to wear facemasks in stores and in public transportation.
However, a PCR test is still a requirement for travelers arriving at Ghana’s KIA whether fully vaccinated or not. The test attracts a fee of 50 dollars for Ghanaian as well as ECOWAS citizens and 150 dollars for other nationals.
Professor of epidemiology at the University of Allied Health and Sciences, Fred Binka wants the Ghanaian government to replace the testing centers with vaccination booths instead. He’s been speaking to correspondent, Eric Mawuena Egbeta…