Ghana’s High Commission in London will on Wednesday, June 17, supervise the evacuation of Ghanaians who are willing to bear the cost of travel from the UK to Ghana.
The evacuees upon arrival in Ghana will undergo a 14-day mandatory quarantine.
A notice published by the High Commission on Wednesday, June 10, said interested persons would cover the cost of the 14-day mandatory quarantine with a possible extension to 21 days at either the Airport View Hotel, Alisa or Marriot Hotels.
It said the negotiated discounted rates for the hotels were GH₵500 at the Airport View Hotel and GH₵600 at the Alisa and Marriot Hotels. It added that eligible nationals who were willing to bear the cost of travel should submit their details to the Ghana High Commission by Friday, June 12.
Below is the full statement
Kindly refer to the High Commission’s earlier communication on the above and note that per directives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of Ghana, the evacuation exercise of Ghanaians who are willing to cover the cost of travel and mandatory quarantine will take place on 17th of June 2020. In preparation for the intended evacuation and to ensure a smooth exercise, interested applicants are to note the following:
Cost of airline ticket: the negotiated rate of fare with KLM from London SHOULD be paid directly to the airline which will contact ONLY passengers who fulfil all the requirements as set out in points (e) and (f);
Passengers who are already in possession of KLM or Airfrance return tickets will be allowed to use those tickets for the flight. Such passengers should furnish KLM with a copy of the return ticket;
Passengers are to carry the appropriate PPE ie. Face masks before boarding the flight;
There will be temperature checks before boarding;
All passengers are also to note that they will cover the cost of the mandatory 14-day quarantine with a possible extension to 21 days depending on individual cases. The cost of quarantine as indicated below PER NIGHT MUST be paid directly to a selected hotel before passengers are allowed to travel.
THE NEGOTIATED DISCOUNTED RATES FOR THE HOTELS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
HOTEL RATES PER NIGHT IN GH₵
AIRPORT VIEW (2- STAR)
500GHC to include boarding, breakfast, lunch, dinner and water
ALISA (4- STAR)
600GHC to include boarding, breakfast, lunch, dinner and water
600GHC to include boarding, meals and water
NB: This should be paid directly to the hotel prior to departure from place of origin
Eligible nationals who are prepared to pay for their cost of travel to Ghana must submit their details specified below to the Ghana High Commission not later than close of day on Friday, 12th June 2020:
Phone Numbers (U.K. & Ghana)
Attach copy of already existing KLM or Airfrance ticket
Attach evidence of payment for Flight
Attach evidence of hotel payment for cost of Quarantine
Final destination in Ghana after quarantine
The above information should be sent to the following email addresses of the High Commission by close of day on Friday, 12th June 2020:
All applicants whose visas or travel documents have expired are to send enquiries to the same emails above.
For clarification ONLY, kindly contact the following numbers
Helpline 1 : 07472 430197
Helpline 2 : 07472 459102
For the avoidance of any doubt kindly note the following:
This exercise is ONLY targeted at those who have already submitted their particulars to the High Commission as earlier requested.
Passengers will ONLY be contacted by KLM after evidence of payment of hotel cost for mandatory quarantine.
The High Commission appreciates your urgent cooperation in this matter.
LONDON, 10TH JUNE 2020