“On 17th of March, 24 Chinese were refused entry, and also one German. All under the same circumstances” the Deputy Comptroller-General in-charge of command post and operations, Mr. Laud Kwasi Afrifa disclosed this to the media yesterday.
The disappointed foreigners who were aboard the Ethiopian Airline were all turned away in compliance with the new travel advisory issued by president Nana Akufo-Addo in an effort to battle the Coronavirus.
According to Mr. Afrifa, only foreigners with valid resident permit will be allowed.
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“We are only admitting foreigners who have residents permit and even that their details are being taken and being shared with the Ghana Health Service response team” he added.
The action is a joint operation by the Ghana Immigration Service and the airport authorities which comes in line with the government’s travel advisory issued on Sunday, banning travels from certain countries especially those from epicentres of Covid-19.