H.E President Nana Addo will deliver his 16th national address tonight. The address is expected to touch on issues regarding the opening of the borders of Ghana.
Less is expected on the reopening of schools since the 10 member committee set up to look into that have up to 21st September to submit their reports to the country.
However, NewsGhana24 has sighted a publication on the above on the opening of borders published by Ghanaweb.com. It reads…
As part of preparations towards the opening of the Kotoka International Airport for the resumption of international airline operations, arriving passengers will be required to take a PCR test at any of the over 70 sampling collection booths set-up at the upper level of the Arrival Hall and results ready between 12-15 minutes.
A state-of-the-art laboratory, which is being set-up at the upper level of the Arrival Hall to process the samples, will transmit the results electronically to the port health stations in the main arrival hall before a passenger gets there.
All passengers with negative PCR tests will then be cleared by Port Health to Proceed to the immigration counter and admitted into Ghana.
Passengers with positive PCR tests will be handed over by port health authorities to health professionals stationed at the facility to be transported to treatment or isolation centres.
By this arrangement, all arriving passengers who test negative will not bear the additional burden of an expensive 14-day quarantine, as has been the case with the many repatriation flights undertaken within the past few months.
Passengers are, however, expected to bear the cost of the PCR test estimated to be between GH¢200-400.
It will be recalled that the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, tied the re-opening of Terminal 3 of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA), possibly on September 1, to the country’s ability to test each passenger upon arrival.