The Ghana Immigration Service yesterday prevented 24 Chinese nationals from entering into the country at the Kotoka International Airport.
The Chinese nationals who were on board Ethiopian Airline were all turned away in compliance with the new travel advisory issued by president Nana Akufo-Addo in an effort to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
“Yesterday 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 revealed this update to the media today.
Mr Afrifa added that only foreigners with valid resident’s permit will be allowed into the country.
“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”.
The action of the joint operation by the Ghana Immigration Service and the airport authorities is in line with the government’s travel advisory issued on Sunday, banning travels from epicentres of Covid-19.
The directive became necessary after all cases recorded in Ghana were imported from foreign countries