To reduce the high incidence of fake COVID-19 test results, the Ministry of Health has added another layer to the requirements for passengers traveling to Ghana.


In addition to securing a genuine PCR test from an accredited lab within the stipulated 72 hours window, passengers are required to upload their test on Panabios, a digital platform designed to authenticate COVID-19 test results. The following are the step-by-step requirements:


STEP 1: PCR tests are to be conducted within 72 hours before departure. Passengers on transit tickets are only required to show a proof of a negative PCR test at the point of departure. Passengers do not have to take an additional test while transiting. This is a requirement for boarding.


STEP 2: Create an account on http://trustedtravel.panabios.org and upload your negative PCR test. Passengers are encouraged to create this account in advance or while they wait for their results to avoid any last minute technical challenges. This is a requirement for boarding.


STEP 3: Visit https://myfrontierhealthcare.com/ and prepay for your in-country rapid antigen test performed at the airport upon arrival. ECOWAS passports holders are required to make a payment of $50. Passengers with non ECOWAS passports are required to pay $150. This is a requirement for boarding.


STEP 4: Although not a requirement for boarding, passengers are encouraged to visit https://www.ghs-hdf.org/index.php and submit specific relevant COVID-19 information. Passengers can choose to do this in advance or do it in-country. Passengers who submit the form in advance benefit from reduced check-in time while at Kotoka International Airport.


Passengers are highly encouraged to follow the above instructions and best practices to avoid challenges and delays at the airport.


Please note that the requirements are applicable to all travelers, including those who have received the COVID-19 vaccination.