Emirates Airlines resume services in Ghana

Emirates Airlines has resumed passenger services to and from Accra, Ghana, starting from Thursday January 13, a communique intercepted by Africa Articles discloses.

The Dubai-based airline earlier suspended flights to Ghana and other countries as part of measures by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to contain the spread of Omicron variant of COVID-19.

The resumption of flights is accompanied by new travel protocols that passengers must adhere to.

Below is a full statement spelling out the new measures

Resumption of Services

Dear Trade Partner,

We pleased to announce that, effective 13th January, 2022, Emirates will resume passenger services to and from Accra, Ghana.

Customers travelling to or transiting through Dubai are required to meet the following travel protocols:

  • Must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate with a QR code for a test conducted at an approved facility within 48 hours of departure. Validity must be calculated from the time the sample was collected.
  • Must present a negative COVID-19 Rapid or Real Time PCR test certificate with a QR code for a test conducted at the departure airport within 06 hours of departure.
  • Must undergo COVID-19 PCR test on arrival in Dubai and must remain in self-quarantine until they receive the test result.
  • ONLY the original stamped and signed hard copy of COVID-19 PCR & Rapid PCR test certificate with a QR code from the below approved laboratories will be accepted for travel.
  • All PCR Tests will be validated through the Trusted Travel/PanaBios Platform.
Approved 48-Hour PCR Test Laboratories:
  • LEDing
  • Frontier
  • Airport Clinic
  • MDS-Lancet
  • Akai House Clinic

Please note:
The 48 Hour PCR test must be taken any time after 19h00hrs, 2 days before flight departure. The original hard copy signed and stamped certificate with a QR code is required for 6 Hour Rapid PCR Test.

Approved 6-Hour Rapid/Real Time PCR Test Laboratories:

LEDing- Terminal 2 Arrivals, 2mins drive or 5mins walk from Terminal 3. All Travellers to be provided with this link to complete prior to their arrival at Leding: https://ek.ledingghana.com

Frontier- Terminal 3 Car Park 4, 2mins drive or 5mins walk from Terminal 3. There is also drive-through facility at the site. All Travellers to be provided with this link to complete prior to their arrival at Frontier: https://beta.frontiershealthcare.com/emirates

Please Note:

Travellers are required to report for the 6 hour Rapid PCR test at the above 2 approved Laboratories from 11h00 – last samples will be taken at 15h00, thereafter once certificate is obtained travellers must report to check-in.

Travellers must have all luggage to proceed directly to the check-in counters.

Additional information:

Both the original hard copy signed and stamped 48Hour PCR test Certificate with a QR code & 6Hour Rapid PCR test Certificate with a QR code, are required for check-in.

For PCR test exemptions, please visit emirates.com

Check-in counter opens at 12noon and closes 2 hours to flight departure.

For PCR test exemptions, please visit emirates.com

The regulations change frequently. Please check the latest information for your final destinations including any transit stops on our Travel Requirements page. This information is easily accessible on the Emirates Partners Portal, to join via the 2 step registration process please click here.

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