The president, in his 15th address had tasked the Ghana Airport Company and the Ghana Health Service to come up with a mechanism that will enable the opening of the airport. I am not that pessimistic. My call to government: OPEN KOTOKA AIRPORT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. The reason coronavirus could enter Ghana was that many people travelling didn’t know or were not aware enough of the risks and ways of spreading. Fax: 514 373 1201 I am trying to push Ghana to be unsafe? What will happen if ticket prices around these dates are doubling, can the same number of Ghanaians afford to come home every year? The test should have been done not more than 72 hours before their departure. The KIA has been closed to international traffic since 22nd March 2020. In his 16th address to the nation on measures being taken to fight COVID-19, he said the Kotoka International Airport will fully resume operations from Tuesday. is Ghana's leading news website that delivers high quality innovative, alternative news that challenges the status quo. He has held in roles with HSBC, the UK’s financial regulator (at the height of the Global Financial Crisis), and with the Western Australian Government where he played a central role in the 2013 election campaign. Suite 1810, P.O. It is an international airport with more than 2.5m passengers per year (incoming, outgoing and transit). Ready to serve with our regionally connected airlines to international airlines? Business travellers will, in the beginning, be reluctant and try to continue business online by skype and other “live” contacts. With ready I don’t only mean that our airport will be reopened with all the new and modern safety regulations like permanent temperature screening, permanent visitor registration, maybe permanent contact registration, enforced sanitizing etc. Accra International Airport is the largest airport in Ghana. User registration is disabled in this website. Changing of departure and slot times will depend on the destination, flight time, flight frequency, importance to the airline and connecting flights. The Government has embarked on a disinfection exercise of the country’s major airports including Kotoka International Airport (KIA). See route maps and schedules for flights to and from Accra and airport reviews. Another risk is that cities from where the airlines fly which have several airports decide to close one of them to save money. Discover our airport facilities, … I think that tourists will start travelling as soon as there is a vaccine or a reliable cure. We will keep you updated on the progress of the opening of the borders. These cost are all calculated by a tourist when they decide to go on holiday. The last possible cases where declared recovered or released from quarantine three weeks ago. I mentioned the short term consequences, but here are some of the long-term consequences especially for Ghanaians. Airports Council International (ACI) is the only global trade representative of the world’s airports. Ghana’s Kotoka International Airport Set to Open in September. Just use the currency converter in the field "Money". The runways are located 15 hours away from Atlanta, GA and from here the shortest possible connection is a 1 Stop Over flight. Subscribe to our newsletter for detailed information. At this moment there are no coronavirus patients added to Ghana’s total because international travelling and coming in through our airport has been cancelled six weeks ago. Today all spreading is internal spreading within Ghana by people who are willingly or unwillingly not careful enough. Passage of CIDA bill will ensure transparency in construction industry – GREDA, GREDA laments lack of continuity of government’s housing policies. Am I forgetting about the Coronavirus threat? Below are the measures the GHS has ordered KIA to put in place: The president has assured that all passengers will be tested before being allowed to exit the airport. If you are flying in to do business in Ghana, it would be best to pre-arrange all your meetings and stick to a schedule. Established in 1991, ACI represents airports interests with Governments and international organizations such as ICAO, develops standards, policies and recommended practices for airports, and provides information and training opportunities to raise standards around the world. @ACIAPAC, Read how contactless travel is the new mantra at @RGIAHyd in their article for #ACIInsights:, Leadership perspectives on the Global Industry Recovery Some of these initiatives include availability of self-check-in systems, improved parking, … The real estate industry is also well suited for business as many real estate developers and agents are prepared to do business. Montréal, Québec  H4Z 1G8 The COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic impact on airport traffic, which continues to record historic low records. Advertisement Phone: 8432046 My call to government: OPEN KOTOKA AIRPORT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. This is a Long Distance flight as defined by the European Union. The Government has embarked on a disinfection exercise of the country’s major airports including Kotoka International Airport (KIA). Ghana … Ready to receive airlines from all over the world with direct flights? Some specialists think that tourism will take up to 2023 to recover to 2019 levels. Ghana has managed to contain the coronavirus and currently has some of the lowest mortality rates from COVID-19 in Africa and globally. Not at all, but look at the current situation in Ghana and around the world. Airports are all prepared for these risks today. Business is gradually returning to normal in Ghana. Accra Kotoka International Airport, (ACC/DGAA), Ghana - View live flight arrival and departure information, live flight delays and cancelations, and current weather conditions at the airport. Accra-Airport is one of the major airports in Ghana. IATA: ACC ICAO: DGAA Published by Maynal Hossain Chowdhury on behalf of East West Media Group Limited, Plot No: 371/A, Block No: D, Bashundhara R/A, Baridhara, Dhaka -1229 and Printed at Plot No: C/52, Block-K, Bashundhara, Khilkhet, Badda, Dhaka. “Any passenger arriving in Ghana must be in possession of a negative Covid-19 PCR test result from an accredited laboratory in the country of origin,” he said. Do you have to pay for an extra night, can I get something to eat by that time, is the guesthouse open by that time, can I get a taxi etc.? Ghana. This creates jobs and employment for many Ghanaians at home. Nico van Staalduinen, just a concerned Ghanaian It can be possible that bi-weekly flights to Accra will be arriving at odd hours, late at night or very early in the morning instead of comfortably between 19.00 – 21.00 h. like is the case today. Pessimists say that travelling will never be like before. privacy policy and European users agree to data transfer policy. Canada. That means that more flights to different locations over the world will fly from one airport. Find out more about Pulse's products and advertising opportunities at, Presidency denies flying Akufo-Addo to UK for COVID-19 treatment, President Akufo Addo directs GES to review sanctions meted out to rioting final year SHS students, Don't miss a thing, get the latest updates to fuel your conversation daily. These products have a short shelf live and need to be transported on a daily basis. What will happen to Ghana as a tourist destination? response has been very positive. Ready to continue our chase to become West Africa’s regional hub? Don’t forget about Ghana’s export position. But will Kotoka International airport be ready for business? Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta says government will work with the Bank of Ghana to introduced special-priced mortgages as part of efforts to bridge the housing deficit.