Ghana Joins UK List of Approved Vaccine Certificate Countrie …
The United Kingdom’s (UK) government has included Ghana on the list of countries and territories with approved vaccination certificate starting 4am Monday October, 11, 2021.
Information released on the UK government’s website stated that travellers who received their vaccine in Ghana and arrive in England before the said date, ‘must follow the rules for people who are not fully vaccinated.’
“If you arrive after that, you can use a vaccine certificate to prove your vaccination status,” it said.
The British High Commission in Ghana last month stated that it is working with the Ministry of Health (MoH) to ensure Covid-19 vaccination certificate issued in the country is recognized by the United Kingdom (UK).
A press statement issued by the High Commission in Accra, acknowledged the frustration of the public concerning the new UK travel rules coming into force on October 4, 2021.
Per the new UK travel rules, travellers to the UK from Ghana will be required to self-isolate despite having received two doses of recognised Covid-19 vaccines in Ghana.
“The UK is working to recognise vaccine certificates from other countries as part of a phased review of the many Covid-19 vaccine certificates issued across the world. This includes recognising Ghana’s vaccine certificate,” the statement indicated.
It further assured that the UK recognises the Oxford-AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccines in Ghana, irrespective of where they are manufactured, as being the same as those administered in the UK.
“The high vaccine coverage will open the door to further economic recovery, international travel, and allow the UK and Ghana to build back better.
The UK is committed to opening up international travel and we are using our Covid-19 vaccine certification process to enable all those wishing to enter the UK to do so safely,” it added.