Coronavirus: Ghanaian returnees from UK to pay up to GH¢600 a day during quarantine

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Ghanaians in the United Kingdom (UK) who are willing and able to cover the cost of their travel and mandatory quarantine back home will have to pay between GH¢500 and GH¢600 every day.

The stranded Ghanaians are expected to be evacuated on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, according to a statement from Ghana’s mission in the UK.

The duration for mandatory quarantine is 14 days.

According to the statement, the daily fee will “be paid directly to the hotel prior to departure from the place of origin.”

“Eligible nationals who are prepared to pay for their cost of travel to Ghana must submit their details…to the Ghana High Commission not later than close of day on Friday, 12th June 2020,” the statement directed.

Below is the full statement

Kindly refer to the High Commission’s earlier communication on the above and note that per directives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of Ghana, the evacuation exercise of Ghanaians who are willing to cover the cost of travel and mandatory quarantine will take place on 17th of June 2020. In preparation for the intended evacuation and to ensure a smooth exercise, interested applicants are to note the following:

Cost of airline ticket: the negotiated rate of fare with KLM from London SHOULD be paid directly to the airline which will contact ONLY passengers who fulfil all the requirements as set out in points (e) and (f); Passengers who are already in possession of KLM or Airfrance return tickets will be allowed to use those tickets for the flight. Such passengers should furnish KLM with a copy of the return ticket;

Passengers are to carry the appropriate PPE ie. Face masks before boarding the flight;

There will be temperature checks before boarding; All passengers are also to note that they will cover the cost of the mandatory 14-day quarantine with a possible extension to 21 days depending on individual cases. The cost of quarantine as indicated below PER NIGHT MUST be paid directly to a selected hotel before passengers are allowed to travel.

THE NEGOTIATED DISCOUNTED RATES FOR THE HOTELS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

HOTEL RATINGS

HOTEL RATES PER NIGHT IN GH?

CONTACT DETAILS

AIRPORT VIEW (2- STAR)

500GHC to include boarding, breakfast, lunch, dinner and water

+233202252244

reservations@airportviewhotel.net

ALISA (4- STAR)

600GHC to include boarding, breakfast, lunch, dinner and water

+233302214244

+233201727003

+233570008241

k.takyi@alisahotels.com

izzo@alisahotels.com

MARRIOT (4-STAR)

600GHC to include boarding, meals and water

+233501673119

bless.koffie@marriot.com

NB: This should be paid directly to the hotel prior to departure from place of origin

Eligible nationals who are prepared to pay for their cost of travel to Ghana must submit their details specified below to the Ghana High Commission not later than close of day on Friday, 12th June 2020:

Name Passport Number Telephone contact Phone Numbers (U.K. & Ghana) Attach copy of already existing KLM or Airfrance ticket Attach evidence of payment for Flight Attach evidence of hotel payment for cost of Quarantine Current Location Final destination in Ghana after quarantine The above information should be sent to the following email addresses of the High Commission by close of day on Friday, 12th June 2020:

helpline@ghc-uk.org official@ghc-uk.org All applicants whose visas or travel documents have expired are to send enquiries to the same emails above.

For clarification ONLY, kindly contact the following numbers

Helpline 1: 07472 430197 Helpline 2: 07472 459102

For the avoidance of any doubt kindly note the following:

This exercise is ONLY targeted at those who have already submitted their particulars to the High Commission as earlier requested. Passengers will ONLY be contacted by KLM after evidence of payment of hotel cost for mandatory quarantine. The High Commission appreciates your urgent cooperation in this matter.

LONDON, 10TH JUNE 2020

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