The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture has said that all patrons to events this December would have to show proof of their vaccination before entry.
“We want to keep you and your siblings and your family alive because if we should come together at a particular place, especially indoor events, and we do not put some checks and balances in place, we’re likely to have challenges after December,” the Deputy Tourism Minister, Mark Okraku Mantey, said in an interview on Joy FM.
The Deputy Minister revealed that these requirements are amongst the safety measures to avert a possible spread of Covid-19 during and after the yuletide.
“When you want to go for any event, especially when we’ve launched ‘December in GH’, we’re saying that we’re targeting about 150,000 people entering the country between now and January; we don’t have to go and have fun and come back with Covid-19,” he said.
In addition, persons above the age of five will be mandated to wear nose masks and only take them off should there be the need for eating or drinking.
The Ghana Tourism Authority has sanctioned Afrochella, Rhythms on the Runway, Taste of Ghana, Takoradi Festival, Kwanzaa in Ghana, Diaspora Transition and GUBA awards as events that have the green light from the Authority to come off this December.