COVID-19: US Government evacuated 305 Americans from Ghana

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Us Embassy In Ghana

The US Embassy in Ghana has evacuated 305 Americans from Ghana in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

A statement published on the Embassy’s website said the American citizens were sent back to the US on March 25, 2020.

It added that the repatriation exercise was done with the support from the Government of Ghana.

“On March 25, 2020, with the strong support of the Government of Ghana, the U.S. Embassy in Accra facilitated the return to the United States of 305 American citizens from Ghana to the United States,” the statement added.

Ghana as of today, March 27, 2020, recorded 136 cases of the virus, three deaths and one recovery.

US, on the other hand, has so far recorded about 86,000 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus.

“The Embassy continues to work with U.S. Government agencies in the United States as well as with the government of Ghana to ensure we can render the best assistance to American citizens at this time. If and when additional flights become available, the Embassy will provide instructions to American citizens in Ghana,” the US Embassy’s statement added.

Meanwhile, the Embassy has subsequently issued guidelines to its citizens in Ghana wishing to return home.

“All U.S. citizens who are interested in the possibility of a chartered repatriation flight to the United States must complete the online request form available here, EVEN IF YOU HAVE ALREADY SENT YOUR DETAILS TO US AT ACSACCRA@STATE.GOV. Please note that a separate request form must be completed for each individual traveller,” the statement added.

Read the full statement below:

The U.S. Embassy places the highest priority on assisting American citizens, legal permanent residents, and their U.S. citizen dependents in Ghana.

On March 25, 2020, with the strong support of the Government of Ghana, the U.S. Embassy in Accra facilitated the return to the United States of 305 American citizens from Ghana to the United States.

The Embassy continues to work with U.S. Government agencies in the United States as well as with the government of Ghana to ensure we can render the best assistance to American citizens at this time.

If and when additional flights become available, the Embassy will provide instructions to American citizens in Ghana through the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), the U.S. Embassy website and social media platforms on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Global COVID-19 Outbreak Notice.

Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.

For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.

Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.

Check with your airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.

Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Ghana.

Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States

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  1. My sister was supposed to be on a flight back to the United States on Tuesday (3/24). Then it pushed to Wednesday. She was told by the US Embassy that she would basically have to pay extra to return. This doesn’t seem very fair to me, especially since her seat and fair was already paid for and is round trip. There has to be more to help US citizens when and if a situation ever occurs like this again. Now she has been told that she possibly won’t have a flight until April 24th…she has eight children to get back to.

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