Notice for Travelers to Ghana

Following The Opening Of The Kotoka Airport To International Travels Which Commenced On 01/09/20, The Embassy Of Ghana In Moscow, Russia, Wishes To Inform The Following Measures Are To Be Noted And Strictly Adhered To

  1. All passengers arriving in Ghana must be in possession of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from an accredited laboratory in the country of origin and the test must have been done not more than seventy-two (72) hours before arrival in the country. All airlines have been instructed to ensure compliance with this directive for all passengers wishing to travel to Ghana. Any airline which fails in this regard will be duly sanctioned;
  • All passengers would be required to undergo a mandatory COVID- 19 test at the airport terminal upon arrival in Ghana at a fee of one hundred and fifty united states dollars (us $ 150.00) to be borne by the passenger. The test result will be available within thirty (30) minutes;
  • Passengers, Who Test Positive For Covid-19, Would Be Handed Over To The Health Authorities For Further Clinical Assessment And Management;
  • Passengers, who test negative will be admitted into the country and will be advised to continue to observe covid-19 safety precautions during their stay in Ghana.


  • Children under the age of five (5) years would not be required to undergo testing at the airport;
  • Persons who arrive under emergency circumstances, such as diverted flights, would not be required to undergo testing if they do not leave the airport or if they remain in transit and do not leave their holding hotel;
  • Airline crew are exempt from the pre-departure and arrival testing and should follow airline policy for testing.

Interaction with Students of Samara State University

Her Excellency Dr. Oheneba Lesley Opoku-Ware, Head of Mission, interacted with a delegation of officials and students from the Samara State University of Economics at the Chancery on Wednesday, 12th February, 2020.

The encounter which was pursuant to the public diplomacy mandate of the Mission afforded the opportunity for the Head of Mission to dilate on the contribution by Ghana towards global peace and security, integration efforts at the sub-region level through ECOWAS and the African Union (AU), as well as the reinvigoration of the relations between Ghana and the Russian Federation and Countries of concurrent Accreditation. The students were accompanied by Professor Anicet Gabriel Kotchofa, former Ambassador of the Republic of Benin to the Russian Federation and Madam Elena Viktorovna Shirnina, Vice-rector of the University.

Commencement of the issuance of 48-paged passports

 It is announced for the information of Ghanaians that the passport authority of Ghana, has commenced the introduction of a new 48-paged passport booklet in addition to the existing 32-paged passport booklet with immediate effect.

The passport number of the 48-page booklet begins with the letter “a”, to differentiate it from the old 32-page booklet with the letter “g”.

In this regard, Ghanaian may wish to apply for the new 48-page passport.

Accept the assurances of our highest esteem.

Review of Passport Processing Fees

It is announced for the information of Ghanaians living in The Russian Federation and other concurrently accredited countries within the cis that the ministry of foreign affairs of the republic of Ghana has reviewed the passport processing fees at the embassy of the republic of Ghana in The Russian Federation effective from the 1st July, 2020.

In this regard, the new passport fee for the standard 32-paged passport booklet for ten years will be $145 (one hundred and forty-five us dollars), while the new 48-paged passport booklet for ten years will be $215 (two hundred and fifteen us dollars).

The price of the passport form remains $30 (thirty us dollars).

Accept the assurances of our highest esteem.