COVID-19 Policy

Your Safety is Our Top Priority

Cleanliness has always been our top priority.
As the world begins to open up again, and travel restrictions are lifted,
many volunteers like you are making plans to travel and give their support to those in need.

We know that this is now more important than ever
and we are taking extreme measures to keep you safe.

To ensure the safety of our team and because your safety is our top priority, we are taking the necessary safety precautions, about travelling during the COVID-19 pandemic as outlined below:

All prospective volunteers and interns with Overseas Projects Initiative
will be required to follow these covid-19 Policy guidelines.

Ghana COVID-19 Travel Advice

 Passengers arriving to Ghana are now required obtain a negative PCR test result not more than 72hrs before departure, complete additional health declaration forms on arrival, and undergo a further COVID test on arrival:

 The Health Declaration Form can be accessed online at Passengers are strongly encouraged to fill out this form as it helps in complying with social distancing and other
Covid-19 protocols on arrival in Ghana.

Coronavirus tests before departure

 On 21 April 2021, the Government of Ghana introduced the mandatory digitisation of all COVID-19 tests for international air travel, with the implementation of the Trusted Travel scheme. Passengers travelling to Ghana MUST now comply with following:

1. Take a Polymerise Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID test with one of the listed providers within 72 hours of departure. Visit for a certified list of providers.
You should not use the NHS testing service to get a test to facilitate your travel to another country.

2. Create an account at with the same email address and mobile telephone number you provided for your PCR test. If your provider is unable to upload your test certificate on your behalf, you should enter your TT or BIOMARS code from your PCR certificate or upload the certificate yourself.

3. Whilst the system outlined in paragraphs 1&2(above) remains new we also recommend travelling with hard copy proof of this negative Polymerise Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test result, to present on arrival and departure

Children under the age of 5 are exempt. For passengers who have transited through other countries before arriving in Ghana, the first country of departure will be the reference point.

The same arrangements apply to passengers departing from Ghana, and you may not be allowed to leave board flights without uploading a certified Polymerise Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID test. Visit for a certified list of providers in Ghana.

Further checks and forms upon arrival.

Upon arrival in Ghana, passengers are also required to:

4. Complete an online health declaration form pre-departure (If not completed before departure). All passengers may also be asked to complete hard copy self-declaration forms on the flight, confirming they are fit to travel and providing details to facilitate contact tracing.

 5. Wear a facemask throughout their flight and upon landing in Accra.

 6. Undergo a temperature check on arrival.

7. On arrival all passengers will be subjected to a mandatory COVID-19 test at Kotoka International airport. The test is an antigen fluorescent immunoassay test, and it will be conducted before baggage is collected at a cost of USD$50 for Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) nationals, and USD$150 for non-ECOWAS nationals. ECOWAS nationals must be in possession of a valid passport of their country of citizenship. Payment should be made online prior to boarding at Children under the age of five are exempt.

During busy periods where there may be several passengers disembarking at the same time the testing area may become busy. Test results are normally ready within one hour, depending how busy the airport is. The pre departure area where test results are collected can also get busy.
You can check your results online while you wait.

Quarantine requirements.

All arriving passengers should be prepared to comply with Ghana’s
COVID-19 Health Protocols. This may, depending on the test result of individuals or others on the flight, involve time in quarantine or in a Government Health facility. Quarantine and / or medical costs can be expensive, so it is important that all passengers arrive with adequate access to financial resources.

Passengers arriving in Ghana are reminded that COVID-19 protocols at the airport may be subject to change as the new screening process evolves. See the guidance from the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (, or the Ghana Airports Company.

Learn How We're Protecting
Our Guests, Employees & Community

   Employees are screened daily for any flu-like symptoms or fever

   Sick employees are required to stay home

   Employees wear masks at all times

   We wash our hands regularly

   All of our equipment is regularly cleaned and sanitized

   Hand washing and sanitizer is available for all employees and guests

   We offer telehealth appointments

   We practice social distancing and limit the number of persons allowed in at a time