The Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mark Okraku Mantey has warned that people without Covid -19 vaccination will not be allowed entry into events this December.
According to the Minister, the government has outlined requirements and guidelines to control and avoid the spread of COVID-19 within the December festivities.
“Vaccination cards will be required to enter, you must show that you have been vaccinated to be able to enter”.
He added that “Children from age five and above would require a mask. Masks will be removed for special activities like eating and drinking”.
The Deputy Tourism Minister explained that “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”.
Mark Okraku Mantey also announced that the government is set to launch a ‘ December in GH’ campaign, to encourage tourism within the upcoming yuletide. According to him, over 150,000 are expected to visit Ghana within the period, therefore, the government is putting in the work to avert a possible spike in the spread of Covid-19 cases.
“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.