The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) will from Wednesday 11th August, 2021, begin a compulsory covid 19 test for all non-Ghanaians applying for Work Permit, renewal of Work Permit and extension of visitors Permit in the country.
This has become imperative due to the current surge of covid cases in the country and around the globe, hence the need to put in place measures to support the national effort in curtailing the spread of the virus in the country.
This Covid-19 test will run concurrent with the normal medical examination that is conducted for immigration permits at the GIS Clinic.
The information was contained in a release copied to FiilaNews and signed by the head of Public affairs at the immigration head office, Supt. Michael Amoako-Attah.
The release further indicated that the test will be conducted at a facility on the premises of the GIS Headquarters and run jointly by the GIS medical team and V-Check Health Solutions at a cost of GH¢ 150.00.
It added that the Ghana Health Service COVID-19 protocols will apply to all positive cases, towards the national effort in ensuring that the spread of the corona virus is limited to ensure public health safety.
Meanwhile the Testing Center will as well be opened to the general public who may voluntarily want to undergo a COVID-19 test.