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Coronavirus: Government announces two evacuation flights for stranded Ghanaians in Dubai

The Ghana Mission in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has served notice that it will begin the evacuation of stranded Ghanaians in the country on Friday, June 12, 2020.

Fees for the evacuation have been pegged at GHS 4,000 and GHS 7,900 for economy and business class respectively.

Another flight with the Ghanaians will arrive in the country on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Booking and sale of air tickets will commence at the emirates’ office and online platform on Monday, June 8, 2020.

Meanwhile, all returnees to Ghana would be subjected to the mandatory 14-day quarantine period upon arrival as part of ongoing measures to control and contain the spread of the COVID-19 disease. Some Ghanaians who traveled to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to seek greener pastures but have become stranded are calling on the government to repatriate them.

Leader of the stranded Ghanaians whose name was given as Moses said the Ghanaian Consulate in UAE has not attended to their request.

He said, although they have received support from the Prince of the UAE, they still want to be brought back home since they are not getting employment there.

Ghana’s borders remain closed as part of measures to stop the importation of the Coronavirus disease into the country.

The borders were closed in March 2020. Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo has indicated that his government has put in place measures to evacuate Ghanaians who have been stranded abroad due to the border closure.

He disclosed that the individuals who will be evacuated will be made to undergo mandatory quarantine and other safety protocols


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