EVACUATION OF STRANDED GHANAIANS VIA KLM MONDAY,17TH AUGUST, 2020

 

 

EVACUATION OF STRANDED GHANAIANS VIA KLM MONDAY,10TH AUGUST, 2020

 

 

EVACUATION OF STRANDED GHANAIANS VIA KLM MONDAY,27TH jULY,2020

 

 

UPDATED LIST OF HOTELS DESIGNATED AS COVID-19 QUARANTINE CENTRES IN GHANA

 

 

EVACUATION OF STRANDED GHANAIANS VIA KLM ON MONDAY, 13TH JULY, 2020

 

RESUMPTION OF FULL OPERATIONS

 

 

THE EMBASSY OF GHANA WISHES TO BRING TO YOUR ATTENTION INFORMATION RECEIVED FROM THE CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT (CIM).

 

 

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: EVACUATION OF STRANDED GHANAIANS VIA EMIRATES AIRLINES

 

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: EVACUATION OF STRANDED GHANAIANS VIA KLM

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: EVACUATION EXERCISE

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: EVACUATION OF GHANAIANS

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: DESIGNATION OF ACCOUNT FOR COVID-19 TRUST FUND AT GHANA COMMERCIAL BANK LIMITED

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT
DESIGNATION OF ACCOUNT FOR COVID-19 TRUST FUND AT COMMERCIAL BANK LIMITED

      The Embassy of Ghana wishes to inform the public that the Government of Ghana has established a COVID-19 National Trust Fund, which provides a structured means to receive and manage public donations for the intended objective of complementing Government’s efforts at combating the Coronavirus pandemic. The Fund is also to assist in the welfare of the needy and the vulnerable who have been negatively affected by the disease. Following the establishment of the Fund, the Ghana Commercial Bank Limited (GCB) has created an account at the High Street Branch of the Bank to receive contributions.

      Details of the designated account are as follows:
ACCOUNT NAME     : COVID-19 NATIONAL TRUST FUND
ACCOUNT NUMBERS  : 1018631613357 (GHS)
                 : 1028631613107 (USD)
                 : 1038631613021 (GBP)
                 : 1188631613023 (EUR)
BRANCH           : HIGH STREET
ADDRESS          : NO.2 THORPE ROAD, ACCRA 
TELEPHONE NUMBERS: +233(0)596978591/
                 : +233(0)596978592
DIGITAL ADDRESS  : GA-183-2490
SWIFT CODE (BIC) : GHCBGHAC

      Accordingly, all Ghanaians based in Germany, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, as well as friends and well-wishers of our beloved country are entreated to contribute to the Fund to support in the fight against the COVID-19 outbreak in Ghana.

       Your cooperation in this matter will be deeply appreciated.

Thank you.
EMBASSY OF GHANA BERLIN
6th April 2020

COVID-19 PANDEMIC SCHENGEN VISA ORDINANCE

COVID-19 PANDEMIC SCHENGEN VISA ORDINANCE:
TEMPORARY EXEMPTION FOR EXPIRED SCHENGEN
VISA HOLDERS

In response to the current restrictions in international travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the resultant difficulties associated with leaving the German territory or the territory of other Schengen states by foreign nationals who hold Schengen visas, the Federal Ministry of Interior, Building and Community issued an ordinance on 8th April 2020, effective 9th April, 2020.
Per the ordinance, foreign nationals who entered the territory of Germany with a valid Schengen visa on or after 17th March 2020, and before this ordinance came into effect, are exempted from the requirement to hold a staying permit from the expiration date of their Schengen visa until 30th June 2020. All other conditions under which the relevant Schengen
visa was issued remain unaffected. Kindly access the following link captioned “Federal Gazette” for full text of the Ordinance:

EMBASSY OF GHANA BERLIN 

17tApril 2020

FEDERAL GAZETTE

Federal Gazette

Issued by the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection

www.bundesanzeiger.de

Announcement
Published on Thursday, 9th April 2020
BAnz AT 09.04.2020 V1

Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community Ordinance on the temporary exemption of the holders of the expired Schengen visas from the requirement to hold a staying permit due to the COVID-19 pandemic (Schengen Visa COVID-19 Pandemic Ordinance SchengenVisaCOVID-19-V)

from 8th April 2020

On the basis of Art. 99 Sect. 1 No. 1 in connection with Sect. 4 Sent. 1 and 2 of the Residence Act (AufenthG) as published on 25th February 2008 (BGBl. I p. 162) in connection with Art. 1 Sect. 2 of the Competence Reassignment Act (ZustAnpG) from 16th August 2002 (BGBl. I p. 3165) and the Organisational Decree (Organisationserlass) from 14th March 2018 (BGBl. I p.374), the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community decrees the following:
§ 1

Subject

This ordinance regulates the temporary exemption of the requirement to hold a staying permit for the holders ofSchengen visas due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

§2

Exemption for the holders of Schengen visas

(1) Foreign nationals who were staying on the federal territory with a valid Schengen visa on 17th March 2020 or entered the federal territory with a valid Schengen visa after 17th March 2020 and before this ordinance came into effect and who are staying on the federal territory at the time when this ordinance comes into effect, are exempted from the requirement to hold a staying permit from the expiration date of their Schengen visa and until 30th June 2020.
(2) For the foreign nationals who are exempted from the requirement to hold a staying permit according to (1), gainful employment as allowed by their Schengen visa is permitted until 30th June 2020. This also includes employment that is not considered employment according to the Residence Act.

§3

Entry into force, abrogation

(1) This ordinance comes into effect on the day following the announcement.
(2) This ordinance ceases to be in force at the end of the day on 30th June 2020.

Berlin, 8th April 2020
Federal Minister of the Interior, Building and Community
Horst Seehofer

UPDATES ON COVID-19, SUSPENSION REMAINS UNTIL FUTHER NOTES!

CLOSURE OF CHANCERY AND SUSPENSION OF CONSULAR SERVICES

In view of the growing number of cases of Coronavirus infection in Germany, consular services discharged at the Embassy of Ghana in Berlin remain suspended until further notice. It is further announced that the Embassy’s offices have been closed as part of measures aimed at ensuring the safety of staff and public. For emergency consular assistance, the Consular Section could be reached via email at:
consec@ghanaemberlin.de
For other enquiries, please contact the Embassy via email at
chancery@ghanaemberlin.de
Thank you for your usual cooperation.
30th March 2020

AMBASSADOR’S MESSAGE TO GHANAIANS

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: SUSPENSION OF CONSULAR SERVICES

UPDATES ON COVID-19

UPDATES ON COVID-19 INFECTION IN GHANA AND CONTAINMENT MEASURES UNDERTAKEN BY THE GOVERNMENT

The Embassy of Ghana wishes to inform the public that as at 15th March, 2020, the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Ghana recorded four new cases of the novel Coronavirus bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Ghana to six.

Consequently, the Government has issued the following travel advisory:

  1. All travel to Ghana is strongly discouraged until further notice.
  2. Any traveler, except for Ghanaian citizens and persons with Ghana residence permits, who, within the last 14 days, has been to a country that has recorded at least 200 cases of Covid-19, will not be admitted in to the Ghanaian jurisdiction.
  3. There will be a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine for persons who are otherwise allowed to enter the Ghanaian jurisdiction.
  4. Any admissible traveler, who exhibits symptoms of Covid-19 will be quarantined and tested upon reaching Ghana.
  5. Kindly note that item one of the travel advisory took effect on 15th March, 2020 and items 2, 3 &4 would take effect at 1pm GMT on 17th March, 2020.

Furthermore, in an address to the nation on 15th March, 2020, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has directed the management of schools in the country to shut down effective Monday, 16th March, 2020, until further notice. This includes all Universities, Senior High Schools, and basic schools.

Also, all public gatherings, such as conferences, workshops, funerals, festivals, political rallies, sporting events  and religious activities have been suspended for the next four (4) weeks.

For regular updates on Ghana’s response management systems on Covid-19, kindly access the following website: http://ghanahealthservice.org/covid19/

Thank you.

EMBASSY OF GHANA BERLIN

16th March 2020

FEDERAL FOREIGN OFFICE CIRCULAR ON COVID-19

FEDERAL FOREIGN OFFICE CIRCULAR ON COVID-19

The Foreign Office has informed all diplomatic missions and international
organisations in the Federal Republic of Germany that the Federal Government is
closely monitoring the spread of Covid-19 in Germany, and abroad. In doing so, the
Crisis Committee of the Federal Government meets twice a week to evaluate the
current situation. Please find below links to websites that provide useful information
and current updates on COVID-19 in Germany:
1. What information can be provided by the Federal Government that you can
forward to your citizens?
Current case numbers, per federal state, can be found here:
https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/Neuartiges_Coronavirus/Fallzahlen.html
General information regarding Covid-19 and measures undertaken by the
authorities in case of suspicion or in confirmed cases can be found here:
www.infektionsschutz.de
as well as
https://www.rki.de/SharedDocs/FAQ/NCOV2019/FAQ_Liste.html
Further information from the Federal Ministry for Health that is updated
daily can be found here:
https://www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de/coronavirus.html
Further information from the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and
Community that is updated daily can be found here:
https://www.bmi.bund.de/SharedDocs/faqs/DE/themen/bevoelkerungsschutz/coron
avirus/coronavirus-faqs.html
2. What are the consequences of a positive Covid-19 test for the person in
question?
Persons that have tested positive for Covid-19 are isolated in a hospital or at home
depending on the severity of the illness. After recovery they can participate in
public life again.
Further spread of the coronavirus in Germany should be prevented as far as
possible or at least slowed down. To this end, it is necessary to identify the contact
persons of those who tested positive for this infection as quickly as possible, and
the state of their health should be observed in quarantine for the maximum
duration of the incubation period (14 days).
Further information can be found under:
https://www.infektionsschutz.de/coronavirus-sars-cov-2.html
3. Can foreign nationals who tested positive fly out of Germany during the
quarantine?
In consultation with the health authorities, it is possible to leave Germany,
however, the risk of infecting other people must be eliminated.
4. What kind of control measures are to be expected when travelling to
Germany?
Passengers travelling by air from China, Japan, South Korea, Iran and Italy must
fill in “disembarkation cards” upon their arrival to Germany. The data provided
would aid in tracing contact persons, should one of the passengers turn out to be a
Covid-19 carrier.
If there are indications of a Coronavirus case in the cross-border traffic to
Germany, the Federal Police will call in the local health authorities immediately.
They will take each individual case into medical evaluation and make a decision
about the treatment.
Further information can be found under:
https://www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de/fileadmin/Dateien/3_Downloads/C/
Coronavirus/Corona-Virus_-
_Haeufig_an_das_BMI_gestellte_Fragen_und_Antworten.pdf
5. Information about foreign nationals in compulsory quarantine
The authorities for Heath and Interior affairs have been instructed to notify the
diplomatic missions accordingly.