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.