Per directives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of Ghana, further arrangements have been made with Emirates for stranded Ghanaians to be evacuated on a flight to depart Dubai at 9:30 hrs on Friday, 17th July 2020 arriving Accra at 13: 35hrs”, the statement said.
Eligible national and resident permit holders who are prepared to pay for their cost of travel to Ghana from Dubai must submit their details to the Ghana High Commission not later than close of day on 1st July 2020 for the flight on 2nd July and not later than noon on Thursday, July 16, 2020
Evacuation of ghanaians and conditions
Already a number of ghanaians from countries like the uk and uae have been brought back home after the returnees paid for hotel bills and their flight.
The government’s pre-condition for evacuation was that the stranded citizens bear the full cost of their 14-day mandatory quarantine when they arrive in the country.
These arrivals will be quarantined at the airport view hotel, alisa hotel and marriot hotel.
Stay at the airport view hotel is costing ghs400 a night, alisa hotel going for ghs600 a night and marriot hotel going for ghs766 a night.
The government has indicated that the issue of ghanaians stranded abroad will be addressed in phases.
The government’s pre-conditions for evacuation is, however, a source of concern for some of the ghanaians abroad who have described them as excessive.
Some say they cannot afford the cost of quarantine because they have run out of money