The Ghana Tourism Federation (GHATOF) has called on Government to consider reducing the cost of the COVID-19 test on arrival at the Kotoka International Airport.
In a document signed by Mrs. Bella Ayayee Ahu, President of the federation, appealed for a downward review from government because the cost of test is making travelling expensive, especially as the industry seeks to use December in Ghana to kick start International arrivals in the country.
The appeal stated that, everyone in the tourism and hospitality industry is doing what they can to stimulate demand but we continue to see cancellations of already booked trips because of the extra $150 charges on PCR Test which is a challenge to most travellers in this COVID pandemic period the document stated.
The Travel, Tourism and Hospitality sector is the hardest hit sector by the COVID-19. Unfortunately, little support has been received to assist the sector to gain its feet and bounce back.
Read the full statement here:
As the umbrella body for all the Tourism Trade Associations in Ghana, the Ghana Tourism Federation is pleading with the Government to collaborate and work with Stakeholders in making deliberate efforts which are geared towards sustaining businesses and saving livelihoods.
We believe this downward review of the PCR test at the Airport will go a long to support the sector, they concluded.