The Ghana mission to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced it will begin evacuating stranded Ghanaians in the country on Friday, June 12, 2020.
Evacuation costs for economy and business class are set at GHS 4000 and GHS 7 900, respectively.
Another flight with Ghanaians will arrive in the country on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.
Booking and sale of airline tickets will begin on Monday, June 8, 2020, at the office and on the Emirates online platform.
“Although the UAE authorities have granted amnesty and fines to those who have exceeded their visas, the mission urges all evacuees to contact the nearest immigration service to help them resolve the problem before proceeding. In addition, evacuees must send the following information to the Ghana mission to the UAE with a copy of their flight ticket and telephone number before the flight date, Passport number and final destination address in Ghana,” the Ghana mission explained.
Meanwhile, all migrants returning to Ghana are subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine period upon arrival to control and limit the spread of COVID-19.
Some Ghanaians who travelled to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in search of greener pastures but have asked the government to bring them back.
The leader for the Stranded Ghanaians in UAE identified as Moses said the Ghanaian consulate in the UAE did not fulfil their request.
He said that although they had received support from the Prince of the United Arab Emirates, they still wanted to be repatriated because they could not find work there.
The Ghana border remains closed to stop coronavirus disease from being imported into the country.