Govt sets June 25 to evacuate Ghanaians stranded in the U.S.

Government has indicated in a statement that it will evacuate stranded Ghanaians in the U.S. who are registered with the Consulate-General o...

File photoGovernment has indicated in a statement that it will evacuate stranded Ghanaians in the U.S. who are registered with the Consulate-General on June 25.

The statement, issued by the Consulate General in New York, also revealed that, as part of the evacuation plans, the flight will take off from the Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey.

“The airfare for the flight is $1,350 for Economy Class and $2,840 for Business Class. Two pieces of luggage of 50lbs or 22 kilos per passenger will be allowed,” the release stated

When the returnees arrive in Ghana, they will be on a 14-day mandatory quarantine with the possibility for a 21-day extension, according to the statement.

Also, the cost of the quarantine either at Kempinski Gold Coast and Africa Regent Hotel have been assigned as the shelter the returnees will be staying upon arrival.

It will cost GHS650 a day to stay at Kempinski and GHS550 a day at African Regent.

“Payment and proof thereof of the airfare and quarantine will be required before boarding and departure from the Liberty International Airport,” the statement indicated.

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