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Bawumia: Ghana to phase out filling of landing cards at airport

Bawumia said in a Facebook post on Thursday (9 February) that the processes will be streamlined for passengers to reduce the amount of time spent at the airport

Passengers who arrive in Ghana by air will no longer be required to fill out landing cards at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) from 31 March 2023, the Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia has said.

In addition, the Ministry of Interior and the Ghana Immigration Service have been directed to ensure that E-Gates will be operational at KIA this year for use by passengers using their passports or Ghanacards.

It follows a productive meeting on improving the competitiveness of Kotoka International Airport (KIA) with key stakeholders convened by Bawumia.

Bawumia said in a Facebook post on Thursday (9 February) that the processes will be streamlined for passengers to reduce the amount of time spent at the airport.

“I held a productive meeting on improving the competitiveness of Kotoka International Airport (KIA) with key stakeholders, including the Minister for Public Enterprises, Minister for Transport and his deputy, the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL), Ghana Immigration Service, National Security and Ministry of Interior.

“It was decided, inter alia, that airline passengers traveling to Ghana will, from 31 March 2023, no longer be required to fill out landing cards. This is because the same information can be obtained electronically,” Bawumia posted on Facebook.

Below is the full post:

Dear friends,

I held a productive meeting on improving the competitiveness of Kotoka International Airport (KIA) with key stakeholders, including the Minister for Public Enterprises, Minister for Transport and his deputy, the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL), Ghana Immigration Service, National Security and Ministry of Interior.

It was decided, inter alia, that airline passengers traveling to Ghana will, from 31st March 2023, no longer be required to fill out landing cards. This is because the same information can be obtained electronically.

Furthermore, the Ministry of Interior and the Ghana Immigration Service have been directed to ensure that E-Gates will be operational at KIA this year for use by passengers using their Passports or Ghanacards.

In addition, the processes that passengers go through at KIA are also going to be streamlined to drastically reduce the time spent by passengers and avoid duplication. The new process flow is expected to be operational by 31st March, 2023.

God bless our homeland Ghana.

 

Reporting by Fred Dzakpata in Accra

 

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