COVID-19: US Government has over 86,000 recorded cases but still evacuates 305 Americans from Ghana

The US Embassy in Ghana has evacuated 305 Americans from Ghana in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

A statement published on the Embassy’s website said the American citizens were sent back to the US on March 25, 2020.

It added that the repatriation exercise was done with the support from the Government of Ghana.

“On March 25, 2020, with the strong support of the Government of Ghana, the US Embassy in Accra facilitated the return to the United States of 305 American citizens from Ghana to the United States,” the statement said.

Ghana as of today, March 27, 2020, has recorded 136 cases of the virus, three deaths and one recovery.

The US, on the other hand, has so far recorded about 86,000 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus.

Meanwhile, the Embassy has subsequently issued guidelines to its citizens in Ghana wishing to return home.
“All U.S. citizens who are interested in the possibility of a chartered repatriation flight to the United States must complete the online request form available here, EVEN IF YOU HAVE ALREADY SENT YOUR DETAILS TO US AT ACSACCRA@STATE.GOV. Please note that a separate request form must be completed for each individual traveller.”
Read the full statement below:
The U.S. Embassy places the highest priority on assisting American citizens, legal permanent residents, and their U.S. citizen dependents in Ghana.
On March 25, 2020, with the strong support of the Government of Ghana, the U.S. Embassy in Accra facilitated the return to the United States of 305 American citizens from Ghana to the United States.
The Embassy continues to work with U.S. Government agencies in the United States as well as with the government of Ghana to ensure we can render the best assistance to American citizens at this time.
If and when additional flights become available, the Embassy will provide instructions to American citizens in Ghana through the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), the U.S. Embassy website and social media platforms on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
COVID-19: US Government evacuates 305 Americans from Ghana
The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Global COVID-19 Outbreak Notice.
Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
Check with your airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Ghana.
Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States

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