The Ministry of Health through the Ghana Health Service has implemented a digitized system for all COVID-19 test results for ease of verification prior to travel and upon arriving in the country.
Ghana has become the first country in ECOWAS to deploy the digital verification of COVID-19 PCR test results based on the African Union Trusted Travel and ECOWAS BIOMARS standard.
In a press statement released and signed by the Minister of Health, Hon. Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, the technology platform, powered jointly by the Ghana Health Service and the PanaBIOS Consortium, covers all the authorized COVID-19 PCR testing laboratories in the country.
According to the Minister, the new platform should help stop the circulation of fake test spread of the COVID-19 infection through imported cases.
The statement also informs all travelers, Airlines and Diplomatic Missions, Port Health, COVID-19 testing laboratories and all other relevant stakeholders in Ghana that only test results or certificates bearing Trusted Travel or BIOMARS codes will be considered valid for travel out of Ghana from 21st April, 2021.
“Travelers arriving in the country must use a tool made available through the UNDP-supported Global Haven partnership (www.globalhaven.org) for Covid-19 PCR test results certificate verification.
All travelers are strongly encouraged to sign up for accounts on trustedtravel.panabios.org with the same e-mail address and mobile numbers they provided to the laboratories during testing.” The statement noted