Ghana has initiated a travel ban on all travellers to and from Malta from today, Monday, December 20, 2021, due to the Omicron virus.
Ghana’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs, which announced the ban, reveal further that Ghana does not recognise any vaccine certificate from the nation formed by a group of small islands. The Ministry has therefore asked the general public to take note and adhere to the ban accordingly.
Ghana’s decision on Malta is curious because last week, Malta announced that people aged over 35 can now register to get the COVID-19 booster jab as part of efforts to contain rising COVID case numbers.
Health Minister Chris Fearne, who announced the latest update, said the country has yet to detect a case of the Omicron variant that is sweeping the UK and parts of Europe. He pointed to the booster as being crucial to tackling the spread of COVID-19, especially the more contagious Omicron variant.