2022 Covid Blog: Ghana

COVID Travel Requirements: Ghana

Requirements at a glance...

  • Type of test(s) needed before departure: None, if vaccinated or booster received less than 270 days before departure date. If more than 270 days, PCR or rapid antigen test needed.
  • When to take your test: None, if requirements above are followed. If not, 72 hours before your international flight departure time if it is PCR. 24 hours before your international flight departure if it is an antigen
  • Other pre-departure tasks: N/A
  • Testing in-Country: None needed!

Keep reading for more important details:

We know you’ve probably had a few questions about COVID-19 testing and regulations before and during your trip. This blog will help answer those questions, and outline exactly what you need to know before you leave.

Should I quarantine before I go?

We strongly suggest that you self-quarantine one week prior to your trip to help ensure you a negative test result. If you do test positive or do not receive a negative test result in time, we will do our best to put you on a later trip, but there is no guarantee this will be possible. You would need to pay for your new trip in full and there would be no refund for the original trip you were scheduled on. 

Do I need to get tested before I leave?

A negative PCR or antigen test is not need to enter Portugal. HOWEVER, if you have been vaccinated or gotten the booster more than 270 days before your departure date, you will need to get a negative PCR or antigen test to enter Portugal. Follow this link to know where to get your test.


You’re welcome to get tested anywhere that provides approved tests: pharmacies, doctor’s offices, testing companies, etc. 

If I get a positive test result before my trip, can I get a refund?

As stated when you registered, there will be no refund for your current trip if you test positive or are unable to acquire a negative result before departure (see our COVID Response page for more information).

Will I have to take any more COVID tests once I'm on my trip?

To return home a COVID test is required, this will happen with your HXP group 24 hours before departing Ghana. The cost will be $30 USD, but your trip cost covers this expense so there are no additional fees you need to pay to cover this test. 

COVID Vaccine Requirements?

The Covid-19 vaccine is required for all 2022 HXP participants. You will need to bring your physical vaccine card with you on your trip. 

If you are not fully vaccinated or bring a counterfeit vaccine card you will not be allowed on your HXP trip. 

Do not laminate your vaccine card, it may not be accepted.

Are there any other COVID requirements?


What happens if I test positive while on my trip?

If you test positive for COVID-19 while on your trip, you will be required to quarantine at your own expense . We recommend obtaining health insurance to cover this potential cost, in case you test positive while in-country. 

You've got this!

Now take a deep breath. It may seems like a lot to figure out, but we’ll have you out serving on your trip without any issues.

With love,

Your HXP Team