Mr Laud Ofori Afrifa, a Deputy Comptroller General in charge of Operations and Command Posts
The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has indicated that it will commence an enhanced mandatory medical examination for all foreign nationals seeking to work and reside in Ghana.
It said the mandatory measure was an add-on to the already existing medical examination conducted by the service as one of the requirements for acquiring work and residence permits by foreign nationals.
The directive will take effect from Monday, June 15, 2020 and will include testing for the COVID-19 and also cover other permits such as Indefinite Residence, Right of Abode and Naturalisation, as well as renewal of other residence permits.
According to the GIS, the enhanced mandatory medical examination was not only to help streamline and regulate the issuance of work, residence and other permits in the country but also safeguard public health and security, as directed by the Immigration Act of 2000, Act 573.