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Stonebwoy questions $150 PCR charge at Kotoka International Airport

Ghanaian Award-winning Reggae & Dancehall artist, Stonebwoy has asked the government of Ghana to reduce the $150 mandatory PCR test for travelers at the Kotoka International Airport.

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As per government’s effort to reduce the spread of Covid-19 in the country, all travelers are expected to take a mandatory PCR test on arrival following the reopening of the airport on September 1.

However, a lot of travelers including the “Everlasting” hitmaker have questioned the amount for the test.

Stonebwoy questions $150 PCR charge at Kotoka International Airport
Stonebwoy speaks on $150 PCR test charge taken at the Airport|| Credit: Stonebwoy / Instagram

Stonebwoy couldn’t understand the charge and question if it was only in Ghana where travelers are expected to take another covid test on arrival after they have already taken tests in their departing countries before getting on board the plane.

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He even went ahead to ask if African countries have come together to make stuff tough for their people.

He wrote;

  1. So why is it that after you get your test done for 350 cedis or more from Ghana? You’re not mandated to pay for another test to be taken at your final destination by any other country. It’s only Ghana that’s doing this to its people or all the other African countries have united in making it tuff for their people…

2. If we present negative results before boarding flights to come home then how possible is it that there’s an infected person on board.

3. Or by the time you get to the flight you could contact the virus? @mohgovgh

He however, pleaded with government to reduce the price of the test to enable Ghanaians and non-Ghanaians in the diaspora who would love to visit home in December but can’t because of the $150 test.

@mohgovgh please reduce the $150 for us we beg you…I’m speaking on behalf of the very ordinary Ghanaian traveler…December holidays are around the corner many people will love to come home o.. that $150 is a quarter of their plane ticket — 1GAD (@stonebwoyb) November 9, 2020

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