The United Kingdom (UK) government says it is working in collaboration with the Ministry of Health to make Ghana's COVID-19 vaccine certificate acceptable for travel to the UK.
This forms part of a phased review of the many COVID-19 vaccine certificates issued around the world.
The UK government recently said it will introduce new COVID-19 travel rules to England from October 4.
One of the new travel rules will require persons travelling to the UK from Ghana to self-isolate despite having received two doses of recognised COVID-19 vaccines in Ghana.
Some have criticised the new rule, saying it suggests the UK government does not recognise the vaccines administered in Ghana as being the same as those administered in the UK.
The UK government in a statement however refuted this claim, stressing that “statements that COVID-19 vaccines administered in Ghana are not approved by the UK are untrue.”
“Following a pilot with the United States of America and the European Union, the UK is working to recognise vaccine certificates from other countries as part of a phased review of the many Covid-19 vaccine certificates issued across the world.”
“This includes recognising Ghana's vaccine certificate, and in the spirit of our long term partnership, we are working with Ghana's Ministry of Health to ensure that this happens as soon as possible,” the statement added.