Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey
Ghanaians living in Nigeria who want to return home will have to pay at least $700 to get unto a chartered flight.
According to Ghana’s High Commission in Abuja, Nigeria, “The cost per passenger ranges from $800 to $1000 for a flight from Abuja to Accra and $700 to $900 from Lagos to Accra all depending on the maximum number of (34) of passengers available.”
A notice by the High Commission issued on Friday, May 29, indicated that the scheduled flight is expected to touch down in Ghana on Tuesday, June 2.
This exercise forms part of a special consideration granted by the government of Ghana to allow some categories of Ghanaians stranded abroad due to Coronavirus to return home.
Meanwhile, they are expected to also pay for the cost of their 14-day mandatory quarantine upon their arrival at some selected hotels.
The fees for the period ranges from GH¢ 7,700 to GH¢ 9,800 based on the category of the hotel they will be staying at.
“It is pertinent to state that, passengers are also required to pay the mandatory cost of 14 days quarantine before boarding. To this end kindly find details of the cost per person and list of hotels with contact numbers are per attached,” the notice added.
The notice urged interested Ghanaians to register ahead of the time to be considered for the return flight.
“Kindly register your name by close of the day, Sunday, May 31, 2020, to enable Mission to ascertain the exact cost of airfare,” the High Commission added.
By Jamila Akweley Okertchiri