Stranded Ghanaian-Germans Evacuated to Germany
Stranded Ghanaian-Germans in Ghana have been airlifted to Germany.
A special flight to airlift them touched arrived at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra on Sunday, June 7, 2020.
The flight was arranged by the Ghanaian government, diaspora Organisation in Germany, the Ghana and German embassies in Berlin and Accra, Ghanaian Ambassador to Germany Georgina Ama Blay disclosed .
The airplane arrived from Riga International Airport in Latvia. The evacuees flew out on a strict baggage standards of one check-in baggage of no more than 24kg and one carry-on bag of no heavier than 5kg. The cost per passenger is believed to be around €750 Euros.
The airplane set off from Accra around 11am, and was expected to arrive at Algiers International Airport at 3:45pm, then depart at 4:30 pm to arrive in Dusseldorf at 7:15 pm.
The Presidency in Ghana approved the evacuation in a letter dated June 2 authorizing the flight in view of the closure of the country’s borders.
Info Radio understands the Ghana embassy in Germany is planning similar evacuation for stranded Ghanaians in Germany , Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia this week.
Meanwhile, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, has revealed that “arrangements are in progress to assist with the evacuation of stranded Ghanaians in other countries such as Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Italy, South Africa, Spain, Netherlands, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Kenya, Ethiopia and Switzerland.”