Ghana has become the first country in ECOWAS to deploy a system for digital verification of COVID-19 test results as the Health Ministeries has announced to implement the system prior to travel and upon arriving.
The Ministry of Health in a statement copied to Educationweb.com.gh said the technology platform, powered jointly by the Ghana Health Service and the PanaBIOS Consortium, covers all the authorized COVID-19 PCR testing.
MOH has urged laboratories in the country to help stop the circulation of fake test results, which if left unchecked would damage the country’s effort to reduce the spread of the covid-19 infection through imported cases.
“All travellers, Airlines and Diplomatic Missions, Port Health, covid-19 testing laboratories and all other relevant stakeholders are informed that only test results or certificates bearing Trusted Travel or BIOMARS codes will be considered valid for travel out of Ghana from 21. April 2021.”
“Travellers arriving in the country must use a tool made available through the UNDP-supported Global Haven partnership (www.globalhaven.org) for Covid-19 PCR test results certificate verification,” MOH said in the release.
All travellers according to the Ministry are strongly encouraged to sign up for accounts on trustedtravel.panabios.org with the same e-mail address and mobile numbers they provided to the laboratories during testing.