Ghana has become the hottest destination for tourists, foreigners, and Africans in the diaspora in recent years when it comes to a place to visit with a variety of fun activities and concerts that will make your Christmas holiday one to remember.
Top Hollywood and British celebrities, including Idris Elba, Boris Kodjoe, Naomi Campbell, Anthony Anderson, Kofi Kingston, Adrienne-Joi Johnson, Steve Harvey, Cardi B, T.I, Ludacris, Rick Ross, Akon, Jidenna, Conan O’Brien, and Koffee, visited Ghana in 2019 as part of the government’s Year Of Return initiative.
In a similar vein, the government is launching ‘December in Ghana,’ to attract 150,000 visitors to the country. Honorable Mark Okraku Mantey, Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts & Culture, announced this in a recent interview.
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He was referring to the government’s requirements and guidelines for controlling and preventing the spread of COVID-19 during the December holidays. “Vaccination cards will be required to enter,” he said. “You must show that you have been vaccinated to be able to enter,” he added, adding that “age five and up would require a mask.”
For special occasions such as eating and drinking, masks would be removed “.. “We want to keep you, your siblings, and your family alive because if we all get together in one place, especially for indoor events, and don’t put some checks and balances in place, we’re going to have problems after December,” he said.
“When you go to any event, especially now that we’ve launched ‘December in GH,’ we’re saying that we’re targeting about 150,000 people entering the country between now and January; we don’t have to go and have fun and come back with Covid-19,” he continued.
Before ‘December in Ghana,’ the government announced ‘Beyond The Return’ in 2020 as a follow-up to the successful ‘Year of Return’ initiative, but the initiative failed to meet expectations last year due to the COVID-19 outbreak and imposed restrictions.