Moving around the world has always been an exciting experience for everyone. Unfortunately, migration and all types of international travel have become far more restricted since the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic.
However, as the pandemic is slowly defeated by global vaccination, people should not feel discouraged, including those in Ghana wanting to migrate to the UK.
This brings us to the question, ‘What do I need to know regarding migrating and Covid-19 protocols observed for a safe travel from the motherland to the Queen’s country?’
First of all, you will need a valid passport and a visa to be qualified to move to any different country. You need to know the purpose of your travel to be able to determine which type of visa to apply for, as there are different types for different purposes. Some types of visas available are study visas, work visas, and UK tier visas amongst others. Understanding the difference between these options, and deciding which one best suits your circumstances, can be daunting. However, there is no need to fret as the experts on our website are available to guide you every step of the way. You can also find more information about the various types of visas and their requirements here.
Secondly, due to the restrictions caused by this pandemic, a Covid-19 test will have to be taken within 72 hours before the chosen travel date. You will need to have a negative test result before you will be allowed to leave Ghana for the UK. In addition to that, a Covid-19 travel testing package which will be used for testing in the UK must be ordered in the UK before leaving Ghana.
Everyone goes through Customs and Immigration checks at the airport, where basic documents such as your passport, ticket, and visa will be checked before you can board your flight.
Upon arrival in the UK, you will be required to do a mandatory 10-day quarantine. During this period, you will be asked to undertake two COVID-19 tests: one on the second day after our arrival, and the next on the eighth day, using the travel testing package which was bought while in Ghana. This link will give you more information on the COVID-19 protocols at both the Ghana airport and the UK airport.
Assuming that your tests return negative results, life in the UK finally begins for you.