Ghana’s Health Ministry Clarifies Mandatory Health Insurance Policy for Non-Ghanaian Visitors


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Dr. Bernard Okoe Boye, the Minister of Health, clarified that Cabinet has not endorsed mandatory health insurance for nonresident visitors.


Minister Bernard Okoe Boye explained that the proposal originated from the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) and is not yet a government policy.

Reports had indicated that starting from July 1, 2024, foreign nationals arriving in Ghana will be required to obtain a mandatory health insurance policy costing between $45 and $270 before being allowed entry.


Dr Bernard Okoe Boye
Dr Bernard Okoe Boye / Image Source: Citi News

However, the statement issued by the Health Minister clarified that, “While the proposal aims to ensure that foreign nationals have access to healthcare during their stay in Ghana, it is important to note that it has not yet been discussed or approved by Cabinet.”

Read the full statement below


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