The airport was closed to international passenger traffic five months ago as part of restrictions to spread of the coronavirus.
The president Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo in his 16th address to the nation on sunday 30th August announced that government has decided to re-open the airport. The reason for the decision is because public Health Officials in Ghana can now conduct rapid tests to enable isolation of passengers who maybe infected by the virus and arriving in the country.
He said ,“I am glad to announce that KIA will reopen and resume operations from Tuesday, September 1, 2020. This decision has been communicated to international airlines across the world. After weeks of thorough work, I am satisfied that it is safe to do so,”