Dear Compatriots,

On the 27th February 2020, the Embassy announced the suspension of the delivery of Consular Services to the public due the escalation of the COVID-19 disease in Italy as it spread all over the country. In the intervening period to date, I have maintained contact with you through this medium to encourage you all through the very difficult days of the fight against the virus. Indeed, you have remained law abiding and respectful of the rules instituted by our local authorities.

The Italian authorities have currently initiated the processes for coming out of the lockdown, with the Phase Two “co-existing with the virus” programme. Under this programme various places have been relieved of being locked down, including some workplaces. I am therefore happy to inform you that the Embassy is busily preparing to resume Consular Services on a partial or limited basis.

Bearing in mind the various health protocols instituted by the authorities and being in constant touch with the authorities in Ghana, the Embassy is working to put in place measures which, if respected by all will protect everyone while we open our doors once again to the public, albeit on a limited basis.

Consequently, it has been decided to resume partial services from Thursday, 28th May, 2020 but on strictly telephone or email appointments basis only, until further notice. I wish to emphasise that any applicant/visitor who visits the embassy without prior appointment will not be allowed entry. Kindly note the attached   guidelines to be observed by all applicants.

Meanwhile, I can inform that back home, Government is putting in great effort to ensure that our families in Ghana are safe. Rigid testing and contact tracing protocols are helping to gather the requisite data for scientific evaluation for management the disease. This includes review of global developments in relation to COVID-19, which will ensure that the situation in Ghana is in keeping with world standards.

With regard to the opening of our borders and airports however, and any decision in this matter, Mission will communicate information as soon as it is released.

The Embassy wishes to thank all Ghanaians for their patience during these difficult times.

May God continue to bless us all and our homeland Ghana.

H.E. Koranteng e signature

EUDORA HILDA QUARTEY KORANTENG (MRS.)
HEAD OF MISSION

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PARTIAL RESUMPTION OF CONSULAR SERVICES TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC

The Embassy of the Republic of Ghana wishes to inform the general public that it shall commence the partial Consular Services to the public from Thursday, 28th May 2020.

In this regard, applicants who intend to access Consular Services at the Embassy, must until further notice, first obtain appointment by adopting either of the following:

i) Send an email clearly indicating the nature of service required to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    

OR

ii) Call telephone numbers : (+39)3209617940 OR (+39)3333818891

All applicants who request Consular Services through either of the two channels above will be issued UNIQUE REFERENCE CODES and APPOINTMENT DATES. Without these, applicants may NOT visit the Embassy and will NOT be served should they attempt to do so.

The UNIQUE REFERENCE CODES given to applicants must be referred to in all communication with the Consular Section.

Applicants whose services may not require personal visits to the Embassy will be accordingly advised following their initial phone or email enquiry.

HYGIENE AND HEALTH PROTOCOLS TO BE OBSERVED AT THE EMBASSY WILL BE AS SET OUT BELOW FOR THE GUIDANCE OF APPLICANTS

Kindly note for strict observance.

Rome 24th May 2020

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BARIKA DA SALAH !!

It is with great pleasure that I take this opportunity to wish you, our Muslims brothers and sisters BARIKA DA SALAH! Congratulations for successfully completing your fast and prayers, during these difficult times. Your resolve, resilience, and courage with the hopefulness that faith gives, are what I believe have kept you focused in this holy observance.

I would also wish to thank all Ghanaians for their support to our Muslim colleagues during the past 30 days. Our collective efforts at such times, provide the sense of unity that has enabled them to successfully complete the important pillar of their faith.

It is auspicious that the celebration has coincided with the easing of the restrictions. We are now to gradually attempt to enter ‘Phase Two’, of the easing of the restrictions by the Italian Government, and learn to “coexist with the virus”. The virus has not been exterminated and is still hovering around us. During the height of the crisis we remained law abiding and respectful of the rules instituted by our local authorities. Since the crisis is not totally over yet, permit me to use this occasion to sound a cautious reminder that we should be circumspect in our celebrations as we continue to observe all health protocols.

As we celebrate Holy Ramadan, it is my fervent hope that our faith and our prayers will keep us strong and continue to bring hope and comfort during these unprecedented times.

We have a lot to be thankful for, especially as the figures related to the COVOD-19 pandemic continue to reduce, and as restrictive measures are gradually being relaxed in accordance with the directives of the Italian government.

Let us continue to be guided by the safety measures prescribed by the authorities to enable us continually fight the pandemic that has completely changed our way of life these past months.

In the meantime, please be assured that the Embassy is still in the process of making every effort to ensure that all measures will soon be in place to enable us reach out to you, particularly in your Consular needs. These measures are to ensure the safety of everyone in our fight against the COVID -19 pandemic. The Embassy telephone lines, as well as the emergency numbers are still active.

I wish you all a joyous Eid Il Fitr celebration.

God bless our homeland Ghana.

signature HE Koranteng

Eudora Hilda Quartey Koranteng
Ambassador

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THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND REGIONAL INTEGRATION OF GHANA IS COLLATING INFORMATION ON GHANAIAN AND LEGAL PERMANENT RESIDENTS WHO ARE STRANDED ABROAD AS A RESULT OF THE CLOSURE OF INTERNATIONAL BORDERS IN CONTAINMENT OF THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC.

TO THIS END, ELIGIBLE NATIONALS WHO ARE PREPARED TO PAY FOR THEIR COST OF TRAVEL TO GHANA MUST SUBMIT THEIR DETAILS SPECIFIED BELOW, TO THE GHANA EMBASSY IN ROME, NOT LATER THAN TUESDAY 19TH MAY 2020, BY MIDDAY:

  • NAME AND A COPY OF THE BIO DATA PAGE OF PASSPORT
  • CURRENT LOCATION
  • TELEPHONE CONTACT
  • WHATSAPP NUMBER
  • EMAIL ADDRESS
  • DATE OF TRAVEL FROM GHANA
  • ORIGINAL DATE OF EXPECTED RETURN TO GHANA
  • COPY OF RETURN TICKET
  • REASONS FOR INABILITY TO RETURN TO GHANA AND CONFIRMATION OF ABILITY TO PAY FOR ARRANGED AIR TRAVEL

THE REQUESTED INFORMATION SHOULD BE EMAILED TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

YOUR COOPERATION IN THIS MATTER WILL BE VERY MUCH APPRECIATED.

 

                                                                                                                   ROME, 14TH MAY 2020

The Embassy of the Republic of Ghana has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 developments in Italy and consistently been engaging with the authorities in Ghana on restoring Consular Services to the public.

In this connection, the Embassy is cognisant of the fact that health considerations should be given the utmost priority in any decision to restore services. The health guidelines being issued by the Italian authorities are under consideration for appropriate measures to be adopted to protect all visitors to the Embassy as well as staff.

In due course, the Mission will communicate in detail, timelines for re-opening to the public and the health measures to be observed by all visitors.

Once again, the Mission wishes to entreat all Ghanaian nationals to continue to strictly observe the health protocols issued by the Italian authorities and remain steadfast in our belief that this stressful period will soon be over.

 

Rome, 28th April 2020