PARTIAL RESUMPTION OF CONSULAR SERVICES TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC

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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