23 May 2020 – Repatriation of 263 Ghanians from Kuwait

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Immigration
Intervention Categories: International travel measures; Repatriation of nationals
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of National Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Overview: A total of 263 Ghanaians arrived from Kuwait as part of “Starts operation return home”, governments plan to evacuate all stranded citizens around the world as a result of border closures due to COVID-19. This was delivered in a press release from the Ministry of National Security
Full details here: https://www.myjoyonline.com/news/national/first-ghanaian-deportees-arrive-from-kuwait/

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Public Opinion (e.g. consultations, opinion polling)
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government, International – government
Evidence/Justification: There has been cries by stranded citizens abroad for Government to evacuate them. this first cohort of returnees was facilitated by the government of Kuwait who deported the Ghanaian nationals