We’re still reviewing mandatory health insurance proposal for visitors-MoH 

Story: News Desk 

The Health Minister says the proposed mandatory health insurance policy for non-resident visitors to Ghana is still under consideration by the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA).

Dr Bernard Okoe Boye said it has not yet been approved by the cabinet.

Earlier reports suggested that starting from July 1, 2024, foreign nationals arriving in Ghana would be required to purchase a compulsory health insurance policy ranging from $45 to $270 before being admitted into the country.

In a press release dated June 18, 2024, Dr. Okoe Boye stated, “the recent announcement regarding a mandatory health insurance policy for non-resident visitors is a proposal from the NHIA and not a government policy.”

The Minister emphasised that the proposal aims to ensure healthcare access for foreign nationals during their stay in Ghana, but it has not yet been discussed or approved by the cabinet.

“We urge the public to disregard any misinformation suggesting that the policy has been finalized and its implementation decided,” Dr Okoe Boye’s statement read.

He further assured the public that any policy would be thoroughly scrutinized and would follow all necessary protocols to ensure its benefits for the people of Ghana before being implemented.

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