Ghana: Travel packages for Ghanaian fans launched at FIFA World Cup in Qatar

The Chief Director of the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MoYS), Alhaji Hafiz Adam has urged Ghanaian football fans traveling to Qatar for the 2022 World Cup to be disciplined and protect the country’s image.

Launching the official government travel agent for the World Cup, Kenpong Travel and Tours packages for football fans in Accra yesterday, he said, he urged fans to behave and avoid repetition of the infamous “Australia Visa Saga” in 2019 the image of the country.

“The World Cup provides another opportunity for Ghanaians to show our capabilities. Let’s look at past events and make sure we don’t repeat such mistakes,” he said.

He praised Kenpong for the exciting packages giving football fans a great experience in Qatar.

In announcing the packages, Kenpong spokesperson Mr. Carl Tuffour said the platinum package (Category A) would cost $10,610 and would include business class airfare, accommodation (single occupancy in a four or five star hotel), food, three category one tickets for Ghana matches, Covid-19 test, travel insurance, medical care, internal transport and police report, while the category Platinum B, which excludes power, would cost $9,210.

The Gold package (category A) which would cost $8,020 would include airfare (economy), accommodation (single occupancy in a four or five star hotel), food, three category two tickets for the matches of the Ghana, Covid 19 test, travel insurance, medical examinations, internal transport and police report with Gold category B which excludes food for $6,620.

The Silver Package (Category A) would cost $6,900 and would include airfare (economy), accommodation (double occupancy), food, three category two tickets to Ghana matches, Covid 19 test, insurance travel, medical care, internal transportation and a police report while Category B for cash will exclude food and is set at $5,500.

The last package which was Bronze had Category A at $6,110, with airfare (economy), accommodation (three to four people in one room), food, three category two tickets for Ghana matches, Covid test 19, travel insurance, medical exams, internal transportation and police report while category B for bronze, which excludes food, was settled at $4,710.

The President of the occasion and Deputy Director of State Protocol, Mr. Philip Kofi Aning, said it was necessary for people traveling to Qatar to behave well as there were a lot of restrictions in the country.