This happened at a time when Ghana has decided to intensify its ban on travels in and out of the country’s borders to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
An initial agreement to a request by the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority said the approval was given by the inter-ministerial committee on COVID-19.
However, the decision was reversed even before the flight land in Ghana, leaving the British nationals stranded.
No information was provided on the last-minute decision to reverse the permission.
However, it was explained that such emergency permissions will have to be approved by the Office of the President.
This suggested that a Presidential directive may have cancelled the initial approval by both the GCAA and the COVID-19 Committee.
The ban on travels remain for two weeks after which the government will review based on the situation in the country.
Ghana has recorded 68 coronavirus cases with three deaths.