COVID-19: Ghana’s land and sea borders re-opened after two years

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced the re-opening of Ghana’s land and sea borders, effective Monday 28 March 2022.

The President on March 22, 2020, announced the closure of the country’s land, sea and air borders as part of measures to reduce the importation of the dreaded coronavirus disease.

The closure of Ghana’s borders affected trading between Ghana and her immediate neighbors – Burkina Faso, Togo and Côte d’Ivoire and other nations.

In his 28th national broadcast on Sunday, March 27, 2022, President Akufo Addo while announcing the reopening of the borders appealed to Ghanaians to live responsibly by protecting themselves at all times.

“As from tomorrow, Monday, 28th March, all land and sea borders will be opened. Fully vaccinated travellers will be allowed entry through the land and sea borders without a negative PCR test result from the country of origin. Citizens and foreign residents in Ghana, who are not fully vaccinated, will have to produce a negative 48-hour PCR test result, and will be offered vaccination on arrival.,” he said.

“Fellow Ghanaians, it has been a difficult two (2) years for all of us, and we are seeing light at the end of a very long tunnel. I appeal to all of us to live responsibly, protect ourselves at all times, and do everything we can to stay safe, as we lift these restrictions. Now is the time for all of us to join hands, work hard, and help put our nation back onto the path of progress and prosperity, as we resume full production and increase productivity.”


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