Government of Ghana has announced that land and sea borders which were closed two years ago due to the outbreak of COVID-19 can finally be opened .
President Akufo-Addo made this statement while delivering his 28th update as part of measures to ease the restrictions brought on by the pandemic.
The President said:
“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.”
The President also hinted that ”as at Friday, 25th March 2022, the total number of active cases stood at seventy-two (72)”.
He said some 13 million Ghanaians have been fully vaccinated.
”There are no severely or critically ill persons. Our COVID-19 treatment centres are empty, and the 4th wave appears to be over. In addition to these very low reported cases is the considerable improvement in the availability and uptake of vaccines by the population”.
He also cited that ”from tomorrow, Monday, 28th March, fully vaccinated travelers into Ghana will not take PCR tests from the country of embarkation to allow them entry into the country through the KIA, and will not be tested on arrival. Citizens and foreign residents in Ghana, who are not fully vaccinated, would, however, need to provide a negative PCR test result of not more than 48-hours, will undergo an antigen test upon arrival at KIA, and will be offered vaccination there. Ghana’s Foreign Missions have been instructed to make vaccination a requirement for visa acquisition”.