Ghana’s borders were closed on Saturday 21 March 2020 to help contain the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced the re-opening of Ghana’s land and sea borders, effective Monday (28 March).
The closure of Ghana’s borders on Saturday 21 March 2020 by Akufo-Addo affected trading between Ghana and her three closest neighbours – Togo (to the east), Burkina Faso (to the north) and Côte d’Ivoire (to the west of the country), and the other countries in the region.
Addressing the nation on measures against the spread of COVID-19 on Sunday (27 March), Akufo Addo appealed to Ghanaians to live responsibly.
“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.