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Ghana Finally Reopens Borders after 2 Year Covid Closure

by Daniel Otu
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Ghana has finally reopened it’s land and sea borders after a two year closure due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The country first closed it’s borders in March 2020 to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Only Ghanaian citizens and foreign nationals with Ghanaian residence permits were to be allowed into the country. There was also a mandatory 14-day quarantine for whoever was visiting the country.

On Sunday night, Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo made the announcement via a televised address. He also added that the wearing of masks in the country is no longer mandatory.

“From today, the wearing of face masks is no longer mandatory.

“All in-person activities, including religious gatherings, conferences, workshops, and funerals, may resume at full capacity if the audience and participants are fully vaccinated.

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“As from tomorrow,  Monday, 28th March, all land and sea borders will be opened. Fully vaccinated travelers will be allowed entry through the land and sea borders without a negative PCR test result.”

“Citizens and foreign resident in Ghana, who are not fully vaccinated will have to provide a negative 48-hour PCR test result and will be offered vaccination on arrival.”

According to the countries health service, Ghana has so far vaccinated 13 million people with one dose. Around five million Ghanaians have been fully vaccinated.

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