Akufo-Addo announces the opening of land borders after 2-year closure

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The government has announced the re-opening of Ghana’s land borders after two years of closure.

According to President Akufo-Addo, this will allow for the flow of human traffic through neighboring countries after they were closed in March 2020.

The decision was meant to be a measure to reduce the spread of the Covid-19 virus in the country.

Between the period and now, there have been three waves of the pandemic in Ghana.

However, the rate of infections has substantially slowed with active cases reduced with air borders already reopened.

Delivering his 28th national address on measures his government is taking to mitigate the Covid-19 pandemic on Sunday, the President said, “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 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 Information Ministry hinted at the possible reversal restrictions at the country’s land borders after President Akufo-Addo concluded a series of meetings to ensure the said intention’s actualization.

During his latest address on the measures taken against the pandemic on Sunday, the President also urged Ghanaians to protect themselves as he reverses the Executive Instrument signed during the height of the pandemic.

Source: Kenneth Awotwe Darko

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