The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced the reopening of Ghana’s air borders.
According to him, the reopening will take effect on Tuesday, September 1, 2020.
He made this known during his 16th national address on the measure taken by the government to curb the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.
“I am glad to announce that the Kotoka International Airport will resume operations on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. This has been communicated to all international airlines,” he said.
President Akufo-Addo disclosed that every passenger who arrives in the country must possess proof of a negative PCR test.
Meanwhile, the country’s land and sea borders remain closed.
When were Ghana’s borders closed?
Ghana’s air, sea and land borders were closed on Sunday, March 22, 2020, following an order by President Akufo-Addo as part of efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
At the time, the country had only recorded 21 cases of the novel disease.
The initial closure was to last for two weeks according to President Nana Akufo-Addo but was extended.
In announcing the closure, the President said: “All our borders; by land, sea and air, will be closed to human traffic for the next two weeks beginning midnight on Sunday, March 22, 2020”.
The closure did not apply to goods, supplies and cargo.
Meanwhile, Ghana as of today, Sunday, August 30, 2020, has recorded 44,205 cases with 42,777 recoveries and 276 deaths.
Ghana’s current active case stands at 1,152.