“We Are Easing Covid-19 Restrictions, Land & Sea Ports Now Open” – President of Ghana Declares

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Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Sunday 27th March 2022 announced in his 28th covid address the easing of most COVID-19 domestic measures and international travel restrictions effective March 28, opening land and sea borders to passengers.

In his address, the president stated that this is due to the rapidly declining infection rate and the relative success of the vaccination campaign by the Ghana Health Service. Wearing facemasks is no longer required, while churches, mosques, conferences, workshops, private parties and events, cinemas, theatres, sporting events, political gatherings, and funerals may resume at full capacity but all participants must be fully vaccinated. 

From Monday, the wearing of face masks is no longer mandatory,” Akufo-Addo said. “I encourage all of you to continue to maintain enhanced hand hygiene practices and avoid overcrowded gatherings. All in-person activities, including religious gatherings, conferences, workshops, and funerals, may resume at full capacity, as long as the audience and participants are fully vaccinated, but hand washing and hand sanitizing points should be made available. Fully vaccinated travelers will be allowed entry through the land and sea borders without a negative PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test result from the country of origin. It has been a difficult two years, and we see light at the end of a very long tunnel. I appeal to all of us to live responsibly, protect ourselves, and do everything we can to stay safe as we lift these restrictions,” he said.

Fully vaccinated travelers can enter without restriction, while unvaccinated Ghanaians and foreign residents must present a negative PCR test result not older than 48 hours and will be tested on arrival. 

Travellers from Malta have been banned from entering the country due to the spread of the Omicron variant in their country. In addition, the vaccination certificate issued in Malta are not recognised with exemptions for humanitarian reasons and official duties under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration approval.

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