President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said Ghana’s borders remain closed until further notice in spite of the easing of some of the restrictions following the outbreak of the corona virus pandemic in Ghana.
The borders were closed as part of measures to curtail the spread of the virus in Ghana.
Addressing the nation on Sunday July 25, Mr Akufo-Addo said : “Our borders, by air, land and sea, remain closed until further notice for human traffic. However, given that there are Ghana residents stranded abroad, special dispensation will continue to be given for the evacuation of our nationals and residents back to Ghana, where they will be subjected to the mandatory quarantine and safety protocols.
“As I have said before, the phased opening up of our country puts an individual obligation and responsibility on each one of us, and means that we must continue to remain vigilant, and respect the enhanced hygiene, mask wearing and social distancing protocols that have become part and parcel of our daily routine. We dare not ruin the successes we have chalked over this period.”
He however announced that the nation’s tourist sites that were closed have been reopened so that they can receive visitors.
The sites were closed down following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic however, the president said the measures that were introduced to curtail the spread of the virus have yielded results, hence the decision to reopen the sites.
“In consultation with the Ghana Tourism Authority and the health experts, I am announcing the reopening of our nation’s tourist sites and attractions, so they can begin to receive visitors.
“Open air drinking spots can now function. The management of these facilities are tasked to enforce enhanced hygiene and social distancing protocols.
“Beaches, pubs, cinemas and nightclubs, however, remain closed until further notice.”
He added : “In consultation with the Ministries of Transport and Aviation, and the leadership of transport operators, Government has taken the decision to lift the restrictions in the transport sector, and allow for full capacity in our domestic airplanes, taxis, trotros and buses.
“The wearing of masks in vehicles and aircrafts, and the maintenance of enhanced hygiene protocols, remain mandatory. Private burials, still, with a maximum of one hundred (100) persons, can continue to be performed.