Akufo-Addo Confirms Date For Re-opening Of Ghana’s Borders

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has revealed that plans are underway to reopen the country’s borders by September 1.

The reopening he reveals is subject to the readiness and ability to ensure that every passenger who arrives in Ghana is tested for the Coronavirus.

Speaking in his 15th national address on measures being taken against the spread of COVID-19 on August 17, 2020, he revealed that an assessment will be taken in that regard.

“I know many still ask whether our borders, especially our international airport, Kotoka International Airport will be opened.

“Under my instructions, the Ministry of Aviation, the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) have been working with the Ministry of Health and its agencies to ascertain our readiness to re-open our airport.”

“I want to ensure that we are in a position to test every single passenger who arrives in the country to avoid the spread of the virus. The outcome of that exercise will show us the way and determine when we can re-open our border by air.

“I’m hoping that by God’s grace we will be ready to do so by the 1st of September [2020]. Until further notice, our borders by air, land and sea remain closed to human traffic”.

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