Ghana: COVID-19 Pandemic – Ghana Lifts Restrictions At Ports of Entry


With speedy impact, the federal government has lifted all COVID-19 restrictions on the nation’s ports of entry.

As such, pre-departure testing for COVID-19 and all different assessments at Ghana’s entry factors are not a requirement, so, has the well being declaration kind for worldwide travellers been suspended.

These have been contained in a press release issued yesterday by the Director Normal of the Ghana Well being Service (GHS), Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, following the announcement by the World Well being Organisation (WHO) on Could 5, 2023 that COVID-19 was not a Public Well being Emergency of Worldwide Concern (PHEIC).

In accordance with the worldwide well being physique, globally, there are lowering numbers of deaths and hospitalisations with excessive ranges of inhabitants immunity in opposition to the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

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Consequently, though the illness stays a world well being menace, nations might now transition from emergency mode to managing COVID-19 alongside different infectious ailments.

Giving an replace on Ghana’s state of affairs, Dr Kuma-Aboagye famous that over the previous 5 months, there was a sustained decline of COVID-19 circumstances.

“As of Could 15, 2023, there have been solely 18 lively circumstances none of which is extreme or essential. The one COVID-19 demise in 2023 was in January,” he mentioned.