Coronavirus: Ghana Imposes Travel Restrictions  


By Adedayo Akinwale

Ghanaian government has imposed travel restrictions on all travellers coming into the country following six confirmed cases of Coronavirus recorded by the country.

Ghanaian government disclosed this in a statement issued on Sinday by Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, who announced that “all travel to Ghana is strongly discouraged until further notice.”

According to him, “Any traveler, except for Ghanaian citizens and persons with Ghana residence permits, who, within the last I4 days. has been to a country that has recorded at least 200 cases of Covid-l9. Will not be admitted into the Ghanaian juridiction. Airlines are instructed not to allow such persons to embark. Border posts are instructed not to allow such persons into the jurisdiction.”

Nkrumah said that there would be a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine for persons who are otherwise allowed to enter the Ghanaian juridiction.

He added that guidelines for self-quarantine would be available at the various Ghanaian ports of entry, stressing that enforcement protocols are being deployed in collaboration with state security and health authorities.

Nkrumah added, “Persons determined to be unable to satisfactorily self-quarantine will be quarantined by the State. Any admissible traveler, who exhibits symptoms of Covid-l9 will be quarantined and tested upon reaching Ghana.”