Ghana COVID-19 Information

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Country-Specific Information:

  • Ghana has confirmed more than 7,000 cases of COVID-19 within its borders. Find the latest update here.
  • On May 1, 2020, President Akufo-Addo extended the closure of Ghana’s international borders until May 31.  International commercial flights will not be available during this time.
  • The Government of Ghana has ordered the closure of all schools beginning March 16, 2020, and has suspended all public gatherings, including “conferences, workshops, parties, nightclubs, drinking spots, beaches, festivals, political rallies, religious activities and sporting events” until May 31.
  • On April 19, 2020, President Akufo-Addo announced the lifting of restrictions on movement for the Accra and Kumasi metropolitan areas. However, the Minister of Health’s directive on wearing face masks in public is still in effect.
  • The U.S. Embassy in Accra is closed to the public effective March 25 at 5:00 p.m. Embassy staff will continue to work remotely and will do their utmost to assist U.S. citizens with emergencies to the greatest extent possible under the current circumstances.  This step is being taken out of an abundance of caution and in order to continue to protect American citizens in Ghana, maintain the safety of the U.S. Embassy staff, and ensure we abide by the government of Ghana’s call for minimum movement to defeat COVID-19.  For emergency American Citizen Services, please contact the U.S. Embassy Consular Section by emailing ACSAccra@state.gov.
  • With the strong support of the Government of Ghana, the U.S. Embassy in Accra has facilitated the return to the United States of more than 2,000 American citizens from Ghana to the United States.  The Embassy continues to work with U.S. Government agencies in the United States as well as with the government of Ghana to ensure we can render the best assistance to American citizens at this time. If and when additional flights become available, the Embassy will provide instructions to American citizens in Ghana through the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), the U.S. Embassy website and social media platforms on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

Ghana closed its borders to all incoming human traffic effective Sunday, March 22.

Quarantine Information:

Ghana may quarantine travelers allowed entry into the country prior to March 22nd.

Local Resources:

The Government of Ghana has set up two phone numbers for questions regarding coronavirus: 050 949 7700 & 055 843 9868.  Please call these numbers to learn where you can be tested.  Ga East Municipal Hospital, Ridge Hospital and Tema General Hospital have been designated as the primary COVID-19 treatment centers.  The Government of Ghana is currently expanding to further support COVID-19 isolation/treatment of confirmed cases with the addition of Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, 37 Military Hospital, Bank of Ghana Hospital, and University of Ghana Medical Center. The Ghana Health Service maintains a COVID-19 information website with useful information.

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