Event: Ghana’s Restrictions on Movement Extended to April 20
On April 9, 2020, Ghanaian President Akufo-Addo announced that he was extending the restrictions on movement for the Greater Accra and Greater Kumasi metropolitan areas until Monday, April 20. The U.S. Embassy has similarly extended the duration of its own reduced-movement and maximum telework posture to April 20 to align with that of the Ghanaian government. We encourage all Americans in Ghana to follow the Government of Ghana’s directives in their effort to “flatten the curve.” In addition, Ghana’s borders are closed until further notice. he full text of President Akufo-Addo’s speech can be found here.
Actions to Take:
- Monitor local media outlets.
- Review the President of Ghana’s speech announcing the extension.
- Visit Ready.gov for a list of suggested supplies to have on hand.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Ghana.
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information on the virus.
- For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Check with your airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.
- U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana
+(233) 30-27-41-000 (after hours)
No. 24, Fourth Circular Rd., Cantonments, Accra
P.O. Box GP 2288
- State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
- Country Information for Ghana
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