Issued by the Ghana Embassy in Washington, DC
Last updated: August 24, 2020

Country-Specific Information:

  • Ghana has had more than 43,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders since March, 2020. Find the latest updated information here.
  • Ghana’s international land, air, and sea borders have been closed to human traffic since March 21. On May 31, President Akufo-Addo announced that the border closure will be in effect “until further notice.”  Regular international commercial flights in or out of Ghana are not currently available.
  • The Ministry of Health has mandated the use of facemasks in public. This directive is being enforced by the police.
  • Restaurants are operating with appropriate social distancing precautions. Conferences, workshops, weddings, and private burials are permitted with a maximum attendance of 100 persons.  Religious services may operate at full capacity for up to two hours per service.
  • Large sporting events, political rallies, and festivals are suspended until further notice. Nightclubs, bars, beaches, and cinemas must also remain closed until further notice.
  • Open-air drinking establishments and Ghana’s national tourists sites/attractions are open.

Visit the Embassy’s COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Ghana.