In a televised address Sunday night, the presidents’15th update on the government’s measures to combat coronavirus, Mr Akufo-Addo set September 1 as the potential re-opening date of the country’s airports.
According to the president, the Ministry of Aviation, the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority and the Ghana Airports Co. Ltd., have been working with the Ministry of Health and its agencies, to ascertain the country’s readiness to reopen its airport.
“Under my instructions, the Ministry of Aviation, the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority and the Ghana Airports Co. Ltd, have been working, with the ministry of health and its agencies, to ascertain our readiness to reopen our airport,” the president said.
“I want to ensure that we are in a position to test every single passenger that arrives in the country to avoid the spread of the virus.
“The outcome of that exercise will show us the way, and determine when we can reopen our border by air.
“I am hoping that we will be ready to do so by Sept. 1,” he said.
According to the president,special dispensation would continue to be given for the evacuation of Ghanaians stranded abroad, and they would be required to observe the mandatory quarantine and safety protocols.