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Imposition of Restrictions Act, 2020

Imposition of Restrictions (Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic) (No. 5) Instrument, 2020

Executive Instrument 68 of 2020

  • Published in Government Gazette no. 57 on 17 April 2020

  • Assented to on 17 April 2020
  • Commenced on 17 April 2020

  • [Up to date as at 17 April 2020]

WHEREAS, pursuant to subsection (1) of section 3 of the Imposition of Restrictions Act, 2020 (Act 1012), the President, being satisfied that there existed circumstances, which required the imposition of certain restrictions to combat the Coronavirus Disease (COVID- 19) pandemic, issued the Imposition of Restrictions (Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic) Instrument, 2020 (E.I. 64);WHEREAS, pursuant to paragraph 5 (1) of the Imposition of Restrictions (Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic) Instrument, 2020 (E.I. 64), all borders of Ghana, by air, land and sea, were closed to human traffic for a period of two weeks, with effect from midnight on 22nd March, 2020;WHEREAS, pursuant to paragraph 1 (1) of the Imposition of Restrictions (Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic) (No.3) Instrument, 2020 (E.I. 66), the closure of all borders of Ghana, by air, land and sea, to human traffic was extended for a further period of two weeks, with effect from midnight on 5th April, 2020;WHEREAS, the two weeks period shall lapse on 19th April, 2020;WHEREAS, pursuant to paragraph 6 of the Imposition of Restrictions (Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic) Instrument, 2020 (E.I. 64) and paragraph 2 of the Imposition of Restrictions (Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic) Instrument, 2020 (E.I. 66), the duration of restrictions on travel to Ghana may, where the exigencies of the situation require, be varied in accordance with subsection (2) of section 4 of the Imposition of Restrictions Act, 2020 (Act 1012); andWHEREAS, the President is satisfied that there is the need to extend the duration of the closure of all borders of Ghana, by air, land and sea, to human traffic.NOW, THEREFORE, in exercise of the power conferred on the President under subsection (2) of section 4 of the Imposition of Restrictions Act, 2020 (Act 1012), this Instrument is made this 17th day of April, 2020.

1. Extension of restrictions on travel to Ghana

(1)The borders of Ghana, by air, land and sea, are closed to human traffic for a further period of two weeks, with effect from 20th April, 2020.
(2)Subparagraph (1) does not apply to the transportation of goods, supplies and cargo to Ghana.


2. Review of restrictions

Where the exigencies of the situation require, the duration of the restriction specified under paragraph 1(1) may be varied in accordance with subsection (2) of section 4 of the Imposition of Restrictions Act, 2020 (Act 1012).


3. Savings

This Instrument is without prejudice to the application of the Imposition of Restrictions (Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic) Instrument, 2020 (E.I. 64), whose provisions shall otherwise continue in full force and effect.Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-AddoPresident of the Republic of Ghana

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