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Ghana Borders Now Open: 7 Tips If You're Thinking About Travel


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Sep 01, 2020
🇬🇭 With Ghana Announcing The Opening of Borders September 1st - here's how you can visit and stay safe 🇬🇭

1. Open For Visitors Does Not Equal The Turn Up Has Commenced
Most Bars and Nightclubs are still closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, if this is apart of your trip expectations, you may want to wait until things ease up.

2. Cape Coast and Elmina Castle Remain CLOSED
UNESCO, the governing body for internationally recognized historic sites and a provider of $$$ for the preservations of the castles (dungeons to us) has closed both castles for a series of upgrades and overhauls to the visiting process to keep everyone safe. These upgrades will take several months to complete so if you're looking to head to the door of no return - you may want to wait until 2021.

3. You Will Get Tested At The Airport - And Pay.
The government has put in place a protocol that requires a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of travel AND another COVID-19 rapid test on arrival that'll set you back $150USD. Testing will be done at the airport and a positive test will have you in government custody for quarantine.

4. COVID-19 in Ghana is Still A Thing
Get the latest numbers on active cases and a really cool visual map from the Ghana Health Service . Take extreme care as you travel, while Ghana has some solid hospitals, it is still an emerging market.

5. Spend Time Outside Of Accra To Keep Safe And Go Deep
While most museums and sites in Ghana are in the capital city, there is a TON to do outside of Accra. From Kayaking, Ziplining, and Waterfal Rapelling with Jay Jay Segbefia and his team on Lake Volta to learning more about the Aseante Kingdom in Kumasi (and getting some original Kente made) - there is a lot to get into while staying safe. 

6. Take Advantage of Outdoor Dining
The best spots are the local spots and many have outdoor "Chopbar" style dining - from Republic Bar to small-family run stands selling waakye and kelewele make your tastebuds happy while eating well in the gold coast. Here's the guide to our favorite spots.

7. Get intimate with art and the great outdoors
Artists typically doing gallery shows and studio tours are getting creative with sharing their work. From SteelooLive's outdoor exhibition in La to Ahmed Partey's art crawl meets nature you'll still be able to tap into Accra's creative scene - socially distanced and rona free.


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