1. Measures aiming to Facilitate the Cross-border Movement of Relief and Essential Supplies
1.1. Customs is working closely with other government agencies to expedite clearance of personal protective equipment and related relief supplies.
2. Measures aiming at Supporting the Economy and Sustaining Supply Chain Continuity
2.1. Although Ghana’s borders remain closed, goods are allowed clearance through the ports and borders without hindrance.
2.2. The existing Administrative Plan for the protection of critical infrastructure in the event of an emergency has been activated. This plan ensures business continuity during unusual times such as during the period of the COVID-19 pandemic.
3. Measures aiming at Protecting Customs administrations’ Staff
3.1. A shift system has been designed to ensure that the necessary physical distancing protocols are observed during working hours.
3.2. Running water, soap and disposable hand towels have been provided at entrances to all Customs facilities.
3.3. The Customs Laboratory is now producing large quantities of sanitizers for use in all offices in addition to normal work schedule.
3.4. The wearing of face masks is now compulsory at all Customs facilities in Ghana.
3.5. The Customs Laboratory has teamed up with the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research to use two Customs Mobile Laboratories to conduct COVID-19 testing during the period of the outbreak.
4. Measures aiming at Protecting Society
Source: IMPACCT/UN OCHA
COVID-19 - Announcement from Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority on Port Clearance (added on 15 April 2020)
Ghana GPHA Directive on Port Clearance.pdf
Remarks from the International Road Transport Union