Tanzania publishes updated COVID-19 international travel advice-Xinhua
Tanzania publishes updated COVID-19 international travel advice-Xinhua

Tanzania publishes updated COVID-19 international travel advice-Xinhua

A band from Zimbabwe will perform during the Sauti za Busara 2022 Festival at Ngome Kongwe in Zanzibar on February 11, 2022. (Photo by Herman Emmanuel / Xinhua)

Tanzanian has updated its COVID-19 International Travel Advice, where fully vaccinated travelers, including Tanzanians, returnees and those in transit, will be exempted from COVID-19 test requirements.

DAR ES SALAAM, March 20 (Xinhua) – Tanzania’s health authorities have released an updated COVID-19 international travel guide that will exclude fully vaccinated travelers, including Tanzanians, returnees and those in transit, from COVID-19 test requirements.

“Travelers will be required to present a valid vaccination certificate with QR code for verification upon arrival,” said the updated COVID-19 travel guide, which was released late Friday by the Department of Health.

The travel advice, which went into effect on March 17 and was signed by the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Health Abel Makubi, said the only vaccines accepted are those that have been approved by the Tanzanian government and the World Health Organization.

Giraffes are seen in the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, February 12, 2022. (Photo by Cao Jingmin / Xinhua)

The travel guide said that travelers who are not fully vaccinated, unvaccinated and those who are not eligible for vaccination due to their country’s policy must present a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR or NAAT certificate with QR code obtained before for 72 hours before departure. Travelers who are not fully vaccinated or unvaccinated and do not have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR certificate will be tested for COVID-19 using a $ 100 RT PCR test at their own expense for mainland Tanzania.

“Results will be sent to them while self-insulating,” said the travel guide, adding that travelers in transit by air transport are exempt from both vaccination and COVID-19 test requirements, unless otherwise indicated by the means of transport to be used. or countries in their final destinations.

It said all truck drivers including crew should have a valid negative COVID-19 RT PCR or NAAT certificate obtained from an accredited national laboratory, adding that the certificate’s validity is only 14 days.

All truck drivers, including crew, will be subjected to improved health screening at entrances and will either be isolated or quarantined at the designated facilities at their own expense if they are suspected of COVID-19 infection, the travel advisory said.

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