Tanzania scraps 14-day mandatory quarantine rule for incoming travellers

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020 00:00 |
Traders offload food items from a Tanzanian truck at a market in Nairobi, capital of Kenya, May 19, 2020. Tanzania’s government on Monday announced an indefinite ban on cargo drivers from Kenya in an escalated response to a recent directive by President Uhuru Kenyatta on mandatory COVID-19 screening at the border point. (Xinhua/Charles Onyango)


Tanzania released a travel advisory on Monday saying there will be no more 14-day mandatory quarantine for incoming travellers as previously required.

According to the travel advisory signed by Tanzanian Minister of Health Ummy Mwalimu, all travellers including foreigners or returning residents entering or leaving Tanzania will be subjected to enhanced screening for COVID-19 infection.

According to the advisory, all international travellers should observe adherence to infection prevention and control measures such as hand washing, wearing face masks and keeping physical distancing.

All travellers were required to truthfully fill out traveller's surveillance form available onboard or in any other transport means and submit to port health authorities upon arrival, said the advisory.

It added that all arriving and departing conveyances must provide advance passenger information so as to allow the points of entry authorities to scrutinize the manifest for possible high-risk passengers. (Xinhua)

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