Tanzania is offering a new Covid-19 guide for travelers – KBC


The Tanzanian government has issued a new guideline on coronavirus which includes a 14-day isolation period for people arriving in the country.

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The advice given on Monday states that the move is aimed at elevating and enhancing existing measures to prevent particularly those involving international travel.

The move is aimed at all travelers, be it visitors or returning residents who will be required to submit a negative Covid-19 test certificate upon arrival.

The test-based test will be based on Reaction Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) using samples collected within 72 hours before arrival in the country.

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The directive signed by the Secretary General of Health Prof Abel Makubi also requires that all travelers entering or leaving the country receive an improved screening.

The order, which comes into effect on Tuesday, will also see travelers being given mandatory quarantine at special government facilities while residents will be evicted from their homes.

In addition, the Government of Tanzania has expanded these measures for trucks or vehicles carrying goods and services ordering them to have the top three employees on board to facilitate safe crossing in the region.

Employees are also required to announce their final locations at Entrance Areas and during their journey they are only allowed to stand at government-designated locations.

Trucks will then be polluted before being allowed to proceed to the final destination if the driver or crew is suspected of being infected or tested.

In the event that workers are excluded during travel, truck owners must make the necessary arrangements to ensure that goods are delivered to their intended destination.

All drivers or employees in accordance with the instructions will be subject to a retrial at random after the arrival of quality assurance.

In May last year, Tanzania waived mandatory quarantine for foreigners and instead announced that investigations and tests would be conducted upon arrival.

The change came under the rule of President Samia Suluhu Hassan, who has taken a different approach to leadership, as well as a science-based approach to the crisis.

His predecessor, former President John Magufuli, ignored global warnings about the threat of coronavirus.

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