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Tanzania temporarily restricts entry from COVID-19 affected countries including UK and US

Tanzania is restricting entry into the country for travelers from countries including the US and the United Kingdom while her citizens have been discouraged to travel to COVID-19 affected countries.

The restriction applies to travelers from countries with more than 1,000 cases. They include China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Japan, France, Germany, the United States, Norway, UK, Netherlands, and Switzerland.

“Due to an ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19) that can be spread from person-to-person globally and given the fact that cases of COVID-19 have been reported and confirmed in the United Republic of Tanzania, the Government of Tanzania has instituted additional travel measures to limit the spread of the virus to the general public as of 23rd March 2020,” the health minister said.

“All travelers whether foreigners or returning residents arriving from COVI0-19 most affected countries will be subjected to mandatory isolation for 14 days at their own cost at designated facilities identified by the Government.

The country has also said that all passengers will be required to fill in Health Surveillance Form in the plane, or any other transport means and submits them to Port Health authorities upon arrival.

  • All travellers arriving will be subjected to an intensive screening and where necessary COVID-19 rapid testing.
  • All travellers will then be informed of the designated isolation facilities costs and arrangements in place and access to those facilities’
  • After 14 days of quarantine, passengers who have not developed symptoms of coyiD-19 ay leave the facilities and will be required to register personal information for future possible tracking purposes.
  • • In case_ of any medical emergency while in the United Republic of Tanzania, please call the Health Emergency Number 199
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