Tanzania scraps 14-day mandatory quarantine rule for incoming travellers

Source: Xinhua| 2020-05-19 02:50:31|Editor: huaxia

DAR ES SALAAM, May 18 (Xinhua) -- 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. Enditem