Amref COVID-19 Africa Information Centre

Amref COVID-19 Africa Information Centre

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Amref Health Africa Supporting Ministries of Health in Africa in strengthening response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the African Continent

Amref Health Africa is working closely with African Ministries of Health, Africa CDC alongside the World Health Organisation in preventive measures to curb the spread of the COVID- 19 and especially by strengthening frontline health workers. In Kenya for example, we have partnered with the Ministry of Health and Africa CDC to improve surveillance, early detection and track the spread of the disease

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Frequently Asked Questions about Coronavirus disease

Corona viruses are a large group of viruses many of which cause no or minor illnesses, like the common cold. Some cause illness in people, and others only infect animals. Usually these infections do not cross over from animals to people. 

 

On rare occasions, coronaviruses that infect animals “change” and develop the ability to infect people. This has occurred with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) where the causative viruses were probably initially infections of bats. The new (novel) corona virus was probably also an infection of bats but is now able to infect people. The new (novel) corona virus is officially called Coronavirus Disease-2019 or COVID-19 (because it was first detected in 2019).

COVID-19 was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, linked to a live animal market. This virus is now able to infect humans and can spread from person to person:

 

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet)
  • Via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, and are inhaled into the lungs of a person nearby.
  • Possibly through touching an infected person who has touched their own mouth and nose which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales.

 

People are thought to be most contagious when they have symptoms and are sick. There is also evidence that spread might be possible when people are infected but before they become sick, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

Symptoms include:

 

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

 

The symptoms may appear from 2−14 days (incubation period) after contact with an infected person and may range from mild to severe illness.

Testing is performed on a blood sample in specialised laboratories.  Currently, testing can be done in 16 laboratories in Africa including in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Zambia. Soon, more laboratories in Africa will be able to test for the virus including in South Sudan, Malawi, Tanzania and Mozambique.

 

A negative test result for a person with these symptoms means that the COVID-19 virus is not causing their current illness. There are no approved simple rapid tests for COVID-19 infection at present.

There are no specific drugs to treat COVID-19 infection. People who are sick should receive supportive care to help relieve symptoms. For severe cases, treatment should include care to support vital organ functions.

Fourteen (14) percent of confirmed cases are severe, with serious pneumonia and shortness of breath. Another 5% of patients develop respiratory failure and critical illness. About 2.3% of confirmed cases have resulted in death. 

 

Therefore, the vast majority of confirmed cases have mild infection, with cold-like symptoms and mild pneumonia. It is not known why some people suffer more from the virus than others, but those who have developed serious illness tend to be those with underlying disease, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, hypertension or cancer.

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19 infection. The only way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. Everyday preventive actions include:

 

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay at home if you are sick.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with disposable tissue when coughing or sneezing, and then properly dispose of the tissue.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Alternatively, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands first with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Reduce handshaking (within cultural acceptability).

 

These precautions also apply to people travelling to other parts of their own country, or other countries.

Only wear a mask if you have symptoms of COVID-19 infection (coughing or sneezing) or are looking after someone who may have COVID-19, to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.

 

Disposable face masks can only be used once.

 

Remove the mask from behind (do not touch the front of mask) and discard it immediately in a closed bin. Remember to wash your hands with an alcohol-based sanitizer or soap and water.

Quarantine means separating a person or group of people who have been exposed to a contagious disease but have not become sick. This is to prevent the possible spread of the disease.

 

The duration of quarantine is usually for the incubation period of the disease, that is, the time from contact with the infection to developing the sickness. For COVID-19, the period of quarantine is 14 days. Someone who has been released from COVID-19 quarantine is not considered at risk for spreading the virus to others.

People can fight stigma and help, not hurt, others by providing social support. Counter stigma by learning and sharing facts. Communicating the facts that viruses do not target specific racial or ethnic groups, and how COVID-19 actually spreads, can help to stop stigma.

Paper bills can contain bacteria and viruses that can lead to the spread of disease. Wash your hands carefully after handling money. Better yet, use the various mobile and online banking solutions available to you.

 

And just as is the case with other activities, remember to wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based sanitizer after bank transactions.

Various countries have put in place different measures for members of the public who develop the symptoms of the disease and those seeking further information.

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Steps we are taking

Supporting public health authorities

Leveraging the innovative mobile technology – Leap, Amref and the Ministry of Health in Kenya are launching a two-month campaign to educate health workers on COVID-19. This will enable health care workers to educate communities on the virus and relevant prevention measures. Using this mobile learning platform, health workers will also be trained to identify, isolate and refer suspected cases as well as maintain safety standards at points of entry or high-risk areas to prevent possible transmission.

 

The approach entails joint development and customisation of digital training content that will be deployed to health workers through their mobile devices (basic and/or smartphones). The digital content has been customized to fit the needs of target audiences which includes consideration of skilled level of the audience, language preference and preferred channels (text or audio messages).

 

In Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia, Amref is part of their respective national taskforces to assist the ministries of health to prepare emergency responses. Further, in Tanzania, through the Amref CDC-funded community-based disease surveillance project, we have been involved at ministerial level in developing a national pandemic influenza preparedness and response plan, whose approaches are applicable for coronavirus control as well as other international health emergencies. We are also involved at the community level creating awareness and reporting using Event-Based Surveillance (EBS) tools.

 

With our in deep knowledge of health services, our close involvement with communities, and our wide network throughout sub-Saharan Africa, Amref Health Africa is already :

 

→ supporting national governments and institutes to organize preventive measures and mount responses, as needed;
→ providing training on infection, prevention and control measures to health workers;
→ disseminating educational materials to keep communities informed;
→ providing regular updates to healthcare workers;
→ advising and facilitating the transport of specimens to national testing laboratories.
→ Advising on workplace preparedness

 

The World Health Organization (WHO)Africa CDC and partners are scaling up preparedness efforts for COVID-19 in the African region to implement the recommendations of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee.

 

Amref Health Africa has consistently supported Ministries of Health and WHO during outbreak interventions including facilitating the provision of critical healthcare to remote communities across Africa as evidenced by participation during roll out of control measures during the Ebola outbreaks in Uganda 2000 and 2012, and in Senegal and Guinea in 2014, the cholera outbreak in Kenya (2017) and the Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria (2018).

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If you need help

Emergency Hotline Numbers

  • Algeria: 3030
  • Angola: 111
  • Republic of Benin: +229 95361104, +229 95361102
  • Botswana: +267 3632273, +267 3632756, +267 3632757, +267 3632206
  • Burkina Faso: +226 1608989, +226 52195394
  • Burundi: +257 61636399, +257 68768086, +257 79962944
  • Cameroon: 1510, +237 677899369, +237 677894364, +237 677897644, +237 677900157
  • Cape Verde: +238 8001112
  • Central African Republic: 1212 , +236 72287153, +236 75233390
  • Chad: 1313
  • Comoros: +269 4693641 (Ngazidja +269 4693643), (Moheli +269 4693642), (Ndzouani +269 4693644)
  • Côte d’Ivoire: 144, 143, 101
  • Democratic Republic of Congo: +243 854463582, +243 841363267
  • Djibouti: 1517
  • Egypt: 105
  • Equatorial Guinea: 1111
  • Eritrea:
  • Eswatini: 977
  • Ethiopia: 8335
  • Gabon: 1410
  • Gambia: 1025
  • Ghana: +233 509497700, +233 552222004, +233 552222005, +233 558439868
  • Guinea: +224 629995656
  • Guinea Bissau: 1919 (MTN), 2020 (Orange), +245 966050002 (COES)
  • Kenya: +254 800721316, +254 732353535, +254 729471414, 719, *719#
  • Lesotho: +266 58862893
  • Liberia: 4455
  • Libya: 191, 193, +218 214631808, +218 214631809, +218 214629191, +218 214631807, +218 921888999, +218 924555554, +218 926888999
  • Madagascar: 910
  • Malawi: +265 887371288
  • Mali: 36061
  • Mauritania: 1155
  • Mauritius: 8924
  • Morocco: +212 0801004747
  • Mozambique: 84146, 82149, 1490, 258, *660#
  • Namibia: 0800100100
  • Niger: 15
  • Nigeria: +234 80097000010
  • Republic of the Congo: 3434, +242 64787044, +242 6405396, +242 55115702
  • Rwanda: 114
  • Sahrawi Republic:
  • Sao Tome:
  • Senegal: +221 800005050
  • Seychelles: 141
  • Sierra Leone: 117
  • Somalia: 449
  • South Africa: 0800111131 (clinician hotline), 0800029999 (public hotline)
  • South Sudan: 6666
  • Sudan: 9090
  • Tanzania: 199
  • Togo: +228 22222073, +228 91674242
  • Tunisia: +216 80101919
  • Uganda: +256 800203033, +256 800100066
  • Zambia: Toll free 909, +260974493553, +260964638726, +260953898941
  • Zimbabwe: +263714734593, +263774112531

Travel Restrictions and National Guidelines

The government has suspended air and sea travel with Europe. Authorities had previously halted flights with Morocco, Spain, France and China.

 

Source: Aljazeera

Passengers from China, South Korea, Italy, Iran, Nigeria, Egypt and Algeria are not permitted to enter the country.

 

Source: Ethiopian Airlines

  • New Benin Entry visas will not be issued.
  • All travelers coming to Benin by Air will be quarantined compulsory for 14 Days in the hotel selected by the Government. Benin Government will pay for Benin nationals and other nationals have to pay by themselves.
  • The preparation of the pilgrim program is suspended.


Source: Ethiopia Airlines

  • All individuals coming to Botswana from the following high-risk countries will not be allowed entry. China, Japan, South Korea, Iran, USA, UK, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and India.
  • Batswana citizens and residents returning from high-risk countries will be subjected to 14-day mandatory quarantine as per protocol.
  • Issuance of Visa at Ports of entry and at all Embassies is suspended. Current visas have been cancelled until further notice.

 

Source: Ethiopia Airlines

Flights are cancelled due to operational reasons.


Source: Ethiopia Airlines

All passengers from China, South Korea, Iran, Italy, Germany, France, Japan, Spain and all countries of the European Union and those who have stayed in these countries during 14 days preceding their entry in Burundi shall be quarantined for 14 days.

 

Source: Ethiopian Airlines

The government has shut down land, air and sea borders indefinitely. International flights have been grounded, with the exception of cargo planes

 

Source: Aljazeera

Suspension of all passenger flights to Chad for a period of 14 days to contain COVID-19 pandemic. All passengers arriving from COVID -19 affected countries will be quarantined for 14 days.

 

Source: Ethiopia Airlines

No passenger from any point in China is allowed into the country. This restriction is also applicable to Comorian citizens.

 

Source: Ethiopia Airlines

All passengers originating from China and arriving at Congo Brazzaville shall be kept under quarantine for 14 days

 

Source: Ethiopian Airlines

  • For a period of 15 days, from 16 Mar2020 at midnight, Cote D Ivoire has restricted non-Ivorian passengers from countries with 100 and more confirmed cases of COVID -19 from entering into the country.
  • Ivorian nationals and non-Ivorian permanent residents will be subject to a compulsory quarantine for 14 days upon entering Ivorian territory in centers requisitioned by the state.


Source: Ethiopia Airlines

Djibouti airport will be closed for all commercial passenger flights as a preventive measure of COVID-19 until further notice. This prohibition does not apply to cargo flights which are authorized to operate normally.

 

Source: Ethiopian Airlines

  • 14-day quarantine periods at el-Negelah Central Hospital in Marsa Matrouh governorate northwest of Cairo
  • Passengers undergo a body temperature scan at the port of entry.  Passengers showing possible symptoms are tested for infection.

 

Source: U.S. Embassy in Egypt

Equatorial Guinea has closed its border and all international flights banned.

 

Source: Ethiopian Airlines

Chinese and Italian passengers shall be quarantined upon arrival.

 

Source: Ethiopian Airlines

  • Enhanced screening at international points of arrival and mandatory quarantine for those testing positive for coronavirus.
  • A number of major airlines have reduced their flight schedules in response to coronavirus.
  • Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (and other international ports of arrival) have put in place additional measures to screen passengers arriving, departing or transiting through Ethiopia.
  • People arriving from the UK, and other countries with significant numbers of infections, may be asked to limit their movements or to self-isolate. The policy on this continues to be reviewed regularly by the Ethiopian Government in response to changes in the global outbreak.
  • Those people displaying symptoms linked to coronavirus may be transferred to a nearby isolation facility for up to 24 hours while further tests are carried out.

 

Source: Gov.uk

  • All international flights have been suspended effective March 25 except cargo flights, whose crew must observe strict safety guidelines.
  • Only Kenyan Citizens, and any foreigners with valid residence permits will be allowed to come in provided they proceed on self-quarantine or to a government designated quarantine facility.
  • All persons who violate the self-quarantine requirement will be FORCEFULLY quarantined for a full period of 14 days AT THEIR COST , and thereafter ARRESTED and CHARGED under the Public Health Act.
  • All persons who have come into Kenya in the last 14 days must self-quarantine. If any person exhibits symptoms such as cough, or fever, they should present themselves to the nearest health facility for testing
  • Learning suspended in all institutions with immediate effect.
  • Government offices, businesses and companies to allow employees to work from home, with the exception of employees working in critical or essential services.
  • Use of cashless transactions such as mobile money and credit cards encouraged.
  • Churches, mosques, shrines have been closed, and funerals restricted to immediate family members.
  • All BARS will remain closed until further notice. Restaurants are to remain open but only for purposes of facilitating take away services.
  • Hospitals and shopping malls encouraged to provide soap, water and hand sanitizers and ensure that all their premises are regularly cleaned and disinfected.

 

Source: Daily Nation

 

Ministry of Health Press Statement on the update of Coronavirus in Kenya as at 23rd March 2020

European Union and United States tourist visa holders are not allowed to enter into Gabon in addition to the already banned countries of China, South Korea and Iran.

 

Source: Ethiopian Airlines

  • Airlines are directed not to transport passengers on transit to/from other destination in the sub-region using Banjul as an embarkation/disembarkation point.
  • Airlines are also requested to verify evidence of Gambian Identity and /or Residence permits in order to ensure that passenger without this documents are not allowed to board Gambia inbound flights.


Source: Ethiopia Airlines

  • All travel to Ghana is strongly discouraged until further notice.
  • Any traveler, except for Ghanaian citizens and persons with Ghana residence permits, who, within the last 14 days, has been to a country that has recorded at least 200 cases of Covid-19, will not be admitted into the Ghanaian jurisdiction.
  • There will be a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine for persons who are otherwise allowed to enter the Ghanaian jurisdiction.
  • Any admissible traveler, who exhibits symptoms of Covid-19 will be quarantined and tested upon reaching Ghana.

Source: Ghana Health Service

  • Enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
  • Travelers should be prepared for additional travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. Travelers arriving at Moshoeshoe International Airport with no fever (body temperature under 37.5 degrees Celsius/99.5 degrees Fahrenheit) from countries affected by COVID-19 (including the United States) may be instructed by the government of Lesotho to self-isolate for 14 days. Travelers arriving at the airport with a fever and other respiratory signs and symptoms may be transported to an isolation facility for quarantine. Similar protocols may be applied at land border crossings.

Source: US Embassy in Lesotho

  • Travel ban from countries with 200+ cases.
  • Many airlines have reduced or suspended their flights to Liberia.
  • Quarantine in precautionary observation centres for people who have been in affected countries (200+ cases) in the previous 14 days.


Source: The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

  • Libya’s UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli suspended all flights at the Misrata Airport for three weeks. Border closures have also been closed.
  • Libya closed schools for two weeks and airports, seaports and border crossing for three weeks.

 

Source: Aljazeera, Bloomberg

No commercial passenger flights to and from Europe for 30 days. Travelers arriving from affected countries must self-quarantine for 14 days

 

Source: Aljazeera

• Symptomatic travelers with travel history to China, Iran, South Korea, Italy, Germany, France, Spain and the United States in the preceding 14 days will be taken to an isolation room at the airport for further medical evaluation.


• Travelers who have been to mainland China, Iran, South Korea, Italy, Germany, France, Spain and the United States recently but are asymptomatic will be referred for self-quarantine either at home or in a hotel with daily check-ups for 14 days.

 

Source: U.S. Embassy in Malawi

Suspension of flights from countries affected by the virus with the exception of cargo flights.

 

Source: Aljazeera

  • The Government of Morocco has announced the closure of all international travel in and out of Morocco. Passenger ferry services are also suspended. In addition, the land borders with Ceuta and Melilla are closed.
  • The U.S. Embassy and Consulate General in Casablanca understand the challenges that the rapidly evolving international response to the COVID-19 pandemic has caused U.S. citizens seeking to return to the United States.
  • The Government of Morocco continues to recommend good hygiene practices: frequent hand washing, covering of the mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, and avoidance of close contact with patients with respiratory symptoms.
  • Morocco has halted flights to and from 25 countries, extending an earlier ban that covered China, Spain, Italy, France and Algeria.
  • The countries affected are Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chad, Denmark, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Jordan, Lebanon, Mali, Mauritania, the Netherlands, Niger, Norway, Oman, Portugal, Senegal, Switzerland, Sweden, Tunisia, Turkey and the UAE.

 

Source: US Embassy in Morocco, Aljazeera News

Passengers coming to Mozambique from the areas with significant number of corona viruses recorded cases will have to do mandatory self-quarantine for 14 days in their own homes (where they stay). This is applicable for all nationalities including Mozambique nationalities.


Source: Ethiopia Airlines

Namibian Government is suspending flights from Qatar, Ethiopia and Germany following confirmed two COVID-19 cases in the country.

 

Accordingly, flights from Addis Ababa to Windhoek vice versa will be suspended.

 

Source: Ethiopian Airlines

Closure of Niger, Niamey (NIM) International Airport. The airport will be closed for two weeks’ subject to change with the exception of cargo flights


Source: Ethiopia Airlines

  • Entry restrictions into the country for travelers from China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Japan, France, Germany, the US, Norway, the UK, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Those coming from high-risk countries are asked to self-isolate for 14 days.
  • All persons arriving into Nigeria who might have visited these Countries, fifteen days prior to such arrival, will be subjected to supervised self-isolation and testing for 14 days.
  • The travel restrictions is applicable to all flight crew from the affected countries.
  • All operators wishing to operate/fly into Nigeria are required to operate with two (2) sets of flight crew (augmented crew); one set to operate into Nigeria and the other set to operate out of Nigeria.
  • Closure of Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano (DNKN), Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu (DNEN) and Port-Harcourt International Airport Omagwa (DNPO)to all international flights.
  • Only Nandi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja (DNAA) and Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos (DNMM) will be opened to and accept international flights irrespective of the type of operation


Source: Aljazeera, Ethiopia Airlines

Closure of KGL Airport for all commercial passenger flights for 30 Days, in connection to COVID-19.


Source: Ethiopia Airlines

  • 30-day prohibition on large public gatherings, including Senegal’s 60th Independence Day
  •  Suspension of all educational institutions, including universities, secondary schools, primary schools, and nursery schools;
  • Temporary prohibition on cruise ships to Senegal;
  • Enhanced health screening measures at borders and airports

 

Source: U.S. Embassy in Senegal

  • Passengers who have been in China (including the SAR), South Korea, Italy and Iran in the last 14 days are not permitted to enter the country.
  • Any passenger who has been to ANY country in Europe, including the United Kingdom, Switzerland and the French Departments of Reunion and Mayotte, in the last 14 days (except returning Seychellois citizens) will NOT be allowed to enter Seychelles.
  • In the event that a person who has been to ANY country in Europe, including the United Kingdom, Switzerland and the French Departments of Reunion and Mayotte, in the last 14 days (except returning Seychellois citizens) arrives in Seychelles, he/she will not be allowed entry and the carrier airline or vessel will be responsible for the immediate return of the passenger.
  • All returning Seychellois citizens from ANY country in Europe including the United Kingdom, Switzerland and the French Departments of Reunion and Mayotte, will be placed under obligatory quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.

 

Source: Ethiopia Airlines

All flight scheduled to and from Freetown International Airport have been closed.


Source: Ethiopia Airlines

  • Passengers who have been in China in the past 20 days are not allowed to enter the country
  • Residents of Somalia who have been in China will be subject immediate Quarantine for a maximum of 14 Days.

 

Source: Ethiopian Airlines

  • Strict travel ban on foreigners from high-risk countries
  • Visas have been cancelled and previously granted visas revoked
  • Closure of schools
  • Ban on all gatherings of more than 100 people
  • Closure of schools Suspension of Human Rights Day celebrations
  • Travel to high-risk countries and non-essential domestic travel discouraged.

 

Source: The East African

Sudan has banned entry to passengers arriving from the below-listed countries either direct or transit through other points.

 

  • South Korea, North Korea, France, China, Italy, Iran, Spain, Japan, Egypt. (Sudanese are exempted from this restriction).
  • Sudan(North) has suspended issuing of on arrival and transit visa to passengers originating from China and/ to passengers who transited via China.
  • KRT APT is closed for all commercial passenger flights. Only CGO schedule flight and other humanitarian flights are permitted to operate.

 

Source: Ethiopian Airlines

  • Screening measures at airports for all passengers arriving into Tanzania’s three international airports (Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar). You will need to provide personal details and be subject to a temperature check. Those showing symptoms of coronavirus will be isolated at the airport and may subsequently be placed in quarantine in a government hospital.
  • The Government of Tanzania recommends self-isolation for anyone arriving from high risk countries, even for those without symptoms. We are seeking clarification from the Government of Tanzania as to whether this includes the UK. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities.
  • The government has also banned public gatherings, closed schools and universities, and suspended sporting competitions.

 

Source: Gov.uk

  • With 24 cases of the virus declared, Tunisia has closed mosques, cafes and markets, closed its land borders and suspended international flights.
  • Tunisia has imposed a curfew from 6pm To 6 am


Source: Aljazeera

People residing in the following 7 countries (Italy, Iran, South Korea, France, China, Germany, and Spain) should consider postponing non-essential travel to Uganda. Any traveler from these countries, including Ugandan nationals will be subjected to self-quarantine for 14 days on arrival to Uganda even if they do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19.

 

Source: Ethiopia Airlines

  • Increased screenings at airport and border entry points.
  • Instituted 14-day monitoring for persons at high risk of COVID-19.
  • Increased training for clinicians and health workers at select hospitals and are currently working to develop increased public information campaigns.
  • With technical support from U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the first testing capabilities in Zambia were established in Lusaka and another Lusaka-based lab opened with Japanese government support.
  • A passport and visa are required to enter Zambia. Passports must be valid for at least six months upon arrival and have at least three blank pages upon each entry.
  • Limited screening at the international airports in Lusaka, Livingstone and Ndola.
  • Travelers who have been in China in the past 14 days will be self-monitored for 14 days since their last potential exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19 (typically the day they entered Zambia).

 

Source: US Embassy to Zambia

COVID-19 Resources

The World Health Organization (WHO), Africa CDC and partners are scaling up preparedness efforts for COVID-19 in the African region to implement the recommendations of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee. 

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