Tanzania: After declaring Tanzania virus free, state to now issue Covid certificates

Tanzania – After Tanzanian President John Magufuli declared the country free from Covid-19, the government has now issued new guidelines for obtaining coronavirus clearance certificates.

Both citizens and foreigners living in the country who plan to travel to other countries will use these certificates where the documents are required.

A statement issued by Minister for Health Ummy Mwalimu, the fee for screening is Tsh40,000 (about $17.26) for Tanzanians, Tsh60,000 (about $25.90) for foreigners who are residents and $100 for visitors in the country.

In a statement released to the media. She said that travellers who have Covid-19 clearance certificates will only be seen to be legal after it is stamped and verified electronically.

“The procedure for obtaining the certificate is clear, the screening results will be taken to the regional chief medical office and issued within 72 hours for those who don’t have the infection and their names sent to the borders for verification,” said Mwalimu.

The tests can only be obtained at the regional hospitals and not otherwise.

The screening will be supervised by the regional chief chemist’s office at the national laboratory and the traveller will be informed on the need to test five days before day of travel because the certificate is only valid for 14 days in most countries.

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