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Sun, 09 Aug 2020 14:13 - Updated Sun, 09 Aug 2020 13:29

Covid-19: Angolan borders remain closed

Luanda - The Angolan Government announced on Saturday that the country’s national borders remain closed as part of the fight and prevention against the Covid-19 pandemic.

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National air space remains closed

Photo: Tarcísio Vilela

 

According to the government, only nationals and foreign residents can return to the national territory, foreign citizens to their respective countries and official trips.

 The Presidential Decree that updates the measures adopted in the context of the Public Calamity to be implemented from August 10 to September 08, allows the entry and exit of cargo, goods and postal parcels, humanitarian aid and medical emergencies.

It also states that the entry and exit of diplomatic and consular personnel, transfer of corpses and entries for specific tasks by foreign specialists are authorized.

The entry into the national territory, reads in the document, is subject to the completion of RT-PCR pre-boarding test 72 hours before the trip.

The Decree also forbids the international transfer of corpses whose cause of death is the Covid-19, exit of main foodstuff, fuel, medicines and medical equipment.

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