Are you thinking about travelling? Please consider the below information when travelling internationally from Mozambique.
COVID-19 cases continue to rise and fall around the world. Some countries are closing their borders and others opening. Mozambique is experiencing the highest epidemic season since the pandemic began in 2020 and due to the low capacity to accommodate all patients, it is important to consider some factors before travelling.Most countries are now requiring proof of a negative COVID-19 test before travellers depart their own country or upon arrival. Those who test positive on arrival may be required to quarantine (and some countries require all travellers to undergo a period of quarantine, whether they provide a negative test result).
Despite the regulations and precautions being managed by each country, COVID-19 has not gone away – it remains a serious risk throughout the world. But the desire to travel has not gone away, either. Consider the following before travelling:
- Check the Mozambique government travel advisory: https://www.misau.gov.mz/index.php/covid-19-boletins-diarios
- Look for destinations, hotels and operators that are following COVID-19 safety guidelines. Check accommodation online first: Are there COVID-safe processes in place to keep visitors safe? If not, look elsewhere
- Read-up on the requirements before you cross state or territory borders, as restrictions may change with little notice.
- Seek out countries where COVID-19 case numbers are low
- Get tested before you travel
- Always wear a mask and have them with you, easy to reach
- Carry sanitizing wipes and hand sanitiser (recommended at least 60% alcohol)
- Wash your hands regularly once you have finished using the restroom, and sanitize your hands before touching your car keys or door handles after leaving the facilities
- If it is a road trip and you would like to be super cautious, there is nothing wrong with carrying your sleep sheet
- Wipe down hotel surfaces or seats and facilities before using them
- Wipe down handles and buttons before you touch them, and if not, sanitize your hands immediately after
- Avoid crowds and stay at least 6 feet/2 meters (about 2 arm lengths) from anyone who did not travel with you. It is important to do this everywhere — both indoors and outdoors.
- After you travel:
- Get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel AND stay home and self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel.
- Even if you test negative, stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days.
- If your test is positive, isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected.
- If you do not get tested, stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.
- Avoid being around people who are at increased risk for severe illness for 14 days, whether you get tested or not.
Luana Jane - Marketing Coordinator
The Global Edge Consultants