Covid-19: Mauritania tightens conditions for access to its territory

Mauritania on Monday announced a tightening of entry conditions into its territory, making it mandatory for all uninsured people to present a negative test for Covid-19. Mauritania’s Ministry of Health clarified in a statement that new mandatory health measures have been implemented at entry points into the country (land, sea and air).

People entering Mauritania must have a vaccination certificate with one of the vaccines approved by the World Health Organization (Astra Zeneca, Sinovac-SK Bio Pfizer BioNTech SinoPharm, Johnson & Johnson & Modera).

He said that those who have not been vaccinated or who have not completed their vaccination will have to present negative DNA RT-PCR test results not more than 72 hours later.

In case of suspected clinical symptoms (fever, cough, difficulty in breathing, sneezing, general weakness) on arrival, the passenger will be treated as per the national health protocol with RT-PCR test, the ministry continued.

Passengers subject to testing and showing symptoms will be placed in quarantine with observation for a period of 10 days by health authorities in places predetermined for the purpose, and at the expense of the Ministry of Health of Mauritania. Follow-up, he noted.

He informed that foreign travelers arriving without RT-PCR DNA test or without valid vaccination certificate will not be allowed to enter the country and the companies which have transported them will be required to bring them back at their own cost. . Departure. Departure.

These measures compulsorily include wearing a mask, washing hands or using disinfectant, respecting distance (1.5 metres) with the obligation to take body temperature without contact.

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Mauritanian authorities launched a vaccination campaign against the coronavirus last week that will benefit 500,000 people.

According to the same sources, this is the fourth campaign organized since April by Mauritania’s Ministry of Health, which aspires to vaccinate 60 percent of the country’s population to eradicate COVID-19 in its program. Vaccination.

They recall that more than 800,000 people have been vaccinated, of whom 500,000 have already taken two doses, making Mauritania Africa’s leader in anti-Covid vaccination, according to the Ministry of Health. Makes one of the countries.

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