A press release from the Ministry of Health in close collaboration with the Ministry of Transport of Côte d’Ivoire, reached Dakaractu, informs us that in order to reduce the high risk of spread due to the Delta variant, Côte d’Ivoire has decided to require a negative Covid-19 test to travelers from Senegal and Tunisia. This new measure is part of the strengthening of health control at Félix Houphouët Boigny airport following the resurgence of Covid-19 cases, in particular the more virulent Delta variant. Indeed, all travelers from these countries will be subject to a free Covid-19 test from August 6.
Given the movement of populations by air between these two countries and Côte d’Ivoire, the risk of spread remains high.
The said press release also informs that travelers tested negative will normally continue with the police formalities while those tested positive will be followed in accordance with the procedures for the care of Covid-19 patients in Côte d’Ivoire.