Togo reopens its air borders and imposes screening tests

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Togo announced Thursday the reopening of its air borders and the resumption of domestic and international flights from Saturday. In addition, all passengers must undergo a screening test.

The country closed all its borders on March 20 in order to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus epidemic after the detection of the first case on March 6.

The authorities said in a statement that measures are being taken to guarantee ” travel conditions in accordance with the recommendations of the government, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) ».

Airport operators and all users of international flights must now complete a form available on the website voyage.gouv.tg and ” all passengers bound for Togo, except those in transit, must be subjected to the Covid-19 PCR test, a single test on arrival and another on departure ».

Passengers departing from Togo will be subjected to a PCR test within 72 hours before their departure and the results will be issued to them within 24 hours.

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