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African countries are responding to the spread of the COVID-19 virus with policies ranging from arrival screening to quarantine to travel bans. Below are the travel policies for Ghana, Kenya, Niger and South Africa.
Individuals exhibiting symptoms and who have been to one of the high-risk countries or have been exposed to the virus are quarantined immediately.
Those exhibiting symptoms and have been exposed to the virus or have been to any of the high-risk countries (China, France, Italy, Japan or South Korea are quarantined at a government facility.
Every traveler is required to fill out a travel history form before being cleared to proceed.
Port Health is trained with test kits and on standby.
Suspected cases are reported and referred to Kenyatta National Hospital.
Individuals are also being asked to self-quarantine based on their travel history.
Each flight is routinely checked. If an anomaly is detected, the passenger is immediately quarantined.
Analysis & Comments: Travelers should check the policies for their destination country before travel, including any travel bans, as the situation is fluid and policies may change with little notice.
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