Source: U.S Embassy Nairobi, Kenya |

Coronavirus - Kenya: COVID-19 Information

There is no Government of Kenya mandate for a COVID-19 test before arriving at the airport complex

Health and Travel Alert: U.S. Embassy Nairobi July 31, 2020 Location:  Kenya Event:  The Kenyan Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development and Public Works revised yesterday’s announcement regarding the resumption of international air travel as of August 1st.  According to this directive, the United States is one of 18 countries…

Source: Embaixada EUA em Moçambique |

Coronavirus - Mozambique: COVID-19 Information

Mozambique’s civil aviation authority has suspended international passenger flights

Country-Specific Information As of August 03, 2020, Mozambique has 1,946 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 654 in which the patients have recovered, and 13 deaths. Mozambique’s civil aviation authority has suspended international passenger flights. The Mozambican Government announced a continuation of the Level-3 State of Emergency until July 29. Some…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Zimbabwe |

Coronavirus - Zimbabwe: Health Alert, New Lockdown Restrictions, and Commercial Flights

Ethiopian Airlines reports it has resumed flights from Harare to the United States

Event:  Update on Lockdown Restrictions and Availability of Commercial Flights On July 21, President Mnangagwa announced new restrictions under Zimbabwe’s lockdown regulations including: implementing a curfew from 6am to 6pm except for essential services. Given the new surge of reported cases of COVID -19 in Zimbabwe, the following types of…

Source: Ambassade de France au Zimbabwe et au Malawi |

Coronavirus: COVID-19 – Information on measures in place on arrival in mainland France and in French overseas territories

Travellers coming from other countries are encouraged to have a negative PCR test before they leave

Health measures apply to all travellers before departure and upon arrival into French territory. In addition, restrictions apply for entry into French territory depending on the travellers’ country of origin. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 on entering France, you will be required to carry out compulsory 14-day quarantine. Can…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Zimbabwe |

Coronavirus - Zimbabwe: Health Alert, New Lockdown Restrictions, and Commercial Flights

The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging repatriation flights in Zimbabwe at this time

Event:  Update on Lockdown Restrictions and Availability of Commercial Flights On July 21, President Mnangagwa announced new restrictions under Zimbabwe’s lockdown regulations including: implementing a curfew from 6am to 6pm except for essential services. Given the new surge of reported cases of COVID -19 in Zimbabwe, the following types of…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles |

Coronavirus - Seychelles: Department of Health Covid-19 – Guidance for Passive Surveillance

The duration of passive surveillance is at least 14 days from your date of arrival in Seychelles

During this period, anybody developing an illness must immediately telephone the nearest health centre or 141 to seek advice. DO’S AND DON’TS FOR SEYCHELLOIS NATIONALS AND RESIDENTS What is passive surveillance? Passive Surveillance helps protect people around you from Covid-19. It is required for individuals who might have been in…

Source: International Air Transport Association (IATA) |

Coronavirus - Africa: Unblocking Bottlenecks in Financial Relief Critical for Survival of Air Transport in Africa

As a consequence of the pandemic and associated restrictions, African airlines are forecast to lose USD 2 billion in 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is urging African governments to: Unblock bottlenecks so that urgently needed financial relief pledged for air transport and tourism reaches the distressed businesses it is meant to help. Implement the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Take-Off guidance to ensure a safe restart to aviation. …

Source: International Air Transport Association (IATA) |

Coronavirus – Africa: Air Cargo Recovery Continues in June but at a Slow Pace

African airlines posted a contraction of 13.8% in June

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets in June showing improvement, but at a slower pace than some of the traditional leading indicators would suggest.    Global demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs*), fell by 17.6% in June (-19.9% for international operations) compared to…

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Source: GE |

Nyimpini Mabunda Appointed CEO for General Electric in Southern Africa

In this role, Nyimpini will lead GE’s growth in the region and drive alignment across its Power, Healthcare, Aviation and Renewable Energy businesses

Nyimpini will lead GE’s (www.GE.com) growth in the region and drive alignment across its Power, Healthcare, Aviation and Renewable Energy businesses; An accomplished business leader with a career spanning 23 years. General Electric (GE) has announced the appointment of Nyimpini Mabunda as the Chief Executive Officer for Southern Africa. In…

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Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Coronavirus - Sudan Prepares to Receive Returning Nationals

In the wake of COVID-19 Sudan declared a nationwide health emergency, closed all airports, seaports and land crossings points, and introduced a countrywide curfew

The Government of Sudan last month began facilitating the return home of the first of an estimated 15,000 Sudanese nationals stranded overseas, many in urgent need of assistance, with the support of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).  IOM, which has been advocating for the creation of predictable, safe return…