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Passengers stop paying for post-disembarkation tests for covid-19

Passengers who disembark in Luanda will no longer pay for the covid-19 tests upon arrival at the airport, the costs of which will be borne by the Government, announced Minister Francisco Furtado.


The Minister of State and head of the Security House of the President of the Republic spoke at a press conference, in which he announced the end of the public calamity situation, with the entry into force of a new decree establishing administrative measures for surveillance and combating covid-19. -19.

Entry into the national territory continues to be dependent on carrying out a pre-boarding test for the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, with a negative result, within 72 hours prior to the trip, with passengers also being subject to a post-departure test. landing (antigen) which is now free.

"One of the main constraints at the post-disembarkation testing center [at 4 de Fevereiro airport] has been the payment for the tests. From now on, they are exempt from paying for the tests, leaving the State with this charge", said Francisco Furtado.

The official also said that the executive will implement the mandatory vaccination at land borders to prevent the spread from neighboring territories, namely the Democratic Republic of Congo and appealed to the population to collaborate in the fight against covid-19.

General Francisco Furtado also warned of the "misconduct" of some citizens who have not taken the vaccine, but have presented vaccination cards from other citizens to access certain establishments, so they must be accompanied by a personal identification document.

The minister stressed that Angola must "maintain the gains" from improving the epidemiological situation and continue to reduce the levels of spread, which is only possible with discipline, rigor, and maintenance of health control and surveillance.

The African continent has so far recorded more than 11.515 million cases of infection with the new coronavirus, a number that represents 3 percent of the total number of cases reported globally, and a total of 252,434 deaths associated with the disease, according to the African Center for the Prevention and Control of Diseases (Africa CDC).

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