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Burundi Opens Border With Tanzania After 6 Months

Burundi Opens Border With Tanzania After 6 Months

Burundi has lifted a barrier on it’s border with Tanzania.

Kobero-Kabanga and Mugina border points were on January 11 closed as the country beefed up measures to contain the spread of Covid-19.

“The border of Kobero and Mugina is now open for travellers and they will have to test for Covid-19 as well before continuing their travels,” said Jean Baptiste Nzorironkankuze, the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Public Health.

Kobero is a strategic border point for Burundi which many traders use as the central corridor to import or export goods to and from Tanzania’s Dar es Salaam port.

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“Quarantine for all travellers, and all mandatory quarantines countrywide now have been suspended but the travellers are expected to self-quarantine at their homes or a hotel of their choice for 24 hours waiting test results through their e-mails,” the official said.

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