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Burundi Opens Border With Tanzania After 6 Months

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

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.

“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.