Maseru – Health Minister, Mr Semano Sekatle, has announced that from 1 August 2021 all travellers entering and leaving Lesotho and other African countries will be required to present a mandatory Trusted Travel Certificate at all ports of entry.
The announcement was made at a press conference held in Maseru earlier on Monday.
This certificate – issued by the African Union (AU) and Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (ACDCP) – will declare the Covid 19 status of travellers across the continent.
The covid19 results and travel clearance are stored in a central database, and Immigration and port health officials in all member states will have access to the central database for authentication and verification of each certificate when it is presented.
According to Minister Sekatle, this travel certificate is provided to simplify verification of public health documentation for travellers during exit and entry across different borders.
“This document will strengthen the country’s ability to verify, authenticate and validate test results.” says Sekatle.
It will be obtained at a laboratory, and it will be issued upon presentation of a national ID or passport as well as a PCR COVID 19 test result.
This is a developing story, it will be updated as full details are made available…