In view of the appearance of a new variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 called “omicron” (B.1.1.529), identified as a variant of concern by the World Health Organization (WHO), with a rapid dissemination, isolating cases in several countries of the world, it has been decided to apply new measures of reinforcement in the control of international travelers.
Travelers coming from South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, Malawi and Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), upon entering our country must comply with the following requirements:
Present at the point of entry a complete vaccination schedule. Negative result of a PCR-RT performed no more than 72 hours prior to travel. A sample for PCR-RT to SARS-CoV-2 will be taken at the point of entry.
Mandatory quarantine will be applied for seven days in a hotel designated for this purpose, with the traveler assuming the costs of lodging and transportation.
A new sample for PCR-RT to SARS-CoV-2 will be taken on the sixth day, and if it is negative, the traveler will be released from quarantine on the seventh day.
In the case of travelers from Belgium, Israel, Hong Kong, Egypt, Turkey and the rest of the countries of Sub-Saharan Africa (Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Ivory Coast, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Niger, Senegal, Senegal, Senegal, Senegal and Zambia), they will be released from quarantine on the seventh day, Kenya, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Swaziland, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Djibouti and Zambia):
They will be subject to the same measures as the above countries with the exception of quarantine and PCR-RT on the sixth day.
The measures will be effective as of December 4, 2021.
(With information from Minsap)