Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a warning to travellers to avoid travel to Zimbabwe citing Level 4: Very High Level of COVID-19.
In a traveller’s health notice, CDC highlighted that travellers should avoid all travel to Zimbabwe as there is an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
According to the Ministry of Health and Childcare, Zimbabwe has recorded 4808 cases of COVID19 and 83 deaths since the beginning of 2021 resulting in government enforcing stiff lockdown measures under level 4 that include a 6pm to 6am curfew.
Cumulatively, as at 7 January 2021, Zimbabwe has now recorded 18 675 cases, 12 083 recoveries and 446 deaths.
Centre for Disease Control and Prevention further advised travellers on the following: If you must travel- Before you travel, get tested with a viral test 1–3 days before your trip. Do not travel if you are waiting for test results, test positive, or are sick. Follow all entry requirements for your destination and provide any required or requested health information.
During travel, wear a mask, stay at least 6 feet from people who are not traveling with you, wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer, and watch your health for signs of illness.
Before traveling back to the United States, get tested with a viral test 1–3 days before travel. Follow all destination and airline recommendations or requirements.
After you travel, get tested 3–5 days after travel AND stay home for 7 days after travel. If you don’t get tested, it’s safest to stay home for 10 days. If you had a known exposure to COVID-19 while traveling, delay travel, quarantine from other people, get tested, and monitor your health.