The American Center For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has warned US citizens to stay at home and if possible avoid traveling to Zimbabwe by any means necessary.
In an update posted on the CDC’s website, Zimbabwe was classified as a high-risk country and travelers were advised to avoid coming to the Southern Africa nation.
The CDC said:
Key Information for Travelers to Zimbabwe
- Travelers should avoid all travel to Zimbabwe.
- Travel may increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19.
- 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.
This comes after Zimbabwe recorded over 1300 positive cases and 34 COVID-19 deaths in one day the highest number of COVID-19 positive case to be recorded in a single day since the onset of the pandemic on 20 March 2020.
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