Somaliland: Travellers from Foreign Countries to Produce Health Certificate as all Covid-19 Preventive Measures are Lifted

Somaliland VP Abdirahman Sayli who chairs the national Coronavirus prophylactic Committee announces lifting of all restrictions

Somalilandsun: All restrictions previously imposed to prevent the intensity and spread of the Coronavirus pandemic in Somaliland have been lifted.

According to the statement which the National Coronavirus Prophylactic Committee released the ban on both incoming and outgoing flights of all airlines have been lifted. Likewise, the lift will apply to sea vessels arriving at Berbera which was previously limited to seafaring ships, boats and dhows bringing essential, life-saving commodities.

Public gatherings and social events are no longer circumscribed, meaning conference and dining and wedding halls are, again, open for business.

The government, also, lifted the ban on inland travel across the borders with neighbouring countries such as Ethiopia, Somalia and Ethiopia.

The lift of the ban, however, was not free of conditions.

Incoming passengers and travellers crossing over to the Republic of Somaliland have to produce, the National Coronavirus Prophylactic Committee said, a valid, COVID-free certificate that is not older than four days.

The statement comes on the same day the Somaliland Ministry of Health Development announces 18 new positive cases hiking the number of positive-testing cases in Somaliland to 681, 28 deaths and a total of only 147 cases recovering.