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ZAMBIA AMONG AFRICAN COUNTRIES CAUGHT UP IN GERMANY TRAVEL BAN

ZAMBIA is among four African countries affected by a travel ban that has been temporary imposed by Germany.

Other countries include South Africa, Lesotho and Eswatini and the ban is with effect from the 7th to 17th February 2021 subject to be reviewed.

This is according to a notice on the Germany embassy website.

The measure is intended to prevent the introduction of SARS-CoV2-variants which have been detected in a number of countries that now include Zambia.

The Germany authorities have indicated exceptions to the travel ban which include German citizens, members of the nuclear family of Germans who travel jointly with them such as spouses, legal partners, minor children and parents of minor children, citizens of the EU countries and Switzerland.

Others excluded include Norway, Liechtenstein or Iceland who have their permanent residence in Germany, third country nationals who have permanent residence and lawful residence in that country, transit passengers (in international transit only, not within the Schengen Area), transport personnel, health workers, persons traveling on urgent humanitarian reasons and persons traveling in official mission for the International Atomic Energy Agency or the United Nations or UN organizations.

Zambia’s Ambassador to Germany, Anthony Mukwita has therefore urged Zambians to put their travel plans on hold and keep checking with the German embassy in Lusaka for latest developments on the matter.

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