Côte d'ivoire : international flights to resume on 1 July - The Point

After the resumption of domestic flights on the 26th of June, it is the turn of the international flights to get back up. This implies that the air borders are

Côte d'ivoire : international flights to resume on 1 July - The Point

After the resumption of domestic flights on the 26th of June, it is the turn of the international flights to get back up. This implies that the air borders are open, but not necessarily all of the borders. Those which are terrestrial and marine remains closed at least until July 15 if we are to believe the statements of the minister of Health Eugene Aka Aoulé at a press briefing after a national security council. The state of emergency and the closure of the region of Abidjan, which focuses on "96 %" of the approximately 8, 000 cases of coronavirus (including 58 deaths) identified in the country according to the minister, also remain in force at least until the 15th of July, he said.

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Tracking arrivals by geolocation

passengers arriving in the Ivory Coast will be the subject of a "control on arrival and monitored during their stay thanks to a geolocation system," assured the minister. Economic heavyweight francophone West Africa, Côte d'ivoire is one of the first african countries to announce the resumption of its international flights. Zambia announced on Thursday the re-opening immediate to its borders in the air to boost its economy. Liberia is to reopen on Sunday, the international airport of Monrovia. As a reminder, the Ivory Coast had eased a month ago its measures against the coronavirus. This had led to the lifting of the curfew, the gradual recovery course and the reopening of shops and restaurants (except for places of entertainment and nightclubs).

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Updated Date: 29 June 2020, 04:33

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