The vaccine to definitively eradicate Covid-19 from the planet has not yet been found. But Côte d’Ivoire, like other African countries, is already on a good path to recovery.
As of 2019, Covid-19 has “visited” 240 countries worldwide. And the methods of outreach, counting and care delivery vary from one country to another. Despite a lack of state-of-the-art technical facilities, Côte d’Ivoire has used its own method to fight the pandemic.
The results are more than satisfactory. And this press release from the Ivorian Ministry of Health attests to this: “As of April 7, 2022, Côte d’Ivoire registered 81,000 confirmed cases, including 80,956 recoveries, 796 deaths, and 39 active cases. The total number of samples is 1,479,571. On April 6, 2022, 78,873 doses of vaccine were administered, for a total of 11,881,454 doses administered from March 1, 2021, through April 6, 2022.”
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But the Ministry of Health of Côte d’Ivoire does not stop there. Ivorians and people over 12 years old living on the national territory are advised to seek vaccination, as a precautionary measure and to prevent Covid-19. Vaccination is voluntary and free. Since the beginning of the pandemic in Côte d’Ivoire, the country has experienced nine (9) cases per day on average, i.e. 1% of peak infection.
This new situation has led to an easing of sanitary control throughout the country and at the Félix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport since March 7, 2022. For travellers to Côte d’Ivoire, the negative PCR test is no longer required as a travel health document. However, proof of a negative PCR test is required for unvaccinated travellers or travellers with an incomplete immunisation status.
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For travellers leaving Côte d’Ivoire, PCR testing is no longer a requirement. However, for travellers who do not provide proof of full immunization, the requirement for a negative PCR test as a travel health document remains. In view of these facts and findings, it is now safe to say that Côte d’Ivoire has recovered from Covid-19.