Botswana

COVID-19 Tests for Inter-Zonal Travel

Government Notice 323 of 2020

  • Published in Government Gazette no. 84 on 13 August 2020

  • Assented to on 12 August 2020
  • Commenced on 13 August 2020

  • [Up to date as at 13 August 2020]

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, in accordance with regulations 8 as read with 30G, the Director may require a person who applies for an inter-zonal permit to take a COVID-19 test where the applicant —
(a)is travelling from a COVID-19 high risk zone or area;(b)returns from a COVID-19 high risk zone or area to a COVID-19 low risk zone or area; or(c)transits a COVID-19 high risk zone or area.Where a person’s COVID-19 test results are positive an inter-zonal permit shall not be issued.For purposes of this Notice, "high risk zone or area" means a COVID zone or area which the Director determines has a high number of COVID-19 cases.For the avoidance of doubt —(a)a person shall not undertake non-essential travel;(b)a person shall not travel across COVID zones without a permit;(c)a person may only travel across COVID zones —(i)to attend a funeral of an immediate member of the family,(ii)to access a farm, ranch, garden, ploughing field (masimo) or cattle post (moraka), or(iii)where the person is a convener or facilitator of a meeting, workshop or conference; and(d)For purposes of paragraph (i), "immediate member of the family" means a spouse, son, daughter, siblings or parent.Dr. Malaki Tshipayagae,Director of Health Services.

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