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Niger to reopen airspace from August 1; virus test key travel document


The Republic of Niger on Friday announced plans to reopen its air borders beginning 1 August. The country became the latest in an increasing list of countries readying to restart air travel.

The country closed its borders since March in a bid to combat the spread of the new coronavirus. Passengers arriving in Niger are expected to present a “negative” test report to Covid-19 “dating less than 72 hours”.

They will also be subjected to a “rapid test” and then expected to undergo “self-isolation,” according to the presidency. Passenger without a test report, will be charged a fee for a test.

Travelers departing from Niger must also present a “negative” COVID-19 test report. The country which has for several years faced violence from insurgents group, has recorded over 1000 cases and 69 deaths.

  • Confirmed cases = 1,104
  • Active cases = 21
  • Recoveries = 1,014
  • Number of deaths = 69

John Hopkins Uni stats valid as of July 19, 2020

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