Effective July 1 2021, the Ministry of Health will implement an online system to authenticate and verify travellers’ Covid 19 certificates in line with the Trusted Travel (TT) framework.
According to a statement signed by Ministry of Health Principal Secretary Charles Mwansambo, the measures will be in place in collaboration with the African Union and Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with support from PanaBIOS Consortium.
Following the development, no traveller will be allowed to leave Malawi without verified certificates, while those coming to Malawi will also be required to produce a Travel Code (TC) issued after successful validation of their test result by the Global Haven verifier. The statement outlines that travellers who test at authorised laboratories will receive a text [SMS] and/or email message from either or both the testing laboratory and [email protected] with additional information on how to generate a TC coded at trustedtravel.panabios.org.
“If the test result meets the exit and entry requirements of Malawi and those of the traveller’s destination, the system will instantly issue the TC online. No traveller will depart from Malawi without verification of their certificates and the TT process.” says part of the statement.
As of 13:15pm today, Malawi registered 35,115 Coronavirus Cases and 1,177 deaths.