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harmonization work on tests in WAEMU to facilitate circulation

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                The heads of state of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (Uemoa) decide on the harmonization of the cost of Covid-19 tests and the recognition of the tests carried out by the laboratories authorized to do so in their various countries.  The validity of the tests will now be five days for travelers in the UEMOA space from the date of the sample taking.

                                    <p><em>With our correspondent in Ouagadougou,</em> <strong>Pedestrian Boudani</strong>

The heads of state of the member countries of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (Uemoa) have decided to harmonize the costs of Covid-19 screening tests for all travelers in their common space. From May 2021, the test will cost 25,000 CFA francs for air travelers. The tests will be valid for five days from the date the sample is taken at the entry and departure of airports in the Uemoa area.

Reopening of progressive borders

Burkina Faso, Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Togo, Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Niger and Mali have committed to mutually recognize the results of Covid tests from authorized laboratories in their countries.

According to Lassané Kaboré, the Burkinabè Minister of Economy and Finance, “ the heads of state have made a commitment to continue the work of gradually opening up land borders », Closed for a year now. When the land borders open, travelers will pay 5,000 CFA francs for the Covid-19 test.

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For the heads of state of the WAEMU, all these measures are intended to facilitate the movement of people and goods between the different countries.

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