Complaint

Complaint number
NTB-000-992  
NTB Type
Other type: Inconsistent application of COVID-19 test requirement  
Complaint
Zimbabwe is not consistent with the SADC COVID-19 requirement/guidelines of drivers requiring a 14 days validity test as a 48 hours requirement has been imposed. This has resulted in increase in cost of doing business as drivers have to take multiple COVID-19 tests which cost on average $76 per test. Transporters travelling into Zambia on the other hand can use their COVI-19 certificates within a 14 day period. A transporter delivering/transiting in Zimbabwe is required to take at least 2 COVID tests within the 14 day period. In some cases this has caused congestion at the border as truckers rush to beat the 48 hour COVID-19 test validity.  
Progress update note
 
Policy or regulatory NTB
No 
Location
Zimbabwe: Chirundu (Border post)  
Reporting Country or Region
Zambia  
Country specific trade issue
No  
Date of incident
2020-12-01  
Status
New  
Product Description
 
Total value
0  
Date reported
2020-12-04 11:49  
Modified
2020-12-04 11:49