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Africa: COVID-19 – Announcements/Regulatory Actions/Deployment
Kenya’s Statement on the Africa CDC Trusted Travels Platform
25 May 2021
… I am particularly proud that Kenya was the pioneer country in the deployment of the Trusted Travel Platform, and this week also became the pioneer country to digitize vaccine data records in a manner that is compatible with the Trusted Vaccines Framework. These are unified digital platforms built and sustained through a public-private partnership among the AU institutions, on the one hand, and the Continental private sector, with support from Civil Society…
Multi-Sectoral Task Force on Trusted Travel and Safe Re-Opening of Borders to foster Saving Lives, Economies, and Livelihoods on the African Continent
Addis Ababa 24 May 2021 – African Ministers responsible for Health, ICT, and Transport have made a call to the African States to work towards harmonizing pre-entry and exit requirements for cross-border travel, increase mutual recognition, and cross-border information exchange. The Africa CDC, the lead COVID-19 response organ of the African Union, has gone further to provide a platform to member states to support this undertaking known as Trusted Travel (www.africacdc.org/trusted-travel). The Ministers also called for cross-collaboration among different sectors and stakeholders. The Call to Action comes under the umbrella of Africa Against COVID-19: “Saving Lives, Economies, and Livelihoods” campaign, which recognizes the need to define our “new normal” by striking a balance between saving lives, re-opening of economies, and revitalizing livelihoods within the African continent..