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Government Releases Strict Guidelines For Tourism Companies Operating During The 42-Day Lockdown

The ministry of Tourism, Wild and Antiquities released guidelines that will be followed by Tourism companies when handling tourists during the 42 days of lockdown.

According to a statement from the ministry, the 10 guidelines were drafted by all tourism stakeholders with guidance from officials from the Covid19 national task force and here they are;

1. The tourist vehicles must be licensed, insured, with masks, sanitizers, spaced visitor seating, proper vehicle labelling and belonging to a UTB licensed tour company

2.The guide driving the vehicle must have negative PCR test taken within 48Hours before the trip started

3. All vehicles should leave the driver co seat vacant and reduce seating capacity to allow proper spacing of not less than 1.5Meters

4. Vehicle occupants and the driver must wear masks and sanitize regularly

5. The driver guide must have proper identification, negative PCR certificate, itinerary of the journey, proof of bookings for accommodation and park entry permits for the all the guests on board.

6. Guests on board must carry their vaccination cards, negative PCR test certificates, passports and their air tickets ready for inspection on spot

7. Breach of condition, automatically cancels the sticker and sticker is withdrawn and company suspended

8. The meeting noted that the question of domestic tourists should first be put to pending for the meantime to mitigate abuse by the population

9. That UTB working closely with MoWT should ensure that all licensed tour vehicles are allowed to move.

10. Enforcement should be done on tourist vehicles to ensure that they are observing the set guideline particularly relating to having negative PCR tests.

 

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