Online Covid-19 results verification platform launched

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Mukudzei Chingwere Herald Reporter

Zimbabwe has launched an online Covid-19 results verification platform
aimed at strengthening systems of cross-border travel requirements, as
well as assuring the integrity of certificates.

The Trusted Travel Platform launched by the Government this morning will
be available for use starting tomorrow.

The Government says only certificates obtained on the platform or verified
on the Global Haven Systems will be valid for exit or entry into Zimbabwe.

Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and
Technology Development Professor Amon Murwira, as the acting Minister of
Health and Child Care said: “The African Union, Africa CDC and other
partners, working with PanaBIOS as technical leads, have introduced the
Trusted Travel Initiative to support AU member states harmonise and
enhance their current health screening systems.

“Trusted Travel offers an online digital platform for the verification and
authentication of Covid-19 test results based on a collaborative effort
across a network of participating Covid-19 testing laboratories and Port
Health authorities.

“This platform allows for the detection of counterfeit travel documents
and also enhances cross-border collaboration and confidence in Covid-19
results originating from other countries.

“This platform further provides updated information on entry requirements
and travel restrictions for participating states.”

Prof Murwira said the Ministry of Health and Child Care was happy with the
platform.

“We are confident that this platform will ease travel for both travelers
into and out of the country,” he said.

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