The African Union Commission and the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) launched the Saving Lives, Economies and Livelihoods campaign to promote hassle-free travel across Africa while preventing cross-border spread of COVID-19 at the same time. Together with its partners, African Union and Africa CDC are providing this Trusted Travel Portal to promote harmonized, standardized and coordinated entry and exit for travelers in African Union Member States by providing access to information on travel restrictions and COVID-19 testing requirements for international travel.
The Africa CDC Trusted Travel portal comes as an innovation approach to support the implementation of the overall campaign on Africa Against COVID_19: saving lives, economies and livelihoods which was Launched on 18th August 2020 during the joint ministerial meeting between the African Union Member States’ Ministers responsible for Health and for Transport. The Launch emphasizes on utilizing technology to establish a multi-country tool/platform to ensure verifiable and credible COVID-19 information exchange within and between different economic regions in Africa.
The platform was rolled out starting on 5th October 2020 as most of African countries were opening up their international borders to facilitate exchange of information about the travelers, pre-entry and exit requirement and availability of testing facilities among each African Union Member States hence creating an enabling environment for smooth travel and movement across borders.
You are advised to visit or use this portal when you are planning to travel or transit within any African Union Member state/ country?.
The Africa CDC trusted travel has three function for all its users
Africa CDC trusted portal can be accessed at: https://africacdc.org/trustedtravel. Once you are in the portal, you can access the video and other instructional materials that directs you on how to use the portal. Some of the functions such as travel requirements can be accessed once you are at the home page of the portal by:
You can sign up by creating an account to the portal to access more features of the platform
The trusted travel portal is established using a micro-app approach that allows integration of functionalities provided by multiple providers. The portal will expand its functionality to include:
This portal can be accessed by anyone anywhere who intends to travel within any African Union Member states as the information on the portal is only restricted to AU member states. However work continues to ensure that persons travelling into African countries from outside the AU can also use the platform.
There are mainly 4 user categories of this portal
If you are not able to access the Africa CDC trusted portal, kindly confirm that: