- Lockdown suspended as from 21 May midnight.
- All international flights are suspended.
- A State of Emergency is declared for health reasons.
- Some schools are resuming.
- Bars and entertainment venues are closed.
- All public celebrations are prohibited.
- Travel permit required for traveling to different zone within Botswana
Air Freight: Airport closed with no Passengers / Cargo. Domestic flights to resume 12 June 2020. Trucking to JNB. Charter flights ex JNB possible for essential goods.
Sea Freight: Import Essential cargo movement operations. Export only essential cargo with permit will be moved
Road Freight: Drivers will be tested upon entering Botswana; however they will no longer be required to wait for the test results at the border they will proceed with their trip after testing.
Customs and warehousing operational.
On March 3rd, 2020, Government has declared the state of “Sanitary Crisis”.
On May 4th, the government announced the end of the lockdown of the concerned cities (Ouagadougou, Bobo-Dioulasso, Boromo, Houndé, Dédougou, Banfora, Manga et Zorgho)
On April 15th, 2020, government announced that every individual tested positive for COVID-19 or who had physical contact with a positive COVID-19 case will be put in quarantine.
Since March 23th 2020, Burkina Faso has closed land, air and sea borders, except for trade, until further notice.
Air Freight: All are operational
Sea/ Rail: All are operational
Trucking: All are operational
The Ministry of Health has announced that no lockdown measures intended to be taken in future.
Air Freight: All passenger flights have been suspended – measure extended until further notice. Cargo flights, sanitary evacuation, humanitarian aid and diplomatic flights are not concerned by this government measure and are still operating for some origin / destinations.
Sea Freight: Operational, some carriers have stopped movements and causing rates fluctuations.
Road Freight: From the new Covid 19 government directives/guidelines, all borders are now open for cargo movement. No longer police escort but drivers must ensure minimal interaction with people and apply strictly hygiene measures.
American and Belgian embassies working on shifts, some schools closed until further notice.
Borders are now re-opened.
Government has maintained additional social distancing measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Air Freight: Operating as normal
Sea Freight: Operating as normal
Trucking: Operating as normal
Central African Republic
Central African Republic has closed land, air and sea borders, until 25/04/2020.
Government has also announced the lockdown of the country along with additional social distancing measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Air Freight: All passenger flights have been suspended, putting more constraint on the capacity.
Cargo flights are still operated by DHL.
A contingency plan has been implemented through the BSA cargo option with Allied on Day 3.
Trucking: Difficulties at the Cameroon’s borders, activity is slowed down due to systematical testing of all crews/ drivers.
A curfew has been implemented in the country from 7:00 pm to 6:00am.
Chad has closed land borders, until further notice.
Air Freight: All passenger flights have been suspended until May 15th 2020, putting more constraint on the capacity.
Cargo flights are still operated by DHL.
Government has declared the Emergency State.
Congo has closed borders to travelers, but they remain open to freight.
On May 18th, 2020, Government uplifted the lockdown in place since April 1st 2020.
Air Freight: From 20/03/2020, all passenger flights from exposed countries have been suspended, putting more constraint on the capacity.
Cargo flights are still operated by ALLIED, MAGMA and DHL.
A contingency plan has been set up through the BSA cargo option on Allied available on day 1 via CDG hub.
Sea Freight: port authorities are reducing the entry of empty TC until the situation resumes to regular vessel schedules.
Due to the 14 days quarantine rule applicable to vessels coming from or having called exposed countries, implemented by most countries, delays in lead-times can be expected.
Trucking: Most roads are closed (including the border with Cabinda), however the river crossing to Kinshasa is operational.
Borders with Cabinda have been re-opened until 04/04/2020.
Air Freight: all passenger flights have been suspended since March 22nd. Cargo still going but in cargo spot flight including WARA service.
Sea Freight: No restrictions for the moment.
Road Freight: Borders are closed except for trade since March 22, from March 29th restrictions on cargo traffic for entrance and exit in Abidjan area were implemented, traffic is subject to prior authorization from the authorities
Railway: trains for passengers have been suspended but cargo is still operating.
Traffic restrictions on the entrance and exit of Grand Abidjan area, with a regulatory text that defines a short list of authorized goods. However, BTL CI has been granted permission to continue transporting all types of goods.
However, the traffic of goods is authorized, subject to sanitary controls carried out by the competent authorities. Humanitarian and security corridors will therefore be opened to meet the specific needs of pandemic management.
The state of emergency is declared since Monday 23/03, and most restrictions were cancelled as of the 15th of May. However, the ban of travel from Abidjan Area is maintained until May 31st.
Facing the increasing numbers of COVID19 cases since the progressive cancelation of most of the restrictions from mi May, the government is reconsidering its positions:
- Renewal of State of Emergency since Monday 23/03 until 30/06.
- Mandatory masking in Abidjan Area with tighter controls
- Renewal of borders closure until June 30th
- The ban of travel from Abidjan Area is maintained until June 30th, with tighter controls
- Bars and dancing in Abidjan Area continue to be closed until June 31st.
Full lockdown period ended. Partial lockdown implemented with the following conditions:
• Countrywide curfew from 6pm to 6am
• The opening of air, maritime and land passenger traffic will resume only on 1 September. Cargo movement to continue as usual.
• Mandatory use of facial masks in all public spaces and private spaces in which social distancing cannot be observed.
• Gatherings of more than 10 people are not allowed.
• Public and private construction activities can restart as of 10 May.
• Public institutions, central administration services, higher education institutions as well as some businesses may be allowed to resume after 17th May 2020.
• Schools and extracurricular activities will remain closed until the start of the 2020/2021 school year.
• Places of worship are authorized to receive believers during prayer hours from May 23, 2020, if social distancing measures are respected.
Click here to download Presidential Decree.
Quarantine center to be created for truckers due to spike in infected cases.
Air Freight: All passenger flights have been suspended. Cargo flights are still operational.
Sea Freight: Djibouti Port fully operational
Container full not cleared after 30 days are transferred to UFZ yard.
Road Transport: Truck shortage due to importation influx of Ethiopia Government Cargo. Risk of storage and demurrage charges. Possibility of increased transport rates. Rail availability affected as well. Please contact your usual Bolloré Transport & Logistics agent for more information/alternative solutions.
The government of the DRC has declared a State of Emergency effective March 24 to limit the spread of COVID-19.
All domestic passenger flights between Kinshasa and the provinces are suspended. The suspension of international passenger flights remains in effect.
All road and river transport between Kinshasa and the provinces are suspended for passenger traffic. Goods transport will continue with control checkpoints at Kinshasa city limits.
DRC National Police and military will patrol to ensure the new rules are followed.
Schools and universities remain closed, sporting events and gatherings larger than 20 people are banned, bars and restaurants are closed until further notice and non-food stores in Kinshasa were ordered closed.
Countrywide lockdown extended for 15 days.
Goma City in confinement for 14 days W.E.F. 20th May, 2020. Curfew in place from 8pm to 5am.
Mandatory order to wear masks in Bukavu and Goma.
Air Freight: All flights have been suspended effective 20/03/2020. Cargo flights are still operational.
Sea Freight: Mombasa Port operational. Mandatory screening of all vessels by Port Health Services.
Road Transport: Cross Borders transport ongoing. However, border restrictions in Rwanda allowing only commercial/humanitarian cargo and limited crew per vehicle. Congolese drivers not permitted to cross Rwanda due to driver relay policy implementation.
Customs: Delay in file processing from 3 days to 6 days (minimum).
On March 27th, Kinshasa Governor Gentiny Ngobila announced that the capital will be placed in "total containment".
According to authorities, individuals will be allowed to stock up supplies after every four days of quarantine.
On 24/03/2020 Government has announced the lockdown of the country.
On Monday, March 23rd, Government declared a state of emergency with immediate effect, to contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, until June 6th, 2020.
Since April 22nd, the Gombe area is progressively being deconfined, but despite the new government regulation, there is almost no activity in the area to date.
Air Freight: All passenger flights have been suspended, putting more constraint on the capacity.
Cargo flights are still partially operated by DHL and ET.
Sea Freight: Maradi Port operation are going smoothly despite a coming curfew announced for the week end of May 23rd to May 24th. There is not impact on import/export operations.
Warehousing: Warehouse is open on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, but teams remain available in case of emergency to open on other days.
Mandatory lockdown in Lubumbashi and Kasumbalesa Border lifted. No lockdown at Lualaba Province (Kolwezi).
Air Freight: All passenger flights have been suspended. Cargo flights are still operating.
Road Freight: Operational but only for cargo.
Government has announced curfew from 7:00 PM until 6:00 AM, starting from 25/03/2020. This measure will drastically impact local land transportation.
Egyptian government has also announced additional social distancing measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and that all non-health government services are currently suspended.
Only 50% of the custom officer will be operating, which is leading to a performance decrease of 50%.
Air Freight: All passenger flights have been suspended. Cargo flights are still operated by DHL, Turkish Airlines and ET.
Sea Freight: Due to the 14 days quarantine rule applicable to vessels coming from or having called exposed countries, implemented by most countries, delays in lead-times can be expected.
Trucking: trucker subcontractors are now working with 60% capacity only.
On Mach 31st 2020, Government announced a Health State of Alarm and additional social distancing measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
On April 13th, government has announced the stringent confinement of all the districts in the insular region, from which only official in public and private administration, supermarkets and pharmacies will be exempted.
Only some essential goods transportation is authorized, under the supervision of the Ministry for Agriculture, Livestock, Forests and the Environment.
On June 15th, Government issued the 45/2020 decree, easing the health alert and restricting the containment measures adopted by Decree No. 42/2020, dated 31 March.
Air Freight: All passenger flights have been suspended since March 15th, 2020, putting more constraint on the capacity. On June 4th, government announced that internal pax flights will be re-operating starting on June 15th 2020.
Cargo flights are still operated by DHL Cargo (2 flights/ week) and ET (1flight/ week).
Airport customs are operating with minimum services.
Sea Freight: Port is working normally with full operation / the ship's crew will no longer be able to descend and the Ministry of Health remains the first officers to inspect the vessels after berthing.
On April 24th, A circular has been issued by the Port Administration Direction, stating that all vessels must present a register of the different nationalities of the onboard crew and set an internal plan to detect cases of Coronavirus. A list of the last ports moored, including the time spent in each of them must also be presented before parking at anchor or mooring.
From April 15th 2020, captains and crew of merchant vessel will have to apply to COVID-19 tests.
No restriction on international sea vessel movement but domestic vessel operations are no longer allowed (including between Malabo and Bata).
Trucking: No restriction on the island of Bioko but movements from one district to another on the continental have been interrupted since April 15th, 2020.
Government has extended nation-wide stay at home order indefinitely.
All business activities and transactions except grocery stores, banks, pharmacies will be banned
All government institutions will stop routine services and functions to focus on indispensable developmental and security tasks.
Federal Government has declared State of Emergency for five months. To advise on impact as more information is received.
Federal Offices Working Hours: 07h30 to 15h30. Government employees based in Addis Ababa to work from 09h30 to 17h30.
Disruption of courier services has negative impact on clearance processes for both Airfreight and Sea Freight Imports due to requirement for original documents from Shipper.
Customs Office has waived the requirement for the Original Certificate of Origin for all manufacturers importing raw material and will provide customs services using other legal documents.
New Incentives from Ministry of Transport:
Starting May 1, 2020,
• Exports from Industrial Parks & Manufacturers can use the rail transport to Djibouti free of charge for the next 3 months.
• Manufacturers in the export sector will get 50% discount on port charges at Modjo dry port, this apply for any type of cargo.
• 50% discount on transport fee for cargo from Hawassa Industry park to Modjo dry port, loading on rail transport. If they can't use rail to transport then ESLSE with other transporters to provide 59% discount on transport to Djibouti.
• Up to 73% discount for exporters using ESLSE from Djibouti to different port destinations.
Air Freight: Ethiopian airlines has suspended passengers’ flights for 80 destinations. ET cargo flights still operating but cargo capacity reduced due to flight cancellations. No cargo flights on Lufthansa and Emirates.
Sea Freight: Djibouti Port operational. Terminal Handling fee waived for all exports from Ethiopia for two months starting 16 April 2020.
Extended lockdown in Djibouti affecting operational hours for Shipping Lines. Due to storage space shortage in Djibouti port, all long dwell containers (more than 30 days) will be transferred to the external storage yard located at UKAB at Djibouti. This will create an additional cost for clients. Bollore Logistics will notify client 72 hours in advance. Settlement of lift-on liftoff charges and completion of customs documents required to load container from UKAB area storage.
Road Transport: Truck shortage due to importation influx of Ethiopia Government Cargo. Risk of storage and demurrage charges. Possibility of increased transport rates. Rail availability affected as well.
Gabon has reopened air border to passengers since July 1st 2020 while, sea and land borders remain closed (only freight transportation is allowed).
State of Health Emergency came to an end on May 10th, 2020.
Gabonese Government announced the evolution of the lockdown in place in Great Libreville since April 11th 2020 into a partial lock-down from July 1st 2020, allowing certain movement without carrying specific authorization. Curfew is now in place from am. 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
Air Freight: Reopening of air transport in Libreville with 2 pax flights per company per week
Sea Freight: Ports are fully operational for cargo vessels except for Libreville port which is operating with daily rotation for certain services in Libreville and Port Gentil.
Due to the 14 days quarantine rule applicable to vessels coming from or having called exposed countries, implemented by most countries, delays in lead-times can be expected.
Trucking: all borders are closed.
Air Freight: All passenger flights have been suspended, only Cargo flights are still operating.
Sea Freight: Operational but only for Cargo vessels.
Gambia and Senegal have decided to close their shared border for 21 days (starting Monday 23rd) as part of measures to stem the spread of the coronavirus. The State of Emergency is declared since March 27th and has been extended on April 2nd for 45 days.
Air Freight: All passenger flights have been suspended since March 22nd until further notice. The Lockdown was lifted on April 20th.Cargo flights are still operated (Bollore WARA service ex LGG weekly, (DHL, TK and Allied) but delays are to be expected. The restriction also does not apply to emergency flights, technical landings for refuel only, medical evacuation flights. The exempted flights are to seek pre-authorization from the Ghanaian entities.
Road: Borders closed since Sunday 22/03/20 for passengers until further notice. The Lockdown was lifted on April 20th.
Cargo still ongoing but delays are to be expected due to the current situation
Sea Freight: Borders closed since Sunday 22/03/20 for passengers until further notice. The Lockdown was lifted on April 20th. Cargo still ongoing but delays are to be expected due to the situation.
Lockdown was lifted on April 20th.
Air Freight: All passenger flights have been suspended and the airport of Conakry is closed for international commercial flights until July 8th, only cargo flights are still operating.
Road Freight: Border closed since March 22nd.
The state of emergency is declared on the whole extent of the national territory from this evening (03/26), at 00H precise for a duration of one month renewable, with curfew from 9pm to 5am.
Government has announced a daily curfew from 7PM to 5AM effective March 27th 2020 affecting all except essential service providers.
Movement in and out of Nairobi Metropolitan area banned W.E.F 6th April 2020 at 6PM.
Movement in and out of Mombasa, Kilifi and Kwale Counties banned W.E.F. 8th April 2020 at 7PM.
All the above measures extended for a further 21 days starting 25th April 2020.
Cargo movement will continue to be allowed but only 1 driver and maximum 2 crew allowed per truck.
Office hours for Customs Offices changed to 9.00 – 3.00pm at a 50% reduced staffing. There is also reduced access to Customs officers and other officials. Consequently, we are pre-drafting inward entries to enable faster placement of shipments to Customs verification and release processes.
Kenya Ports Authority has reduced workforce to two shifts. Our Port Operations staff have adopted a similar arrangement.
Air Freight: Only cargo flights will be allowed after 25th March 2020 but crew must abide by strict controls in place.
Sea Freight: Mombasa Port operational with mandatory inspection of vessels by Port Health services. Quayside bagging services suspended indefinitely. 22 confirmed cases among Port staff. Read full KPA Notice here.
Road Transport: Temporary spike in transport requirements leading to a strained supply of trucks. Negative COVID 19 Test Certificate required for all drivers. Only drivers, turnmen plus the clearing agent are allowed across the border. Requirement for all returning cargo crew to self-isolate for a period of 14 days.
Air Freight: Except for cargo (DHL cargo flight comes in five days weekly), chartered and special flights, all commercial flights are hereby ordered suspended as of March 23rd at 11:59 pm. All Flights traveling to Liberia are suspended. Airports are partially functioning with only DHL flights and some special charter flights for certain citizens being evacuated by their respective countries. BTL Airport office is closed, but the staff is staying with in vicinity of the airport and custom clearance is performed when and where necessary with some delays expected.
Sea Freight: Sea port is open under health task force observation.
Road Freight: Borders are closed but open for goods only. Borders closed since March 31st, local and domestic travel within Liberia have been limited.
The Country is on a lockdown until the end of the month, all 15 counties in the Republic of Liberia are in quarantine from 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 10, 2020, until further notice.
Progressive deconfinement from April 20, 2020. State of health emergency extended till July 12th, 2020.
Air Freight: Operational but only cargo flights. Only Air France and Turkish Airlines serve Madagascar via their weekly cargo flight.
Sea Freight: Ports are operational while respecting governmental procedures. Major problems experienced on Mauritius trans shipments and connections.
Road Freight: Trucks are only allowed to circulate in Antananarivo from 3pm to 8pm.
Customs: Offices Tamatave and Antananarivo will ensure maximum service with minimum contact. However, humanitarian aid, pharmaceuticals and PPN will be given priority.
Temporary suspension of all exports of drugs and other health products.
Country lockdown was suspended. Despite the pandemic, the country with hold the presidential elections on the 23rd of June, expecting rallies organized by the oppositions with thousands people every weekends, increasing risk of spreading the virus.
Air Freight: All international flights are suspended except:
ET has now 2 cargo flights per week transporting essential cargo, Emirates restarting with first cargo flight in Lilongwe.
Sea Freight: All cargo from the main ports in Mozambique moving normally
Road Freight: All corridors operational
Air Freight: All passenger flights have been suspended. Cargo flights are still operated.
First Bollore charter flight arrived on April 24th, the second arrived on April 26th.The third flight operated successfully on May 3rd. The fourth, fifth and sixth Bollore charter flight arrived successively on May 7th, 8th & 11th. The 7th Bollore charter flight arrived on May 24th.
Sea Freight: Operational, but with delay in customs operations at the border due to COVID-19 barriers measures.
Road: cross border transport are ongoing for goods trade, border closed for passenger transportation.
Mali President IBK addresses to the Nation announcing some social policies: masks distribution, goods distribution to vulnerable families, decrease of some common charges (electricity, water). The President IBK received ten million masks to start the project "one mask, one citizen".
The government has announced the end of the curfew from May 10th. The government has reopened of schools and universities on June 2nd.
Air Freight: All passenger flights have been suspended. Cargo flights are now operating.
Sea and Road freight are operational.
The government has changed the curfew hours from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., it has also decided the suspension of all commercial flights and the closure of land and sea borders.
Moreover, there will be an establishment of health teams at the 12 official entry points (airports and ports of Nouakchott and Nouadhibou, and the land entry points of the 8 border regions).
The governmental recommendation is to reduce the number of workers at the offices. All non-indispensable workers should stay at home.
Air Freight: All passenger flights have been suspended. Cargo flights still operated, and road transport can be a substitute from CMN to CDG.
Sea and road freight are still operational but with delay due to caution measures.
From March 13, Morocco announces the closure "until further notice" of air and sea links to France and Spain, as well as its land borders with the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla to prevent the spread of the Covid-19. Access to Moroccan ports has been temporarily suspended for all pleasure, cruise and passenger ships.
The government of the kingdom of Morocco has just decreed an extension of the state of health emergency until the 10th of July. It is an obligation to have an exceptional travel authorization for any outing, also all shops closed at 8:00 p.m and there is a resurgence of the urban public transport without exceeding 50% of the carrying capacity.
As 01st of June 2020, maximum precaution recommended and wearing of masks in public transport is a MUST.
All schools, churches and entertainment centers are closed.
All borders to be closed except for entry of goods and medications.
Employee Rotation at businesses is advised.
Visas and passports issuance have been suspended. No foreigner allowed to enter or exit the country.
Air Freight: Bay Air is operational ex Eros to JNB daily * cargo size is limited as well as capacity. Can connect from ORT to various destinations. Flights only once a week or less, cargo subject to stay on standby at airport warehouse.
Sea Freight: Operational with all documentation (releases, etc.) being submitted electronically. Port operating hours changed to 7am-7pm with 50% staff working.
Road Freight: All borders to be closed except for entry of goods and medications. Only limited commodities to cross borders, but some borders are still operating normally with some delays.
The Erongo Region was placed back to Level 1 for the period of 2 weeks. New details are due to be released during the course of the day, 22/06. The rest of Namibia has moved to level 3. This allowed more trade and movement of people. Borders still closed, unless for repatriation or commercial cargo. This new period will be in effect from 02/06/2020 to 29/06/2020
Air Freight: Bay Air is operational ex Eros to JNB daily * cargo size is limited as well as capacity. Can connect from ORT to various destinations
Sea Freight: Namport is fully operational and shipping lines are accommodating import and export cargo. Covid 19 restrictions in place
Road Freight: Operational - Covid 19 restrictions in place. Can offer Road to Air Service via JNB. Corridor network in operation and all drivers being screened and processes being followed and various stops and checkpoints through the route.
Air Freight: All passenger flights have been suspended. Cargo flights still operated.
Closure of all land borders for a period of 2 weeks renewable from mid-March 19, 2020 at midnight except for the transport of goods (2 cargo per week and only goods authorized);
Closure of the international airports of Niamey and Zinder for a period of 2 weeks renewable from mid-March 19, 2020 at midnight except for domestic flights, medical and military freighters.
Air Freight: All airports closed to Passenger international flights, cargo flights still operating. Clearing activities only for essential cargo at the airport to all clearing agents. NAHCO and SAHCO have skeletal staff on ground receiving cargo from freighters to central warehouse and releasing only essential cargo. Customs and authorities on site at a skeletal level to attend to demand on essential cargo release ONLY Kindly be advised only cargo where the consignee can provide an exemption letter from Federal Government proving essential cargo status will be handled. Bollore Airfreight operations are active on essential cargo delivery in Lagos only, Port Harcourt airport is closed.
Sea Freight: Nigeria Ports fully operational. Clearing of only Essential cargo ONLY from sea ports of entry. Kindly be advised only cargo where the consignee can provide an exemption letter from Federal Government proving essential cargo status will be handled. Port Harcourt is in full lock down, clearing activities are limited at present due to staff movement issues.
Road: Operational, but the interstate transport not possible due to restrictions.
Warehouses operational as per regulations of state government.
The states of Ogun, Lagos and Abuja are currently in a relaxed lockdown structure.
60% of the workforce is allowed to work with night curfew 8pm to 8am. Kano and parts of Port Harcourt are in full lock down.
Air Freight: Embargo on all passenger flights.
Road Freight: Tanzania transporters have now blocked entry into Rwanda of all Rwanda cargo.
A compromise has been reached regarding the transshipment of all RW cargo at Rusumo TZ/RW border so Rwandan based trucks can load and deliver to final destination.
All drivers will also be tested at Rusumo border and at their points of origin, as part of the agreement.
Minimal operations in place during lockdown.
Government lockdown measures in place from Saturday, 21 March 2020, for an initial period of two (2) weeks: Lockdown extended by 15 days until 19 April.
• Unnecessary movements and visits outside the home are not permitted, except for essential services such as healthcare, food shopping, or banking, and for the personnel performing such services.
• All employees (public and private) shall work from home, except for those providing essential services.
• Borders are closed, except for goods and cargo, as well as returning Rwandan citizens and legal residents, who will be subject to mandatory 14-day quarantine at designated locations.
• Travel between different cities and districts of the country is not permitted, except for medical reasons or essential services. Transport of food and essential goods will continue to function.
Air Freight: All International flights will resume on 15 July 2020.
Road: Senegal’s “state of emergency” ended on 30 June 2020. Consequently, the country’s borders are set to re-open soon. Schools has progressively resumed since 25 June 2020 as have government administrations—office hours are from 8:00 to 17:00. Public places such as markets are re-opening but remain subject to sanitary measures including the wearing of medical masks. Despite the re-opening, a CNews report from 29 June 2020 states that the coronavirus is still spreading throughout country.
On Monday, March 16, the Sierra Leonean government announced a ban on all public gatherings of more than 100 people to prevent spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. Emergency State declared in Sierra Leone the 27th of March, all border with neighbor countries are closed for 1 month. Government has announced a partial lockdown for now, with a curfew from 9pm to 6am, and between districts traffic is not allowed (allowed only with E pass).
31st of March 2020 first COVID-19 positive case in Freetown, 124 cases confirmed on April 30th.
Air Freight: 19th of March 2020, suspension of all PAX flights. 24th of March 2020, BCP in place for Logistics in case for external aid oncoming.
Sea Freight: Port and Customs still operating, BCP in place for Logistics, Shipping and Terminal to keep on operating.
Road Freight: Only Cargo traffics are allowed cross border. No restriction of circulation in Sierra Leone.
Government has imposed countrywide curfew from evening 8 pm to 8 am.
Air Freight: Federal Government of Somalia has implemented flight restrictions intended to limit the spread of COVID-19. International flights have been suspended for a period of 15 days. AMISOM cargo base closed to all drop offs except by special application.
Sea Freight: Sea ports operational
Road Transport: Operational but medical screening of crew in effect.
From 1st June 2020, South Africa is now in Lockdown Level 3. - All areas of the economy are allowed, with the exception of a few key areas.
All Import and Exports of goods allowed.
-Only Freighters are operational
-Operation slightly delayed
All Imports and Exports of goods allowed
Road Freight / Hinterland:
All movement of goods within South Africa allowed.
All movement of goods for Import and Export allowed, except tobacco products.
Cross border transportation of all goods allowed
Daily monitoring of evolutions of lockdown regulations in the respective hinterland countries (Botswana / Malawi / Mozambique / Zimbabwe / Zambia / Namibia)
Warehousing / Other:
All Warehouses are operational - following strict government regulations. Backup teams in place for all operations.
Khartoum: Lockdown extended to 29th June 2020. Curfew hours in Khartoum increased to 15h00 to 06h00. Countrywide curfew remains between 18h00 to 06h00. Citywide curfew increased to between 15h00 to 06h00.
Port Sudan: Lockdown implemented from 9th to 18th June 2020. Citywide curfew between 12h00 and 06h00.
Banks and all Government offices will open until 1pm. Customs and Soba CFS - Khartoum will be open from 08h00 to 13h00. Food Manufacturers, medical services exempt from lockdown. Public allowed to move for convenience shopping between 08h00 and 13h00 daily.
Air Freight: Sudan Civil Aviation Authority has extended the closure of all Sudanese Airports until 28th June 2020 for all local and international passenger flights. Customs operations from 08h00 to 13h00hrs.
Sea Freight: Port Sudan operational. Customs office to operate from 08h00 to 13h00.
Road Transport: Cross border transport including cargo is banned – no entry or exit. Local transport within Sudan allowed including fuel and other essential commodities.
Government has imposed countrywide curfew from 8PM to 6AM.
Public institutions to work half day from 7.30am to 1pm Monday to Friday.
Air Freight: Air Freight: Airport open for both domestic and international flights.
Sea Freight: Mombasa Port operational with mandatory inspection of vessels by Port Health services.
Reduced vessel calls mainly from Far East and Europe.
Road Transport: Closure of all borders with exemption granted for cargo and fuel tanks. Mandatory COVID-19 Test for Uganda Entry Access.
• Nimule returning trucks have been parked 4 to 6 days awaiting results (Tension arising)
Air Freight: The ban on international passenger flights, both scheduled and unscheduled has been lifted (see attached TCAA update)
• Rusomo (Rwanda & EDRC): Some restrictions; contact local representative for more information
• Tunduma( Zambia & SDRC): Border re-opened on the 15th of May and operating normally
• Kabanga( Burundi): Operating as normal
• Namanga(Kenya): All drivers are subject to mandatory Covid testing by Kenya.
Air Freight: Suspension of all flights except ET (import & export) & DHL/1 cargo flight AF planed on April 6th. One commercial flight AF is approximately planned per week.
Sea Freight: Operational, no restrictions for the moment.
Road Freight: Government decision to close the Borders, except for cargos.
No foreigners are allowed to enter the country and no restrictions for business so far. Togolese authorities lifted the curfew on June 9th; “back to normal for everything.”
Air Freight: All passenger flights have been suspended. Cargo flights are still operated with 3 weekly TK airfreight cargoes and 5 weekly airfreight cargoes from/to Paris CDG express courier as usual.
Qatar Airways resumes its cargo flights every 2 days on average.
Sea Freight: Containerships still operational, Conro connections to France and Italy maintained but reduced by 2. Port operates 24h/24h for top priority like pharmaceutics, medicals, perishable and dangerous goods.
Road Transport: Land borders with Algeria and Libya closed. Top priority for pharmaceutics, medicals, perishable and dangerous goods. CMA-CGM launches a sea freight service Sfax – Tripoli.
Warehousing: Bonded and non-bonded warehouses open on customers’ needs and demands and to our own console remaining.
The curfew in place from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. has passed to 11 p.m. No new cases of contamination have been identified in the past 4 days.
This Monday, May 4th, Tunisia will begin deconfinement in three stages:
o Phase 1 from May 4th to 24th,
o Phase 2 from May 24th to June 4th
o Phase 3 from June 4th to 14th
The government hopes to fully restart the country by June 14th.
Regarding certain age categories of the population whom are not affected by the May 4th relief: during the first phase people over 65 will remain in confinement, people who are frail or suffering from serious pathologies, children under 15 and pregnant women will also remain confined.
The other categories of population are required to wear masks in public places and at their workplace while respecting social distancing. Institutions and companies undertake to disinfect the premises before resuming activity.
The first phase - from May 4th to 24th - prohibits all gatherings. It allows the return to work for 50% of the public service, industry, services sector, building and public works (BTP), 50% of small trades and 100% of liberal professions. Ready-to-wear and hypermarkets are only allowed to reopen on May 11th. Once past May 24th, mosques, cafes, and weekly markets can resume.
Telework is preferred. A Covid-19 referent will be associated with each public institution and company.
Until May 24th, permission to travel remains essential. The conditions of its allocation are relaxed. During this period, it will always be prohibited to circulate outside the residential area for those who cannot justify their displacement.
The objective is a 100% recovery of the economic activity by that date. During her press conference, Lobna Jeribi warned that this horizon can be adjusted according to the evolution of the epidemic curve, day after day.
Countrywide curfew from 7pm-6.30am.
International borders and airports remain closed until further notice except for cargo.
In view of restricted flight connectivity, there is a delay in transmission of original BLs by air. Alternative options available are seaway bills or print BLs at destination shipping line offices.
Air Freight: Only cargo flights operational but limited volumes due to reduced capacity.
Sea Freight: Mombasa Port operational but with reduced staff capacity. Mandatory requirement for valid COVID-19 certificate before entering any port facility (Mombasa, Nairobi, Naivasha. Free storage period extended
Containers depots in Kampala are operational. Some delay in processing Delivery Orders with some Shipping Lines as the process is manual.
Road Transport: Borders are open for cargo movement.
All drivers on Uganda & Kenya side are to go through a mandatory “blood test” upon arrival at the border. This process now has impacted the movement of trucks. We are informed that Uganda authority will still test Kenyan drivers even if they have a COVID negative certificate issued in Kenya.
Border crossing time is an average of 3-5 days per truck inbound with a valid COVID certificate. Outbound now clear.
Bonded Warehouses: URA to station skeleton staff at the ICD/Bonded warehouses Customs team operational and able to capture entries in URA system for imports / export shipments. Bonded Warehouse Guidelines from URA.
Air Freight: Only ET operating on PAX and Cargo, Stabo air on cargo // minimal service at airport
Sea Freight: Operational // 3 corridors only > Dar-Beira-Walvis // no RSA
Road Freight: Operational / Chirundu and Kasumbalesa and Mpulungu borders are operating normally / quarantine at other borders.
Government measures in place:
• Travel ban in place
• Public gatherings: All public gatherings should not exceed 50 persons. These include religious fellowship, weddings, conferences, workshops and funerals
Lock down extended with 14 days expect to end 17 May 2020. The army force shall assist to maintain this order.
Permit to perform essential services are granted to Bolloré staff.
Air Freight: Cargo flights only. Airport operating with minimum staff. Harare office open and fully operational up until 16:30.
Sea Freight: Beira and Durban port is operational. Borders are operating (import and export) but with reduced staff. Physical examination suspended. Border post offices opened and operational on reduced working hours from 8:00 to 16:30. Import & Export declaration are possible
Road Freight: Operational on essential cargo. Customs entries are possible
Warehouse operations up and running.