Mozambique’s problem with fake COVID-19 travel certificates

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The health authority overseeing Maputo has launched an investigation into reports of an ongoing trade in negative COVID-19 documents. Mozambique and neighbouring South Africa require travellers to present a COVID-19 free certificate from a test taken 72 hours before travel.

BBC News reports that these are mostly done in private hospitals and cost up to $97. Provincial health director Daniel Chemane said the fake “COVID-19-free” certificates are being sold for $7 on the black market.

Full BBC News report

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