25 April 2020 – Sanitary security measures reinforced for compatriots entering the country by land

Type of Intervention: Executive Order, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Executive Office, Health, Immigration, Local Government
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: National Government and Presidential Commission for the Prevention and Care of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Overview: Venezuela reinforces sanitary security measures for its compatriots who enter the country by land. The measures include carrying out a rapid detection test for COVID-19 once they enter the country, mandatory 5-day isolation in the border state where the entry was made, then they will be transferred to their places of origin (prior to their departure, a new rapid COVID-19 screening test). In their states of origin, they must carry out a mandatory two-week quarantine in specially prepared areas.
Full details here: http://vicepresidencia.gob.ve/venezuela-refuerza-medidas-seguridad-sanitaria-de-sus-connacionales-ante-los-paises-epicentro-de-covid-19-en-suramerica/

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee, Learning from other jurisdictions, Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report)
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation, National – academic, National – government