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Mathematical Modeling for Removing Border Entry and Quarantine Requirements for COVID-19, Vanuatu.

van Gemert C, Tarivonda L, Tapo PS, Natuman S, Clark G, Mariasua J, Scott N, Craig A, Abel M, Cornish MJ, Hellard M, Sacks-Davis R


The Pacific Island country of Vanuatu is considering strategies to remove border restrictions implemented during 2020 to prevent imported coronavirus disease. We performed mathematical modeling to estimate the number of infectious travelers who had different entry scenarios and testing strategies. Travel bubbles and testing on entry have the greatest importation risk reduction.

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  • Journal: Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • Published: 01/05/2022
  • Volume: 28
  • Issue: 5
  • Pagination: 1053-1055