East African Community rolls out digital COVID-19 certificates for cargo drivers

The East African Community is implementing the regional electronic cargo and driver tracking system (RECDTS) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The system will enable issuance of digital COVID-19 certificates for cargo drivers, minimising the time taken for drivers to cross borders of member states. It will also monitor crew health and assist in contact tracing in case of illness.  The certificates are on a mobile application and they are mutually recognised across member states