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COVID-19 Doing business in Africa

The outbreak of COVID-19 has consequences for entrepreneurs doing business in Africa. The measures taken by local governments vary from country to country. The situation may change daily. For the latest information, please contact the local embassy or consulate general of the country you are doing business with.

Travelling to Africa

The advice is to travel to Africa only when this is necessary. Check with the travel advice from the Dutch government.

Logistics and transportation in Africa

The measures for logistics and transportation vary from country to country. For specific information on local situations, please check with the ministries of infrastructure, transportation, logistics and customs in the relevant country.

Information on local measures

Trade fairs, missions and events in Africa

Most trade shows and events are cancelled or postponed. We have cancelled all our trade missions until 1 June. For the latest information on other worldwide events, see:

  • 10times for a list of postponed trade shows worldwide;
  • AUMA for changes in dates of trade fairs abroad;
  • Meetexpo for a list of postponed and cancelled trade fairs and exhibitions worldwide.

Useful links

The World Health Organization (WHO) offers information on the situation in Africa and travel advice.

The Netherlands Business Support Offices (NBSO) are Dutch governmental trade offices located in foreign countries. NBSOs support your activities abroad and will help you with local laws and regulations.

The Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA). NVWA is part of the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality.