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Volume 28, Number 5—May 2022
Research Letter

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

Caroline van Gemert1Comments to Author , Len Tarivonda, Posikai Samuel Tapo, Sereana Natuman, Geoff Clark, Joanne Mariasua, Nick Scott, Adam Craig, Myriam Abel, Matthew J. Cornish, Margaret Hellard, and Rachel Sacks-Davis
Author affiliations: The University of Melbourne, Carlton, Victoria, Australia (C. van Gemert); Vanuatu Health Program, Port Vila, Vanuatu (C. van Gemert, G. Clark); The Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (C. van Gemert, N. Scott, M. Hellard, R. Sacks-Davis); Ministry of Health, Iatika Complex, Port Vila (L. Tarivonda, P.S. Tapo, S. Natuman, J. Mariasua); Oxford University, Oxford, UK (N. Scott); University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (A. Craig); World Health Organization, Port Vila (M. Abel); Dokta Blong Mi, Port Vila (M.J. Cornish)

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Characteristics considered in the model for removing border entry and quarantine requirements for coronavirus disease, Vanuatu

Characteristic Description
Border opening scenarios
Scenario 1 Open border with no restrictions
Scenario 2 Travel bubble with low point-prevalence neighboring countries
Scenario 3
Travel bubble with low point-prevalence neighboring countries plus vaccination for all incoming travelers
Testing strategies
Test strategy 1 No testing
Test strategy 2 Testing on arrival only
Test strategy 3 Predeparture plus on arrival
Test strategy 4 Predeparture plus on arrival plus day 5 after arrival

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1Current affiliation: The Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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