SOUTH AFRICA

COVID-19 protocols and screening —-

  • South Africa is currently on an adjusted Level 3 Lockdown Regulation.  Restaurants are allowed to serve alcohol again and wine estates are open for tastings and sales. A curfew is in place from 10pm to 4am with restaurants closing at 9pm. If a flight arrives during curfew hours, passengers may need to show proof of their boarding passes or flight tickets if stopped by law enforcement en route to the airport, hotel or home. Museums, gyms, casinos and cinemas are all open but at 50% capacity.

  • All travellers must present a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate, obtained not more than 72 hours from the day of departure.

  • All travellers must complete a Traveler Health Questionnaire not more than 2 days before arriving – the same applies when departing South Africa.

  • Travellers will be asked to download the COVID Alert South Africa mobile app.
  • Travellers will be screened for any COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Quarantine is not mandatory unless travelers fail to present a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test, display any symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in contact with an infected person. A mandatory COVID-19 test will be required at their own cost and if positive, travellers will be subjected to a 10-day quarantine at a designated site, at their own cost.

Questions about travelling to South Africa?

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KENYA  

COVID-19 protocols and screening —–

  • Click here for the list of quarantine exempt countries.
  • All international travellers are required to submit their Covid-19 test certificates before arriving in Kenya, in order to generate a Trusted Travel (TT) code.
  • You can click here to create your TT account, upload your PCR test certificate and generate the TT code.
  • International travellers must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test on arrival, even if in transit, and the test must have been done within 96 hours prior to departure from their home country.
  • Arriving passengers will be screened for any COVID-19 symptoms.
  • All passengers arriving in Kenya must complete the Travellers Health Surveillance Form by the Ministry of Health and he form must be completed online prior to disembarkation.
  • Passengers will receive a QR code after completing the form and will be required to display it to a Port Health Official to proceed through immigration.
  • Passengers traveling domestically into Wilson Airport, must complete the online form 24 hours prior to their domestic flight. A QR code will be emailed to you which must be presented to the port health desk for clearance: https://ears.health.go.ke/local_airline_registration/
  • Strict infection prevention and control measures have to be followed: social distancing, good hand hygiene, and the wearing of masks remain mandatory.
  • All travellers who require a visa must obtain it online prior to arrival.

Questions about travelling to Kenya?  

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MOZAMBIQUE 

COVID-19 protocols and screening —-

  • All travellers must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate, obtained within 72 hours of departure for Mozambique
  • All arriving travellers will be screened for any COVID-19 symptoms
  • The Mozambican government has extended their lockdown and announced the Decree 24/40221 of April 26 remain in force with the exceptions that public swimming pools are operational with a 30% capacity, beaches are reopened for walks and swimming, but without congregations or alcohol consumption with their curfew remaining in place from 10 pm to 4 am

Questions about travelling to Mozambique? 

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NAMIBIA  

COVID-19 protocols and screening —-

  • The Namibian government has implemented a curfew from 10pm to 4am with restaurants and pubs closing at 8 pm. Alcohol sales is only allowed from 9am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday.
  • All travelers must present a negative PCR COVID-19 test result, not older than 7 days. Antigen Rapid Diagnostic Test results will no longer be accepted for entry
  • Travelers must submit their full itinerary on arrival and will be subject to health screenings.

Questions about travelling to Namibia?

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RWANDA 

COVID-19 protocols and screening —-

  • All travellers must present a printed copy of their negative PCR Test issued within 72 hours prior to arrival. Rapid Diagnostics Tests (RDT) are not accepted
  • Travellers must complete the Passenger Locator Form prior to arrival and upload their COVID-19 test certificate via https://travel.rbc.gov.rw/travel/formstart.php   
  • All travellers will be screened upon arrival and take a mandatory PCR test at the airport at a cost of USD 60 per person per test, paid directly. Travellers must wait 24 hours in a designated transit hotel while waiting on the test results before continuing onwards with their travel. Test results can be check on https://his.hmis.moh.gov.rw/results/
  • All travellers from India are required to complete 7 days in mandatory quarantine at a designated hotel at their own cost.
  • Travellers will be treated in line with Rwanda’s COVID-19 management guidelines if they test positive, even if asymptomatic, until they have fully recovered, at their own cost.
  • All travellers departing from Rwanda must present a negative RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure.
  • Preventive measures must be followed while travelling in Rwanda, including physical distancing; wearing of face masks and hand hygiene.
  • Travellers who are visiting any national park in Rwanda, are required to schedule their visit within 72 hours of receiving a negative PCR test result. If their visit/s are more than 72 hours after the initial test on arrival in Rwanda, travellers will be required to take another COVID-19 test before visiting any of the national parks
  • A curfew is currently in place between 10pm – 4am

Questions about travelling to Rwanda? 

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TANZANIA

COVID-19 protocols and screening —-

  • All travellers into Tanzania must now provide a printed copy of their negative PCR Test issued within 72 hours prior to arrival.
  • Travellers are required to complete a online Health Surveillance Form within 24 hours before arrival in Tanzania:https://afyamsafiri.moh.go.tz/ With the 24 hour window period being tricky for long-haul travellers, they will be assisted with filling out the form on arrival, either online or with pen and paper.
  • Travellers will receive a Unique Health Code that must be presented on arrival at their health screening.
  • All travellers must take a Rapid Antigen Test on arrival at a cost of approximately USD 25 per person and payable directly by travelers
  • All visas must be applied for online
  • While in Tanzania, visitors will be expected to adhere to full protective measures against the spread of COVID-19.
  • The only travellers subject to quarantine at the moment are travelers from India

Questions about travelling to Tanzania?

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UGANDA

COVID-19 protocols and screening —-

  • Arriving travellers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate, obtained within 72 hours of departure for Uganda.
    All travellers from India, the USA, UK, UAE, Turkey, South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan and Tanzania must undergo a PCR COVID-19 test upon arrival in Uganda at a cost of USD 65 per person and any traveler who tests positive must quarantine in a government-designated facility at their own cost.
  • Travellers who have received their full Covid-19 vaccinations will be allowed to enter the country without further testing upon arrival, except travelers from India.
  • All departing travelers must show a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, issued within 72 hours of departing from Uganda.

Questions about travelling to Uganda? 

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ZAMBIA

COVID-19 protocols and screening —-

  • All travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test certificate, obtained within 72 hours of arriving in Zambia.
  • Travellers arriving from a High Risk country, even if fully vaccinated, must undergo a PCR test at their own expense on arrival
  • Unvaccinated travellers from a High Risk country must undergo a PCR test on arrival at their own expense and self-isolate at their destination or a Government approved hotel while waiting for their PCR results
  • Departing travellers will only require a negative Covid-19 test certificate if they destination country or airline requires it.
  • If travellers  show any signs of COVID-19, they will be required to quarantine for 14 days

Questions about travelling to Zambia?

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ZIMBABWE

COVID-19 protocols and screening —-

  • All travellers must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate, obtained within 48 hours of departure for Zimbabwe.
  • Travellers from high risk countries with Alpha and Delta variants will have to quarantine at their own expense and undergo numerous PCR tests at their own expense, during their quarantine period.
  • All travellers will undergo health screening and temperature testing.
  • Mandatory quarantine is not  required unless travellers show symptoms or don’t have a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate on arrival.
  • Air travel remains open but land borders are still closed, with an overnight curfew still in place from 6.30pm. to 6 a.m.

Questions about travelling to Zimbabwe? 

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BOTSWANA  

COVID-19 protocols and screening —-

  • Travellers must present a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test result, obtained within 72 hours of departure for Botswana.
  • All travellers will be screened upon arrival and take a mandatory rapid antigen test (free of charge) on arrival.
  • On departure, all travellers must present a negative Covid-19 test result obtained within 72 hours of departure.
  • Travellers showing symptoms of COVID-19 will be required to undergo a PCR test and quarantine for 10 – 14 days.

Countries allowed to travel to Botswana  – ALL

Questions about travelling to Botswana? 

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SEYCHELLES 

COVID-19 protocols and screening —-

  • All travellers must present a valid negative Covid-19 PCR test, taken within 72 hours before departure.
  • All travellers must apply for a Health Travel Authorization and the travel authorization (pdf) must be printed out or saved on a mobile phone and presented upon arrival in the Seychelles.
  • Travellers who have been to South Africa, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Brazil, within 14 days prior to arrival in Seychelles are not permitted entry.
  • All travellers must have comprehensive international travel insurance that also covers Covid-
  • Travellers must stay at licensed establishments or liveaboards that have been certified by the Public Health Authority. Click here for details.
  • Regular measures like wearing a mark, sanitizing and social distancing are expected to be followed at all times.

Questions about travelling to the Seychelles

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MAURITIUS

  • Mauritius advised they will reopen on July 15th for fully vaccinated travelers, restrictions still remain in place for travel from South Africa with flights between Mauritius and South Africa remaining closed until further notice.
  • If vaccinated travelers want to travel from South Africa to Mauritius before the end of September 2021, they will have to visit an approved country for at least 14 days before traveling onwards to Mauritius. Upon arrival in Mauritius during this time, fully vaccinated travelers will remain restricted to their resort and the resort’s beach and swimming pool facilities for the first 14 days before being allowed to explore the island
  • From October 1st, Mauritius will allow vaccinated travelers into the country without restrictions upon presenting a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure. Unvaccinated travelers will still remain subject to the 14-day in-room quarantine. Flight schedules during this time from South African remains unclear

Herewith the proposed time line for opening up of Mauritius:

15 July – 30 September

Vaccinated guests:

  • Enjoy a hotel holiday in one of the certified COVID-19 safe hotels
  • Relax on the beach and use the hotel facilities, excluding the spa
  • You will have a PCR test on your day of arrival, day 7 and day 14
  • After a negative PCR test on day 14, you are free to go and explore the island

Unvaccinated guests:

  • You will need to stay in your hotel room for 14 days and meals will be delivered to your room
  • You will have a PCR test on your day of arrival, day 7 and day 14
  • After a negative PCR test on day 14, you can freely explore the island and move to new accommodation or to your home

October Onwards:

Vaccinated guests:

  • Full opening of the island!
  • Freely explore our island and its attractions throughout your holiday
  • You must present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure to be allowed entry to the island

Unvaccinated guests:

  • You must book a quarantine stay in an official quarantine hotel, including meals and transfers
  • You will be required to stay in your hotel room for 14 days and meals will be delivered to your room
  • You will undergo a PCR test on your day of arrival, day 7 and day 14
  • After a negative PCR test on day 14, you can freely explore the island and move to new accommodation or go home

 

TRAVELLERS FROM THE US:  Since January 26, 2021, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travellers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel.

International flights into Southern & East Africa

Most of the international airlines require passengers to present a negative COVID-19 test certificate that has been performed within 72 hours of departure. The same may be required when arriving at any transit airport / country. Contact us for updated details as to which airlines are flying into the destination.

We are keeping a close eye on the Southern and East African travel regulations & will keep you updated about any news in the next days. If you have any specific questions relating to travel in Africa, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

 

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