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TRAVEL UPDATE FOR AFRICA

Last Update: June 17, 2022 11:00 AM PST

At African Travel, Inc. our commitment has always been to make your dream of Africa a reality. That also means being able to safely connect you with the people and wildlife and show you Africa like no one else. 

With the ongoing changes in travel due to COVID-19, we are continually adapting our operations to serve the needs of our customers and the travel advisor community. We are monitoring the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and state departments to ensure when it’s safe to travel.

Africa awaits and countries are welcoming travelers. Below are the current travel requirements and tools to help plan travel.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Use this helpful tool to determine what entry requirements and travel restrictions may be in place for your safari.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The following is additional information which may help in your trip planning. 

Due to the rapid evolving situation globally, please regularly check on the most updated travel requirements (such as mandatory Covid tests, quarantine) for your airlines, transit countries, and your final destination. 

Travelers should confirm with their air carriers on the latest flight status as some airlines are continuing flights while others are canceling flights. Please adhere to all health screening, mask-wearing, social distancing, and other safety protocols established by each country that you are visiting.

For detailed information on international travel, please check the following CDC link: International Travel During COVID-19 | CDC

 

For visitors entering the United States:

Effective June 12, 2022, airline passengers will not need to get tested and show a negative COVID-19 test result, nor show documentation of recovery from COVID-19, prior to boarding a flight to the United States, regardless of vaccination status or citizenship.  However, the CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for noncitizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect. Please refer to Non-U.S. Citizen, Non-U.S. Immigrants: Travel to and from the United States | CDC. For more information, see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers | CDC.  

The CDC continues to recommend that all travelers remain up to date with vaccination against COVID-19 and get tested for current infection with a viral test before and after travel, and after any known exposure to a person with COVID-19 and take appropriate precautions to reduce the risk of transmission while infectious. Further, CDC continues to recommend that people wear masks in indoor public transportation settings.

 

BOTSWANA

Current Travel Advisory: Level 2

As of March 18, 2022, the Government of Botswana has modified rules regarding entry into the country.

  • Fully vaccinated travelers who have completed the primary vaccine series (two doses of a two-dose regimen or a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine) will be allowed entry into Botswana with physical proof of vaccination.  Soft copy/ phone apps are not currently accepted.

  • Partially vaccinated or not vaccinated travelers are required to present a negative 72-hour PCR test result and undergo Covid-19 testing at the port of entry, at own expense.  If test result is negative, traveler will be allowed to proceed into the country. If positive, traveler will be isolated, at own expense, in the district of the port of entry and allowed to proceed into the country only after recovery.

  • A negative PCR test result and testing on arrival are no longer required.

Additional visa/documents: None required at this time.

Departure: If required by onward destination, PCR tests are available at own expense.  Please check with your airline and onward travel arrangements. 

 

EGYPT

Current Travel Advisory: Level 3

  • Travelers can enter with proof of a WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccination certificate which complies with the rules of the issuing country and contain a QR code.  Alternatively, travelers must present a printed negative PCR COVID-19 test with the laboratory name visible, if a QR code is not issued. For CDC to monitor the safety of COVID-19 vaccines, vaccinated travelers must register at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety/register-for-v-safe.html.

  • Travelers with NO COVID-19 vaccination certificate must present a printed copy of a negative PCR test certificate for COVID-19, stamped with the authorized laboratory OR with a QR Code indicating the hour and the date of the sample, taken at a maximum of 72 hours before their flight departure time. Due to long travel and transit periods, certain countries will be allowed to provide the test certificate performed at a maximum of 96 hours prior to flight departure.

  • Complete the Egypt Health Declaration form  before boarding flight. Quarantine is required if you are not vaccinated and without a negative PCR test and if you test positive for COVID while in country. 

Additional visa/documents:  

  • A visa is required. For the fastest and most convenient way to obtain a visa, apply for an e-visa at least 7 days prior to travel.

  • Show proof of a valid health insurance policy. Contact your nearest embassy or consulate for updated information on Egyptian government policies regarding required proof of insurance and PCR testing timelines.

Departure: If required by onward destination, PCR tests are available at own expense. A passport sized photo is needed.

 

JORDAN

Current Travel Advisory: Level 4 

Additional visa/documents:  

  • A visa is required

  • Valid health insurance that covers COVID-19 treatment for the entire period of intended stay

Departure: If required by onward destination, PCR tests are available at own expense. Results available within 72 hours.

 

KENYA

Current Travel Advisory: Level 2

Getting There

  • All international arrivals, including those in transit, must complete the required Traveler Surveillance form 48 hours before arrival into Kenya.  After completing the form, you will receive a QR code which you will present to a Port Health Official to proceed through immigration

  • Fully vaccinated travelers:

    • Travelers who are fully vaccinated are exempted from the PCR test requirement for entry.

    • Fully vaccinated travelers are required to upload their certificate of COVID-19 vaccination onto Global Haven before boarding flight. No paper verification on arrival. A QR Code will automatically download to your device and be emailed to you. This is to be presented upon arrival.

  • Unvaccinated travelers:

    • Unvaccinated travelers must be in possession of a valid COVID-19 negative PCR test result conducted within 72 hours prior to departure for Kenya regardless of the route of entry. Upload valid COVID-19 negative PCR test result onto Global Haven prior to departure. No paper verification on arrival. A QR Code will automatically download to your device, emailed to you, and to be present on arrival in Kenya. Complete the Traveler Surveillance form 24 hours before arrival to Kenya via http://bit.ly/covid19moh.

Additional visa/documents:  An e-visa is required before entering Kenya. Obtain an e-visa at http://evisa.go.ke/evisa.html

Departure:

  • Departing passengers whose airline or destination country require a negative PCR based COVID-19 test are required to utilize either Trusted Travel or Global Haven if the test certificate is from a jurisdiction where Trusted Travel is not available.

  • After testing, receive an SMS and/or email from admin@panabios.org with instructions on how to generate a Travel Code from http://trustedtravel.panabios.org/ to be approved by airlines and immigration authorities on departure.​

 

MADAGASCAR

All regions are open, but restrictions remain.  Domestic flights are operating. Flights to/from Mauritius and Africa are suspended. Flights to/from Europe are operating. 

Current Travel Advisory: Level 3

  • Present of a negative result of an RT-PCR test performed 72 hours before boarding flight.

  • All travelers will take a PCR test taken at the airport on arrival.  Cost is USD28 per person.

  • Complete, print and present Commitment-letter.pdf (madagascar-tourisme.com) to stay in self-isolation until the test result is obtained.

  • In case of a positive result to the PCR test on arrival, a 14-day self-isolation will be implemented in a dedicated facility, at the traveler’s expense.

  • Proof of 2 nights hotel booking and proof of payment of a hotel room for at least 1 night for self-isolation.

  • Rapid antigen test required if flying on domestic flights

  • Curfew observed in certain areas not specified at this time from midnight to 4:00am daily.

Additional visa/documents: A visa is required to enter Madagascar

Departure:  A COVID-19 test is not required for departure at this time, but requirements will depend on the airline and destination country.

 

MAURITIUS

Current Travel Advisory: Level 1

  • Prior to travel, all travelers should fill out the digital Mauritius All-In-One Travel Digital form, which will generate a PDF document with a QR Code, required to be presented to Health Officials on arrival at Mauritius Airport. 

 

  • Fully vaccinated travelers will undergo a mandatory antigen test on the day of your arrival at your reserved accommodation.  This may be chargeable, subject to your hotel’s policy. You can explore the island after you receive a negative result from your antigen test on day of your arrival.

  • Non-vaccinated travelers will be subject to a test on day of arrival, must self-isolate for 7 days in your reserved accommodation, and take an antigen test on day 7 of your stay in Mauritius. If you test negative on day 7, you can freely explore the island from day 8 of your stay. For details, please click here.

Additional visa/documents:  All passengers (including children and infants) travelling to Mauritius must possess the following documents:

  • A valid air ticket to Mauritius.

  • For vaccinated travelers, provide proof of vaccination.

  • Incoming passengers to Mauritius must download and fill their Public Health Card and Passenger Locator Form to be handed over to the Ministry of Health and Wellness counters upon their arrival 

Departure:  A COVID-19 test is not required for departure at this time, but requirements will depend on the airline and destination country.

 

MOZAMBIQUE

Current Travel Advisory: Level 1

  • All arrivals will need proof of a negative PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) test issued in their country of departure within 72 hours prior to travel to enter Mozambique. Children under 11 years of age are exempt from the requirement, provided they do not show symptoms.

  • Travelers may be required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival

  • All persons displaying respiratory symptoms or fever must stay home

  • Travelers arriving without a negative COVID-19 test result, testing positive on arrival, or directly exposed to a positive case will be required to quarantine for 14 days.

  • Mandatory curfew in Maputo, provincial capitals, municipalities, and towns throughout Mozambique is from midnight to 4:00 am

Additional visa/documents: Visa is required and strongly encouraged to be obtained in advance to avoid being denied entry.

Departure: Acting as agents for the airlines, officials at the airport will request a negative COVID-19 PCR test before permitting you through immigration.

 

NAMIBIA

Current Travel Advisory: Level 1

  • Effective March 17, 2022, fully vaccinated travelers are no longer required to produce a negative PCR test result upon arrival at a Namibian Points of Entry, but are instead required to present an authentic, valid vaccination card at Point of Entry.

  • Travelers, five years and older, who are not fully vaccinated must produce a negative COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test result not older than 72 hours calculated from the date the sample for testing was taken, issued by a certified laboratory to issue SARS-Co V-2 test results in the country of issue.

  • Complete the required Health Questionnaire For Tourism Revival Initiative Travelers and COVID-19 Primary Surveillance before arrival into Namibia.

  • Travel insurance coverage that will cover an unexpected extended stay.

  • Only COVID-19 certificates obtained from providers participating in the Trusted Travel (TT) platform will be valid for entry into and exit from Namibia.  For technical support, send email to globalhaven@panabios.org.  Travelers are strongly recommended to also bring paper copies of all COVID-19 test results to the airport or port of departure.

  • Travelers with results from non-Trusted Travel-compliant laboratories must upload results to the Global Haven system for authentication.  For technical support, send email to globalhaven@panabios.org

Additional visa/documents:  None required

Departure: A negative COVID-19 test certificate departing Namibia based on the requirements of your next travel destination.

 

RWANDA

Current Travel Advisory: Level 1

  • All arriving passengers are required to complete the Passenger Locator Form and upload a COVID-19 test certificate before heading to the airport. 

  • On arrival at Kigali International Airport, travelers must present a negative Rapid Test taken 72 hours (tested and get results within 3 days of first flight) prior to departure for Rwanda. COVID-19 Test is not mandatory for accompanied children under 5 years. Travelers aged 12 years and above, who are eligible for Covid-19 vaccine are encouraged to be fully vaccinated before their travel.

  • Airline passengers transiting for more than 12 hours must complete the Passenger Locator form and upload the COVID-19 Rapid test certificate taken within 72 hours before heading to the airport. Passengers will be screened upon entry, and take a RT-PCR test at own cost before entry to Rwanda.

  • Transiting/connecting travelers who are not leaving the airport for less than 12 hours will be screened upon entry and not required to take a second test. (This is not applicable for transiting passengers by land borders, where passengers will be tested using RT-PCR test on arrival and results will be fast tracked.) 

  • Upon arrival in Rwanda, travelers will undergo a mandatory Covid-19 Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)  at own cost, USD65 per person, and self-isolate until receipt of negative PCR test results.  The balance will be given in local currency (FRW) if paid in cash on arrival. (The passenger who do not use the payment methods on the Passenger Locator Form may be required to pay again at arrival and claim for refund for any previous payment made.)

  • If test results are positive for Covid-19 (even if asymptomatic) while in Rwanda, traveler will be treated, at own cost, as indicated in the National Covid-19 Management Guidelines available on http://www.rbc.gov.rw/ until fully recovered.  All travelers are encouraged to have international travel insurance.

  • Travelers, including children over 5 years, where applicable, visiting the country’s national parks will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 24 hours.  A negative RT- PCR COVID-19 test is required for entry into Volcanoes, Nyungwe, and Gishwati- Mukura National parks. Tourists who have booked not more than two consecutive visits are required to present their negative RT PCR COVID-19 for the first visit only. 

  • Travelers to Rwanda’s national parks are required to complete a guest registration and indemnity form in advance of their visit and submit the form electronically to applicable park.  Here are the forms to print and sign, where applicable:

    Volcanoes National Park (submit to: anaclet.budahera@rdb.rw)

    Nyungwe National Park (submit to: thierry.hitimana@rdb.rw)

    Akagera National Park Registration & Indemnity forms (submit both to: akagera@africanparks.org or provide on arrival)

Additional visa/documents: 

  • A visa is required to enter Rwanda.

  • All travelers are encouraged to have international travel insurance.

Departure:

  • Departing passengers at Kigali International Airport must present a negative rapid or PCR test result, depending on the requirement of the onward destination, taken within 72 hours of departure from Rwanda. If the destination does not require a COVID-19 test to enter, a rapid test taken 72 hours of departure will be required. Passengers departing Rwanda are advised to print out the travel certificate available through the COVID-19 Test Results Portal/ and hand carry them to enter the airport for departure.  COVID-19 Test is not mandatory for accompanied children under 5 years.

  • Travelers are encouraged to register and pay for their tests at least 2 days prior to departure through the online platform available on https://travel.rbc.gov.rw/selfreg/

  • Travelers are advised to check with airlines regarding COVID-19 requirements with final destination and/ or transiting countries if required.

  • Travelers are not allowed to go to the airport without negative COVID-19 PCR test results, if the results are not yet out within 48 hours, please contact RBC-Laboratory HELP DESK on (+250) 787243836 or (+250) 787793446 or (+250) 784026239.

 

SEYCHELLES

Current Travel Advisory: Level 4

  • All travelers to Seychelles must have a valid negative PCR test result of not more than 72 hours prior to travel.

  • All visitors require a valid Health Travel Authorization (HTA) for entry into Seychelles, using the online portal Home | COVID-19 Seychelles Travel Authorization (STA) (govtas.com)  to submit negative PCR test results, flight, and accommodation details.

  • Visitors may only stay at licensed establishments certified by the Public Health Authority.

  • Visitors and crew entering Seychelles by sea must apply for health travel authorization by email at pha@health.gov.sc

  •  Visitors who test positive for COVID-19 may be subject to 10 days of strict hospital or hotel room isolation, at own cost.

  • Visitors must have valid travel & health insurance to cover potential COVID-19 related costs (quarantine, isolation, treatment).

  • Nightly curfew from 11:00pm to 4:00am 

Departure:  A COVID-19 test may be required and additional documentation submitted before departure.  Please check the requirements as per the regulations of the airline and destination country.

 

SOUTH AFRICA

Current Travel AdvisoryLevel 3

  • Fully vaccinated travelers, 5 years and older, arriving at any point of entry or land border must produce a valid digital vaccination certificate with a QR code for verification upon arrival. Click on this CDC link: Stay Up to Date with Your COVID-19 Vaccines | CDC to check if you are fully vaccinated).

  • Travelers without a QR Code on their vaccination certificate, or vaccination certificate in a digital format, contact your health department - https://www.cdc.gov/publichealthgateway/healthdirectories/healthdepartments.html. If your Health Department does not offer this service we recommend the following apps for US citizens, to upload it onto one of these platforms. 

    • GlobalHaven - https://globalhaven.org/ this is used widely in East Africa and Zambia

    • Smart Health - it links to over 20 States which are on board for vaccine passports and a direct link to the various state's own app, it also has a link to over 500 health care providers in the USA who are linked to it and provide the QR code. It looks to be the most legitimate option for security of clients details and so on and has links in the web page for easy access for various states https://smarthealth.cards/en/issuers.html

    • GoGetDoc - for those who cannot get it from their medical facility or State, this one appears to be widely advertised in the USA news and media as also being secure and commonly used. https://gogetdoc.com/vaxyes

  • Travelers not be able to produce a digital/QR code you are required to do a Rapid Antigen test within 24 hours of departure to South Africa, or you will need to do a Rapid Antigen test on arrival at the airport which is currently ZAR 350 per test. 

  • Unvaccinated travelers arriving at any point of entry or land border must provide a valid certificate of a negative COVID-19 test, recognized by the World Health Organization and obtained not more than 72 hours before the date of travel.

  • Complete the required Entry Traveler Health Questionnaire

  • If traveling within South Africa, complete the required Domestic Health Screening Questionnaire

  • All arriving passengers who fail to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test will be required to quarantine, at own expense.

  • Travelers presenting symptoms will be required to remain in quarantine until a repeat COVID-19 test is conducted.

  • Install the COVID Alert South Africa mobile app for the duration of stay

  • International travelers are required to have mandatory travel insurance, and must cover COVID-19 related costs

  • Those who test positive with no symptoms do not have to isolate.  If you test positive with symptoms, the isolation period is 7 days. Contacts do not have to isolate unless they develop symptoms.

Departure:

 

TANZANIA

Current Travel Advisory: Level 4

Effective March 17, 2022, the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania has updated its COVID-19 entry measures.

  • Fully vaccinated travelers entering Tanzania, including Tanzanians and those in transit through land borders, will be exempted from both RT PCR and Rapid Antigen Test requirements. Travelers will be required to present a valid vaccination certificate (vaccines approved by WHO) with QR code for verification upon arrival.

  • Travelers without a QR Code on their vaccination certificate should contact their healthcare provider or find more information from CDC on accessing a QR code here: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/reporting/vams/recipient-certificate.html

  • Travelers who are not fully vaccinated, unvaccinated and those not eligible for vaccination due to their country policy, will be required to present a negative COVID-19 RT- PCR or NAATs certificate with QR code obtained within 72 hours before departure.  

  • All travelers are required to complete the Health Surveillance Form https://afyamsafiri.moh.go.tz/online for Tanzanian mainland and https://healthtravelznz.mohz.go.tzb for Zanzibar within 24 hours before arrival into Tanzania. Upon completion, you will receive a confirmation code, including a Unique Health Code (UHC) to present to health officials during primary screening upon arrival in Tanzania.

  • Travelers originating from countries listed in the Ministry of Health website www.moh.go.tz or Points of Entry will be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival using a Rapid Antigen Test at their own cost of USD 10 for Tanzania Mainland. The list of countries is yet to be updated at the MoH website but travelers will be prompted, alerted to pay if they are required to have a Rapid Antigen Test while filling the online Traveler's Health Surveillance Form available at https://afyamsafiri.moh.go.tz/ for Tanzania Mainland.

  • Children aged 5 years and below will be exempted from both RT PCR and Rapid Antigen Test requirements.

  • Symptomatic positive Rapid Antigen travelers will be isolated for treatment at government-designated health facilities requirements unless stated otherwise by the conveyance to be used or countries of their finaldestinations.

  • Travelers in transit by air transport are exempted from both vaccination and COVID 19 testing.

Additional visa/documents: A visa is required to enter Tanzania. Obtain an e-visa in advance https://eservices.immigration.go.tz/visa/

Departure: Requirements for travelers departing Tanzania will be in line with the requirements issued by the travelers’ respective airline or destination country. COVID-19 testing should be taken a minimum of 5 days prior to departure (depending on the specific airline and destination country requirements) to ensure adequate time is allowed for test results to be received.

  • Travelers originating from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, France, India, Malawi, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States of America, Rwanda and South Africa will be required to book and pay for a Rapid Antigen Test prior to arrival. They can do so using an automatically generated control number received after completing the Traveler Surveillance Form via https://afyamsafiri.moh.go.tz/ at a cost of USD10 per person per test for Tanzania Mainland and https://zanzibarcovidtesting.co.tz/ at a cost of USD 25 per person per test for Zanzibar.

 

UGANDA

Current Travel Advisory: Level 3

  • Fully vaccinated travellers are exempt from presenting a negative COVID-19 Real-Time Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test result on arrival.

  • Fully vaccinated travellers will be required to present a valid vaccination certificate upon arrival.

  • Unvaccinated travellers must obtain a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate issued no more than 72 hours before boarding their flight to Uganda. COVID-19 certificates must specify TRAVEL as the intended purpose of the test.

  • All travellers, regardless of vaccination status, must complete the Test and Fly document prior to departure for Uganda (please print the completed form to be presented on arrival)

  • A temperature screening may be required upon arrival.

  • Travelers who are asymptomatic or with mild disease will be managed in designated tourist hotels. The tourists who may progress to severe disease will be transferred to hospitals of their choice, at own expense.

Additional visa/documents: A visa is required to enter Uganda. Obtain an e-visa at https://visas.immigration.go.ug/

Departure: 

  • Departing passengers whose airline or destination country requires a negative COVID-19 test certificate, require testing prior to departure. This can be facilitated by Government laboratories in cities and various safari destinations.

  • Passengers whose airline or destination country do not require a negative COVID-19 test certificate are able to leave Uganda without testing.

 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Current Travel Advisory: Level 3

  • Travelers do not require a PCR test if they present an approved COVID-19 vaccination certificate containing a QR code.

  • Unvaccinated travelers must present an approved negative PCR test result within a maximum of 48 hours prior to departure or a QR code-accompanied certificate of recovery from a COVID-19 infection obtained within one month from the date of travel. 

  • Quarantine requirements differ depending on Emirate, COVID-19 testing results, and additional government guidance. Refer to Etihad Airlines for Abu Dhabi and Emirates Airlines for Dubai.

  • Children under the age of 12 and those with severe and moderate disabilities may be exempted from the test requirement.

Additional visa/documents:  A visa is required.

Departure: A COVID-19 test is not required for departure at this time, but requirements will depend on the airline and destination country.

 

ZAMBIA

Current Travel Advisory: Level 2

Effective March 28, 2022, Zambia has issued new guidelines for all international travelers entering any point of entry into the country.

  • Fully vaccinated travelers (having completed and received the first and second doses of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine) are required to present proof of vaccination upon arrival into Zambia and will no longer need to present a negative PCR test.

  • Travelers who are not fully vaccinated MUST show proof of a COVID-19 PCT test conducted within 72 hours before departure from country of origin.  Anyone who does not meet this requirement will be retested upon arrival in Zambia, at own expense.  If tested positive, self-quarantine, at own expense, will be mandatory, following Zambian protocols.

  • All arriving passengers into Zambia must create a PanaBios CAS | Login account and generate a Trusted Travel Code where test results / vaccination information will be uploaded. Travelers with results from non-trusted travel compliant laboratories will be required to upload test results to the Global Haven System for authentication.

Additional visa/documents:  A visa is required and can be obtained in advance e-Services (zambiaimmigration.gov.zm)

Departure: Travelers must have negative COVID-19 PCR test results before departure from Zambia. All departing passengers from Zambia must have a PanaBios CAS | Login account and generate a Trusted Travel Code. Travelers with results from non-trusted travel compliant laboratories will be required to upload test results to the Global Haven System for authentication.

 

ZIMBABWE 

Current Travel Advisory: Level 3

  • All arriving travelers in Zimbabwe will be asked to show valid proof of full vaccination (two doses of a two-dose regimen or a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine) against Covid-19 and do not need proof of a negative PCR test to enter the country.

  • Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated travelers must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must be taken a maximum of 48 hours before departure to Zimbabwe.

  • Children below the age of 12 do not need a PCR Test even if not vaccinated

  • All arrivals into Zimbabwe are required to register on the Trusted Travel Initiative Platform. Create a PanaBios CAS | Login account and generate a Trusted Travel Code where your test results or vaccination information will be uploaded. Results from non-trusted travel compliant laboratories will be required to upload test results to Global Haven for authentication.

  • Travelers that test positive will be required to go into local isolation for 10 days at own expense. After isolation, travelers will need to be retested before they are permitted to travel home or on to their next destination.

  • Kazungula border & Victoria Falls bridge border are open for fully vaccinated tourists. All other Zimbabwe land borders remain closed, except for transportation of goods and for returning residents.  All travelers still need to present a negative PCR COVID-19 Clearance Certificate obtained within 48 hours of crossing.

  • Curfew is from midnight – 5:30am

  • Restaurants, bars and hotels offering catering services will operate between 8am and 10pm hours, and will allow sit-ins for fully vaccinated guests only.

Additional visa/documents:  A visa is required. Obtain an e-visa at https://www.evisa.gov.zw/home

Departure:

  • A negative COVID-19 PCR test is no longer a requirement for vaccinated travelers for departure from any Zimbabwean international airport or land border unless the onward destination or airline requires it.  If required, travelers departing Zimbabwe must use an authorized Trusted Traveler laboratory for their antigen test. Get a Trusted Travel code from the laboratory where the test was performed and create an account at panabios.org, PanaBios CAS | Login, where your results will be uploaded.

  • For unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travelers, a negative COVID-19 PCR test is required for departure from Zimbabwe regardless of the requirements of their onward destination.

     

Below are additional updates from air carriers who serve the continent: 

 

South African Airways:

South African Airways (SAA) resumed both domestic and regional Africa service. The carrier’s first scheduled flight was an early morning take-off from OR Tambo International in Johannesburg to Cape Town International on September 23rd and is one of three return flights per day between the two cities. Flights are also set to start to five African capitals, namely, Accra, Kinshasa, Harare, Lusaka, and Maputo.

 

Kenya Airways:

Domestic flights restarted on July 15, 2020 and international flights on August 1, 2020.

Click here for frequently asked questions on health requirements and COVID protocol and the required Health Surveillance Form here.

To see COVID alerts and entry requirements for your desired destination, visit TravelDoc Passenger View - TravelDoc.Website

 

Emirates: 

Passengers must carry a negative PCR certificate issued no more than 96 hours before departure and issued by a local government approved laboratory.

All travelers to Dubai, including passengers with a connecting flight, must complete this health declaration form here

Find out all you need about current flights, COVID-19 requirements, travel to/from Dubai https://www.emirates.com/us/english/help/covid-19/

 

Etihad Airways: 

Operating flights around the world and working with the UAE government. Some flights require PCR tests.

Click here for more details on updates and policies.

 

Qatar Airways:

To find out what requirements you need to comply with before you travel, depending on your country of origin and final destination, visit https://www.qatarairways.com/en/travel-alerts/requirements.html?iid=ALL11567830

 

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