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Updated African Travel Restrictions due to COVID-19

Written by Julie Graham

With our finger on the pulse of Africa travel, we share the updated Africa travel restrictions due to COVID-19. See the new guidelines, protocols and safety requirements needed for your favorite destinations in Africa below.

Please note, it is highly recommended that you regularly check government and airline websites for any Africa travel restrictions and updates as the requirements are constantly changing.

– updated 24 January 2022

East Africa Travel Restrictions due to COVID-19

Country Airport/land borders open PCR testing information PCR testing for <5 years on arrival Vaccination certificate (WHO approved) Quarantine on arrival
Kenya Yes Negative PCR test no more than 72 hours before arrival.  No Yes, for 18 years and older No, unless showing symptoms or no PCR test provided at entry
Tanzania Yes Negative PCR test no more than 96 hours before arrival. High risk countries will need a Rapid Antigen test on arrival at 10 USD or 25 USD in Zanzibar No (but older than 6) No, but recommended No, unless positive test result
Rwanda Negative test certificate required taken at maximum 72 hours before arrival. Take a PT-PCR COVID-19 test on arrival and quarantine at a designated hotel for 24 ours, at own cost. The guest can check out upon receiving a negative test result. No No Yes, but only while waiting for the test results


Yes, 7 days for high-risk countries

Uganda Yes Negative PCR test no more than 72 hours before arrival. Another test is required on arrival at an airport clinic 30 USD (book and pay online prior) No If fully vaccinated then a further test is not required on arrival (from UK, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, South Sudan, Turkey, UAE and USA) No, unless showing symptoms or test positive

Kenya

Wildebeest walking in Kenya - - one of the country's in the Africa travel restrictions Coronavirus information
Wildebeest herds in the Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Countries allowed to travel to Kenya

All travelers coming into the country must show physical proof of vaccination. All persons 18 years and above.

Travelers from South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi, Ghana and Nigeria within the previous 14 days will undergo a free Rapid Antigen test on arrival. This includes those who transited through these countries.

Health & Safety COVID-19 Protocols

  • All inbound and outbound passengers aged 18 or over may be asked to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination unless they have a certificate of exemption from a medical practitioner. COVID-19 vaccines approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) are considered valid by public health officials in Kenya.
  • All passengers on international flights must show a negative COVID-19 PCR test original certificate on arrival, obtained no later than 72 hours prior to departure.
  • Children below the age of 5 years will be exempted from COVID-19 negative PCR test to enter Kenya.
  • Before arrival all travelers must upload their negative PCR test certificates here Global Haven platform. This is the official verification platform.
  • All travelers arriving into Kenya must complete the Travelers Health Surveillance/traveler’s locator form prior to disembarkation. Forms must be filled online via this link. You can only do this once you have secured your seat number from the airline. Passengers will receive a QR code after completing the form and clicking submit. Check your downloads folder of your device for the QR code. You will be required to display it to a Port Health Official to proceed through immigration. Please factor in extra time for this at immigration. Suggest to print out and take a copy in case.
  • Thereafter submit daily health information to “jitenge” platform for 14 consecutive days. This can be installed on your mobile phone from Google play store called Jitenge MoH Kenya.
  • Do not display any of these symptoms: body temperature above 37.5° C (99.5°F); persistent cough; difficulty breathing; other flu-like symptoms. 
  • The additional government measures of wearing masks, physical distancing, sanitizing will still be applicable and passengers will be guided by the airline or airport staff where required.
  • Present the negative COVID-19 vaccination certificate when departing.
  • For latest information on quarantine and testing requirements please refer to the KCAA website here.
  • Transit and destination countries checking suggest you view this.
  • List of approved laboratories if your destination country, airline or transit airport requires a PCR test certificate.

Airlines Flying into Kenya

Kenyan Airways, Emirates, RwandAir, Lufthansa, Qatar, British Airways, Ethiopian Airlines. Emirates require a negative COVID-19 certificate obtained no later than 96 hours prior to flight departure. Kenyan Airways require a negative COVID-19 certificate obtained no later than 72 hours before boarding.

Our Recommended LuxVenture® Trip in Kenya:

Sub Saharan Kenya Safari Experience

Tanzania

Lady taking a picture from a hot air balloon in the early morning
Hot air balloon safari over the Serengeti in Tanzania

Countries allowed to travel to Tanzania

All countries are allowed to travel into Tanzania and there is no mandatory quarantine upon arrival. The country is open for international travel.

Health & Safety COVID-19 Protocols

  • You will need to pre fill in an online Traveler’s Surveillance Form available at Traveler Surveillance Form  within 24 hours before arrival to Tanzania. This is also required for children. Once you have submitted this online all travelers will receive a unique health code that will be required.
  • All travelers older than 5 years are required to present a negative test in English on arrival. The only accepted test is the Real Time Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) testing or Nucleic Acide Amplification test (NAATs) done at an approved laboratory sample tested within 96 hours of departure.
  • Travelers from these countries List of countries will need to still have a Rapid Antigen Test at 10 (USD) per person. Please have cash with you in notes (not older than 2013) and try to bring the exact amount.
  • We do suggest you pay for the COVID-19 rapid test online to avoid unnecessary queues upon arrival as you will get a automatically generated control number Link
  • Travelers displaying symptoms and signs related to COVID-19 will be required to undergo enhanced health screening and may be tested. 
  • Children aged 5 years and below are exempted form the COVID-19 test certificate or the rapid antigen test.
  • While in the country, all international travelers will be expected to adhere to protective safety measures such as hand hygiene, wearing masks and keeping physical distancing as deemed appropriate.

Airlines Flying into Tanzania

Ethiopian Airlines, Qatar, KLM Royal Dutch, Emirates, Kenya Air, Precision Air, Swiss, Turkish.

Our Recommended LuxVenture® Trip in Tanzania:

Great Migration Safari in Tanzania

Zanzibar

Traditional Dhow off the coast of Zanzibar
Traditional Dhow off the coast of Zanzibar

Countries allowed to travel to Zanzibar

All countries are allowed to travel into Zanzibar and there is no mandatory quarantine upon arrival. This excludes India.

Health & Safety COVID-19 Protocols

  • You will need to pre fill in an online Traveler’s Surveillance Form available at Traveler Surveillance Form  within 24 hours before arrival to Zanzibar.
  • All travelers are required to present a negative COVID test in English on arrival. The only accepted test is the Real Time Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) testing or Nucleic Acid Amplification test (NAATs) done at an approved laboratory sample tested within 96 hours of departure.
  • Upon arrival only travelers from these countries List of countries will need a further Rapid Antigen Test at 25 (USD). Suggest you have this in cash (notes not older than 2013). Travelers are advised to pay for the test online to avoid unnecessary queues on arrival.
  • Recommend to pay for the COVID-19 rapid test online to avoid unnecessary queues upon arrival as you will get a automatically generated control number Link here
  • Travelers displaying symptoms and signs related to COVID-19 will be required to undergo enhanced health screening and may be tested. 
  • Children aged 5 years and below are exempted form the COVID-19 test certificate or the rapid antigen test.
  • All travelers are required to have valid travel insurance for the whole period of their stay.
  • While in Zanzibar, all international travelers will be expected to adhere to protective and safety measures such as hand hygiene, wearing masks and keeping physical distance as deemed appropriate.
  • For exiting Zanzibar:
  • A negative COVID-19 test result to depart is not required, unless your destination country, airline or transit country requires this. Therefore, online registration is required (if the country, airline or transit country requires this) and you can obtain your certificate in Zanzibar through the following website www.zanzibarcovidtesting.co.tz . You can either have this done at a hospital (USD80 excluding transfers) or you can arrange for a mobile test to come to your hotel (USD120) at least 2- 5 days in advance.
  • Please note each payment is separate per individual so book separately.
  • Step-by-step guide for mobile testing at your hotel:
    • Register at www.zanzibarcovidtesting.co.tz
    • RT-PCR or Antigen rapid diagnostic test available
    • Fill in: Type of test required, Test date, Date and Time of departure
    • Test date should be 48 to 72 hours prior to your departure
    • Choose Mobile Service
    • Select the preferred time slot
    • Fill in Personal and Contact information
    • Fill in Travel information and upload your passport
    • Submit your application
    • Pay online by Mastercard or Visa (for mobile). Not available for cash payment.
    • Advise the hotel/lodge manager once you have booked an appointment.
    • On the day – have your passport or a copy of your passport ready
      – registration reference number (received after registration)
      – wear a face mask
    • The certificate will be provided in the system online at the pre-selected date, usually within 48 hours. Ask the hotel to print out the certificate for you.
  • If you chose to do this at the hospital, please speak to your travel designer who can arrange for return transfers for you and this test is USD80 excluding transfers.

Airlines Flying into Zanzibar

Mango Airlines, Precision Air, Oman Air, Turkish Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Air, Qatar, Emirates, Kenya Airways, Coastal Aviation, Auric Air.

Our Recommended LuxVenture® Trip in Zanzibar:

Bush & Beach Safari in Tanzania & Zanzibar

Rwanda

Mountain Gorilla in Rwanda
Mountain gorilla in Rwanda

There is some restricted movement from midnight to 4.am.

Countries allowed to travel to Rwanda

All countries are allowed to travel to Rwanda, and though there is no mandatory quarantine on arrival, travelers are required to be tested at the airport and must wait between 8 – 24 hours for their results in a designated hotel.

Health & Safety COVID-19 Protocols

  • All travelers arriving in Rwanda must complete the passenger locator form and upload the COVID-19 test certificate before heading to the airport.
  • All travelers arriving or transiting for more than 12 hours through Rwanda will be screened upon entry and take a RT-PCR test on arrival, at their own cost.
  • Upon arrival in Rwanda, present a negative test maximum 72 hours before arrival. The only accepted test is a SARS-CoV 2 Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR test). This is not mandatory for accompanied children under 5 years.
  • All arriving passengers will be required to take an additional PT-PCR COVID-19 test on arrival and quarantine at a designed noted for 24 hours, at own cost. The guest can check out upon receiving a negative test result.
  • Rwanda Biomedical Centre website has a list of designated hotels.
  • An additional RT-PCR COVID-19 (rapid) test is required on day 3, from the arrival date at designed testing suites (Camp Kigali or nearest Provincial or District hospitals for those out of the city of Kigali). Both mandatory tests, taken on arrival and day 3, will be paid for upon arrival at Kigali International Airport.
  • All travelers from over 5 years, visiting any national park in Rwanda will be required to present a negative COVID19 test result taken within 24 hours. An RT-PCR COVID-19 test is required for all visitors wishing to see primates at Volcanoes, Nyungwe and Gishwait-Mukurua National Parks.
  • Any visitors staying in hotels must provide a valid negative RDT or RT-PCR COVID-19 test result taken within 24 hours.
  • Cost is PT-PCR COVID-19 test – $150 per person | RT-PCR COVID-19 test – $50 per person.
  • When departing Rwanda you must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test within 72 hours before departure. You do not need another test if you have arrived and departed within 72 hours. Usually this takes 48 hours to receive the results.
  • Test online link can be used 2 days prior to departure, to make it easier and quicker.
  • Social distance where possible and wearing of masks is mandatory.

Airlines Flying into Rwanda

Private charter flights, Qatar Airways, Kenya Airways, Emirates, Egypt Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, RwandAir.

Our Recommended LuxVenture Trip in Rwanda:

Mountain Gorilla Trekking

Uganda

Uganda landscape
Uganda landscape

Countries allowed to travel to Uganda

All passengers are allowed to enter. However, passengers who exhibit signs and symptoms of an infectious disease will be transported to an isolation centre for a COVID-19 test. The results will be available within 24 to 48 hours.

Health & Safety COVID-19 Protocols

  • All travelers (except those younger than 5) must provide an original negative COVID19 PCR test in your country of origin, issued within 72 hours of departure for Uganda. This must be from a recognized laboratory.
  • All travelers at Entebbe International Airport are required to undergo another COVID-19 test at a designated testing facility. This is for the arriving passengers own cost 30 (USD).  Tests booking must be done in advance pre book tests and registered. Children under 5 years are exempt.
  • There will be temperature checks and health screening on arrival.
  • While in the country, all international travelers will be expected to adhere to protective safety measures such as hand hygiene, wearing masks and keeping a physical distance of 1.5 metres as deemed appropriate. If foreign national tests positive for COVID‑19 he/she will be taken to a COVID‑19 treatment centre, or repatriated for treatment outside Uganda at their own cost following COVID‑19 medical evacuation procedures.
  • On departure from Uganda, all travelers are required to arrive at the airport at least 4 hours before their flight and present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 72 hours of departing from Uganda. This is required even if your destination country does not require this (except for children under 5 years). However to note that your destination country’s time frame will be the most important if they require a negative test in less than 72 hours.
  • You will be required to undergo temperature checks and health screening.

Airlines flying into Uganda

Emirates, Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways.

Our Recommended LuxVenture Trip in Uganda:

Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari

Southern Africa Travel Restrictions due to COVID-19

Country Airport/land borders open PCR testing information PCR testing for <5 years on arrival Vaccination certificate (WHO approved) Quarantine on arrival
Botswana Yes Negative PCR test no more than 72 hours before arrival No, but  rapid antigen test required on arrival Yes, as of 1 December 2021 (travelers are being requested, however nothing official) No, unless showing symptoms or a positive test at entry
South Africa Yes, partially for land borders Negative PCR test no more than 72 hours before arrival. Must be signed by a certified medical practitioner. No No No, unless a positive test at entry or arrive without a PCR test
Zimbabwe Yes
Victoria Falls and Kazangula land borders for vaccinated travelers only
Negative PCR test no more than 48 hours before arrival. If showing symptoms, a retest will be done at a clinic at the airport for 60 USD per test. No Yes, at land borders for those 18 and over Government has stated all arriving passengers must quarantine for 10 days, this is not currently enforced.
Namibia Airport borders open

Land borders open: Katima Mulilo, Ariamsvlei and Noordowever land borders and Walvis Bay harbor

Negative PCR test no more than 72 from when test results are received, signed by a certified medical practitioner. No No No, unless a positive test at entry.
Madagascar Only Nosy Be Airport PCR test is required not more than 72 hours before arrival. PCR test on arrival and wait in an airport hotel for 24-48 hours) for test results No No Yes, but only while waiting for the test results
Mozambique Yes Negative PCR test no more than 72 hours before arrival No No, but recommended No, unless test is older than 72 hours
Zambia Yes Negative PCR based SARS-CoV-2 test no more than 72 hours before arrival.
Travelers from high-risk countries need another PCR test (own expense) on arrival (unless transited only)
No Required  for high-risk countries No

Botswana

Charter flight over the Okavango Delta, Botswana- one of the country's in the Africa travel restrictions Coronavirus information
Charter flight over the Okavango Delta, Botswana

Countries allowed to travel to Botswana

 All countries are allowed to travel into Botswana and there is no mandatory quarantine upon arrival. Travelers will, however, be required to remain in contact with local health authorities for a period of 14 days doing self-monitoring. They are required to fill in a traveler locator form.

Health & Safety COVID-19 Protocols

  • Vaccination certificate is being requested upon arrival, although nothing official.
  • You will be provided with a traveler locator form on the plane or in the arrivals hall, which needs to be handed in upon arrival.
  • All travelers (5 years and older) to Botswana are required to present a valid original negative COVID-19 PCR test result, conducted within 72 hours of departure for Botswana.
  • A strict health screening for COVID-19 symptoms will be conducted on arrival.
  • All travelers into Botswana will need to have a rapid antigen test (complimentary) is required. Results are provided within 15 to 20 minutes. Please factor this in when booking light aircraft flights. This also includes children.
  • For departure out of Botswana you will need to present a PCR test 72 hours before departure (original certificate is required). We can arrange in-camp testing or you can do a PCR rest in Maun or Kasane Airport (bookings essential) and results are required within 24 hours so then you will need to overnight in Maun or Kasane. Your Ker & Downey Africa travel specialist will arrange these for you either with in-camp testing (at least 36 hours notice) or in Maun or Kasane (test results within 24 hours) which means you will need to overnight in either of these towns which we can arrange. We arrange this at the Okavango Air Rescue facility in Maun or the Weigh Bridge Clinic in Kasane. Cost is $120 and $60 payable in cash directly respectively.
  • If you are arriving or transiting through India, please speak to your travel consultant.

Airlines Flying into Botswana

 Private charter flights, Airlink, Air Botswana, Qatar Airways, Ethiopian Airways.

 Our Recommended LuxVenture Trip in Botswana: 

Best of Botswana Safari

South Africa

South Africa safari trips Table Mountain
Table Mountain, Cape Town

Although OR Tambo International Airport, King Shaka International Airport, Cape Town International Airport, Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport and Lanseria International Airport’s are opened, there are still some restrictions.

Countries allowed to travel to South Africa

The country is open to all international travelers, partially at land borders however.

Health & Safety COVID-19 Protocols

  • You will need to fill in the  Entry form  Traveler Health Questionnaire) no more than 2 days before arrival to South Africa. A form will also be required when exiting see below.
  • A valid negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate is required within 72 hours of departure for South Africa. Travelers must ensure the test is done by a certified medical practitioner with their name and signature. Take several copies with you to hand them over at different stages when required.
  • Children below the age of 5 years are exempt.
  • A person who is not in possession of a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test will be subject to antigen testing at the point of entry and may be subject to quarantine at an approved facility at their own cost.
  • A standard health screening and temperature check will be done at the Point of Entry before they are allowed to enter the country.
  • Your temperature will be recorded on your completed travel questionnaire.
  • We recommend clients download the covid alert mobile app when they travel to South Africa.
  • You will only be required to quarantine if you do not present your valid and negative certificate or present symptoms. This will be at your own cost for 10 days at a designated site.
  • Exit form to download (Traveler Health Questionnaire to exit) will be required when exiting no more than 2 days prior to departure.
  • Airport terminal A is temporarily closed.

Airlines Flying into South Africa

Air France, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Edelweiss Air, Virgin Atlantic, United Airlines and Lufthansa.

Zimbabwe

Elephant in Mana Pools, Zimbabwe
Elephant in Mana Pools, Zimbabwe

Land borders are only open at Victoria Falls and Kazangula if you are fully vaccinated. If traveling from Victoria Falls to Kasane (Botswana) we can arrange a light aircraft scheduled flight for you so you don’t need to go through the land border, this means then that you can still travel between Victoria Falls and Kasane/Chobe area.

You can visit national parks and designated tourism facilities as long as you are within curfew hours (18h30 to 6.00). Hotels and lodges are exempt from the mandatory business closures. Your Ker & Downey Africa travel specialist will be arranging this for you.

Countries allowed to travel to Zimbabwe

All countries are allowed to travel to Zimbabwe and mandatory quarantine is not required unless travelers display symptoms of COVID-19. If symptoms of the virus are apparent, travelers are required to stay at a designated isolation facility for 7 days, then self-isolate for another 7 days and undergo a COvID-19 test at your own expense (60 USD per test). There is a testing walk-in clinic at the airport.

Health & Safety COVID-19 Protocols

  • All travelers will be required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate, obtained from a recognized facility within 48 hours of departure for Zimbabwe.
  • There will be enhanced health screening and temperature testing on arrival.
  • Complete a Health Questionnaire detailing where they have traveled to and providing personal details for tracking purposes.
  • As per the government information there is a quarantine of 14 days (self-isolate) at a designated address after arrival.  More information can be found of the Ministry of Heath website. Although this is not being enforced according to all our valued suppliers and transfer companies on the ground.
  • The Kazangula border between Zimbabwe and Botswana, and the Victoria Falls Bridge border between Zimbabwe and Zambia are allowing transfers in both directions, however the traveler must be fully vaccinated and have a negative RT-PCR test result. This is required for those over the age of 18.
  • If younger than 5 years, the children do not require PCR test certificates.
  • The additional mandatory measures of wearing of masks, social distancing, and sanitization will be applicable for the whole duration of your stay. 
  • On departure obtain COVID-19 certificates from approved laboratories if required.

Airlines Flying into Zimbabwe

Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways Air Tanzania, Airlink, Fastjet (as from 15 March 2021).

Our Recommended LuxVenture® Trip in Zimbabwe:

Hwange to Vic Falls & Mana Pools Safari

Namibia

The dunes at Sossusvlei, Namibia - one of the country's in the Africa travel restrictions Coronavirus information

The dunes at Sossusvlei, Namibia

Countries allowed to travel to Namibia

All countries are allowed to travel into Namibia and there is no mandatory quarantine upon arrival. Quarantine is required if a swab done in the country displays a positive test result as stipulated below.  Entry is only allowed into Namibia at the Hosea Kutako International Airport in Windhoek.

  • Travelers arriving from predetermined hotspots like India are required to take a second PCR test seven days after arriving in Namibia.

Health & Safety COVID-19 Protocols

  • Vaccination is required.
  • Unvaccinated arrivals will need to quarantine.
  • Travelers 5 years and older must show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test not older than 72 hours from time of test result received. Then submit the test result certificate on the Trusted Travel code account (TT). also knowns as My COVID-Pass.
  • You will need to present the original negative test certificate upon arrival in Namibia at the airport or border post.
  • If on arrival, the original test is more than 72 hours, guests can proceed once they receive the results of a new test on arrival. If these results are negative.
  • Rapid antigen test is not accepted.
  • Namibia has also advised that from 15 January 2022, travelers can only enter if their results have been pre authorized on the Trusted Travel code account platform.
  • Detailed information on the My COVID Pass and how to use the platform.
  • There is no mandatory quarantine for arriving travelers (unless the PCR test is positive).
  • Passengers will be subject to temperature checks on arrival, and anyone showing symptoms or with a temperature above 38ºC will be tested for COVID-19.
  • Present your itemized full itinerary.
  • International travelers must have valid insurance that covers medical care or an unexpected extended stay, and must submit their full itineraries on arrival. 
  • Surveillance Form is required before departing Namibia. All travelers will need to complete this.
  • If your country requires a negative COVID-19 test, this can be conducted within 48 hours of departing Namibia.

Airlines Flying into Namibia

Ethiopian Airlines, Lufthansa, Eurowings, Qatar Airways, Airlink, Mack Air.

Our Recommended LuxVenture® Trip in Namibia:

African Photo Safari

Madagascar

Madagascar Aerial View - one of the country's in the Africa travel restrictions Coronavirus information

Pristine wilderness in Madagascar

Airport opened:

Nosy Be, the Fascene Airport is currently opened since October 2021.

COVID-19 protocols on arrival:

  • PCR test is required by immigration not more than 72 hours before arrival.
  • PCR test on arrival and quarantine for 24-48 hours while waiting for the test results. The quarantine will be in an airport hotel.
  • Return air ticket to be presented.
  • You will need to submit a signed commitment letter and thereafter submit this to the Public Health Ministry.
  • A heath form will need to be filled in and submitted.
  • Ensure you read and comply with the extra screening measures in place which is the temperature scans.

Airlines Flying into Nosy Be

Ethiopian Airlines

Our Recommended LuxVenture® Trip in Madagascar:

Madagascar Wildlife Safari

Mozambique

Mozambique- one of the country's in the Africa travel restrictions Coronavirus information
Mozambique

Mozambique is open for international travel. Land borders are open for self-drive travelers and most shopping centres, markets, restaurants, cafes and bars are open, with some restrictions on timings. Beaches are closed to the public.

Maputo International Airport is part of the Airport Health Accreditation Programme

Countries allowed to travel to Mozambique:

All countries are allowed to travel to Mozambique.

Health & Safety COVID-19 Protocols

  • All travelers over 5 years will be required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test, obtained within 72 hours of departure for Mozambique from your country of origin. Please note that testing may also be required on arrival at your own expense.
  • There will be a health screening and a temperature check on arrival.
  • All travelers are required to provide their contact details to the Mozambican authorities.
  • There is no mandatory quarantine required for travelers.
  • The wearing of face masks is compulsory in hotels and other accommodation establishments.

Flying into Mozambique:

Flights approved from Ethiopia, Kenya, Qatar, Portugal, Turkey and South Africa (Airlink). 

Our Recommended LuxVenture® Trip in Mozambique:

South Africa and Mozambique Honeymoon

Zambia

Sunset cruise on the Zambezi River- situated in one country's in the Africa travel restrictions Coronavirus information

Sunset safari cruise down the Zambezi River

Health & Safety COVID-19 Protocols

  • Before arrival in Zambia, travelers must upload their COVID-19 test certificate to generate to Trusted Travel (TT) code. Trusted Travel code account. You will receive a TT code once submitted.
  • Traveler Health Questionnaires Traveler Health Questionnaire for entry are provided on provided on incoming flights for passengers to complete before disembarkation. These should be completed and handed in on arrival. Will need to be completed in English and handed.
  • All arriving visitors will need to carry proof of a negative COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours of original flight departure. This must be a SARS CoV-2 PCR test certificate result. it must include a medical practitioner name, signature and stamp. Except for children below five years entering Zambia.
  • Entry screening will be conducted at all airports. All travelers entering the airport will be subjected to temperature and symptom screening. This will be captured on health declaration forms. There is also thermo-scanning. Anyone entering Zambia with a body temperature of 38.0 C and above, will be tested for COVID-19 on arrival.
  • All travelers arriving in Zambia from countries considered high risk countries list need to have another PCR test on arrival (own expensive). Transiting travelers through these high risk countries are excludes if less than 24 hours transit. Quarantine for unvaccinated travelers arriving from high risk countries for 10-14 days.
  • The Zambian MOH SARS-CoV-2 Medical Certificate for International Travel or Travel Clearance Code (TT code) is required for all passengers exiting Zambia to a country with test requirement.  This certificate or code will be verified by Port Health at Lusaka airport, prior to allowing the passenger to proceed to international airline check-in counters.  Please ensure you have this certificate or code for all test results.  Note that diplomats are exempt from this exit-certificate requirement.
  • You can obtain this medical certificate from: This is only required if your destination country or transiting country and/or airline requires this.
    University Teaching Hospital | District Health Office | Public Health Office | Zambia National Public Health Institute | Adult Infectious Disease Centre. Take your COVID-19 test result and Passport with you to obtain this certificate.
  • Travelers from high risk countries will only need to quarantine for 14 days if their COVID-19 test result on arrival is positive.
  • All travelers are expected to monitor themselves for possible signs of infection and report to the nearest medical facility if they discover any.
  • Social distancing, hand sanitization and the wearing of masks are mandatory.

Airlines Flying into Zambia

Ethiopian Airlines, RwandAir, Kenya Airways, Emirates, Turkish Airlines Oman Air, Airlink, Proflight, Airlink.

Our Recommended LuxVenture® Trip in Zambia:

Liuwa Plain & Kafue National Park Safari

Please always check restrictions for your home country and your destination for your travels before you book and before your travel with regards to Africa travel restrictions. The above information is subject to change, however is updated regularly. Please also check with your airline. We can not be held liable for any sudden changes. It is time to rediscover wonder in some of most breath-taking COVID safe destinations in Africa. Get in touch with one of Ker & Downey® Africa’s expert LuxVenture® Designers today to plan your dream safari or beach escape that showcases the very best of this magical continent!