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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 22 April 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 Fully vaccinated travelers do not require a PCR test. Unvaccinated travelers require a 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 Fully vaccinated passengers are exempt from providing a PCR test. All arriving unvaccinated passengers to present a negative PCR test no more than 72 hours before arrival. High risk countries will need a Rapid Antigen test on arrival at 10 USD or 25 USD in Zanzibar No (but 6 years and older) If not provided, a PCR test certificate is required 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 A negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate is no longer required for fully vaccinated inbound travelers. No If 6 years and older 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

Yes all.

Health & Safety COVID-19 Protocols

Fully vaccinated travelers:

  • If proof of full vaccination is presented, then travelers are exempt from entry testing and quarantine requirements. Vaccination means having received the prescribed doses of the specific vaccine, latest shot at least 14 days before arrival (not including the day of vaccination). The vaccine must be approved by the World Health Organization.
  • Travelers who are fully vaccinated shall be exempted from the requirement of a PCR test. Travelers below 18 years of age are exempted from this requirement. You must upload your certificate of vaccination to the Global Haven website.
  • All travelers arriving in Kenya must complete a COVID-19 Travelers Health Surveillance Form before their arrival, even if only transiting. The online registration form can be found on the “Jitenge” platform, accessible via the following link or the “Jitenge” App (available on the Google Play Store).
  • After submitting the form, travelers will receive a QR code which must be presented to port health officials for them to be allowed to proceed to arrival immigration.

Unvaccinated travelers:

  • All unvaccinated travelers arriving at any port of entry into Kenya must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result conducted not more than 72 hours before departure regardless of the route of entry.
  • Children below the age of 5 years will be exempted from COVID-19 negative PCR test to enter Kenya.
  • You must upload your negative PCR test certificate to the Global Haven website before boarding your flight, if not fully vaccinated.
  • All travelers arriving in Kenya must complete a COVID-19 Travelers Health Surveillance Form before their arrival, even if only transiting. The online registration form can be found on the “Jitenge” platform, accessible via the following link or the “Jitenge” App (available on the Google Play Store).
  • After submitting the form, travelers will receive a QR code which must be presented to port health officials for them to be allowed to proceed to arrival immigration.
  • All travelers arriving at any port of entry into Kenya will be expected to fill the passenger locator form on the ‘Jitenge’ platform.
  • You must also fill in a traveler’s locator form before travel on the Kenyan Ministry of Health web portal. On arrival, you will be prompted and required to submit daily health information on the Jitenge platform for 14 consecutive days.
  • 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.

Please note: If you do not have access to a QR code on your vaccination certificate, please download the CLEAR App. Here, you can upload all your vaccination documents and have them verified. You will then be provided with a valid QR code you can use to travel.

Download CLEAR HERE

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.

If in transit, both vaccination and testing requirements are not required. However if the destination country requires these, adhere to the rules outlined.

Health & Safety COVID-19 Protocols

Fully vaccinated travelers

  • 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 QR code that will be required to be presented at the time of arrival.
  • All arriving fully vaccinated travelers are exempt from providing a negative RT-PCR test on arrival in Tanzania.
  • Fully vaccinated passengers will be required to present a valid certificate of COVID-19 vaccination, with QR code for validation at any point of entry. The only accepted vaccinations are those approved by the United Republic of Tanzania and the World Health Organization.
  • All arriving passengers (fully vaccinated or unvaccinated), aged 6 years and older, entering the United Republic of Tanzania from Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, France, India, Malawi, South Africa, Uganda, United Kingdom and USA will be required to undergo a Rapid Antigen Test on arrival, the cost of which is USD10 per person per test.

Unvaccinated travelers

  • 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 QR code that will be required to be presented at the time of arrival.
  • All arriving travelers aged 6 years and older, entering the United Republic of Tanzania from Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, France, India, Malawi, South Africa, Uganda, United Kingdom and USA will be required to undergo a Rapid Antigen Test on arrival, the cost of which is USD10 per person per test.
  • All arriving travelers aged 6 years and older are required to present a negative Real-Time Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test or Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAATs) with QR code for verification on arrival, carried out within 72 hours before departure for Tanzania.
  • 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. 
  • While in the country, all travelers will be expected to adhere to protective safety measures such as hand hygiene, wearing masks and keeping physical distancing as deemed appropriate.

Departure

  • No departure tests are required, but check with your destination country or transit country for any further requirements. If this is required, the expert team on the ground will arrange for this and the results received between:
    • Arusha – 48 – 72 hours from sample collection: medical facility COVID-19 testing at a cost of $60 per person per test
    • Dar es Salaam  – 24 – 48 hours from sample collection: medical facility COVID-19 testing at a cost of $60 per person per test
    • Karatu – 48 – 72 hours from sample collection: medical facility COVID-19 testing at a cost of $60 per person per test and $15 per person per test (payable directly for the medical act);
    • Serengeti Kogatende – 48 hours from sample collection: $75 per person per test. Sample collection is carried out daily between 8 am and 10 am. (availability depending on the guest’s location and logistics);
    • Serengeti Seronera – 48 – 72 hours from sample collection: $75 per person per test. Sample collection is carried out daily between 8 am and 10 am. (availability depending on the guest’s location and logistics)

Please note: If you do not have access to a QR code on your vaccination certificate, please download the CLEAR App. Here, you can upload all your vaccination documents and have them verified. You will then be provided with a valid QR code you can use to travel.

Download CLEAR HERE

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.

Health & Safety COVID-19 Protocols

Fully vaccinated travelers

  • All travelers are required to complete and submit the Traveler’s Health Surveillance Form within 24 hours before arrival in Zanzibar. A QR code will be provided which is needed at point of entry. This includes children.
  • You are exempt from providing a negative RT-PCR test on arrival in Zanzibar.
  • Fully vaccinated travelers will be required to present a valid certificate of COVID-19 vaccination, with QR code for validation at any point of arrival into Zanzibar. The only accepted vaccinations are those approved by Zanzibar and the World Health Organization.
  • All arriving passengers., aged 6 years and older, entering Zanzibar from Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, France, India, Malawi, South Africa, Uganda, United Kingdom and USA will be required to undergo a Rapid Antigen Test on arrival, the cost of which is USD25 per person per test.

Unvaccinated travelers

  • Pre fill in an online Traveler’s Surveillance Form available at Traveler Surveillance Form  within 24 hours before arrival to Zanzibar. Once you have submitted this online all travelers will receive a unique health QR code that will be required to be presented at the time of arrival. This requirement is for children as well.
  • All arriving passengers aged 6 years and older, entering Zanzibar from Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, France, India, Malawi, South Africa, Uganda, United Kingdom and USA will be required to undergo a Rapid Antigen Test on arrival, the cost of which is USD25 per person per test.
  • All arriving passengers aged 6 years and older are required to present a negative Real-Time Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test or Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAATs) with QR code for verification on arrival, carried out within 72 hours before departure for Zanzibar.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Departure

  • No departure tests are required, but check with your destination country or transit country for any further requirements. If this is required, the team will arrange for this and the results received between 48 – 72 hours from sample collection. Mobile facility COVID-19 testing at a cost of $150 per person per test.

Please note: If you do not have access to a QR code on your vaccination certificate, please download the CLEAR App. Here, you can upload all your vaccination documents and have them verified. You will then be provided with a valid QR code you can use to travel.

Download CLEAR HERE

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 (even if transiting) to Rwanda must complete the passenger locator form (PLF) and upload the COVID-19 test certificate before heading to the airport. This can be done up to 72 hours prior. After successful submission you will obtain a unique health code (UHC).
  • 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). The rapid diagnostic test is not accepted. This is not mandatory for accompanied children under 5 years.
  • All arriving passengers will be required to take an additional PT-PCR COVID-19 and antigen rapid test on arrival. Self-isolation until the negative test results are advised, within 24 hours.
  • Cost at the airport for the tests is US$65, pre-payment is advised. For passengers who opt for a cash payment at arrival, the balance will be given in local currency.
  • Once self-isolated at the hotel, the result of the arrival test can be checked on RBC results portal by using phone number entered while filing in the PLF and the unique code received when submitting the PLF prior to departure or by SMS or email.
  • Travelers transiting for more than 12 hours through Rwanda will be screened upon entry and must take a PCR test at their own cost.
  • 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.
  • Travelers are not allowed to go to the airport without a negative COVID-19 PCR test result.
  • 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

Fully vaccinated:

  • A negative PCR test certificate is not required for fully vaccinated inbound travelers.
  • Produce the full vaccination certificate at air or land border points.
  • Children under the age of 6 are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate whether vaccinated or not.
  • Arriving passengers will still be subject to temperature checks and screen for infectious diseases by the Port Health authorities.

Not fully vaccinated:

  • 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 meters as deemed appropriate. If foreign national tests positive for COVID‑19 he/she will be taken to a COVID‑19 treatment center, 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 If fully vaccinated no PCR test required. Negative PCR test no more than 72 hours before arrival if unvaccinated. No, but  rapid antigen test required on arrival Yes  No, unless showing symptoms or a positive test at entry
South Africa Yes, partially for land borders Fully vaccinated travelers do not need a PCR test. Negative PCR test no more than 72 hours before arrival if not fully vaccinated. No No No, unless a positive test at entry or arrive without a PCR test
Zimbabwe Yes  Not required if fully vaccinated. However a negative PCR test no more than 48 hours before arrival.  No Is required if fully vaccinated. Certificate of full vaccination to be shown. No.
Namibia Airport borders open

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

Fully vaccinated travelers do not require a PCR test to enter. Negative PCR test no more than 72 from when test results are received if not fully vaccinated, signed by a certified medical practitioner.
Fully vaccinated travelers are not required to present PCR test.
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 Not required if fully vaccinated. Negative PCR test no more than 72 hours before arrival if not fully vaccinated. No No, but recommended No, unless test is older than 72 hours
Zambia Yes Not required if fully vaccinated. However a negative PCR based SARS-CoV-2 test no more than 72 hours before arrival if not fully vaccinated is required. No Yes. Unless not fully vaccinated. 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

  • All persons entering Botswana must present proof that they are fully vaccinated.
  • 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 not fully vaccinated are required to present a valid original negative COVID-19 PCR test result, conducted within 72 hours of departure for Botswana. After arrival, the traveler will be required to undergo COVID-19 vaccination at the port of entry, which will be provided free of charge.
  • 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) if you are not fully vaccinated. 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.

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

Fully vaccinated:

  • No PCR test is required.
  • Digital certificate of full vaccination to be presented and must include a QR code.
  • 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.
  • Children under the ages of 5 are exempt from vaccinations.

Unvaccinated or partial vaccinated travelers:

  • 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.

Please note: If you do not have access to a QR code on your vaccination certificate, please download the CLEAR App. Here, you can upload all your vaccination documents and have them verified. You will then be provided with a valid QR code you can use to travel.

Download CLEAR HERE

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 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.

Health & Safety COVID-19 Protocols

Fully vaccinated:

  • If fully vaccinated then a PCR test certificate is no longer required.
  • Full vaccination certificate is required to be presented with a QR code.

If not fully vaccinated: 

  • All not fully vaccinated 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.
  • 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).

Please note: If you do not have access to a QR code on your vaccination certificate, please download the CLEAR App. Here, you can upload all your vaccination documents and have them verified. You will then be provided with a valid QR code you can use to travel.

Download CLEAR HERE

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.

Health & Safety COVID-19 Protocols

Fully vaccinated: 

  • Fully vaccinated travelers are no longer required to present PCR test.  Present a valid/authentic vaccination upon arrival with a QR code.

Unvaccinated: 

  • If not fully vaccinated, 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.
  • 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.

Departure:

  • 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

Please note: If you do not have access to a QR code on your vaccination certificate, please download the CLEAR App. Here, you can upload all your vaccination documents and have them verified. You will then be provided with a valid QR code you can use to travel.

Download CLEAR HERE

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

Fully vaccinated:

  • Copy of vaccination certificate with QR code is required.

If not fully vaccinated:

  • All travelers who have not fully vaccinated and are over 5 years of age, 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). 

Please note: If you do not have access to a QR code on your vaccination certificate, please download the CLEAR App. Here, you can upload all your vaccination documents and have them verified. You will then be provided with a valid QR code you can use to travel.

Download CLEAR HERE

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

Fully vaccinated:

  • Zambia no longer requires a PCR test on arrival if travelers present a copy of a full vaccination certificate with a QR code.
  • 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.

If not fully vaccinated:

  • All arriving not fully vaccinated 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 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.
  • For departure the entry requirements of the destination country or transit country must be adhered too.

Airlines Flying into Zambia

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

Please note: If you do not have access to a QR code on your vaccination certificate, please download the CLEAR App. Here, you can upload all your vaccination documents and have them verified. You will then be provided with a valid QR code you can use to travel.

Download CLEAR HERE

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!