TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS BY COUNTRY

ALGERIA

Opening/Reopening Details

Land borders remain generally closed, with periodic exceptions.  The Algerian government announced the reopening of non-cargo international air travel on June 1.  Limited flights are available, and criteria for entry under the new regulations is available from the government of Algeria.  The government may impose additional restrictions should the epidemiological situation warrant.  In mid-June, the government announced maritime travel would resume.  Domestic air travel resumed late last year.

Requirements/Protocols for Arriving Travelers

all air travelers aged two and above will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within one calendar day prior to departure, or documentation of recovery in the past 90 days.  This supersedes previous testing requirements, which differentiated between vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers.
Visitor Country Restrictions

People are required to wear a protective mask when in public and those who do not comply may be subject to a fine. Across the entire country, the ban on any kind of gathering, including family gatherings such as weddings and circumcision parties, will remain in place.

For more information

Algeria Travel Restrictions

Additional Information

Coronavirus COVID-19 page on Algerian Ministry of Health

U.S Embassy in Algeria

UK.GOV| Foreign travel advice, Algeria

Key Information for Travelers Traveling to Algeria

ANGOLA

Opening/Reopening Details

There are a number of indirect commercial flights between the UK and Angola operated by TAP Air Portugal, Lufthansa, Air France, Brussels Airlines, Emirates, Turkish Airlines and Ethiopian Airlines.
Angola has banned entry to arrivals from Brazil, South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana, Eswatini, Zimbabwe and India, with exceptions for Angolan nationals and those with residence permits who must go into 14 days mandatory quarantine on arrival.

Requirements/Protocols for Arriving Travelers

In addition to the requirement to show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test completed 72 hours before arrival in Angola, all arriving passengers are required to undergo a rapid COVID-19 test immediately on disembarkation from the plane. The cost of this is included in the airline ticket so there is no additional cost to pay at the airport. The test is undertaken in a hangar at the airport, but can take time. It usually takes approximately 20-40 minutes, depending on the number of passengers being processed, but it is advisable to carry water and a refreshment in case there is a long wait.
Those receiving a negative result will be allowed entry and can continue through immigration.
You will need to undertake compulsory self-quarantine for 7 days before undergoing a further COVID-19 test (but see quarantine requirements below). Those receiving a positive COVID-19 result will go immediately into mandatory quarantine at a government facility for observation and further testing.
All departing passengers are required to show evidence of negative COVID-19 test completed 72 hours before departure from Angola. Angolan nationals (including dual citizens) are required to show proof of vaccination.

Quarantine requirements: On 31 August, the Angolan government announced that passengers who can show proof of a full COVID-19 vaccination (i.e. two doses) and who test negative on disembarkation will be exempt from quarantine on arrival.

Visitor Country Restrictions

Travel around the country is permitted, but the Angolan government has imposed a number of restrictions and public health measures to limit the spread of the virus you are encouraged to stay at home, particularly between midnight and 5am; you should only go out if required (e.g. to work or shop) and practise social distancing; face masks are compulsory in all enclosed public areas including public transport, shops, and educational facilities. Immediate on-the-spot fines will be issued for non-compliance and higher fines will be imposed for breaching a number of restrictions.
Accommodation: Hotels and private rentals continue to operate with some restrictions and coronavirus precautionary measures in place. You should contact your accommodation provider before booking to confirm what restrictions are in place.
Public places and services: The majority of shops, banks, restaurants and markets continue to operate, with some restrictions (e.g. reduced opening hours) and, since 1 November, you may be required to show proof of vaccination in order to enter. Further COVID-19 precautionary measures are in place including capacity limits for public transport and funerals. There are limits on the numbers allowed to do collective sports. Public beaches are closed (despite a brief reopening on 15 September) to help control the spread of the virus.

Additional information

Angola Travel Restriction

Angolan COVID-19 Commission’s Website

U.S Embassy in Angola

Angola Travel Advice| GOV.UK

BENIN

Opening/Reopening Details

Entry and exit at border crossings is limited to “extreme necessity” and authorised in liaison with bordering countries. The land border with Togo is closed

Requirements/Protocols for Arriving Travelers

All arriving passengers must undergo mandatory COVID-19 testing – one test on arrival and a second test 14 days after the first negative test result. These tests are at passenger expense; fees are 100,000 FCFA inclusive for two tests, payable to airlines at the time of booking flights. Passengers will be required to leave their passports with Immigration Police for 72 hours until the first test results are received.

Visitor Country Restrictions

Travel in Benin: Travel within the country should be limited to essential travel only. Capacity on public transport is limited to 50%. 
Public places and services: Gatherings of over 50 people are prohibited. Restrictions on bars, restaurants and entertainment spots have been lifted. 
Visits to public institutions, including government buildings, have been limited. Additional measures include the requirement to wear face masks in public spaces and a systematic sanctioning of those people found to have breached restriction and confinement measures imposed on them.

Additional Information

Benin Travel Restrictions

Department of Foreign Affairs- Travel Advisory

Information Note On Passport Management for Incoming Passengers in Benin

Ministry of Health

Department of Emigration and Immigration

Presidential COVID-19 Task Force Bulletin

BOTSWANA

Opening/Reopening Details

Air travel has resumed to and from Sir Seretse Khama International Airport in Gaborone, Maun International Airport, Kasane International Airport and G. Matante International Airport in Francistown.
Ground crossings have resumed.

Requirements/Protocols for Arriving Travelers

Screening on arrival: You must present proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test not older than 72 hours from your time of departure from your country of origin. After arrival, you will have to remain in contact with the local health authority for a period of 14 days for self-monitoring. You should arrange to take a private test. If you’re a returning citizen or resident and do not meet these requirements you will need to undergo 14 day mandatory quarantine and testing at your own expense. If you’re not a returning citizen or resident and do not meet these requirements you will denied entry.

Visitor Country Restrictions

Air Botswana has resumed domestic flights. There is no COVID-19 nationwide curfew. The government may impose further localised lockdowns.

Accommodation: Many hotels and other accommodation providers are open. FCDO advises that you contact your accommodation provider before booking to confirm what restrictions are in place.
Face coverings are compulsory in hotels and other accommodation. When entering the premises, you will also be need to have your temperature taken and sanitise your hands.
Public spaces and services: The Government of Botswana ended the State of Public Emergency from 1 October 2021. The sale of alcohol in restaurants, hotels, shops, and tourism facilities is permitted.
The majority of shops, banks and restaurants continue to operate, with precautionary measures in place including the compulsory wearing of face coverings and a requirement to have your temperature taken and sanitise your hands.
If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

Additional Information

Botswana Travel Restrictions

Botswana- Department of Foreign Affiars|Travel Advisory

Key Information for Travelors to Botswana

Government of Botswana’s COVID-19 Data Dashboard

Government of Botswana Facebook page

Government of Botswana Twitter Feed

FAQs

BURKINA FASO

Opening/Reopening Details

Commercial flights to and from Burkina Faso remain limited. Check with your travel company for the latest information. Land and sea borders remain closed until further notice.

Requirements/protocols for Arriving Travelers

All international travellers will need to present a negative COVID 19 test certificate dated no more than 5 days prior to departure to Burkina Faso. You will need to quarantine for 14 days on arrival in Burkina Faso, at a location of your choice and at your own cost. Daily controls will be carried out by the Centre of Health Emergency Response Operations (CORUS), including temperature tests. COVID 19 tests will be carried out on the 1st, 8th and 14th day following arrival.

Visitor Country Restrictions
Wearing face masks in public places is mandatory. The nationwide overnight curfew was lifted, except for the provinces that are under a State of Emergency (SoE). The provinces under SoE are: The East and Sahel regions, the provinces of Kossi and Sourou in Boucle de Mouhoun, the province of Kenedougou in Hauts Bassins, the province of Louroum in the North, and the province of Koulpelogo in the Center-East region. Markets, churches, mosques, and schools are open.

Additional Information

Burkina Faso Travel Restrictions

U.S Embassy in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso receives 150,000 Covid vaccines from the U.S

Guidelines on health and safety: Vaccines and Medicines, Stay Healthy and Safe , Healthy Travel Packing List, Travel Health Notices, After Your Trip

BURUNDI

Opening/Reopening Details

Commercial flights to Burundi are now operating at a reduced capacity. Land borders with Tanzania and the DRC border crossing at Gatumba-Uvira are open. All other land and maritime borders are closed with the exception of goods and cargo. 

Requirements/Protocols for Arriving Travelers

All travellers to Burundi must have proof of a negative COVID-19 test issued in the last 72 hours. Arriving passengers will be tested on arrival at Bujumbura airport. All travellers to and from Burundi are requested to book their COVID tests through the Ministry of Health. Tests costs US $100, which will need to be paid in cash on arrival at Bujumbura international airport. Those under 18 will be asked to present identification and will be exempted from paying for the test. Passengers will receive an email with the results of their tests. You should arrange to take a private test. 
Pre-departure tests cost 60,000 Burundian Francs and must be paid for in cash at the Central Bank (BRB). Visitors to Burundi must get a visa before travel, via any Burundian diplomatic mission. 
Passengers do not have to quarantine on arrival but should self-isolate for 24 hours while awaiting the results of the PCR test. Any visitor who tests positive will be asked to self-quarantine until they have recovered, in a hotel of their own choice, at their own cost. 
Quarantine requirements: Passengers do not have to quarantine on arrival but should self-isolate for 24 hours while awaiting the results of the PCR test. Any visitor who tests positive will be asked to self-quarantine until they have recovered, in a hotel of their own choice, at their own cost.
There is no assistance available for people who may need to leave their hotel. Ambulances from various hospitals can be called if there is a need to be transferred at hospital.

Visitor Country Restrictions

All persons requesting in-person services from the Bujumbura Mairie, or any of the Mairie’s satellite buildings in the zones or communes, must wear a face mask. All drivers and passengers of public transport vehicles, including taxis, motos and bicycle taxis, must wear a face mask. Night clubs and karaoke bars in Burundi are closed until further notice. Burundi’s national testing and prevention campaign was relaunched on January 11, 2021, and residents of Bujumbura are encouraged to voluntarily submit to a free test at one of the screening sites throughout the city. Persons who violate quarantine or other prevention measures may be subject to fines or other penalties.
Accommodation remains open but measures may be in place on a case by case basis.

Additional information

Burundi Travel Restrictions

Key Information for Travelers to Burundi

General COVID-19 Travel Advisory in Operation

Burundi says it will accept COVID vaccines

CAPE VERDE

Opening/Reopening Details

Canadian authorities close borders to travelers from seven southern African countries.

Requirements/Protocols for Arriving Travelers

Cape Verde’s air and sea borders are open. You’ll need a a COVID-19 RT PCR test done 72 hours before boarding or an antigen test (Ag-RDT) done 48 hours before boarding to enter Cape Verde. If you do not present a COVID-19 test done in the last 72 or 48 hours, you will not be allowed to board your flight. Children under 12 do not need to present a COVID-19 test. You should arrange to take a private test.
Prior to your travel you will need to complete and submit the Airport Security Tax Form (TSA) on the EASE website and pay 3,400 escudos. This does not apply to visitors under 2 years of age or those who are normally resident in Cape Verde. If you’re travelling with a tour operator, check whether the cost of the TSA is included in your package. an International Travel Form on the Covid19.cv website.

Screening on arrival: Your temperature will be taken on arrival in Cape Verde. If it is high, you will be taken to an assigned area at the airport where it will be measured again. If your temperature remains high, the Cape Verde authorities may need you to do a COVID-19 test.
If you arrive in Cape Verde without a negative COVID-19 test, you won’t be allowed to disembark. In exceptional circumstances, the Cape Verde authorities may allow you entry but you will have to take a COVID-19 test at your own expense.
Check the requirements for travel to Cape Verde with your airline before you book a flight.

​Visitor Country Restrictions

Accommodation: Find accommodation that is suitable for your needs. Hotel and self-catering accommodation is available. Look for hotels that have been awarded the “Cabo Verde – Secure Tourism” certification.
Public places and services: Cape Verde is in a ‘state of alert’. The Cape Verde government has eased some of the restrictive measures previously in place, while maintaining the need to observe the rules on social distancing and hygiene.

Additional information

Cape Verde Travel Restrictions

Key Information for Travelers to Cape Verde

COVID-19 EM CABO VERDE

FAQs

CAMEROON

Opening/Reopening Details

There are now some commercial flight options to leave Cameroon. Cameroon has closed all its land, sea and air borders in response to coronavirus and has only partly reopened to nationals, residents, diplomats and professionals.

Requirements/Protocols for Arriving Travelers

Proof of a recent (no older than three days before application) negative coronavirus test must be provided to obtain a visa. Separately, you must have proof of a recent (no older than three days before first boarding) negative coronavirus test to board your flight to Cameroon and to enter at Yaoundé or Douala Airports. Your negative coronavirus test result should be in PDF format, clearly stating the date of the test and the type of test (e.g. PCR).

Testing/screening on arrival: On 29 October, the Cameroonian authorities decreed that passengers coming from some countries particularly affected by COVID-19 (described as in ‘the red zone’, but with no further clarification) will be subjected to extra testing for COVID-19 on arrival at Yaoundé and Douala international airports. This is the Rapid Flow test. At present this includes all passengers arriving from Europe, including the UK. These tests are compulsory. Results are returned while passengers are at the airport. There is no fee. This is in addition to the requirement to have a negative test 72 hours before embarkation on the first leg of your journey to Cameroon.
Quarantine requirements: If you have a proof of a recent (no older than three days before boarding) negative coronavirus test, you will normally not have to self-isolate. Anyone that has developed symptoms of Coronavirus on their travel or tests positive on arrival at Yaoundé or Douala airport must quarantine at a government-monitored hotel for 14 days. These requirements are regularly evolving.

Visitor Country Restrictions

Travel in Cameroon: Travel within the country should be limited to essential travel only. The authorities have banned public transport (taxis, buses, motorbikes) from taking more passengers than they have seats.
You must wear a mask or face covering to be allowed to enter any airport in Cameroon.
Accommodation: Accommodation is generally open at the current time.
Public places and services: Gatherings of over 50 people are prohibited. Restrictions on bars, restaurants and entertainment spots have been lifted.
Visits to public institutions, including government buildings, have been limited.
You must wear a face mask in public spaces and there is occasional sanctioning of those people found to have breached restrictions and any confinement measures imposed on them.
Schools and other educational establishments have reopened after closure during the summer of 2020. However, in the North West and South West regions, many remain closed due to the ongoing conflict.
If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

Additional Information

Cameroon Travel Restrictions

Key Information for Travelers to Cameroon

Foreign Travel Advice| UK.Gov

Covid-19 Information for Cameroon| U.S Embassy

Cameroon Ministry of Health COVID-19 website

Government Strategy for Response to Coronavirus Pandemic

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

Opening/Reopening Details

The airport is closed to most flights until 13 September. Passengers arriving from a country with local transmission of COVID-19 must undergo 21 days of self-quarantine.

Requirements/Protocols for Arriving Travelers

Some incoming passengers need to undertake a (COVID-19) test on arrival. You should arrange to take a private test. 14 days self-isolation is mandatory for any person entering CAR who is coming from a location with local transmission of COVID-19. 
Airline companies must also cooperate with the government of CAR concerning quarantine and other measures necessary to manage the spread of coronavirus. 
All travellers entering CAR are required to wear face masks, use hand sanitiser, have their body temperatures taken and disinfect luggage among other measures.

Visitor Country Restrictions

Accommodation: There are limited options for accommodation in Bangui. 
Public places and services: A national curfew is in place. This curfew comes into effect at 10pm and ends at 5am. You should follow the government’s instructions and avoid travel around Bangui during these hours. 
It is compulsory to wear face masks in public places; no handshakes or kissing, instead use non-contact greetings for social interactions; ; public spaces must have hand-washing stations; places of worship and restaurants remain open; staying in your house or accommodation is encouraged.
If you test positive for COVID-19 while in CAR you will need to stay where you are to isolate. You must test negative before traveling. You may need to seek treatment where you are. The government does not provide any assistance for treatment, this would need to be covered by your insurance.

Additional Information

Central African Republic Travel Restrictions

Covid-19 Travel Advisory

Key Information for Travelers to Central African Republic

CHAD

Opening/Reopening Details

Commercial flights to and from Chad have resumed as of 1 August but remain very limited.

Requirements/Protocols for Arriving Travelers

All international travellers need to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate dated no more than 72 hours prior to arrival in Chad. As of 5 July 2021, travellers arriving by air will have their temperatures taken and be required to take an antigen test at the airport before entering town.
If you enter Chad and are planning to stay for 7 days or more, you will also need to take a COVID-19 PCR test on the seventh day.
Leaving Chad: You are likely to be asked to present a negative COVID-19 test (less than 72 hours old) upon departing Chad.
As of 5 July 2021, holders of Chadian COVID-19 vaccination certificates, indicating that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in Chad, may be exempt from some or all of these requirements.

Visitor Country Restrictions

*Travel in Chad: Quarantine and curfew measures: The Government has extended the health emergency, which includes measures such as the compulsory wearing of face masks in indoor public spaces. There are penalties, including potential imprisonment, for non-compliance.

Additional Information

Statement from the President

COMOROS

Opening/Reopening Details

International flights to and from Comoros restarted on 7 September.

Visitor Travel Restrictions

Travel in Comoros: The authorities in Comoros have introduced measures, including enhanced screening procedures, to prevent the spread of coronavirus within Comoros, including between the islands of Grande Comore, Moheli and Anjouan. The number of passengers on public transport is limited (10 in buses, 4 in taxis). You must wear a face-mask in all public places, including markets, banks and shops and on public transport.

Visitor Country Restrictions
Accommodation: Some hotel and guesthouse accommodation are open, although many remain closed. We advise that you contact your accommodation provider before travelling.
Public places and services: Wedding celebrations, commemorations and political gatherings have been banned until further notice. Schools and universities remain closed. You must wear a face mask in all public places, including markets, banks and shops and on public transport.

Additional Information

Camoros Travel Resrictions

Key Information for Travelers to Comoros

CONGO

Opening/Reopening Details

On 21 March, the Republic of Congo closed all land, air and maritime borders until further notice with the exception of cargo flight and vessels.

Requirements/Protocols for arriving Travelers

All passengers arriving in the Republic of Congo by commercial flights should provide proof of a negative coronavirus (COVID-19) test undertaken within 72 hours upon entry, with the exception of children under 11 years of age. Passengers who do not present a negative COVID-19 test upon entry will undertake a COVID-19 test at the airport, and need to self-isolate for 14 days, pending the results. 
Travellers entering the Republic of Congo may be subject to screening, including temperature checks. 

Visitor Travel Restrictions

A curfew remains in place in Pointe-Noire and Brazzaville from 11pm until 5am 
face masks must be worn in all public places. Gatherings of more than 50 people are prohibited, with the exception of public markets, which are open on weekdays (except Wednesday) and Saturday. 

Bars and nightclubs are closed. 

If you test positive for COVID-19 you will not be able to travel and must isolate at home or in a hotel specifically requisitioned by the government, at your expense, for 14 days. You must test negative before traveling. Health authorities will inform you if you test positive and monitor the progress of those who do. The government does not provide any assistance for treatment, this would need to be covered by your insurance. 

Additional Information

Republic of the Congo Travel Restrictions

CÕTE D'IVOIRE

Opening/Reopening Details

Bnyone wishing to enter Côte d’Ivoire who does not already have a visa should make their visa application through the e-visa service online before travel, available in English. If you are not an ECOWAS national, you must hold a valid visa or have had your application for an e-visa approved for Côte d’Ivoire before you travel. After registering and paying online, you’ll be able to collect your visa on arrival at Abidjan airport. You’ll need to apply for the e-visa online several days before your date of travel to allow time for your application to be processed. Make sure you follow instructions on the website carefully to avoid any difficulties with airlines or immigration authorities.

Requirements/Protocols for Arriving Travelers

If you are arriving in Côte d’Ivoire, you must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result, dated a maximum of 2 days (48 hours) prior to arrival, before being allowed to board your flight. You should arrange to take a private test.
You’ll also need to complete the DDVA form prior to arrival at a cost of 2000 XOF, available online. You’ll need to hand in this form on arrival and comply with the medical monitoring system which has been put in place by the authorities for anyone arriving in Côte d’Ivoire from outside. This includes providing temperature readings and registering your contact details. If you have a temperature below 38 degrees and a valid negative COVID-19 test result, you may be permitted to enter Côte d’Ivoire. You may be monitored by SMS tracking for 14 days. If you have a temperature high than 38 degrees and/or an invalid COVID-19 test result on arrival, you’ll be required to take a COVID-19 test at your own expense.

Demonstrating your COVID-19 status: Côte d’Ivoire will accept proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

Departing Côte d’Ivoire: If you’re departing Côte d’Ivoire you’ll need to: complete a form declaring your departure; pay online for your COVID test; get tested within 3 days (72 hours) of departure; and receive and download the proof of your negative test. You will need to show these documents on departure.
You can make your travel declaration and pay for your COVID-19 declaration and PCR test online. You should do this at least 3 or 4 days before your trip. It currently costs 25 000 FCFA (2000 FCFA for children under 12.) The declaration is compulsory for all passengers aged 3 and above. Children aged 12 and above will need to have a COVID PCR test. The website lists approved testing centres.

Quarantine requirements: You may be advised to self-isolate in your own accommodation for 14 days on arrival in Côte d’Ivoire.

Visitor Travel Restrictions

Accommodation: Most hotels and other accommodation are now open. Everyone is required to wear face masks in public areas.
Public places and services: Most COVID-19 related restrictions have been lifted; however, you need to wear face masks in public places. There are hand-washing facilities and/or antibacterial gel available before entering most public buildings and restaurants.
Schools, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, cinemas and theatres are open.

Additional Information

Côte d’Ivoire Travel Restrictions

Covid-19 information| U.S Embassy

Côte d’Ivoire Travel Advice| UK.Gov

Ramping up COVID-19 vaccinations in Côte d'Ivoire| YouTube

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

Opening/Reopening Details

Commercial flights to and from DRC are in operation but last minute delays and / or cancellations are possible. DRC authorities opened their international and internal borders on 15 August. DRC’s neighbouring countries may have border restrictions in place. If you are planning travel in the region, you should check the travel advice for Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, South Sudan, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia and Angola.

Requirements/Protocols for Arriving Travelers

All travellers entering DRC are subject to screening, including temperature checks. Travellers aged 11 and above need to provide proof of a negative coronavirus test upon entry to DRC and/or proof of vaccination against COVID-19. The test result date must be within the 72 hours prior to your arrival date. Children under the age of 11 are exempt. In addition, the Congolese Civil Aviation Authority has announced that all passengers, even those vaccinated, will be subjected to a PCR COVID-19 test at the airport upon arrival

Testing on departure: You must provide proof of a negative test for coronavirus upon departure. The test result date must fall within 3 days before your departure date and be provided by either INRB (Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale – The National Institute of Biomedical Research) or a medical facility approved by them. You may be subjecting to screening, including temperature checks, when leaving DRC.

Visitor Country Restrictions

Accommodation: Hotels remain open. You should keep up to date with information from your tour operator.
Public places and services: A curfew is in place between 11pm and 4am. You should not be outside without justifiable reason (eg a medical emergency during these hours). 

Wearing of facemasks is mandatory for anyone in public areas.

Additional Information

DRC Travel Restrictions

Key Information for Travelers to the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Democratic Republic of the Congo Travel Advisory 

DR Congo: COVID-19 vaccine hesitation amid surging cases in third wave| Youtube

DIJIBOUTI

Opening/Reopening Details

With effect from 21 June, all passengers arriving in Djibouti who cannot show evidence of having been vaccinated, will have to spend 10 days in quarantine in their own accommodation.

Requirements/Protocols for Arriving Travelers
Whether arriving by air, land or sea, if you are over 11 years of age, you will also be required to provide a PCR test certificate from the country where you started your journey. The test must be taken within 72 hours of the start of the journey and 120 hours of arrival in Djibouti.
Passengers who started their journeys or transited South Africa, India or Brazil will not be allowed to enter Djibouti due to increasing concerns about COVID-19 variants. Djiboutian Nationals are not allowed to travel to those countries. Djiboutian Residents should double check with their airline before planning to travel to those countries.

Exit rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19): All travellers must present a negative PCR test when leaving Djibouti. From 21 June, when leaving Djibouti, foreign residents of Djibouti (as well as Djiboutian nationals) are required to show evidence of having received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine or evidence of an appointment overseas for a vaccine or provide evidence of medical exemption from having the vaccine.

Visitor Country Restrictions

Local measure: Face coverings must be worn in public and private spaces where social distancing is not possible. Restaurants, shops are open with social distancing measures in place.
Accommodation: Hotels were permitted to reopen from 30 June 2020 with social distancing measures in place.
Public places and services: Gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited. Government offices and places of worship have reopened with social distancing in place.

Additional Information

Djiboutian Travel Restrictions

Key Information for Travelers to Djibouti

Djibouti (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

Djibouti receives more COVID-19 jabs as vaccination drive underway

EGYPT

Opening/Reopening Details

The Egyptian authorities have advised that all arrivals into Egypt will be subject to health measures. Passengers from all countries will be required to complete a monitoring card with personal details, and will need to provide confirmation of valid health insurance policy to airport authorities. Government bans direct flights to, from South Africa.

Requirements/Protocols for Arriving Travelers

Passengers arriving from countries where C19 variants of concern have been identified may be required to undertake a rapid COVID-19 test (ID NOW) on arrival, which if positive will lead to a subsequent PCR test to determine if isolation at a government hospital is necessary.

All persons (including those who hold Egyptian nationality) arriving from overseas must have proof of one of the following: A full course of COVID-19 vaccination (completed at least 14 days prior to arrival in Egypt); or a negative PCR test (taken within 72 hours prior to departure). Children under the age of 6 are exempt. Proof of COVID-19 recovery will not be accepted. Some airlines are imposing special requirements, such as the wearing of face masks. You should check specific requirements with your airline before you travel.

Demonstrating your COVID-19 status: Egypt will accept the proof of COVID-19 vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

PCR Test Certificates: The Egyptian authorities have advised that PCR tests must be conducted no more than 72 hours prior to flight departure. Passengers arriving from London Heathrow only are permitted to have their PCR test conducted no more than 96 hours prior to flight departure. PCR certificates must be issued by an accredited laboratory in the country of issue, and must be stamped or have a QR code. You should arrange to take a private test.

Visitor Country Restrictions

Public spaces and services: Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Egypt to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The Egyptian authorities’ response to the coronavirus is evolving, and local measures may change and new restrictions be introduced at short notice and without warning.
The authorities may announce the closure of public spaces, including parks and beaches at short notice, in particular around public holidays. You should follow the guidance of the local authorities. The wearing of face masks is mandatory in closed public spaces, including government buildings, private offices, malls, retail outlets and public transport including private taxis. Legal penalties could be applied for non-compliance. 

Additional Information

Egypt Travel Restrictions

Coronavirus in Egypt, what should you keep in mind?

Key Information for Travelers to Egypt

Welcome Back to Egypt (video)

Government of Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Population’s social media accounts (Arabic only)

6 Days in Egypt during Covid-19: the benefits of traveling to Egypt during the pandemic

FAQs

EQUITORIAL GUINEA

Opening/Reopening Details

The Government of Equatorial Guinea has announced the suspension of international flights between 6 December and 2 January 2022. Special flights are being organised by the Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons for the rotation of oil sector workers.

Requirements/Protocols for Arriving Travelers

Testing and quarantine requirements: On arrival, passengers are required to undergo a rapid COVID-19 test. You will also be required to provide proof of a negative coronavirus (COVID-19) test result, using a polymerase chain reaction (PRC) test, taken within the last 72 hours.
All passengers are then required to quarantine for 5 days, even if they test negative, and take a second test once the 5 days have passed. Those who test negative after the second test will be free to leave quarantine. Those who test positive will be required to isolate immediately. Oil company employees will be able to isolate in oil company isolation facilities, whilst other individuals will have to go to one of the hotels which the government of Equatorial Guinea has nominated for isolation until a negative test is returned. This applies to all, including those under 18. Authorities may withdraw passports from passengers if an invalid PCR test is presented.

Screening on arrival: Your temperature will be taken at arrival at airports and ports.

Visitor Country Restrictions

Accommodation: The hotel sector is now open. The use of masks within hotels and other accommodation is compulsory.
Public places and services: The nationwide daily curfew has been extended and is now from 6pm to 6am across the country; masks are compulsory in all open spaces, public buildings, on public transport and in private vehicles if accompanied by other people. Authorities conduct regular patrols and you may be fined if you are caught not wearing a mask; bars, discotheques, casinos and other entertainment venues remain closed; weddings baptisms and other celebratory events must not exceed 20 participants, or they will be suspended; places of worship must adhere to strict preventative guidelines; schools have reopened but at maximum 50% capacity; other mass gatherings are not permitted and public transport and taxis may reduce their capacity. You must supply proof of vaccination to take public transport.

Additional Information

Equatorial Guinea Travel Restrictions

A step in the right direction

Equatorial Guinea (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

Equatorial Guinea: COVID-19 restrictions remain tightened as of April 20 /update 18

Equatorial Guinea’s Ministry of Health website

ERITREA

Opening/reopening details

Eritrea’s land borders are closed and international and domestic flights are suspended until further notice. There are occasional charter flights organised by Embassies.

Requirements/Protocols for Arriving Travelers

Self-isolation or quarantine is now reduced to 7 days, from 14-day, for those coming with a negative PCR test certificate. All incoming passengers must have a PCR negative test certificate issued within the last 72-hours. All incoming passengers will be tested after the self-isolation period and must be cleared before exiting the place of self-isolation.

Restrictions

An internal travel ban has been lifted. Check-points are in place between main towns. Public transport (buses and taxis) are operating normally. Private vehicles are allowed on the roads. 

Hotels are open. Most shops and business have re-opened following the easing of lockdown. Cinemas and night-clubs remain closed.

Additional Information

Eritrea Travel Restrictions

Key Information for Travelers to Eritrea

ESWATINI

Opening/Reopening Details

Eswatini Air Link services between Johannesburg OR Tambo and Sikhuphe International Airport in Eswatini were re-introduced on 12 October, with a flight every other day. 

Requirements/Protocols for Arriving Travelers

A COVID-19 test must be performed no more than 72 hours before departure and you must be able to demonstrate a negative test result on entry. Upon arriving in Eswatini, you will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and asked about your country of origin and any transit stops. If you do not present a negative COVID-19 result on entry, or if you display COVID-19 symptoms, you will be required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival at your own cost. You may be required to undergo a quarantine period not exceeding 14 days, or isolation as advised by the port health officers.
In addition, conditions apply on exiting Eswatini:
You should arrange to have a COVID-19 test no more than 72hrs before you travel. Testing will be at your own expense at a private laboratory. You must be able to demonstrate a negative COVID-19 test result when exiting the country;
Upon exiting, you will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms, and asked details about your country of destination and any transit stops. If you display COVID-19 symptoms, you will not be allowed to exit the country. “Essential travellers” such as daily commuters (e.g. scholars, teachers and truck drivers) who have been making cross border travel during the travel restriction period, will continue to be able to travel following the protocols they have previously used.

Visitor Country Restrictions

Travel in Eswatini: Travel within Eswatini is possible, but road blocks or unexpected protests and road closures could occur. You should avoid protests, demonstrations, or marches. Stay alert for signs of disturbances. Travel after 9pm is not permitted whilst the curfew is in place.
It is compulsory to wear a mask everywhere, even when travelling alone in a vehicle. There is a requirement for 1.5 metres of social distance with others.
Accommodation: A few hotels are open for business despite the partial lockdown. Strict hygiene measures are in place to ensure guest safety.
Public places and services: A curfew has been introduced from 9pm to 4am in response to civil unrest. No one should be on the street after 9pm. From 14 June 2021, all retailers will be shut after 7pm. Gatherings remain prohibited except for funerals, community meetings, weddings, professional low-contact sports and religious services. Gatherings are limited to 2.5 hours, with a maximum of 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors. 

Additional Information

Eswatini Travel Advice

The Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini

Eswatini COVID-19 Response Gets a Boost

Effectiveness of Covid-19 Vaccination in Eswatini Against SARS-CoV-2 Associated Hospitalization and Death

ETHIOPIA

Opening/Reopening Details

There are special measures in place at all borders when entering Ethiopia. Proof of a negative COVID-19 RT PCR test result issued within the previous 120 hours (5 days), starting from the time the sample is given, is required for all air passengers over the age of 10 years entering Ethiopia. Arrivals must then complete 7 days mandatory self-quarantine. 

Requirements/Protocols for Arriving Travelers

Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (and other international airports) have put in place measures to screen passengers arriving, departing or transiting through Ethiopia. Arriving passengers are required to present a negative RT PCR COVID-19 test certificate with digital reference code prior to entry (see Entry to Ethiopia). Additional screening may include temperature measurements, completing a health screening questionnaire and answering questions from health officials. This will include checks on recent travel to affected areas and your accommodation details for your self-isolation (see Quarantine requirements below). 
Anyone who is suspected of having COVID-19 will be taken to a government designated isolation centre where they will receive appropriate follow-up care and will be tested. Any person that tests positive for COVID-19 will be prohibited from entering Ethiopia. 
Anyone with a pre-existing condition that requires regular medicines should bring sufficient amounts to cover a potential unplanned additional 2 week stay. 

Visitor Country Restrictions

Gatherings (including religious gatherings, weddings and funerals) are limited to 50 people.

Deliberate physical contact is banned, including greetings by handshake
Wearing of face masks is mandatory in all public places (except for children under 6 years or those with a relevant provable condition) 
Individuals will be expected to ensure that they are 2 adult strides apart at all times
Schools, universities and daycare centres are banned from operating until appropriate safety measures are agreed.

All sectors and businesses (including hotels, cinemas, tour operators) must provide necessary sanitising material and information to customers and staff, maintain 2 strides distance where appropriate and maintain the cleanliness of their premises. Cafes, bars and restaurants are limited to serving three people per table. Occupancy limits are in place for nightclubs as well as rules on no contact. Sports may take place in compliance with coronavirus measures, but no spectators are allowed apart from participants

Visits to care homes for the elderly are prohibited. Visits to prisons must comply with coronavirus measures
Public transport providers must comply with relevant coronavirus measures, including reduced passenger loads, mask-wearing and ventilation.

Most hotels and accommodation remain open. You should follow national coronavirus measures. See ‘local coronavirus measures’ in Travel in Ethiopia.

Additional Information

Ethopia Travel Restrictions

Key Information for Travelers to Ethiopia

Ethiopian Airlines COVID-19 Page

Ethiopia, Libya, Zimbabwe/COVID-19 & other topics - Daily Press Briefing (2 July 2021)

Ethiopian Airlines - We set best-in-class safety and hygiene for you travel (video)

Federal Ministry of Health

Ethiopian Public Health Institute

GABON

Opening/Reopening Details

The Gabonese government has introduced a ban on flights from Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique, Angola and South Africa, until further notice, in response to the Omicron variant of COVID-19.
In relation to other countries, flight restrictions have eased to allow five flights per airline, per week. Land and sea borders are closed.
Foreign nationals must receive authorisation from the Gabonese Ministry of Foreign Affairs before travelling to Gabon. Authorisation can be obtained through the inviting party dropping the request in person at Gabon Foreign Ministry and following up with them.

Requirements/Protocols for Arriving Travelers

All passengers travelling to Gabon must present a valid negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test no older than 3 days or a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate for entry into Gabon.

On arrival, all passengers must take a compulsory test for COVID-19 at Libreville Airport. Vaccinated passengers are allowed to proceed out of the airport without observing a quarantine. Non vaccinated passengers are required to self-isolate for 5 days in designated hotels at their own expense whilst the COVID-19 test is being processed. Passports will be retained by the immigration authorities during this time and returned after successful completion of the isolation time. If the COVID-19 test is negative, passengers will be issued a test certificate, which is valid for 14 days and can be renewed at the end of this period after another test is undertaken. Holders of vaccination certificates are exempt from the compulsory testing and self-isolation. Holders of vaccination certificates still have to undergo the compulsory testing but can self-isolate in the facility of their choice and do not have to leave their passport.

Travellers holding a diplomatic passport and their travel orders must comply with the mandatory PCR testing at the airport (CFA 20,000), but do not quarantine in a government-designated hotel and do not leave their passport at the airport. This applies whether the diplomat is vaccinated or not.
If a COVID-19 test taken at the airport is positive, then passengers are required to continue self-isolation and await specific instructions from Gabonese health authorities. Visitors to Gabon will have to go to one of the hotels which the government of Gabon has nominated for isolation. British nationals resident in Gabon who test positive are required to isolate at home and dial the toll free number 1410 for further instructions. All COVID-19 tests taken in Gabon supersede any that were taken before arrival in Gabon.

Visitor Country Restrictions

There is a daily curfew from 9pm to 5am.

Accommodation: Hotels have reopened.
Public places and services: Markets have reopened as normal.
Restaurants with a terrace have reopened. A valid negative COVID-19 tests or vaccination certificate is compulsory for access to a restaurant. Standard tests are now free of charge, but results are released after 3-5 days. There is a VIP faster option for CFA 20 000, approximately £27.00, with results available within 24 hours. Gatherings of more than 30 people are banned, however, parliament and educational institutions are exempt from this limit. All place of worship can only open one day a week. Places of worship with a maximum of 30 people have to observe the ‘sanitary protocol’ which includes compulsory wearing of masks, hand sanitisation, and social distancing. Schools will close at 5pm each day to comply with general curfew. Hospital visits are forbidden without authorisation from medical authorities. Bars and motels have reopened until 8:30pm. Access to restaurants and places of worship is subject to presentation of negative PCR test or a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate. Wearing of masks in public is compulsory from the age of 5 years old.

Additional Information

Gabon Travel Restrictions

Key Information for Travelers to Gabon

COVID-19 Website

Ministry of Health Website and Facebook

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

GAMBIA

Opening/Reopening Details

Commercial flights to and from The Gambia remain very limited. The land border with Senegal is open.

Requirements/Protocols for Arriving Travelers

To enter The Gambia, you will need to show a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before you arrived in The Gambia to Ministry of Health officials upon arrival. If arriving from the United Kingdom you will be expected to take a mandatory rapid diagnostic COVID-19 test on arrival. If your results are returned negative you will be allowed to travel on to your destination with advice to report to health authorities if any symptoms develop.

Failure to present a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before you arrive in The Gambia to Ministry of Health officials or a positive test on arrival will result in you being tested and quarantined for 14 days at your own cost.

Visitor Country Restrictions

All facilities in The Gambia are open.
Social distancing measures should be applied. 

Additional Information

Gambia Travel Restrictions

Key Information for Travelers to The Gambia

The Gambia’s Ministry of Health Website

Ministry of Health

State House of The Gambia’s official Facebook Page

FAQs

GHANA

Opening/Reopening Details

Kotoka International Airport is open. Commercial flights are operating to and from Ghana.

Land and sea borders remain closed.

Requirements/Protocols for Arriving Travelers

Effective midnight 12 December all persons 18 years and over arriving into Ghana are required to provide evidence of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The Ghana Health Service defines a fully vaccinated person as someone who has taken the full dose of vaccines approved and registered by the Food and Drugs Authority of Ghana. This is one dose of Johnson and Johnson, or two doses of AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna or Sputnik V.
If you are a resident of Ghana and currently outside the country and cannot prove your fully vaccinated status, there is a 14-day exemption period from midnight on 12 December where you will be permitted to travel but you will be required to be vaccinated on arrival at the airport in Ghana.
These new requirements from 12 December have just been announced. This travel advice will be updated once we have obtained further details from the Ghana Health Service.

Passengers travelling to Ghana must additionally undergo a COVID test 72hrs before departure; complete additional health declaration forms on arrival; undergo a further COVID test on arrival.
The only exemption to the need to provide a pre arrival test is if you are returning to Ghana within one week of leaving.

Passengers travelling to Ghana are now required to: Take a Polymerise Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID test with one of the listed providers within 72 hours of departure (Visit https://africacdc.org/trusted-travel/ for a certified list of providers). Create an account at https://trustedtravel.panabios.org/ with the same email address and mobile telephone number you give your PCR test provider. Log on and select check-in; select UK and Ghana as your departure and destination countries; select lab tests (TT); select the matching lab test from the drop down options; click save; provide your flight and passport details as requested; click save to generate a Travel Code (TC); your TC code is then generated for you to copy or download. If your provider is unable to upload your test certificate on your behalf you should enter your TT or BIOMARS code from your PCR certificate, or upload the certificate yourself. We also recommend travelling with hard copy proof of this negative Polymerise Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test result
Children under the age of 5 are exempt. For passengers who have transited other countries before arriving in Ghana, the first country of departure will be the reference point.

The same arrangements apply to passengers aged 11+ departing from Ghana and you may not be allowed to board flights without uploading a certified Polymerise Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID test. Visit https://africacdc.org/trusted-travel/ for a certified list of providers in Ghana. We also recommend travelling with hard copy proof of this negative Polymerise Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test result, to present on departure.

Coronavirus tests before departure: On 21 April the Government of Ghana introduced the mandatory digitisation of all COVID-19 tests for international air travel, with the implementation of the Trusted Travel Scheme.

Quarantine requirements: All arriving passengers should be prepared to comply with Ghana’s COVID-19 Health Protocols. If you test positive for COVID-19 on arrival you will be taken to mandatory quarantine in a Government Health facility. Quarantine and / or medical costs can be expensive so it is important that all passengers arrive with adequate access to financial resources. In these circumstances a PCR test is normally carried out on day two or three. That test result will normally be ready within 48 hours. The quarantine process is managed by Ghana Health Service.

The Government of Ghana also advise that all arrivals should have valid insurance. It is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover.

Visitor Country Restrictions

Public transport systems are operating normally.
Accommodation: Most hotels and other rented accommodation are now open, and implementing COVID-19 health and safety measures. Contact your chosen accommodation direct to confirm details.
Public spaces and services: The Government of Ghana has eased some COVID-19 social restrictions but these can change at short notice.

Additional Information

Ghana Travel Restrictions

Traveling to Ghana during Covid-19: What you need to know before you go

Travel Advisory

Guidelines and Protocols for the Tourism & Hospitality Industry

#StaySafeKnowGhana Campaign

Guidelines for International Flight Operations on COVID-19 Safety at the Kotoka International Airport:

COVID-19 information website

GUINEA

Opening/Reopening Details

The country’s land and maritime borders are closed, and all international flights are suspended- humanitarian flights are excempt- until further notice. On 27 March the President announced a state of emergency, closing the borders. 

Requirements/Protocols for Arriving Travelers

Quarantine measures were in force when the airport was open and those passengers showing coronavirus symptoms were taken to a government quarantine facility. COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

Visitor Country Restrictions

The President has extended the health state of emergency from 15 June for up to 30 days. Movement is limited out of Conakry although there is now no limit to movement to Conakry. There is a limit of 30 people assembling for marriage, baptism and funeral services in Conakry and 100 people in the interior of the country. Schools and mosques are closed, as well as bars. However some school openings from 29 June and reopening from 22 June of places of worship exclusively in the areas which have not recorded any cases of Covid-19 for a period of at least 30 days.There is a curfew from 11pm to 4am in Greater Conakry including Coyah and Dubéreka.

Additional Information

Guinea Travel Restrictions

Travel Advisory

Guinean National Health Service

Head of State Address

GUINEA-BISSAU

Opening/Reopening Details

Land and sea borders have now re-opened and commercial air links have resumed.

Requirements/Protocols for Arriving Travelers

All those entering Guinea Bissau must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from an accredited institution, taken within the last five days. You should arrange to take a private test. 
You will also have to take a COVID test within 72 hours of your departure from Guinea Bissau at a cost of 30,000 CFA. Tests are only available in the capital, Bissau. 

You may also be required to fill in a form with information on your origin and contacts. If you display any symptoms for COVID-19 on arrival, you will be tested again, and have to remain in isolation at your place of residence until results are delivered. If someone on your flight is thought to have COVID-19, you may be required to isolate at one location for 14 days, and be monitored by the health authorities.

Visitor Country Restrictions

The government of Guinea-Bissau announced a state of calamity until 8 September. Under the state of calamity, you must wear a mask or face covering in public, including on public transport. Non-adherence to mask wearing is subject to a fine of 5000XOF. Gatherings indoors are limited to 50% capacity, and social distancing of 1 metre must be respected.

Public places and services: Under the state of calamity, markets will close from 3pm daily, and at weekends. Sporting and religious events are currently banned. Restaurants and bars are closed except for takeaway food.

Additional Information

Guinea-Bissau Travel Restrictions

Guinea-Bissau: Officials enhance domestic COVID-19 restrictions though Sept. 10 /update 25


KENYA

Opening/Reopening Details

Effective from 21NOV21, all Visitors/Tourists/Travellers from the European Region MUST be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination before entry into the country.

Requirements/Protocols for Arriving Travelers

All passengers arriving into Kenya through any point of entry must have a certificate of COVID-19 vaccination. Travelers below the age of eighteen (18) years are exempt from this requirement.

All passengers coming to Kenya must be in possession of a valid COVID-19 negative PCR test certificate conducted within 72 hours before departure regardless of the route of entry. Children below the age of five (5) years are exempt from this requirement.

All travelers will be expected to fill the travelers’ locator form and submit before travel to http://bit.ly/covid19moh and thereafter submit daily health information to “jitenge” platform for 14 consecutive days.

Passengers travelling out of Kenya will require a COVID 19 vaccination certificate. In addition, they will be required to abide by the particular travel, health and COVID-19 related requirements of the destination country.

Pre-departure testing may be considered at the discretion of any of the airlines departing from or terminating in Kenya.
Visitor Country Restrictions
Travel in Kenya: There are currently no restrictions on travel within Kenya. You do not need a COVID-19 negative test to board domestic flights within Kenya.
Public places and services: Public transport in Kenya is now able to operate at full capacity.
Restaurants and eateries may open to customers, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols including social distancing.
Bars are permitted to operate until 11pm.
All public and political gatherings are prohibited.
The maximum number of persons permitted to attend weddings and funerals has been capped at 100, with all in attendance expected to abide by Ministry of Health protocols.
Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible. Many shops and restaurants are conducting mandatory temperature checks and will expect customers to use handwashing facilities before entering the premises.

For More Information:

Kenya Travel Restrictions

COVID-19: Kenyan president warns against 'vaccine nationalism'

Kenyan Ministy of Health COVID-19 Website

Magical Kenya COVID-19 Information

MinistryofHealthKE

FAQs

LESOTHO

Opening/Reopening Details

The Government of Lesotho has stated that from 1 August digitalised AU Trusted Travel certificates will be required for entry and exit. You should arrange to take a private test.
Limited passenger air services between Johannesburg and Moshoeshoe International Airport have restarted. The COVID-19 PCR test requirements are the same as for the land borders.
Requirements/Protocols for Arriving Travelers

A negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours is required for entry. 

The Government of Lesotho has stated that from 1 August digitalised AU Trusted Travel certificates will be required for entry and exit. 

You should arrange to take a private test. 
Limited passenger air services between Johannesburg and Moshoeshoe International Airport have restarted. The the COVID-19 PCR test requirements are the same as for the land borders. 
A PCR test is also required to depart from Lesotho and enter South Africa through the land borders. 
Lesotho residents may re-enter Lesotho using the same PCR test that they presented on exit for a period of 14 days from the test date. 

The hours of operation at border posts are restricted in line with national curfews in Lesotho and South Africa. Some smaller border posts remain closed. 
Everyone entering Lesotho will be screened for coronavirus. You should comply with any additional screening measures. 

Travellers showing symptoms of coronavirus will be required to self-isolate at their permanent or temporary residence or may be placed in an isolation facility in a government hospital at their own expense. 

Visitor Country Restrictions

Lesotho is under “Blue Level” restrictions. A curfew is in place from 12pm to 4am.
There are no longer any restrictions in place on the numbers permitted to be carried in taxis and public transport. Masks must be worn at all times. Eating in the vehicle is prohibited.

*Accommodation: Hotels are permitted to open at full occupancy. Conferences and workshops are permitted at 50% of the conference facility. Not all hotels have yet re-opened.

Supermarkets, grocery shops, hardware stores, cafes and clothing stores are permitted to operate normally between 8am and 8pm but must observe COVID-19 Protocols on sanitisation and social distancing.

Additional Information

Lesotho Travel Restrictions

Key Information for Travelers to Lesotho

National University of Lesotho makes strides towards the possible treatment of COVID-19

Public Health COVID-19 Risk Determination and Mitigation Measures

LIBERIA

Opening/Reopening Details

Roberts International Airport (RIA) is open for commercial flights. There are no direct flights from the UK. Air France, Brussels Airlines and Royal Air Maroc usually offer a connecting service via Paris, Brussels or Casablanca. Flight availability could change at very short notice. Some regional airlines are operating with reduced flight schedules. If you wish to travel, you should contact your airline or travel agent for confirmation of flight schedules. You must wear a mask during transit and on arrival in Liberia. In Roberts International Airport, you must stand in marked spaces within the terminal to allow for social distancing. 

Requirements/Protocols for Arriving Travelers

Travellers 18 years and above must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination upon arrival and before departure. Liberia recognises the following vaccines: Janssen/JJ, Pfizer-BioNTech; Moderna; AstraZeneca; Covaxin; Covishield; BIBP/Sinopharm; Sinovac. Before travelling to Liberia, you must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from an accredited lab, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. Your test must be conducted a maximum of 96 hours before departure to Liberia. Before arrival, in Liberia, you must download the Lib Travel mobile app from Android Play or the Apple Store. If you have problems with the app, staff at Roberts International Airport can assist you.

You must complete a Health Screening Arrival Form before arrival, for monitoring and contact tracing. You must provide your passport details, contact details in Liberia, next of kin details, your travel details (including flight details, with seat number and any transit locations), any countries visited in the previous 14 days, and you must complete the symptom checker. You must select a payment option for your COVID-19 test (payment via app or payment on arrival). Some travellers have reported problems with online payment. You should ensure you carry sufficient cash (US dollars) for payment on arrival. If double-charged you can present proof of online payment and seek a refund. Each adult traveller must download the app and register individually. You can register children via a parent’s app. When you arrive in Liberia, you must be able to show proof that you have completed the symptom tracker form. If you experience problems using the app, staff will assist you at the airport on arrival.

If you display symptoms of coronavirus, public health officials may take you to a government quarantine or medical facility.

Any travellers testing positive will be transported by health authorities to the nearest COVID-19 treatment unit and undergo treatment based on Liberia’s Case Management Guidelines.On arrival at Roberts International Airport, all non-exempt travellers will be tested for COVID-19 by National Public Health Reference Laboratory staff using rapid tests. Exempt travellers who do not provide a valid negative PCR test result will also be tested. Sample collection involves taking a swab of the inside of your nose and the back of your throat, using a long cotton bud. Results should be available within 20 minutes

Government of Liberia strongly recommends that all travellers self-isolate for 7 days and self-monitor symptoms via the Lib Travel app for 14 days, beginning the day after arrival in Liberia.

​Children under the age of 5 years old are exempt from COVID-19 testing and do not require a test result certificate. However, you should check your airline’s requirements

Visitor Country Restrictions

COVID-19 National Health Guidelines have been published by the Government of Liberia on the Ministry of Health website
.Measures in place to minimise the spread of COVID-19 apply in all 15 counties. These measures will remain in place until announced otherwise. Violation of health measures is punishable by a fine of up to US$200 and/or imprisonment of up to 30 days. Measures could be changed at short notice. Authorities may impose a lockdown or curfew if COVID-19 cases continue to rise. All persons accessing government institutions, supermarkets, bars, restaurants and nightclubs must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. You should monitor government communications for announcements.

If you go out in public, you must wear a face mask which covers your nose and mouth. You must also wear a mask when using public transport. Limits on passenger numbers apply: taxis must not carry more than 3 passengers in the back and 1 in the front; “keh-kehs” (tricycle taxis) must not carry more than 2 passengers in the back and none in the front. Motorbikes may only carry one passenger.

You must maintain social distancing of a minimum of 1 metre (3 feet) from others in public places and businesses (except in public transport). Mandatory hand washing with soap and clean water, or alcohol-based sanitiser is required at all premises. Liberian authorities have advised community members to report those showing coronavirus symptoms (coughing, fever, and difficulty breathing) by calling 4455.

Accommodation: You must ensure you have made arrangements for accommodation before travelling to Liberia. Hotels are open but you should check and book in advance. Health measures including hand washing, wearing a mask and social distancing of 1 metre (3 feet), apply in all hotels.

Public places and services: Businesses such as banks, supermarkets, restaurants and salons are open.

Additional Information

Liberia Travel Restrictions

General COVID-19 Travel Advisory in Operation

Key Information for Travelers to Liberia

COVID: Liberia's hospitals brace for surge in admissions

Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs & Tourism (MICAT)

National Public Health Institute of Liberia

Liberian Ministry of Health web page

LIBYA

Opening/Reopening Details

Most of the land and sea borders remain closed. All borders of Eastern Libya are currently open. The entry restrictions may vary depending on the epidemiological situation of each country. Emsaed border crossing point is open for entry and exit. Ras Ajdir border crossing will remain closed with exceptions granted for returning Libyans.
Residents are allowed to enter. Foreign nationals are allowed to enter, though flights to Libya remain limited.

Requirements/Protocols for Arriving Travelers

Travellers will undergo health checks along with temperature screening. A COVID-19 PCR test will be administered.
Anyone arriving in Benghazi as well as other areas in eastern Libya will need to have a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate issued within the last 48 hours prior to their arrival. Travellers departing from Libya must have a PCR test carried out within 20 hours before flight.
On arrival, travellers will undergo PCR testing and must quarantine for three days until the result is received. Travellers with a positive result will be transferred to a designated centre for further treatment, and those with a negative result will be subject to home quarantine for ten days.

Visitor Country Restrictions

Libya has announced a number of measures and restrictions to limit the spread of the virus. Implementation of these measures has been relaxed but they may be tightened again at short notice.

Additional Information

Libya Travel Restrictions

National Centre of Disease Control (NCDC)

Key Information for Travelers to Libya

Streets deserted amid curfew in Tripoli, Libya

Libya receives doses of Chinese COVID-19 vaccine

Libya opens largest vaccination centre | AFP

General COVID-19 Travel Advisory in Operation

MADAGASCAR

Opening/Reopening Details

Madagascar’s borders are open to limited commercial and charter flights from Europe from 6 November 2021, and to regional flights from 23 October 2021. Private flights require advance permissions from the Presidency and Prime Minister’s office. At present travel from the UK to Madagascar is possible. COVID-19 vaccination is not a requirement for entry.

Requirements/Protocols for Arriving Travelers

The Government of Madagascar has expressed an intention to introduce a red/green list of countries for travel to Madagascar. Under this plan, people could only travel to Madagascar from a green list country. Countries with over 300 COVID-19 cases weekly per 100,000 people would be red listed. However, there is no confirmation yet from the Madagascar authorities on when this may be implemented, and what the full rules for travel if you are coming from or through a red listed country. We will update these pages when further information is available.
If authorised to enter Madagascar you will need to provide proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of travel. You should arrange to take a private test.
You will also be required to make an advance hotel booking for two nights and pay in advance for at least one night for quarantine after your arrival, and take a COVID-19 test on arrival at Ivato International Airport. The €25 cost of the test can be paid in cash or by bank card on arrival. If the test is negative, you will be able to leave quarantine within 24-48hrs. If the test is positive, you will need to quarantine for a further 14 days and may be required to go to a state-mandated facility for treatment. You will be asked to complete a declaration to confirm you will abide by quarantine until the result of your arrival test, and a locator form to indicate your movements after quarantine.

A COVID-19 antigen test is required to be taken at the airport before departure on domestic flights.

Visitor Country Restrictions

Hotel and guesthouse accommodation is open, although many businesses catering to tourists are operating with limited capacity. You should contact your accommodation provider for more information.
Public spaces and services: On 3 September 2021, the Government of Madagascar lifted the national Health State of Emergency which had been in place since March 2021. You are still advised to wear a face mask in all public places and follow public health guidelines.

Additional Information

Madagascar Travel Restrictions

General COVID-19 Travel Advisory in Operation

MALAWI

Opening/reopening details

Malawian airspace remains open for a limited number of commercial flights.
On 27 August, Malawi re-opened its borders to non-residents and removed its restrictions on travel to and from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Brazil.

Requirements/Protocols for Arriving Travelers

Testing/screening on arrival: If you’re eligible for entry, you will need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of your arrival. You should arrange to take a private test.
You may also be tested for COVID-19 on arrival at your own expense. Passengers may be required to remain at the airport or a testing centre until their COVID-19 test results are known, usually within 24 hours. Individuals testing positive for coronavirus on arrival may be taken for treatment at a government facility. All other individuals will be required to self-monitor for COVID-19 signs and symptoms for 14 days after arrival. This allows the traveller to interact with others but they will be required to strictly observe physical distancing and hand hygiene, and must always use a mask in public.

Anyone departing Malawi needs to provide a valid “Travel Certificate” to immigration showing that a negative COVID-19 test has been taken at any of the five government-designated testing centres within 72 hours of departure. Digital verification of COVID-19 certificates has also been introduced, in line with the Africa CDC’s Trusted Travel framework

Visitor Country Restrictions

Travel in Malawi: Public transport continues to operate throughout Malawi with some restrictions and COVID-19 related measures in place. Face coverings in public are mandatory.
Accommodation: Hotels and private rentals continue to operate with some restrictions and coronavirus precautionary measures in place. We advise that you contact your accommodation provider before booking to confirm what restrictions are in place.
Public places and services: Gatherings of more than 50 people are banned. The majority of shops, banks and restaurants continue to operate, with some restrictions and coronavirus precautionary measures in place. Hand washing is compulsory before entering shops, banks, restaurants, bars, etc. Face coverings in public are compulsory.

Additional Information

Malawi Travel Restrictions

Covid-19 daily update

General COVID-19 Travel Advisory in Operation

Public Health Institute of Malawi’s COVID-19 website

Ministry of Health

Facebook Updates

MALI

Opening/Reopening Details

Modibo Keita International Airport is open. Regional borders are open and commercial flights are available. You should check with your travel company for the latest information on flights to and from Mali.

Requirements/Protocols for Arriving Travelers

To enter Mali you will either need to present a negative COVID test certificate less than 72 hours old or be tested on arrival at the airport. While waiting for the test results, you will either have to quarantine at home or in a hotel. If you test positive, you will be made to go to a government designated facility. Even if a negative test is presented on arrival but you show symptoms, you will be made to quarantine until a negative result is obtained.

Departure Requirements

You are required to present a negative COVID test certificate less than 72 hours old to exit Mali. It is likely that the Government will implement temperature checks on departure.

Visitor Country Restrictions

Limited hotels are open. However there are no guarantees there are social distancing measures put in place. 

The Government of Mali has set out measures to help stop the spread of coronavirus. A nationwide state of emergency was put in place as of midnight 19 December 2020. Amongst the latest measures, all bars, restaurants and nightclubs are closed and gatherings are limited to a maximum of 50 people. Festivals and cultural performances have also been prohibited.

It is mandatory to wear a face mask in public spaces and public transport.

Additional Information

Mali Travel Restrictions

Mali : Understand COVID-19’s impacts for better actions

General COVID-19 Travel Advisory in Operation

Key Information for Travelers to Mali

MAURITANIA

Opening/Reopening Details

International flights to and from Mauritania are operating. 

Requirements/Protocols for Arriving Travelers

You must take a PCR test dated within 3 days before arrival and show evidence of the negative test result, with the date of the test clearly labelled. You should take a private test. 
Non-Mauritanian nationals that arrive without a PCR test will not be allowed to enter the country and will be obliged to immediately return to their country of origin. 
You must wear a face-mask on arrival. 
You must complete an individual health declaration on arrival. 
You will undergo a contactless temperature check on arrival. If you have a temperature upon arrival, you must agree to a PCR or rapid antigen test. While waiting for the test result you must self-isolate at your own expense in a hotel or your place of residence for 10 days. If the test is negative, you can leave self-isolation before the end of the 10-day period. 
If you are arriving from the UK, South Africa, Brazil, India or another country identified as a source of new COVID-19 variants, you must quarantine at your own expense in a hotel or your place of residence for 10 days. You must then take a PCR test in Mauritania, and if this is negative, you can exit quarantine.

Visitor Country Restrictions

You must wear a face covering on public transport and in shops. 
Social distancing of at least 1.5 metres in public.

Hotels are open. You should adhere to any preventative measures put in place by hotels to limit the spread of the virus. 

Restaurants and public spaces have reopened. You should adhere to any preventative measures in place in these locations.

Additional Information

Mauritanian Travel Restrictions

Key Information for Travelers to Mauritania

General COVID-19 Travel Advisory in Operation

Coronavirus: UAE sends plane carrying medical supplies to Mauritania in fight against COVID-19

Mauritanian Ministry of Health

MAURITIUS

Opening/reopening details

Resident permit holders and occupational permit holders are exempt. You will be asked to present proof of your health or travel insurance before boarding and at arrival.

Requirements/Protocols for Arriving Travelers

From 1 October, Mauritius have removed restrictions for fully vaccinated tourists. Travellers must, however, present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the last point of embarkation. See the Mauritius Now website for full details. Mauritius will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

Unvaccinated Travellers: Unvaccinated tourists are allowed to enter but must quarantine for 14 days on arrival in an official quarantine hotel.

Travelling to Mauritius from southern Africa: Until 31 December, any person who has been in the South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Eswatini and Lesotho within the 14 days preceding the date of arrival in Mauritius will be refused entry or transit in to Mauritius.

Visitor Country Restrictions

Accommodation: Some certified COVID-19 safe hotels have reopened for fully vaccinated tourists. Unvaccinated tourists must remain in their room in an official quarantine hotel for 14 days.
Public spaces and services: On 11 November, Mauritian authorities announced some additional restrictions in public areas. Social distancing and wearing of face masks in public remains mandatory. Public transport is operating. All schools are closed, although crèches remain open. Beaches are open but picnics are not allowed. Shops remain open. Most businesses including restaurants, fitness centres and cinemas are open to fully vaccinated people only. Nightclubs and bars remain closed. The restriction on numbers at social gatherings including marriages, funerals and cultural events is 50 people. Places of worship can only accommodate 10 people. Concerts and sports competitions are not allowed.

Additional Information

Mauritius Travel Restrictions

Mauritius: Authorities maintaining COVID-19 measures nationwide as of Aug. 18 /update 25

General COVID-19 Travel Advisory in Operation

Key Information for Travelers to Mauritius

Latest Information on Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Ministry of Health and Wellness

MOROCCO

Opening/Reopening Details

The Moroccan Government has extended the suspension of all flights and ferry services to Morocco until 11:59pm on 31 December.

Requirement/Protocols for Arriving travelers

When flights resume you will need to provide proof that you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with the second dose administered at least two weeks prior to travel, and a negative PCR test result before boarding your flight or ferry to Morocco. The result must show that the PCR test itself was undertaken no more than 48 hours before boarding. For travel by ferry, you will also need to take a COVID-19 test during the journey. Children under the age of six years old are exempt from the PCR testing requirement for entry into Morocco.

On arrival to Morocco, you will be asked to present a completed Public Health Passenger form. You can print a copy in advance of travelling. In addition, and following an official announcement on Saturday 13 November, you will also have your temperature taken and may be asked to do a rapid antigen test (provided free of charge) immediately upon arrival in Morocco. If you test positive and are not a permanent resident of Morocco, your airline will be required to arrange for you to immediately leave Morocco. A Moroccan resident testing positive would be transferred to a public health care facility. Children under 12 are exempt from this testing requirement.

Demonstrating your COVID-19 status: Morocco will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record at the border. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

Visitor Country Restrictions

Public and private gatherings are permitted up to a maximum of 50 people. Hammams, public swimming pools and sports facilities are permitted to operate at 50% capacity, and restaurants, coffee shops, shops and supermarkets must close at 11pm.

A vaccine pass is required to enter public places including hammams, gyms, cafes, restaurants, hotels, shops and sports halls. A vaccine pass will also be required to access public administration buildings.

Additional Information

Morocco Travel Restrictions

Travel and Safety Advice

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FAQs

MOZAMBIQUE

Opening/reopening details

Entry to Mozambique is allowed to all travellers with a valid tourist, business or residency visa. 
The issuing of border visas for tourism purposes has now resumed.

Requirements/Protocols for Arriving Travelers

Testing for COVID-19 may be required on arrival in Mozambique, at your expense. 

Travellers presenting a negative COVID-19 PCR test are exempt from the quarantine regime regardless of whether they have been fully vaccinated. The test must have been issued in the departure country, within 72 hours prior to the time of arrival, even if they hold proof of vaccination. Children under 5 years old are exempt from the requirement to present a COVID-19 PCR test. You should arrange to take a private test. A negative PCR test is valid for up to 7 days for travellers using the South Africa land border. Anyone testing positive, or in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 will be required to self-isolate for a period of 14 days. Anyone who does not present a negative COVID-19 test will need to self-isolate for 14 days. 

Visitor Country Restrictions

*Travel in Mozambique: The Mozambican government has declared a “State of Calamity”’, which will remain in place indefinitely. The regulations laid under the “State of Calamity” have imposed restrictions on movement within the country. These restrictions can change at short notice, so contact your accommodation provider or tour operator for the latest information, and comply with the advice of the local authorities.

Wearing face coverings is compulsory in all public spaces including on public transport. Individuals who have been in areas with high incidence of coronavirus cases will be required to observe self-isolation for a period of 14 days.

*Accommodation: Some hotels and other accommodations have closed. Please check with your accommodation provider before you travel.

*Public places and services: The Mozambican government announced new COVID-19 restrictions starting at midnight on 25 October for a period of 56 days (ending 20 December). The new restrictions include: a mandatory curfew in all provincial capitals and some district capitals (Chokwe, Gondola, Moatize, Mocuba, Maxixe, Cuamba, Manhiça, Montepuez, Massinga and Nacala) from 12pm to 4am, and limiting meetings to 100 people in closed spaces and 250 people in outdoor spaces.

Most shopping centres, markets, restaurants, cafes and bars are open, with some restrictions on timings.

Additional Information

Mozambique Travel Restrictions

General COVID-19 Travel Advisory in Operation

Key Information for Travelers to Mozambique

Informal Translation of the August 7 State of Emergency Decree

Mozambican Government portal for information on COVID-19

 

NAMIBIA

Opening/Reopening Details

Hosea Kutako International airport is open and flights are operating to/from Germany, Ethiopia and South Africa, from where there are onward connections. Airports are open as well as sea ports and some land borders. If intending to use a land border, you should check that it is open before travelling.

Requirement/Protocols for Arriving travelers

All non-Namibian travelers arriving in Namibia are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from their country of departure which is not older than 72 hours. If the traveler meets this requirement, Non-Namibian travelers arriving with a negative result that is older than 72 hours will be placed in quarantine and tested for COVID-19 on the same day at their own cost and will only be released if the results of this test return negative. This requirement does not apply to children under the age of 5 years.

Visitor Country Restrictions

A nationwide curfew is in place from 10pm to 4am daily. No movement is permitted between these hours 
Public health measures, such as wearing a face mask, must be adhered to when using public transport, for the duration of the journey, and the destination must be reached before the start of curfew hours 
Enforcement of public health measures will be undertaken by police and law enforcement personnel. You should comply with any instructions given.

Sale and purchase of liquor from Shebeens and bars is restricted to 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday on take-away basis only. On site consumption of liquor is prohibited, except at restaurants, guesthouses, hotels and similar establishments where guests reside.

All food establishments are to serve food on a take-away basis only 
Gambling houses, nightclubs, gyms and sports clubs, public recreational spaces including playgrounds and swimming pools are not permitted to operate 
The number of people permitted at public gatherings is 5 persons; and indoor public gatherings should not last longer than 2 hours. Registers of attendees must be maintained, temperature checks recorded, and hand sanitising facilities put in place. Face masks and social distancing of at least 2 metres are mandatory.

Additional Information

Namibia Travel Restrictions

Travel Advice and Safety

Key Information for Travelers to Namibia

International Travel Requirements and Approval Guidance During COVID-19 State of Emergency

COVID-19 Updates

NIGER

Opening/Reopening Details

Entry to Niger is only permitted for Nigerien nationals, persons with valid residency and foreign nationals with valid visas.
Requirements/Protocols for arriving travelers

Testing on arrival: if you are eligible for entry, you will need to present a negative COVID-19 test certificate less than 72 hours old to the airport authorities, or be tested at the airport. If you test positive for COVID-19 upon arriving in Niger you will have to isolate in government facilities for 14 days

*Quarantine requirements: If you are staying in Niger for less than 7 days, you will need to take a COVID-19 test on arrival and self-isolate until you have received the results of the test. If your test is negative, you can end the self-isolation. If you are staying in Niger for more than 7 days, you will have to self-isolate at your final destination (home, hotel) for seven days. On the seventh day of self-isolation you will need to take a second COVID-19 test; if the result is negative you can end self-isolation and if the result is positive you will have to follow government isolation procedures.

Leaving Niger: A negative COVID-19 test (less than five days old) is required upon departing Niger. To receive the test make an appointment with the Centre de Recherche Medicale et Sanitaire Niger (CERMES).

Visitor Country Restrictions

Accommodation: Most hotels are open. Some have social distancing measures in place but adherence to social distancing and COVID-19 preventive measures varies.
Public places and services: Restaurants, shops and bars are open.

Additional Information

Niger Travel Restrictions

Key Information for Travelers to Niger

Niger: COVID-19 restrictions remain unchanged nationwide as of July 15 /update 17

Niger Travel Advice & Safety

Travel Advice & Advisories

NIGERIA

Opening/Reopening Details

Contact your airline for the latest information on flights to and from Nigeria.

Requirements/Protocols for Arriving Travelers

Testing / Screening on arrival: Prior to departure, all passengers travelling to Nigeria must register and complete the on-line pre-boarding health declaration at the Nigeria International Travel Portal.

From 5 December 2021, passengers must have tested negative for COVID-19 within 48 hours of their departure to Nigeria, and have uploaded their PCR test certificate to the on-line Travel Portal. Children under 10 years old are not required to upload a pre-arrival PCR test certificate.
Passengers must carry evidence of the test and result when they travel. Only a COVID-19 PCR test is acceptable to the Nigerian authorities.
All passengers, except children under 10, must also book and pay for a repeat PCR test for day 2 of their arrival in Nigeria at the Nigeria International Travel Portal. Partially or unvaccinated passengers must also book and pay for a day 7 post-arrival exit PCR test. Evidence of test booking will be required on arrival.
On arrival all passengers will be screened by Port Health Officials and be required to provide full contact details, including their address in Nigeria. The Nigerian government has said it will closely monitor whether passengers are following the quarantine measures and conducting the repeat PCR test.

Quarantine requirements: Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated passengers must self-isolate for 7 days on arrival, until they receive a negative Covid-19 test result from their day 7 PCR test.

Visitor Country Restrictions

Passengers will be asked to follow a number of additional health procedures, including the following:
; you must wear a mask or face covering; all passengers’ temperature will be taken on arrival at the airport; you are required to observe social distancing measures; you will be asked to use hand washing facilities installed outside the airports; your bags will be sprayed with decontamination fluids.
Most states in Nigeria have introduced their own restrictions on movement. All travellers and residents in Nigeria are encouraged to monitor announcements by the Nigerian authorities on further restrictions, which may be introduced at short notice.
The Federal Government has relaxed the lockdown restrictions in place in Abuja and Lagos and replaced them with new requirements, including a nationwide daily night time curfew between midnight and 4am and the mandatory use of face masks in public.
Public spaces and services: Gatherings of over 50 people outside of work places are prohibited, including all weddings, conferences and sporting events. Places of worship are permitted to hold services, subject to limitations set by state authorities.
Visits to public institutions, including government buildings, have been limited.

Additional Information

Nigeria Travel Restrictions

Key Information for Travelers to Nigeria

General COVID-19 Travel Advisory in Operation

Nigeria Travel Advisory

Government Moves International Flights Resumption to Sept 5

Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC)

RWANDA

Opening/Reopening Details

In response to the COVID-19 Omicron variant, Rwanda has recently updated their entry and exit requirements.
Requirements/Protocols for Arriving Travelers

All international travelers to Rwanda must complete a Passenger Locator Form before arriving. Passengers coming to Rwanda must possess a negative Covid-19 PCR test certificate taken within 72 hours before travelling. Children under the age of 5 are exempt. COVID-19 test results must be uploaded to the passenger locator form prior to arrival. On arrival, all travelers are tested for COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status; the cost is USD 60 per person for a mandatory PCR test. After completing the test at the airport, tourists must quarantine for 24 hours at a designated hotel; general travelers must quarantine for 3 days. Additional PCR tests must be taken on days 3 and 7.

All travelers departing Rwanda must possess a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate taken within 72 hours of leaving the country. Tests must be conducted by the Rwanda Biomedical Center, Provincial, or District Hospitals. Rapid tests are not accepted, and children under the age of 5 are exempt. Travelers are also reminded to check the COVID-19 protocols for their airline, final destination, or transit countries as they may have further requirements to comply with. If any traveler tests positive for COVID-19 while visiting Rwanda (even if asymptomatic), they will be treated as per the country’s national guidelines until they have fully recovered, at their own cost. Travelers should have comprehensive travel insurance in place ahead of departure.

Visitor Country Restrictions

Domestic MeasuresA nationwide 00:00-04:00 curfew remains in effect, with all businesses being required to close at 23:00. Restaurants and cafes may operate indoor seating at 50-percent capacity and outdoor seating at 75-percent capacity; nightclubs are closed. Private businesses and public offices may operate at reduced capacity. Restrictions on gatherings are in effect. Individuals may attend permitted gatherings with a negative test taken within 72 hours. Authorities continue to allow tourism activity subject to health-related protocols. Gyms and fitness centers are open.

Additional Information

Rwanda Travel Restrictions

General COVID-19 Travel Advisory in Operation

FAQs

Information Note

SÃO TOMÉ & PRÍNCIPE

Opening/Reopening Details

There are currently no restrictions on foreign nationals including British entering São Tomé and Principe, provided you comply with the entry requirements outlined below.

Requirements/Protocol for Arriving Travelers

Testing prior to arrival: All air passengers arriving in São Tomé and Principe are required to have proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken in the 72 hours prior to their arrival.

Visitor Country Restrictions

Accommodation: Some hotels remain closed. Other hotels and private rentals continue to operate with some restrictions and coronavirus precautionary measures in place. You should contact your accommodation provider before booking to confirm whether your preferred accommodation is open and what restrictions are in place.
Public places and services: The majority of shops, banks and restaurants continue to operate, with some restrictions (e.g. reduced opening hours) and coronavirus precautionary measures in place. People are advised to maintain hygiene standards, which includes regular hand washing, wearing face masks in public and maintaining social distancing; face masks are compulsory in all closed public areas and inside vehicles; public gatherings at market places and churches to continue operate at 50% capacity.

Additional Information

São Tomé and Principe Travel Restrictions

Key Information for Travelers to São Tomé and Príncipe

SENEGAL

Opening/Reopening Details

Some flights to and from Dakar Blaise Diagne International airport have been cancelled as a result of the ongoing civil unrest. Borders re-opened for international flights in mid-July. Land and sea borders remain closed except the Senegal-Gambia border which is now open. The majority of international airlines have resumed commercial routes.

Requirements/Protocol for Arriving Travelers

The government of Senegal has said airlines are not allowed to carry foreign nationals from countries who have put in place travel restrictions for Senegal unless they are ordinarily resident in Senegal, diplomats, military, health professionals and other specific professional categories.

Despite this, some airlines are only allowing foreign nationals with proof of residency in Senegal to travel. It is important to note that some airlines only accept a full residency card, and not a ‘récépissé’, although the government of Senegal have confirmed that a ‘récépissé’ is proof of residency. 

To enter Senegal individuals over 2 years old must provide a negative PCR test dated no more than 5 days earlier, issued in the country where you started your trip and authorised by that country or a recognised health organisation.

Visitor Country Restrictions

Masks must be worn at all times in public areas and when travelling, including in a private car if there are two or more people in the car. 
Accommodation: Hotels are open.
Public places and services: Masks must be worn in all public areas throughout Senegal, including in supermarkets, on public transport (which is still operating with reduced capacity), in taxis, and when on public streets.

Additional Information

Senegal Travel Restrictions

General COVID-19 Travel Advisory in Operation

Key Information for Travelers to Senegal

SEYCHELLES

Opening/Reopening Details

On 25 March 2021, Seychelles opened its borders to visitors irrespective of their vaccination status.

Cruise ships from any country worldwide will not be permitted to berth in Seychelles until further notice. 
Requirements/Protocol for Arriving Travelers

All visitors must present a negative PCR test, taken within 72 hours prior to departure, and must stay in approved accommodation. There will be no quarantine requirement and no restriction on movement for most visitors upon entry to Seychelles.

On 6 May, the Government of Seychelles announced that, with immediate effect, visitors who have been in Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Pakistan or South Africa within 14 days prior to travel will not be permitted to enter Seychelles. 

An application for entry form should also be completed and returned to the Public Health Authority before travel. Work permit holders must also be cleared by the Department of Employment and Immigration. If you’re uncertain of your status, you should contact the Department of Employment and Immigration before attempting to enter Seychelles. 

There will be no quarantine requirements and no restriction on movement for most visitors upon entry to Seychelles. Seychellois nationals and permanent residents may enter Seychelles from any country and will not face quarantine if they have completed a full dose of vaccination at least two weeks before travelling. Unvaccinated Seychellois nationals and permanent residents must undergo 7 days of home quarantine.

Visitor Country Restrictions

The Government of Seychelles has introduced new restrictions on the use of public spaces and services, following an increase in the number of coronavirus cases in Seychelles. These measures will remain in place until further notice. 

A nationwide curfew is in place from 11pm to 4am. You should not travel outside your accommodation between these times without authorisation. Restrictions on movement are reviewed regularly. 
House parties are not permitted and no gatherings of more than four persons, indoors or outdoors, including on beaches and in public places, are allowed. All shops, bars and casinos will close at 7pm until further notice. 
On 20 May, the Government of Seychelles extended the closure of all schools until 31 May. 

Visitor Country Restrictions

List of From Which Visitors are Permitted to Enter Seychelles

Additional Information

Seychelles Travel Restrictions

General COVID-19 Travel Advisory in Operation

Travel Information | Air Seychelles

Key Information for Travelers to Seychelles

FAQs

 

SIERRA LEONE

Opening/reopening details

From 27 September 2021, all unvaccinated passengers traveling into Sierra Leone will be required to undergo mandatory quarantine at a NaCOVERC hotel at your own cost until you have proof of a negative PCR result. Vaccinated travellers will be allowed to self-quarantine at home whilst awaiting the result.

Requirements/Protocol for Arriving Travelers

Before travelling Sierra Leone, you must get authorisation from the Government of Sierra Leone through the online portal. To get authorisation you must have:
proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test result no more than 72 hours before the departure time of your flight to Sierra Leone; you should arrange to take a private test; a pre-departure public health passenger locator form; and proof of payment for on arrival COVID-19 tests paid for through the portal.
Arrivals whose stay in the country does not exceed 5 days do not require to be tested again before leaving the country. However passengers are required to request a certificate of the negative PCR test result that was administered to them when they arrived in Sierra Leone.
Visitor Country Restrictions

There is a curfew on all movement from 11pm to 5am. Bars and restaurants are required to close at 9pm.

It is now compulsory to wear a mask when in a vehicle. This policy is being enforced by the Sierra Leone authorities. If you are found without a mask you may face a fine. 
Hotels are open. 

Large public gatherings are still limited, and events of over 100 people (e.g. concerts, sporting events) are prohibited.

Places of worship, churches and mosques have re-opened for worship but there are restrictions on numbers. Hand washing and social distancing is enforced. 
Restaurants and bars must close at 9pm. 

People are strongly advised to wash their hands, use hand sanitiser and avoid shaking-hands. 
People are advised to keep to strict social distancing. 
Additional Information

Sierra Leone Travel Restrictions

General COVID-19 Travel Advisory in Operation

Travel Advice & Advisories

Sierra Leone Ministry of Health

Key Information for Travelers to Sierra Leone

FAQs

SOMALIA

Opening/Reopening Details

Commercial flights operate to Somalia, including Somaliland.

Restrictions remain in place in neighbouring countries, including land border closures and quarantine measures. You should check before travelling to the borders of Ethiopia, Djibouti or Kenya. You should not cross the border without the correct documents. You may face a large fine or detention for illegally crossing borders and you may be prevented from onward travel.

Requirements/Protocol for Arriving Travelers

Screening on arrival – Somaliland: A negative COVID-19 test, taken no more than 96 hours before travel, is required for entry into Somaliland. If you do not have this evidence on arrival, then you may have to spend 14 days in quarantine at your own expense in a government approved facility.
Egal International Airport has put in place additional measures to screen passengers arriving into Hargeisa by air, including temperature checks.
Those people displaying symptoms linked to the virus may be transferred to a nearby isolation facility while further tests are carried out.

Restrictions remain in place in neighbouring countries, including land border closures and quarantine measures. You should check before travelling to the borders of Ethiopia, Djibouti or Kenya. You should not cross the border without the correct documents. You may face a large fine or detention for illegally crossing borders and you may be prevented from onward travel.

Visitor Country Restrictions

Public places and services: The Somali authorities at national and local level (excluding Somaliland) have put in place a range of measures to control the spread of COVID-19. In Mogadishu, these include a night-time curfew, as well as measures relating to public gatherings, schools and mosques.
The Somaliland authorities issued measures to control the spread of COVID-19 on 22 March 2021. The measures include: wearing of facemasks in all public and private spaces, including at mosques and public gatherings; social distancing of 2 metres (1.5 metres in mosques).

Additonal Information

Somalia Travel Restrictions

General COVID-19 Travel Advisory in Operation

Key Information for Travelers to Somalia

The Somalia Ministry of Health created a COVID-19 WhatsApp account to disseminate country information: +252.613600700​

SOUTH AFRICA

Opening/Reopening Details

Internal flights are operating. You are required to wear a face mask on flights. Public transport is operating with reduced passenger numbers.

Requirements/Protocol for Arriving Travelers

Strict health protocols are in place for international travellers to South Africa. You will need to produce a paper copy of a negative PCR (polymerase chain reaction) COVID-19 test to border officials upon arrival in South Africa. The test must have taken place no more than 72 hours before your departure. Children under 5 do not require a PCR test.
We advise that you carry several paper copies of your test, as you may need to present it more than once on your journey. If you do not present proof of a test upon arrival, you will be required to take a COVID-19 at your own expense and may be required to quarantine at your own cost. You will be asked to fill out a health questionnaire on the plane before you enter South Africa. You should arrange to take a private test.

Quarantine requirements: If you fail to produce a paper copy of a negative PCR test you will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at your own cost. If you test positive for Covid-19, you will be required to self-isolate in line with Government guidelines at your own cost for 10 days. Self-isolation is not required if you have provided the negative PCR test.

Testing on departure: Screening processes have been introduced at all major ports of entry, including airports, for arrivals, departures and transit passengers. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities. Screening may include temperature measurements and check on recent travel to affected areas. If you feel unwell, you should not attempt to travel. Presenting at the airport with symptoms may result in you being sent to a government health facility for quarantine and further testing.

Visitor Country Restrictions

Accommodation: Hotels, guest houses and private rental accommodation are open, with protective measures in place. Upon arrival at your accommodation, you will normally be subject to a temperature test and asked to complete a health questionnaire. Some accommodation providers will request your travel history. You should contact your accommodation provider for more information.

Public spaces and services: The South African authorities have published COVID-19 guidelines and advice and have introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. Failure to comply could result in a fine or arrest.
South Africa has introduced a risk-based, five-level approach to lockdown restrictions. Level one restrictions are currently in place across the country.
National restrictions: Level one lockdown restrictions are in place across the country. There is a curfew between 12pm and 4am. All non-essential businesses are required to close by 11pm. You are legally required to wear a face mask when in public and may face a fine or imprisonment for breaking this rule. You should ensure you are in your accommodation before the curfew begins. Road blocks are used to enforce curfew in some places. International travel is permitted subject to COVID-19 precautions.

Additional Information

South Africa Travel Restrictions

Coronavirus COVID-19 International Travel

Key Information for Travelers to South Africa

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FAQs

South Africa Tourism Update

COVID-19 Corona Virus: South African Resource Portal and data free portal​

 

SOUTH SUDAN

Opening/Reopening Details

South Sudan has reopened its land borders but all passengers should check restrictions in place from neighbouring countries.

Requirements/Protocols for arrivng travelers

Coronavirus (COVID-19) certificate: To enter South Sudan, you must have a certificate showing you are free from coronavirus, issued no more than 96 hours ahead of your journey, and endorsed by a reputable medical provider. You will also need to self-isolate on arrival, for 10 days without a test or for 7 days with test and release. 
Travellers are exempt from quarantine if they have documentation of full COVID-19 vaccination (completed at least two weeks before travelling) or evidence of a positive PCR test result within the 6 months prior to travelling. A pre-departure negative certificate is still required as detailed above. 
You should arrange to take a private test. 

South Sudan will not accept digital proof. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

Visitor Country Restrictions

On public transport and internal flights, passengers are required to wear face masks.

On 14 April, the South Sudan National COVID-19 Taskforce lifted the temporary lockdown measures introduced in 3 February. The Taskforce continues to encourage the public to follow precautionary measures, including handwashing, mask wearing and maintaining social distancing (2 metres). Large social gatherings that involve more than one household, such as weddings and funerals, require prior authorisation. However, these measures are not consistently enforced or observed in public spaces and business premises.
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SUDAN

Opening/Reopening Details

Monday, July 13, 2020, the Government of Sudan has partially re-opened Khartoum International Airport to international flights. As of July 13, 2020, Sudan has authorized limited international flights to/from Egypt, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates.

Requirements/Protocol for Arriving Travelers

All passengers except children below 6 years old must present a negative COVID 19 PCR test certificate valid within 96 hours of issuance. A printed copy of the certificate must be presented at check in. Test results presented as SMS will not be accepted. It is required by the Sudan health authority that the COVID 19 PCR certificate should be issued by an approved government or private laboratory and should contain a barcode or QR code. The certificate must be stamped or signed by the same hospital or clinic (either a barcode or QR code on COVID 19 PCR certificate is acceptable if there is no stamp). Test results can be sent to the passenger through government links or through the laboratories official e mail/ official link provided they are accessible at the time of check in. Exemptions: Children below 6 years old are not required to take a COVID 19 PCR test before departure.
Effective immediately, passengers travelling from Egypt and Ethiopia must have a negative COVID 19 RT PCR test certificate issued within 72 hours of arrival in Sudan.

Visitor Country Restrictions

The Sudanese authorities have now removed all national COVID-19 restrictions. There remains the possibility of curfews, travel restrictions or other measures being re-introduced at short notice. You should comply with all local COVID-19 restrictions imposed by the Sudanese authorities. 

Hotels remain open but may offer limited services.

Many cafes, restaurants and markets continue to operate. Mosques and other places of worship may be open to the public with social distancing and other preventive measures in place.

Additional Information

Sudan Travel Restrictions

Sudan and South Sudan to reopen borders

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Key Information for Travelers to Sudan

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WHO Sudan

FAQs

TANZANIA

Opening/Reopening Details

Commercial flights are operating to and from Tanzania.

Requirements/protocols for arriving travelers

Testing/screening on arrival: All passengers arriving in Tanzania will be required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate upon arrival. The test should be taken within 96 hours of departure for Tanzania. All passengers travelling to Tanzania must complete an online Traveller’s Surveillance Form. This form must be submitted no more than 24 hours before arrival.
All passengers entering Tanzania will be subjected to enhanced screening for COVID-19 including a mandatory rapid test. The cost for rapid testing is 10 USD per traveller for arrivals in mainland Tanzania and 25 USD for arrivals in Zanzibar. The fee can be paid for through the online Traveller Surveillance Form or in cash on arrival.

Quarantine requirements: If you test positive for COVID-19 on arrival, you will be required to self-isolate for 14 days. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities.

Visitor Country Restrictions

Accommodation: Some hotels remain closed for the time being. You should contact your accommodation provider for more information.

Public spaces and services: There are no restrictions on public gatherings or services. Some hotels, bars and restaurants remain closed for the time being. You should continue to practice measures recommended by PHE such as hand washing and social distancing.

Additional Information

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TOGO

Opening/Reopening Details

Commercial flights to and from Togo remain very limited. Land borders are closed.

Requirements/Protocol for Arriving Travelers

All passengers arriving in Togo must have a negative PCR test result dated no more than 7 days before departure.

In addition, at least 24 hours before arrival all travellers must complete an online immigration and health form and pay for a COVID-19 test (on the same website) to be taken on arrival at Eyadema Gnassingbe International Airport. The cost of the test is CFA 25,000 payable by credit/debit card or mobile money. You will need a print-out of the electronic receipt to be allowed to board the aircraft.

Travellers must self-isolate at their own accommodation until the second PCR test results are received within 24 to 48 hours by email or SMS. All travellers departing Togo must complete an online immigration and health form and pay for a COVID-19 test (on the same website). Travellers must take a PCR test within 3 days before their departure.

The cost of the test is CFA 25,000 payable by credit/debit card or mobile money. You will need a print-out of the electronic receipt to be allowed to board the aircraft.
For travellers arriving from outside the United Kingdom, Brazil, South Africa, India, Russia and Portugal

Visitor Country Restrictions

Travel around the whole of the country is permitted.
Hotels in Togo are generally open. 
Public places and services: The wearing of face masks in public is mandatory. Working hours are from 8am – 4pm until further notice. 
Restaurants and schools are currently open. 
If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

Additional Information

Togo Travel Restrictions

General COVID-19 Travel Advisory in Operation

Togo Travel Advisory

Procedures for Traveling to LOME

TUNISIA

Opening/Reopening Details

You must complete this Tunisian government short online questionnaire before travelling.

Requirements/Protocol for Arriving Travelers

From 1 December, all travellers over the age of six must take a PCR test less than 48 hours before travel and carry dated evidence of a negative result. This test must include a QR code.

If you are vaccinated, you also need to present official evidence of your vaccinations. You must have been vaccinated: At least 28 days before travelling (Janssen vaccine); at least 14 days before travelling (all other vaccines); If you are not fully vaccinated you are required to enter mandatory quarantine in a government-approved hotel for seven days on arrival in Tunisia, at your own expense. From 1 December, mandatory quarantine will be extended to ten days.

To be admitted into the country you must provide evidence of a booking reservation for the quarantine hotel and a transport voucher for travel to the quarantine hotel.

Visitor Country Restrictions

The Tunisian authorities have announced that wearing a face mask in public places and on public transport is mandatory. Failure to wear a mask may result in a fine or imprisonment. Curfews and lockdowns could be imposed at short notice in response to events. You should follow the guidance of local authorities when travelling around the country.
Accommodation: Hotels and private rentals are available to book, although hotels are required to operate at a reduced capacity. Hygiene measures are in place, including luggage disinfection on arrival, temperature checks on entry and hand sanitiser in public spaces. You must wear face masks on the transport to your accommodation. Self-service restaurants are not allowed to operate as normal, food must be served to guests while they are seated.
Public places and services: Cafes, bars and restaurants are currently allowed to operate. Public places have hygiene measures in place, including obligatory face masks, taking a temperature check and sanitising hands upon entry.

Additional Information

Tunisia Travel Restrictions

General COVID-19 Travel Advisory in Operation

Key Information for Travelers to Tunisia

Tunisia COVID-19 Updates

Tunisia Ready and Safe (video)

UGANDA

Opening/Reopening Details

Entebbe International Airport airport opened on October 1 and tourists are permitted to enter the country with a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before boarding aircraft in-bound to Uganda.

Requirements/Protocol for Arriving Travelers

Entry rules in response to coronavirus: All arriving passengers are required to provide a negative COVID-19 test certificate issued no more than 72 hours before boarding the aircraft to Uganda or crossing land borders. Foreign nationals without a valid negative test certificate will be denied entry. Children aged three and under are exempt when accompanying parents arrive with a negative test certificate.
From 27 October 2021 all travellers arriving at Entebbe International Airport will be subjected to a COVID PCR test on arrival before immigration. The only exemptions are children below 6 years old and airline crew with evidence of full COVID-19 vaccinations.
You should register your details for the on arrival PCR test in advance of your travel using the online registration system. The test costs $30, payment can be made via credit/debit card, mobile money or online at covidpay.
From 5 November passengers will be allowed to continue to their home/hotel and wait for their test results there. Arriving tourists who test positive, but are asymptomatic or with mild symptoms, will be permitted to isolate in their hotel. Other travellers who test positive will be contacted by the Ministry of Health and taken from their home to one of the designated COVID-19 treatment facilities. Treatment in a public hospital is free of charge, if travellers opt for a private hospital they will need to pay.

Demonstrating your COVID-19 status: From 27 October 2021 only Uganda aircrew are required to provide proof of vaccination status to avoid a PCR test on arrival at Entebbe International Airport.

Uganda has not yet confirmed that it will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. You should follow the entry rules for unvaccinated people. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination.

Testing / screening on departure: Departing passengers are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate, issued no more than 72 hours before travel. The 72 hours begins on the day the sample is collected for testing. Children aged three and under are exempt when accompanying parents have a negative test certificate.

Visitor Country Restrictions

A curfew remains in place from 7pm to 5:30am. Passengers travelling on flights departing during curfew hours (7pm to 5:30am) will be allowed to travel to the airport upon presentation of a valid ticket.
Public transport is operating at 50% capacity only and must adhere to COVID guidance, including no air conditioning.
Boda bodas (motorbike taxis) are allowed to move up to 6pm and are permitted to carry cargo and a maximum of one passenger at any time. Masks must be worn by the rider and passenger.
*Accommodation: Hotels and restaurants are open with social distancing measures in place and food delivery services remain operational outside of curfew hours though may be impacted by the 6pm restriction on motorbikes and mopeds. As of the 6 June, lodges may remain open but must close their bar.
*Public places and services: Places of worship are open but with a maximum of 200 worshipers only. Marriages and funerals are also permitted withbut with a maximum of 200 attendees and must observe COVID rules strictly. Schools and other educational institutions remain closed. Concert halls, discos, bars and cinemas also remain closed. Casinos, betting shops and gyms are open but must close by 6pm.

Additional Information

Uganda Travel Restrictions

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General COVID-19 Travel Advisory in Operation

Uganda Updates Entry Requirements

Government of Uganda website on COVID-19  

President Musevenis 8th Address on COVID 19 and Lockdown Relaxation​

ZAMBIA

Opening/Reopening Details

Zambia’s borders are open, but under health screening. Tourist and business visit visas are available in advance and on arrival in Zambia.

Requirements/Protocol for Arriving Travelers

All travellers to Zambia must produce evidence of a PCR COVID-19 negative test taken in the 72 hours prior to departure from the country of origin. Visitors are responsible for monitoring their condition for 14 days after arrival, and should report any occurrence of COVID-19 symptoms to medical authorities. You should arrange to take a private test.

Quarantine requirements: All travellers from countries that have reported the Omicron variant will be required to undergo mandatory quarantine for ten days from the date of arrival;

Exit requirements: From 1 December 2021, travellers leaving Zambia will be required to use a certified Ministry of Health COVID-19 testing laboratory and present a Ministry of Health approved negative COVID-19 PCR travel certificate. Zambia has announced its intention to use the African Union Trusted Travel process for validating COVID-19 tests for passengers. All passengers arriving in, departing from or transiting Zambia should validate their COVID-19 RT PCR test.

Visitor Country Restrictions

Travel in Zambia: Regional airports are open, though airlines may be operating limited services.
Accommodation: There are no restrictions on hotels and safari lodges. You should contact your accommodation provider for further information before travelling.
Public places and services: Wearing of a mask is mandatory in all public places including on public transport; proof of vaccine is required for entry into government buildings; attendance at funerals and weddings is limited to 50 people; bars, casinos, night clubs and discos open from 6 to 8pm four times a week; church services restricted to one hour three times a week.
Additional Information

Zambia Travel Restrictions

General COVID-19 Travel Advisory in Operation

Key Information for Travelers to Zambia

FAQs

Public disclosure of the Zambia COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness Project Stakeholder Engagement Plan and the Environmental and Social Commitment Plan (ESCP)

 

ZIMBABWE

Opening/Reopening Details

If you wish to extend or renew visas or permits, you must do so via the relevant Government of Zimbabwe department.

Requirements/Protocol for Arriving Travelers

Tourists, residents and citizens entering Zimbabwe must possess a negative COVID-19 test result, issued no more than 48 hours before their departure to Zimbabwe. 
Zimbabwe has announced its intention to use the African Union Trusted Travel process for validating COVID-19 tests for passengers. All passengers arriving in, departing from or transiting Zimbabwe should validate their COVID-19 RT PCR test via the African Union Trusted Travel or UNDP Global Haven systems (you will need to register an account on one of these sites). These systems will generate a digital Trusted Travel reference code for your test, which should be presented upon request.

On arrival, tourists and non-residents with proof of a valid negative PCR test result should expect to be required to self-quarantine for 10 days.

Tourists and non-residents without proof of a valid negative PCR test certificate could be denied entry into Zimbabwe. Citizens and residents of Zimbabwe without proof of a valid negative PCR test certificate will be required to quarantine for 10 days at a designated facility at their own expense. 

Exiting Zimbabwe: The Zimbabwean government has said that Foreign nationals, including British and dual nationals, are allowed to exit Zimbabwe. However, if you’re travelling to Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport from outside Harare, you will need to get an authorisation letter from your local police station. Take your confirmed flight ticket and your passport with you.

On leaving Zimbabwe, you will be required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR certificate, issued no more than 48 hours prior to boarding your flight. Zimbabwe has announced its intention to use the African Union Trusted Travel process for validating Covid-19 tests for passengers. All passengers arriving in, departing from or transiting Zimbabwe should validate their COVID-19 RT PCR test via the African Union Trusted Travel or UNDP Global Haven systems (you will need to register an account on one of these sites). These systems will generate a digital Trusted Travel reference code for your test, which should be presented upon request.

Visitor Country Restrictions

Zimbabwe currently has a number of exceptional measures in place to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. You are encouraged to defer any unnecessary travel. There is a curfew between 9pm and 6am, which is being enforced by the security services. You should comply with these requirements wherever you are staying in Zimbabwe.

Accommodation: You should ensure you have accommodation for the period of your stay, as some hotels may close at short notice.

Public spaces and services: Gatherings are limited to 100 people.
Everyone in a public place must observe social distancing (i.e. keep at least one metre apart) and wear a face mask.
Non-essential businesses can only open between 7am and 7pm.
Restaurants, bars and nightclubs can open to fully vaccinated customers, subject to strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols, until 7pm. In addition to these national restrictions, localised lockdowns can be enforced at short notice.

Additional Information

Zimbabwe Travel Restrictions

General COVID-19 Travel Advisory in Operation

Key Information for Travelers to Zimbabwe

FAQs

COVID-19 Daily Updates

Zimbabwe Tourism Update on Covid-19

Civil Aviation (Guidance for Air Travel through the Covid-19 Public Health Crisis) Regulations, 2020