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OPEN FOR INTERNATIONAL ARRIVALS

BURKINA FASO

Opening/Reopening Details

Commercial flights to Burkina Faso have resumed. Land and sea borders remain closed until further notice.

Requirements/protocols for Arriving Travelers

All international travellers are required to present a negative COVID 19 test certificate dated no more than 5 days prior to departure to Burkina Faso.

You are required 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. 

Airlines flying into the destination: Charter flights (individual and groups) from 17 June 2020. Commercial airlines from 1 August 2020; RwandAir, starting between Dubai and selective African routes, from 1 August 2020.
Visitor Country Restrictions
There are restrictions for the U.S, U.K and African countries.

Additional Information

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


 

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

Travellers will have their temperature screened on arrival. Anyone with a fever will be moved to a hospital. All international travellers are required to present a negative COVID 19 test certificate dated no more than 7 days prior to arrival in Chad. If you enter Chad, you’ll need to surrender your passport, quarantine at home for 7 days and take a COVID-19 test on the 7th day. 

There are quarantine measures in the capital N’Djamena and provincial capitals, banning entry and exit. The Government has introduced a curfew from 11pm to 5am in 6 provinces (Guera, Kanem, Logone Occidental, Logone Oriental, May-Kebbi Ouest, Mayo-Kebbi Est) and the capital N’Djamena, and declared a health emergency restricting movement and public gatherings throughout the country. They have also introduced new measures limiting attendance at funerals to 2 or 3 close family members and restricting access to mortuaries. Wearing face masks when outdoors is compulsory throughout the country with penalties, including potential imprisonment, for non-compliance. 

Visitor Country Restrictions

Currently, there are no restrictions based on nationality or point of departure. 

Additional Information

Statement from the President

 

CÕTE D'IVOIRE

Opening/Reopening Details

Commercial flights are now operating to and from Côte d’Ivoire on a limited number of routes.

Requirements/Protocols for Arriving Travelers

All travelers departing from, arriving in, and transiting through Côte d’Ivoire are required, in addition to following all health measures related to COVID-19, to fill in an Air Travel Declaration Form (Déclaration de Déplacement par Voie Aérienne – DDVA) which should be completed online at https://deplacement-aerient.gouv.ci/#/. Effective September 5, 2020, all inbound airline travelers are required to present negative COVID-19 test results dated no more than three days before arrival. Temperature checks for all arriving and departing passengers are conducted using thermal cameras.

Visitor Country Restrictions

Currently, there are no restrictions based on nationality or point of departure. 

Additional Information

COVID -19: update on the coronavirus disease situation of September 03, 2020

Updates from the Ivoirian government and its response to COVID-19

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

Opening/Reopening Details

The DRC reopened land borders and airports on August 15.

Requirements/Protocols for Arriving Travelers

All visitors into the DRC will require negative PCR tests (no older than 3 days), temperature checks, and the possibility of testing and/or quarantines upon arrival. Those suspected of having coronavirus will be placed into quarantine, likely in local health centres, for up to 14 days. All others entering DRC are subject to 14 day isolation in government nominated facilities. There are currently no track and trace requirements for arrivals. 

Travellers leaving DRC may be subjecting to screening, including temperature checks. All travellers are required to 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 Institut National de la Recherche Biomédicale (INRB) or a medical facility approved by them. Wearing face masks is mandatory in Kinshasa for anyone in public areas. The police will issue fines of 5000 Congolese Francs ($3) if masks are not worn. Local COVID-19 measures have been announced and altered at little notice in areas outside of Kinshasa. 

Hotels remain open. You should keep up to date with information from your tour operator.

DRC authorities have announced a gradual easing of public health measures: Businesses, banks, restaurants and shops are reopening in Kinshasa with social distancing measures in place. Places of worship, stadiums and performance halls have reopened. Schools, colleges and universities have reopened. Social enterprises such as bars and nightclubs remain closed. Public health measures can change at short notice and you should monitor local media for the latest developments. 

Other public measures outside of Kinshasa: Wearing facemasks is mandatory in South Kivu. Self-isolation for people at risk (over 60 or with existing health issues) is mandatory in South Kivu.

Visitor Country Restrictions

Currently, there are no restrictions based on nationality or point of departure. 

Additional Information

DRC Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 website

The DRC government maintains a Twitter and Facebook account to share information about COVID-19

DIJIBOUTI

Opening/Reopening Details

On July 17, 2020, Djibouti’s Ambouli International Airport opened for incoming and outgoing passenger traffic.  Air Djibouti, Air France, Ethiopian Airlines, flydubai, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines have all resumed flights in and out of Djibouti.

Requirements/Protocols for Arriving Travelers

All travelers over the age of 11 coming to Djibouti by air/sea/land must be screened for COVID-19 upon arrival at ports of entry and the test must be negative in order for an individual to enter the country.You will have to pay for the test. If your result is negative, you will be free to go to your accommodation. If the result is positive you will be taken to a government designated quarantine hotel or hospital. Travelers coming to Djibouti must be equipped with protective masks at the time of departure or arrival at the points of entry, respect the physical distance of one meter, if possible, at all stages of the journey and carry a hydro-alcoholic gel throughout the trip.  If a high percentage of passengers on a particular flight receive a positive saliva test, the Government of Djibouti may require all passengers to complete a second, nasal swab COVID-19 test.

Visitor Country Restrictions

Currently, there are no restrictions based on nationality or point of departure. 

Additional Information

Djiboutian Ministry of Health

EGYPT

Opening/Reopening Details

Egypt started reopening borders for tourism to seaside resorts as of July 1.

Requirements/Protocols for Arriving Travelers

Starting September 1, all arriving international travelers, including Egyptian citizens, will need to present a negative PCR test certificate for COVID-19 taken prior to arrival. PCR tests must be taken within 72 hours before arrival. Travelers must present paper copies of the test results; digital copies will not be accepted. Children under the age of six of all nationalities are exempt.

Arriving passengers will have their temperatures checked. Everyone must fill out a Public Health Card. Travelers will be required to have a valid visa, wear a mask on the flight and in the airport, fill out a health declaration card, show proof of travel health insurance and agree to have their temperature taken on arrival.

Visitor Country Restrictions

Currently, there are no restrictions based on nationality or point of departure. 

Additional Information

Egypt Safety Precautions

Welcome Back to Egypt (video)

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

EQUITORIAL GUINEA

Opening/Reopening Details

On August 4, 2020, the government of Equatorial Guinea signed Decree 54/2020 in which it announced the entry into the second phase of de-confinement since the COVID–19 contagion curve descended to 3% as at July 16. 

Requirements/Protocols for Arriving Travelers

All passengers coming from abroad must present upon arrival a certificate of negative diagnosis for the coronavirus through a PCR test, valid within the previous  48 hours as well as proof of residency, employment, or business purpose of the visit. If you do not have a valid and negative PCR test upon arrival, it is likely you will be sent to mandatory government quarantine and undergo COVID-19 testing at your own cost. Your passport maybe withdrawn from you at the airport if in possession of non-valid PCR test until you leave the mandatory quarantine. 

Visitor Country Restrictions

Currently, there are no restrictions based on nationality or point of departure. 

Additional Information

Equatorial Guinea’s Ministry of Health website 

ETHIOPIA

Opening/Reopening Details

Ethiopia has now reopened the airport for international arrivals.

Requirements/Protocols for Arriving Travelers

Passengers will need to bring a negative PCR test taken within 5 days of arrival. They are also required to self-isolate at home for 14 days. Visitors are tested again upon arrival.

Passengers that do not bring the negative PCR test will have a mandatory quarantine at government designated hotels for 7 days at their own expense. At the end of 7 days, a PCR test will be given. Diplomats will be quarantined at their respective Embassies  and are required to give swab  upon arrival. Passengers who have a certificate of Negative RT-PCR SAR-CoV test are required to bring a printed copy of the result. Rapid diagnostic test (RDT antibody test) certificate is not acceptable. The above quarantine requirement does not apply for transit passengers.

Visitor Country Restrictions

Currently, there are no restrictions based on nationality or point of departure. 

Additional Information

Entry Restrictions

Ethiopian Airlines COVID-19 Page

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

Federal Ministry of Health

Ethiopian Public Health Institute

GHANA

Opening/Reopening Details

Ghana’s Kotoka International Airport opens to the traveling public on September 1, 2020. All of Ghana’s land and sea borders remain closed except for goods and essential services.

Requirements/Protocols for Arriving Travelers

All arriving passengers must not have any symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 including body temperature >38°C. They must be in possession of a COVID-19 negative PCR test result from an accredited laboratory in the country of origin. The test should have been done not more than 72 hours before the scheduled departure time from the country of origin. For passengers who transit through other countries before arriving in Ghana, the first country of departure will be the reference point. For passengers who depart Ghana and return within one (1) week, the passengers will not be required to present a COVID-19 test result from the country of departure. A negative COVID-19 test from Ghana used on departure will serve as evidence of meeting the COVID-19 test criteria for arriving in Ghana. In addition, all persons must be wearing face masks appropriately upon arrival (extending from the middle of the nasal bridge to halfway between the chin and the neck). All passengers will be subjected to a mandatory COVID-19 test at the airport terminal at the cost of $150 to the passenger. All persons testing positive will receive further clinical assessment and treatment. All persons testing negative will be advised to continue to observe COVID-19 safety precautions following arrival in Ghana.

Visitor Country Restrictions

Currently, there are no restrictions based on nationality or point of departure. 

Additional Information

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 Gbessia International Airport in Conakry is open, and some airlines are resuming regular flight schedules.

Requirements/Protocols for Arriving Travelers

All arriving and departing travelers must present the results of a negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test.  Arriving passengers:  testing must be completed no more than 72 hours prior to arrival in Guinea or the traveler will be tested upon arrival and be required to quarantine for 14 days. Arriving passengers with proof of a negative test within the 72 hours prior to arrival will not undergo any additional testing or quarantine in Guinea Arriving passengers with symptoms or who test positive for COVID-19 will be sent to a designated treatment center until two negative tests are completed.

Visitor Country Restrictions

Currently, there are no restrictions based on nationality or point of departure. 

Additional Information

Guinean National Health Service

Head of State Address

 


KENYA

Opening/Reopening Details

Kenya reopened for international tourism on August 1st, 2020.

Requirements/Protocols for Arriving Travelers

Entry requirements include: 1) The passenger does not have a body temperature above 37.5°C (99.5°F); 2) The passenger does not have a persistent cough, difficulty breathing or other flu-like symptoms; 3) The passenger has a negative PCR-based COVID-19 test conducted within 96 hours of arrival. Visit the Kenyan Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 website or call the COVID 19 hotline at 719 for updated information.

If there is a reported case of COVID-19 on a flight or if the above symptoms are detected, all passengers within two rows of the passenger with the symptoms will be quarantined for testing. If the test results are negative, they will be allowed to leave the facility. It is mandatory for all passengers arriving in Kenya to complete the Travelers Health Surveillance Form by the Ministry of Health. The form is found here and must be completed online prior to disembarkation. Passengers will receive a QR code after completing the form and will be required to display it to a Port Health Official to proceed through immigration. Strict infection prevention and control measures have to be followed: social distancing, good hand hygiene, and the wearing of masks remain mandatory. The airline's COVID-19 certificate validity for all inbound flights to Kenya is 96 hours. For outbound flights from Kenya, a COVID-19 certificate is not required unless your country of transit or destination requires one. All passengers aboard any Emirates flight require a negative COVID-19 certificate, obtained no later than 96 hours prior to flight departure.
Visitor Country Restrictions
Currently, there are no restrictions based on nationality or point of departure.
For More Information:

Kenyan Ministy of Health COVID-19 Website

Magical Kenya COVID-19 Information

MinistryofHealthKE

LIBERIA

Opening/Reopening Details

Liberia has reopened for tourism as of July 1.

Requirements/Protocols for Arriving Travelers

Passengers arriving into Liberia will need to bring a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours, undergo a temperature scan and health check, and could be tested again upon arrival. Anyone testing positive on arrival will be put into government quarantine for at least 14 days.

Entry and exit requirements: 1) All passengers will be required to have their temperature taken for symptoms of COVID-19 and register via phone numbers/USSD Mobile App. 2) All arriving passengers who have been tested at point of departure must present a valid negative result document on arrival at RIA. 3) All arriving passengers who have not been tested at point of departure will be required to take a rapid test and a PCR swab at the airport. In the event of a positive rapid test result, the passenger will be taken to a government-designated Precautionary Observation Center (POC) pending the final PCR test result. Passengers having negative test results will be allowed to go home pending the final PCR test. There will be continued symptom monitoring via USSD and Mobile App. 

Departing passengers: 

1)All passengers are to arrive four hours before check-in time.

All passengers must wear a face mask.

2)Only ticketed passengers will be allowed entry into the airport.

3)All passengers entering the airport gate will be subject to mandatory screening.

4)All passengers will be required to wash their hands.

5)Passengers will be required to stand in marked spaces within the terminal area.

Visitor Country Restrictions

When they first opened they had a rule that if a passenger was coming from a nation with more than 200 active cases of the virus, they would be denied entry. Now, we believe that restriction has been removed and replaced with testing requirements.

Additional Information

Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs & Tourism (MICAT)

National Public Health Institute of Liberia

Liberian Ministry of Health web page

MADAGASCAR

Opening/Reopening Details

Madagascar is partially reopened. The government of Madagascar has announced that the island of Nosy Be will reopen for international travel on October 1, 2020. Fascene Airport on Nosy Be will be ready to welcome international visitors and perform the necessary health checks and testing. All arriving passengers are required to present a return air ticket and are not permitted to travel outside of Nosy Be.

Requirements/Protocols for Arriving Travelers

Fascene Airport on Nosy Be will be ready to welcome international visitors and perform the necessary health checks and testing. All arriving passengers are required to present a return air ticket and are not permitted to travel outside of Nosy Be. A negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) test is required for entry, and health screening procedures are in place at airports and other ports of entry. Free testing is provided at the airport upon arrival. A 14-day quarantine is required.

Visitor Country Restrictions

Currently, U.S. citizens are not permitted to enter Madagascar.

MALAWI

Opening/reopening details

Kamuzu international Airport in Malawi opened for commercial air traffic as of September 1, 2020.

Requirements/Protocols for Arriving Travelers

  •  AII arriving passengers into the Republic of Malawi shall be required to produce a negative SARS Cov-2 PCR test certificate obtained within 10 days prior to arrival in Malawi. Any passenger without the said certificate will be denied entry. All arriving passengers will be required to proceed on self-quarantine for l4 days during the time they will be followed up by Health Authorities.

  • Arriving passengers may be required to provide samples for Covid-I9 testing. Samples will be collected at the airport and test results will be communicated to the concerned within 48 hours.

  • Any symptomatic passengers will be handled according to specific guidelines laid down by the Health Authorities.

  • All arriving passengers shall fill out and submit Travel Surveillance Forms (TSF) which shall be made available on-board aircraft or in the airport terminal building. The forms shall be handed over to health personnel in the terminal building.

Visitor Country Restrictions

Currently, there are no restrictions based on nationality or point of departure.

Additional Information

Public Health Institute of Malawi’s COVID-19 website

Ministry of Health 

Facebook Updates

MAURITIUS

Opening/reopening details

Starting Thursday, October 1, 2020, access to Mauritius for all long stay passengers may be approved with a mandatory 14-day quarantine at an establishment approved by the authorities, which includes multiple COVID-19 PCR tests.

Requirements/Protocols for Arriving Travelers

Passengers will have to undergo a PCR test 5 days prior to travel. Upon arrival in Mauritius, a 14-day quarantine will be mandatory at an establishment approved by the authorities. All arrivals must undergo a 14-day quarantine at an establishment approved by the authorities. Individuals who have had possible exposure to COVID-19 are placed into quarantine for at least 14 days. There are approximately 25 quarantine centers, including resort hotels, over the island. 

Visitor Country Restrictions

Currently, there are no restrictions based on nationality or point of departure.

Additional Information

Latest Information on Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Ministry of Health and Wellness

MOROCCO

Opening/Reopening Details

Morocco reopened its borders for international travelers from 67 countries. However, Morocco remains under a health state of emergency until Oct. 10 which involves strict curfews in some areas, as well as letters of permission issued by local authorities.

Air travel to and from Morocco remains restricted to specific categories of travelers.  Citizens and residents of Morocco and, as of September 6, foreign nationals of visa-exempt countries (which includes U.S citizens) with reservations with Moroccan hotels or travel agencies and business people invited by Moroccan companies are allowed to enter and depart.  Special operation flights serving these passengers, including a direct flight on Royal Air Maroc between Casablanca (CMN) and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), will continue to operate under the Health State of Emergency.  

Requirement/Protocols for Arriving travelers

Travelers entering Morocco must complete a PCR test within 72 hours of travel, with printed results to present on request at check-in and to GOM officials on arrival.  Note: Children under 12 years old are not required to complete these tests.

Visitor Country Restrictions

Business travelers and visitors from visa-exempt countries who have confirmed hotel reservations may travel to Morocco.

Additional Information

Royal Air Maroc Delays and Disruptions

MOZAMBIQUE

Opening/reopening details

Mozambique’s state of emergency has been extended until September 30.

Requirements/Protocols for Arriving Travelers

The Ministry of Health (MISAU) continues screening at airports and other points of entry scanning the temperatures of all travelers.  Travelers will be required to provide proof of negative PCR-based COVID-19 test results administered in their country of origin within 72 hours of departure.

All arrivals to Mozambique, regardless of citizenship, will be on a mandated 10-day self-quarantine (see quarantine information below).

Following the 10-day self-quarantine, travelers will be required to pass a second PCR-based COVID-19 test to confirm continued negative test results.  The traveler will incur the cost for the test.  Alternately, travelers can complete a 14-day self-quarantine day period without undergoing a second PCR-based COVID-19 test.

Visitor Country Restrictions

Currently, there are no restrictions based on nationality or point of departure. 

Non-Mozambican citizens, including U.S. citizens, that have a valid DIRE (residence permit) and/or required visa(s) are now able to enter Mozambique, subject to the COVID-19 testing requirement above, without seeking specific authorization from the Ministry of Interior.

Note that the issuance of airport / border visas has been suspended.

Additional Information

Informal Translation of the August 7 State of Emergency Decree

Mozambican Government portal for information on COVID-19

NAMBIA

Opening/Reopening Details

Namibia reopened its international borders on Sept 1.

Requirement/Protocols for Arriving travelers

All passengers arriving on international flights must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, conducted within 72 hours of boarding the plane. All travellers will be required to stay at their first accommodation or tourist facility for 7 days, which must be duly registered with the Namibia Tourism Board and certified by the Ministry of Health and Social Services. Travellers must proceed directly to their first accommodation from the airport – no overnight or stopovers are permitted. All individuals intending to travel to Namibia for any purpose, other than tourism, must notify the nearest Namibian Embassy or High Commission of their intent to travel to Namibia no less than two weeks prior to departure. If you’re entering Namibia you must enter quarantine in an approved facility at your own cost for a period of 7 days. A COVID-19 test will be taken at the end of that period, and provided that test is negative, you will be discharged. travelling with only one parent, the other parent should give consent for travel in the form of an affidavit.

Visitor Country Restrictions

Currently, there are no restrictions based on nationality or point of departure. 

Additional Information

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

COVID-19 Updates

NIGERIA

Opening/Reopening Details

Nigeria reopened its airports for international flights from 29 August. 

Requirements/Protocols for Arriving Travelers

  • All travellers arriving in Nigeria must have tested NEGATIVE for COVID-19 by PCR in country of departure pre-boarding. The PCR test MUST be within 96 hours before departure and preferably within 72 hours pre-boarding. For certain countries, COVID-19 PCR tests will only be acceptable from specified laboratories.

  • Tests done more than 96 hours before departure are not valid and persons will not be allowed to board; but for the 72 hours minimum, this is advisory and will not preclude boarding.

  • All intending passengers are required to register via an online national payment portal (Nigeria International Travel Portal – http://nitp.ncdc.gov.ng) and pay for a repeat (second) PCR test to be done upon arrival in Nigeria. Once payment is completed, passengers will receive an e-mail from the selected laboratory of their choice providing them with the laboratory link to register for the repeat COVID-19 PCR test on the 7th day after arrival.

  • Passengers will be required to fill in an online Health Declaration/Self-Reporting Form located on the Nigeria International Travel Portal. They will be required to submit the completed form online or provide a print out for presentation on arrival. They should ensure that the information/contact details 2 provided on the form are correct, verifiable and travelers should be reachable on the phone number and address provided.

  • Prior to boarding, passengers are requested to upload their COVID-19 PCR NEGATIVE results on to the national payment portal and bring along an electronic or hard copy of the result for presentation at the airport. At the time of boarding, all travellers will undergo thermal screening temperature screening and questioned for COVID-19 symptoms. Passengers with COVID-19 related signs and symptoms will not be allowed to board the flight.

  • Airlines must only board passengers with NEGATIVE COVID-19 test results carried out within the stipulated 96 hours before boarding. Airlines that board passengers without a NEGATIVE COVID19 PCR tests or test results of more than 96 hours prior to boarding, will be sanctioned as follows: a. Non- Nigerians may be refused entry and returned to the point of embarkation at cost to the airlines; b. Nigerians will be allowed entry, but subjected to a mandatory quarantine of 8 -14 days (depending on results of COVID-19 PCR test done from day

Visitor Country Restrictions

Currently, there are no restrictions based on nationality or point of departure. 

Additional Information

Quarantine Protocols for Travelers Arriving in Nigeria

Government Moves International Flights Resumption to Sept 5

Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC)

RWANDA

Opening/Reopening Details

17 June 2020 for visitors arriving by charter flight; 1 August 2020 for visitors arriving by commercial flights

Requirements/Protocols for Arriving Travelers

Requirements/Protocols for Arriving Travelers

All travellers arriving in Rwanda must have a negative COVID-19 certificate. The only accepted test is a SARS-CoV 2 Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) performed within 120 hours of departure (meaning travellers must be tested and get results within 5 days of their first flight). Other tests, such as Rapid Diagnostics Test (RDTs), are not accepted. A second PCR test will be conducted upon arrival, with results delivered after 24 hours during which time they will remain in designated hotels at their own cost. All travellers departing from Rwanda must test negative for COVID-19, with the RT-PCR test performed within 120 hours before departure. The Rwanda Development Board has advised that as long as travellers depart within 120 hours of their RT-PCR test on arrival, they do not require another test.

Relevant Links/Resources

Visitor Country Restrictions

Currently, international visitors arriving by flight can visit Rwanda. There are no restrictions based on nationality or point of departure. 

Additional Information

Rwanda Reopens for Tourism

FAQs

Information Note

 

SENEGAL

Opening/Reopening Details

Senegal reopened international flights on July 15, even though land and sea borders are still closed. The state of emergency was lifted on June 30.

Requirements/Protocol for Arriving Travelers

All travelers to Senegal over the age of two years must present an original COVID-19 test certificate showing a negative result.  The test must occur within seven days of entry into Senegal and be issued by a laboratory approved for such testing or a recognized international health organization.  Travelers transiting Senegal must also show such proof if they will be present in Senegal more than 24 hours or wish to exit the airport.

If unable to obtain a COVID-19 test, travelers to Senegal must submit a statement that they have no symptoms associated with COVID-19 and have not been in contact with a COVID-19 patient. Such travelers will be required to undergo a risk assessment by airport health officials and will be required to undergo a COVID-19 test at the airport if deemed necessary by health officials. Costs of any screening or tests are the responsibility of the traveler. Current testing fees are FCFA 40,000 per passenger, which must be paid in cash at the time of testing.

Visitor Country Restrictions

Currently, there are no restrictions based on nationality or point of departure. 

For more information

https://travelbans.org/africa/senegal/

Additional Information

Message to the Nation of HE President Macky Sall: Lifting of the State of Emergency Established in the Context of the Fight Against the Coronarirus Disease COVID-19

Senegalese Ministry of Health


 

SEYCHELLES

Opening/Reopening Details

As of June 1st the Seychelles have reopened to tourists from ‘low’ and ‘medium’ risk nations, with different entry requirements for each category.

Requirements/Protocol for Arriving Travelers

There are 17 nations being classified as ‘low risk’ and 20 nations being classified as ‘medium risk’. Visitors from the LOW RISK countries can bring a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours from the date of travel, but if one is not available, a rapid test is also approved. Visitors from the MEDIUM RISK countries can only bring a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours of date of travel, with no rapid test option. All visitors will undergo temperature checks and health screening. Any visitor with fever and respiratory symptoms such as cough, runny nose or shortness of breath will be isolated from other travellers and subjected to further assessment. Additionally, visitors may be required to undertake a COVID-19 test upon disembarkation.

Visitor Country Restrictions

The U.S, The U.K, and most African countries are currently considered HIGH RISK.

List of From Which Visitors are Permitted to Enter Seychelles

Additional Information

Seychelles Travel Advisory

 

SIERRA LEONE

Opening/reopening details

Sierra Leone reopened for tourism on July 22, 2020. Flights are starting to be rescheduled, but land borders remain closed.

Requirements/Protocol for Arriving Travelers

Arriving passengers: All passengers shall produce a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test result issued no longer than 72hrs before departure at point of origin. At the check-in desk at the airport of embarkation, passengers are required to display travelers’ authorisation to Sierra Leone, received through the Government of Sierra Leone travel portal (www.travel.gov.sl). The travel authorization consists of: Negative PCR COVID-19 test result issued no longer than 72 hours before departure, Pre-departure public health passenger locator form,Proof of payment for COVID-19 testing on arrival, paid through the online platform.Health officials will collect temperature, basic health screening data, and seat number on arrival. Arrival. All passengers shall be subjected to a mandatory COVID-19 test upon arrival: Passengers will simultaneously have a PCR test swab and an RDT test on arrival. If the RDT screening is negative, passengers are allowed to depart from the airport and observe public health protocols (mandatory proper mask wearing, hand
washing, and physical distancing) while awaiting their PCR test result. If the RDT screening is positive, passengers will be isolated at a hotel in Lungi while awaiting their PCR test result. Note, the cost of the accommodation at the hotel shall be borne by the passenger.

For all test results, the PCR result supersedes the RDT result. PCR results will be disseminated via the local contact number confirmed by the passenger on arrival.
All children under 2 years shall be exempted from pre-departure and arrival PCR test requirements.
Visitor Country Restrictions
Currently, there are no restrictions based on nationality or point of departure.

Additional Information
Sierra Leone Travel Advisory, July 2020

Sierra Leone Ministry of Health

SOMALIA

Opening/Reopening Details

Somalia has reopened and commercial flights operate to Somalia, including Somaliland.

Requirements/Protocol for Arriving Travelers

Somali authorities have established a quarantine unit at Aden Adde International Airport (AAIA) in Mogadishu to isolate passengers who demonstrate symptoms of coronavirus.

COVID-19 tests have been required for incoming passengers and you will need to self-isolate for 14 days after arrival in Somalia. If you’re arriving into Somaliland by air, then you will not need to quarantine if you have evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 96 hours (4 days) of arrival. 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.
Visitor Country Restrictions
Currently, there are no restrictions based on nationality or point of departure.
For more information

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

SOUTH AFRICA

Opening/Reopening Details

As of October 01, 2020, travel into and out of South Africa is allowed for business, leisure, and other travel. 

Requirements/Protocol for Arriving Travelers

  • On arrival, travelers will need to present a negative COVID-19 test result not older than 72 hours from time of departure.

  • Where a traveler has not done a COVID-19 test prior to departure, they will be required to remain in mandatory quarantine at their own cost.

  • All travelers will be screened on arrival and those presenting with symptoms will be required to remain in quarantine until a repeat COVID-19 test is conducted.

  • All travelers will be asked to install the COVID Alert South Africa mobile app

Visitor Country Restrictions

Travel is restricted to and from certain high countries that have infection rates that appear n the Government of South Africa’s list of high-risk countries (see full list here: http://www.dha.gov.za/index.php/list-of-high-risk-covid-19-countries).

For business travelers, please see the current guidelines for individuals coming from high-risk countries , as found in the statement on reopening borders and in the Government Gazette:“Any person from a country listed as having a high COVID-19 infection and transmission rate, who wish to undertake a business travel into South Africa, may with effect from 01 October 2020, in writing, apply to the Minister of Home Affairs and demonstrate reasons for their request to enter the Republic for business purposes during the period of the national state of disaster.Such applications must be directed to email Covid19BusinessTravel@dha.gov.za and supported by:

  1. a copy of passport and/or temporary residence visa;

  2. ​proof of business activities to be undertaken in the Republic;

  3. proof of travel itinerary; and

  4. proof of address or accommodation in the Republic.

Additional Information

South Africa Tourism Update

Ministry of Home Affair’s statement on reopening borders

President Ramaphosa’s statement regarding Alert Level 1

Ministry of Home Affair’s statement on reopening borders

Information about travel for individuals from high-risk countries in the Government Gazette

COVID-19 information page on National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD)

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

SOUTH SUDAN

Opening/Reopening Details

A number of airlines have resumed flights to and from Juba, including Ethiopian Airlines, Kenyan Airways and Fly Dubai. You should check with airlines to confirm frequency and any transit requirements.

Requirements/Protocol for Arriving Travelers

The government of the Republic of South Sudan has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The government of South Sudan requires a negative COVID-19 test or a “COVID Free Certificate” produced by a healthcare practitioner which is dated within three days of travel in order to enter South Sudan. The government of South Sudan requires that US travelers to South Sudan quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.
Visitor Country Restrictions
Currently, there are no restrictions based on nationality or point of departure.
For more information

Government of South Sudan News and Information

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

Effective September 1, 2020, the Government of Sudan requires that all passengers possess a certified negative PCR test certificate dated within 96 hours of arrival. Persons 6 years old and younger are exempt. All passengers may be required to present their certified negative PCR test certificate dated within 96 hours of arrival. The Government of Sudan may conduct temperature checks and other health screening measures.
Visitor Country Restrictions
Currently, there are no restrictions based on nationality or point of departure.
For more information

Federal Ministry of Health

WHO Sudan


 

TANZANIA

Opening/Reopening Details

As of 1 June 2020, Tanzania is now accepting tourists under normal and regular ‘pre-covid’ border rules. 

Requirements/Protocol for Arriving Travelers

As of August 1, the Tanzanian Health Ministry put out a directive stating all travelers entering Tanzania are now required to present a valid negative PCR test within 72 hours before travel.

There is no mandatory 14-day isolation or quarantine period for travellers into Tanzania. The Tanzanian government has also directed all the country’s tourism entities to appoint and adequately train COVID-19 liaison officers to be the point of contact with its Health Ministry. If you are travelling with an airline that requires a negative COVID-19 certificate, or if your country of origin requires a negative COVID-19 certificate upon departure, then Tanzania will also request the certificate on arrival. All other travellers do not require a negative COVID-19 certificate, although it is recommended that all travellers have the certificate as a precautionary measure. Arriving passengers showing any symptoms or signs of COVID-19 will be required to undergo enhanced health screening and may be tested for COVID-19. While in Tanzania, visitors will be expected to adhere to full protective measures against the spread of COVID-19.

Airlines flying into Tanzania: Ethiopian Airlines, Qatar Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Emirates. Air Tanzania could resume operations to other countries that have reopened for international travel, or for passengers looking to fly with the airline – to be confirmed.

Visitor Country Restrictions

Currently, there are no restrictions based on nationality or point of departure. 

Additional Information

Tanzania is Safe, WTTC has endorsed Tanzania to use a Safe Travel Stamp I (video)

Tanzania is Safe, WTTC has endorsed Tanzania to use a Safe Travel Stamp II (video)

TOGO

Opening/Reopening Details

Airport reopened on August 1, but very limited commercial flights are coming in or out. Land borders are still closed.

Requirements/Protocol for Arriving Travelers

All arriving passengers must show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 5 days prior to boarding. On arrival at Lomé Airport/LFW, they will be subject to another mandatory COVID-19 PCR test at the terminal. You should expect to spend one to two days under personal quarantine at a hotel or private residence in Lomé until you are informed of your COVID-19 test results. You should limit your contact with anyone during this time. After this period, if it is determined by the Togo Ministry of Health from your nasal swab that you may have COVID-19, you will be required to quarantine for 14 to 21 days at the Eda-Oba Hotel. Exit testing is now required 72-hours in advance of a flight by visiting the Institute National d’Hygiène near 2 Fevrier hotel and three blocks north of the French Embassy. All passengers, including infants and children, now require testing before boarding a flight. On 25 August, the Togolese authorities introduced a curfew from 9pm – 5am in Sokodé, Tchamba and Adjengre in the Central Region until further notice. There are no other restrictions in place in the rest of the country. Travel around the whole of the country is permitted. Hotels in Togo are generally open. The wearing of face masks in public is mandatory. Working hours are from 8:00am – 4:00pm until further notice. Restaurants and schools are currently open.

Visitor Country Restrictions

Currently, there are no restrictions based on nationality or point of departure. 

Additional Information

Procedures for Traveling to LOME

All travelers (both departing and arriving passengers) must register online at the GOT website [https://voyage.gouv.tg/checkphoneh] prior to boarding, which will include payment for the COVID test upon arrival.

 

TUNISIA

Opening/Reopening Details

Tunisia has officially reopened its borders June 27, 2020 allowing tourists to enter based on a color-coded system based on risk assessment.

Requirements/Protocol for Arriving Travelers

Tunisia has created a ‘Green’ and ‘Orange’ list for arrivals. ‘Green’ countries may enter with no testing or quarantines, while ‘Orange’ countries will need to present a negative PCR test within 72 hours of departure- U.K is orange, U.S is red.The transfers from Port of entry in Tunisia/Hotels shall be organised in group (not individual) on board of tourist buses that adhere to the rules of the Tunisian tourism health protocol. The stay in the hotel will be compliant with the requirements of the Tunisian tourism health protocol. Groups of tourists and residents of the hotel are allowed to visit museums, monuments and tourist archaeological sites while respecting the Tunisian tourism health protocol in each site. A RT-PCR test is carried out at the request of the concerned person if he/she wishes to leave the hotel (or at the request of his/her country of residence) at his/her own expense, starting from the sixth day of entry to Tunisia. The traveller agreed to a temperature check upon arrival. The traveller fills out a sanitation form before leaving the airport. The traveller agreed to stay in hotels that are implementing the rules of health protocol that the Tunisian government has put in place.

Visitor Country Restrictions

'Red' countries

Additional Information

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

  • Travelers must take a certified PCR COVID-19 test no more than 72 before departure for Ugandaand obtain a negative result. Tests must have been done by a health facility that is accredited by the government of the country in which the test is conducted. Travelers will be required to present their test results to the airline to receive confirmation of their flight booking.

  • Uganda has an Emergency Operations Center at the Ministry of Health that is managing the COVID-19 response and can be reached through their hotline: (+256) 0800 203 033, 0800-100-066, or 0800-303-033.

  • All outbound passengers leaving Uganda are also required to present a negative PCR test, taken no longer than 120 hours prior to departure out of the country.

Visitor Country Restrictions

Currently, there are no restrictions based on nationality or point of departure.

Additional Information

Government of Uganda website on COVID-19  

President Musevenis 8th Address on COVID 19 and Lockdown Relaxation

ZAMBIA

Opening/Reopening Details

Zambia borders have officially reopened in July with both domestic and international flights.

Requirements/Protocol for Arriving Travelers

Limited domestic flight schedules are operating twice-weekly between Kenneth Kaunda International Airport and Mfuwe International Airport, and between Kenneth Kaunda and Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport in Livingstone. All international visitors are screened on arrival. If you show any signs of COVID-19, you will have to quarantine for 14 days. All tourists, students, or business travelers must present a negative PCR Covid-19 test taken within 14 days of departure in order to enter Zambia. They have clearly stated that without proof of this test, entry will be denied. Upon arrival, any tourist that is showing symptoms or has a temperature over 38c will be re-tested at the airport.wds. Visitors will be expected to adhere to COVID-19 regulations like physical distancing, wearing face masks, and personal hygiene. They will also need to monitor themselves daily for 10 days for symptoms of the virus and report any occurrence to the nearest health facility. Airlines flying into Zambia: Ethiopian Airlines, RwandAir and Kenya Airways, Emirates are set to start flying to Zambia from 1 September 2020, Proflight Zambia are operating limited domestic flights.
Visitor Country Restrictions
Currently, there are no restrictions based on nationality or point of departure.
Additional Information

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

With effect from 10 September and 01 October 2020 respectively, the country’s skies have been opened to both domestic and international flights respectively. 

Requirements/Protocol for Arriving Travelers

All travelers will be required to have a PCR (polymerase chain reaction) COVID-19 clearance certificate issued by a recognized facility within 48 hours from the date of departure.

Visitor Country Restrictions

Currently, there are no restrictions based on nationality or point of departure.

Additional Information

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

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

REOPENING SOON

CAMEROON

Opening/Reopening Details

Cameroon has resumed a few commercial flights, though mostly for essential travel only. Land and sea borders are not yet open. 

Requirements/Protocols for Arriving Travelers

They’ve started testing requirements to land in Cameroon airports for essential travelers, including a negative PCR test no older than 3 days. If you do not have a recent negative coronavirus test then you will be obliged to undertake one on arrival at Yaoundé or Douala airports. There are reports of long delays in this process. 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 be quarantined at a government-monitored hotel for 14 days. These requirements are regularly evolving.

You must present a yellow fever certificate upon arrival in Cameroon. Check the requirements by visiting the National Travel Health Network and Centre’s.

Additional Information

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.

 
 

CLOSED FOR INTERNATIONAL ARRIVALS

ALGERIA

Opening/Reopening Details

All international flights are suspended, and land borders are closed. Returning Algerian nationals must undergo quarantine for 14 days.

Additional Information

Coronavirus COVID-19 page on Algerian Ministry of Health

ANGOLA

Opening/Reopening Details

Entry is prohibited except for Angolan nationals and foreign nationals resident in Angola. Exceptions may be made for medical evacuations, for humanitarian flights and for essential workers. Air passengers must show proof of a negative PCR test from within 72 hours prior to arrival, and must undergo quarantine for at least 7 days, and will be released from quarantine once you have tested negative after the 7 day period. Returning residents can quarantine in their own homes.

Additional Information

Angolan COVID-19 Commission’s Website 

New Presidential Decree extends Public Disaster Situation

BENIN

Opening/Reopening Details

Entry to Benin is restricted to "extreme necessities". Limited commercial flights are operating. COVID-19 testing is mandatory for all arrivals. After the first test proves negative, a second test will be mandatory on day 14. Passengers must leave their passports with immigration police for up to 72 hours until the first test results are received.

Additional Information

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

Botswana has closed its borders except to essential workers, citizens and residents until further notice. Anyone permitted to enter will be tested for COVID-19 and subject to 14-day quarantine in government facilities.

Additional Information

Government of Botswana’s COVID-19 Data Dashboard

Government of Botswana Facebook page

Government of Botswana Twitter Feed

BURUNDI

Opening/Reopening Details

International flights are suspended. Land borders opened to essential travel only from 1 August. Eligible travelers who arrive in Burundi with proof of a negative COVID-19 test from the last 72 hours and have registered with the Ministry of Public Health and a United Nations clinic doctor, will be allowed to travel to their place of residence without mandatory quarantine. If you arrive into Burundi without proof of a negative COVID-19 test from the last 72 hours, you have two options: testing and government quarantine, or self-isolate at your place of residence after being tested.

CABO VERDE

Opening/Reopening Details

Limited flights are available for essential travel only from 1 August, including business, family, education, or professional purposes – not tourism. Check the conditions for travel with your airline before you book a flight. Inter-island travel requires a form to be filled out prior.

COMOROS

Opening/Reopening Details

All international flights are suspended until further notice. Ports are closed to traffic from affected countries. Entry to Comoros is currently prohibited.

CONGO

Opening/Reopening Details

Commercial flights to and from Congo remain very limited. The Republic of Congo has closed all land, air and maritime borders until further notice with the exception of cargo flights and vessels. Travellers entering the Republic of Congo may be subject to screening, including temperature checks. All travellers entering the Republic of Congo will be placed into 14 day quarantine at a government run facility. There are currently no track and trace requirements for arrivals. Domestic passenger flights between Brazzaville and Point Noire have resumed from 23 June.
 

ERITREA

Opening/reopening details

International flights are suspended until further notice. Returning residents will be required to quarantine for 21 days upon arrival.

ESWATINI

Opening/Reopening Details

Eswatini declared a State of Emergency in March and took measures to impose a partial lockdown. Lockdown has since eased but borders remain closed to all but returning Eswatini citizens. International flights are suspended until further notice. Returning residents will be required to quarantine for 21 days upon arrival. Neighbouring South Africa is the only foreign destination served by eSwatini’s international airport. However, the suspension of all international flights by South African authorities means that there will be no flights to and from eSwatini in the coming weeks.

Additional Information

Eswatini Travel Advice

GABON

Opening/Reopening Details

All international flights have been suspended, and land and sea borders have closed indefinitely. Anyone who is permitted to enter must undergo 15-days of quarantine at a government facility.

Additional Information

COVID-19 Website

Ministry of Health Website and Facebook 

GAMBIA

Opening/Reopening Details

Land borders are closed and commercial flights are suspended, except for repatriation, humanitarian or medevac flights. Arrivals must show a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before departure, and will be required to self-isolate at home/one location for 14 days. If you do not have negative COVID-19 test, you will be quarantined in a government facility at your own cost for 14 days.

Additional Information

The Gambia’s Ministry of Health Website

Ministry of Health

State House of The Gambia’s official Facebook Page

GUINEA-BISSAU

Opening/Reopening Details

Flights are suspended. Arrivals must self-isolate at one location for 14 days.

LESOTHO

Opening/Reopening Details

The borders have closed to all but essential trade. Anyone arriving in Lesotho will be screened for coronavirus, and must self-isolate for 14 days. Anyone showing symptoms of coronavirus may be placed in an isolation facility in a government hospital. Non-essential travel is restricted, social distancing measures must be followed, and face masks must be worn in public.

Additional Information

Public Health COVID-19 Risk Determination and Mitigation Measures

LIBYA

Opening/Reopening Details

Libya's borders remain closed.  The GNA-imposed state of emergency officially expired on 6 April. Civil aviation in all Libyan airports remains suspended. UNHAS flights are suspended.

Additional Information

National Centre of Disease Control (NCDC)

MALI 

Opening/Reopening Details

Flights are limited. Arrivals must present a negative COVID-19 test certificate less than 72 hours old, or be tested on arrival at the airport and wait in self-isolation until results are received.

MAURITANIA

Opening/Reopening Details

International flights and land borders have closed until further notice. Restrictions are in place, including a nationwide curfew.

Additional Information

Mauritanian Ministry of Health

NIGER

Opening/Reopening Details

All international flights are suspended and land borders are closed until further notice. Anyone arriving in Niger must self-quarantine for 14 days.

Additional Information

Niger’s official COVID-19 Page

Health Guidelines for Air Transportation in the Context of COVID-10

SAO TOME & PRINCIPE

Opening/Reopening Details

Suspension of international and domestic flights except for special humanitarian flights.

Requirements/Protocol for Arriving Travelers

Cargo flights continue operating normally. Nationals and non-national residents who return to the country are subject to mandatory home quarantine accompanied by health agents and police forces upon arrival. The docking of cruise ships at the country’s ports is also suspended. The suspension of all sea and air connections include movements between all the islands of Sao Tome and Principe – except for the health emergency services.

All travellers will be checked upon arrival and authorities will quarantine any traveller presenting fever or similar infection symptoms. All air passengers arriving in São Tomé and Principe are required to have proof of a negative coronavirus PCR test taken in the 72 hours prior to their arrival.

Visitor Country Restrictions

When travel resumes, air passengers must have proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival, and must undergo 14 days of compulsory quarantine in a private residence or hotel (at your own expense).

Additional Information

https://travelbans.org/africa/sao-tome-and-principe/

WESTERN SAHARA

Opening/Reopening Details

Bobo Dioulasso (BOY) and Ouagadougou (OUA) airports are closed. Gradual/partial shutdown of other airports. Land and rail borders closed from 21 March at 00:00 with the exception of freight. Air Burkina has suspended flights to Benin, Mali and Niger.















 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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