Update Africa destinations Covid-19

Country COVID-19 Related Travel Restrictions

Please check with your own government first if traveling to any of these countries is allowed and what travel restrictions, quarantaine rules and travel insurance policies are valid.


Open for travel? No


Open for travel? Yes

All travellers must complete the Travellers Health Surveillance Form before departing for Kenya (link
below the table). They must also be in possession of a negative PCR COVID-19 test certificate
obtained no later than 96 hours prior to departure from their home Country that are considered LOW
or MEDIUM risk. Otherwise, a 14 day quaratine will be required. All travellers will be
screened on arrival and required to quarantine if they display symptoms of Covid-19 for 14 days.


Open for travel? Partly

The island of Nosy Be will re-open for international travel on 1 October 2020. Travel will be limited to
Nosy Be and the surrounding archipelagos – no travel to mainland Madagascar.

  • All arriving passengers are required to present a return air ticket and a negative result for a COVID19 PCR test, carried out 72 hours before arriving in Madagascar;
  • A letter of commitment must be signed by arriving passengers, acknowledging the COVID-related
    health measures in Madagascar;
  • All visitors must complete a health form and comply with all airport health procedures like
    temperature scans and using a disinfectant corridor.


Open for travel? Yes

All passengers arriving , or departing, from Malawi are required to have a negative COVID test no
more than 10 days before travel.

  • Arriving Passengers are required to complete a Health Declarations for Malawi, will undergo basic
    screening and are required to self-isolate at the address they declare on arrival for a period of 14
  • Malawi Aviation officials may limit the number of flights allowed to operate to and from Malawi and
    will review this based on advice from the Ministry fo Health;
  • Only passengers and airport staff will be allowed to enter terminals and must wear face masks and
    maintain social distancing at all times.


Open for travel? Yes

  • Passengers will have to undergo a PCR test 5 days prior to travel. Upon arrival, a 14 days quarantine
    will be mandatory at an establishement approved by the authorities
  • Aimed at travellers seeking longer stays & Mauritian Nationals / Residents;
  • Centralised Booking platform is the best / only way to book until further notice:


Open for travel? Yes

  • Upon arrival at the Hosea Kutako International Airport, tourists can proceed to their pre-booked
    destination and engage in the planned daily tourist activities;
  • All tavellers must be in possession of a negative SARS-COV-2 PCR test that is no older than seven
    days and was issued by a certified laboraroty in the country of issue;
  • All travellers will be required to fill in 2 Health Forms before arrival;
  • All travellers need to be available for Covid-19 testing on day 5 of their itinerary with results to be
    given on day 7. Check with your accommodaiton provider / DMC on remote testing ability.


Open for travel? Yes

All arrivals must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 120 hours of departure.
This follows mandatory quarantine at a designated hotel for 24 hours whilst awaiting results of a
second COVID-19 test, conducted on arrival.


Open for travel? Yes

  • All travellers must apply for a Health Travel Authorisation form 72 hours before the day of their
    departure to Seychelles. Links to the HTA and full information on the arrival details are available on request;
  • From 1st October a new Visitor Travel Advisory has been implemented for the 7 countries with
    Special Status (UK, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Austria and UAE) they will still be allowed to
    travel but with more stringent sanitary measures;
  • A negative PCR test certificate from an accredited or Government certified laboratory within 48
    hours prior to departure to Seychelles must be submitted;
  • After landing, visitors will have their temperature taken and have symptons checked whilst their
    certificates are reviewed;
  • After arrival into Seychelles, the visitor must stay in a designated establishment and many not leave
    the premises for 5 days. A repeat PCR test will be perforemd on the 5th day. If the test result is
    negative, the visitor will be free to continue with his/her planned holiday. If the result is positive, the
    visitor will be required to stay in a designated stay-safe hotel until cleared by the Public Health

South Africa

Open for travel? Only certain countries

On arrival all travellers travellers from permitted countries are to present the result of a negative
Covid-19 test taken less than 72 hours pre arrival. Arrival without this will result in mandatory
quarantine at the travellers own cost.
All travellers will be screened on arrival and those who show any symptoms of Covid-19 will also be
required to stay in quarantine until they test negative for the virus again.
Travellers “will be asked” to install the South African government contact alert app, Ramaphosa said.


Open for travel? Yes

All passengers from countries or travelling with airlines that require a negative Covid-19 test will be
required to show this on arrival into Tanzania. Health form will need to be completed on arrival into
Tanzania. Screening for COVID on arrival but NO quarantine. Travelers with symptoms may undergo


Open for travel? Yes

  • All travellers must present a negative PCR based COVID-19 test carried out within 72 hours before
    travel from a laboratory approved by the country where the journey is initiated;
  • Upon arrival, as long as you have the negative test certificate, your body temperature is less than
    37.5 degrees and you do not display any flu like symptoms, you will be exempt quarantine on arrival;
  • A passenger who shows signs of symptoms will be taken to an isolation centre;
  • If a passenger tests positive for Covid-19 he/she will be taken to a COVID-19 treatment centre or
    repatriated for treatment outside of Uganda at their own cost following COVID-19 medical
    evacuation procedures;
  • OUTGOING passengers may be required to have a COVID-19 PCR test within 120 hours before
    travel. Please check with your airline for exact requirements. If positive, they will not be allowed to
    board the plane


Open for travel? Yes

  • All arriving passengers must have a COVID-19 negative certificate taken no more than 14 days prior
    to arrival in Zambia;
  • All passengers must fill out a travellers health questionnaire on board and present the completed
    form to the health staff at the airport;
  • All passengers entering hte airport will be subject to temperature and sympton screening;
  • If a travellers temperature is 38 degrees or above or they show symptons of Covid-19 , they will be
    subject to a Covid-19 test;
  • Tourists are to maintain COVID standards whilst in Zambia such as maintaining physical distance,


Open for travel? yes

All travelers arriving to the international airports (whether returning residents or foreign nationals)
must have a negative PCR test, from withing 48 hours of departure.

  • With this negative test, you are then required to self-isolate for 7 days. If you don’t have the
    certificate you are required to go to a designated isolation facility for 7 days, then self isolate for
    another 7 days;
  • All travellers will be subject to a temperature check on arrival.

Latests update: 6 October 2020