Covid-19

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We wish all of our partners and clients all the very best of health in this new world that we are navigating and a massive thanks to all the safari camp staff and management for keeping the faith and working so hard to prepare the safari environment to keep our guests safe.

In addition, and, perhaps more importantly, an incredibly massive thanks to the companies that have gone above and beyond to put boots on the ground to patrol the precious wild spaces and protect the wildlife during this time when the lack of tourism presence has made the threat of poaching much more real. Asante Sana!

    Collected here are a sample of the measures some of our favorite partners are implementing in order to keep you safe

Nomad Tanzania

Asilia Africa

Lemala

Camps & Lodges

While it is difficult to be sure of truly accurate figures of the incidence of Covid-19 throughout East Africa the overall indications are that the incidence rate has remained relatively low in comparison to Europe and USA.

Current Entry requirements - updated 20th October 2020

 

Tanzania

  • International flights officially resumed on 18 May 2020;

  • IF REQUIRED BY HOME COUNTRY OR AIRLINE travelers entering Tanzania will be required to present, upon arrival a valid negative COVID-19 certificate tested within 72 hours before travel.

  • There are no self-quarantine requirements for travelers arriving into the country who are not showing any COVID-19 symptoms;

  • All arriving passengers will undergo screening and must complete a Health Declaration form to be submitted upon entry;

  • All arriving passengers are to wear masks for travel and dispose of them when exiting the airport;

  • Sanitizers are placed throughout airports and all airport staff are to be monitored for symptoms of COVID-19;

  • Hotels, lodges, and restaurants have reopened, with social distancing measures and increased health and safety measures in place;

  • Face masks are to be worn by all people at all times in public places; and

  • Social distancing of 1.5 m apart is required at all times.

Kenya

  • International flights have resumed as of 1 August 2020;

  • All arriving passengers on international flights whose body temperature is NOT above 37.5°C (99.5°F); do not have a persistent cough, difficulty in breathing or other flu-like symptoms; have negative PCR based COVID-19 test carried out within 96 hours before travel and are from countries considered low to medium risk COVID-19 transmission areas shall be exempt from quarantine.

  • Travelers from the following countries will be exempt from quarantine: Canada, China, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, Qatar, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America (except for California, Florida and Texas), Rwanda, South Korea, Switzerland and Zimbabwe;

  • The nationwide curfew remains in place between 2100 and 0400, for a period of 30 days from 27 July 2020;

  • Travel by road, rail, and air has resumed throughout the country;

  • A selection of restaurants have reopened, with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants are permitted to operate until 7pm for a period of 30 days from 27 July 2020 ;

  • Face masks are to be worn by all people at all times in public places;

  • Vehicles must carry only 50% of their passenger capacity;

  • Temperature checks will continue to be conducted in public places; and

  • Social distancing of 1.5 m apart is required at all times.

Uganda

  • International flights resumed October 1st 2020

  • All travellers arriving in Uganda must be tested negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of arrival

  • All travellers departing Uganda must be tested negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of departure

  • Visitors are required to keep separate from the general population wherever possible.

Rwanda

  • International flights have resumed as of 1 August 2020;

  • All travellers arriving in Rwanda must be tested negative for COVID-19 within 120 hours of arrival, complete the passenger locator form, and upload the COVID-19 test certificate, please see the passenger locator form link on www.rbc.gov.rw;

  • All travellers arriving in Rwanda will be screened upon entry and be given a second test to confirm the negative results of the first test done prior to arrival, and the test is to the cost of the guest, at USD 50 per person per test;

  • All travellers are required to complete 24 hours in a designated transit hotel while awaiting the results of the second test, the designated hotels are available at a discounted rate and we recommend accommodation in the following hotels:

    • Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre, Kigali

    • Kigali Marriott Hotel

    • Kigali Serena Hotel

    • Park Inn by Radisson

  • Following 24 hours, guests’ results will be received via SMS or email. In the event of a negative test, guests will be invited to check out and proceed on their Rwanda safari. In the event of a positive test, guests will be transported to a medical facility for medical attention, at their own cost.

  • A nationwide curfew is in place between 2100 and 0500; and

  • Face masks are to be worn by all people at all times in public places.

  • Visitors must have a negative test valid within120 hours of departure (often the test on arrival will satisfy this requirement)

 

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