Covid-19 - Info & Updates
PLUS Visa and Yellow Fever info

Current Entry Requirements for East Africa  - updated 25th September 2022

TANZANIA

VISA

YELLOW FEVER

  • Proof of yellow fever vaccination is required for entry to Tanzania if arriving from Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Ethiopia

  • Transit of less than 12 hours through theses countries is permitted 

COVID-19

  • No testing is required for fully vaccinated arrivals. 

  • Proof of vaccination should be available with QR code.

  • Unvaccinated visitors to Tanzania are required to present a valid negative RT - PCR COVID-19 or NAAT certificate tested within 72 hours prior to DEPARTURE

 

Testing In Tanzania

  • PCR testing is available in various locations - Arusha, Moshi, Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar, Karatu, Serengeti (Seronera, Ndutu & Kogatende)

  • Results times are variable 48 - 72 hours.

  • Certificates are dated as when sample processed in lab (not when sample taken)

  • Tests should be booked online     Mainland Tanzania    Zanzibar

ZANZIBAR

Arrivals directly into Zanzibar from overeseas (not TZ mainland) must in addition to the abouve rules also complete the online health form within 24 hours prior to arrival.

https://healthtravelznz.mohz.go.tz/traveller/#/home

 

KENYA

VISA

  • Visitors (and transit) visas MUST be obtained in advance by e-visa at https://evisa.go.ke/evisa.html

  • Visas are NOT available in person on arrival to Kenya

YELLOW FEVER

  • Proof of yellow fever vaccination is required for entry to Kenya if arriving from Uganda, Ethiopia

  • Transit of less than 12 hours through theses countries is permitted 

​COVID-19

FULLY VACCINATED

  • All travellers to Kenya aged 12 years and above, who are fully vaccinated shall be exempt from the requirements of a PCR test.

  • Testing is not required for fully vaccinated arrivals.

  • There will be no paper verification of COVID-19 test results and vaccination certificates upon arrival into Kenya. Travelers are advised to upload both documents into Global Haven https://globalhaven.org/ before boarding. Those who have not done this will not be allowed to board the flight to Kenya.

NON VACCINATED

  • Unvaccinated visitors over the age of 12 to KENYA are required to present a valid negative RT - PCR COVID-19  certificate tested within 72 hours prior to DEPARTURE

  • Travelers below the age of 12 are exempt from testing.

  • Departing passengers will only need a negative COVID-19 test if their onward destination or airline require it.

 

Transiting through Kenya

  • All airline passengers transiting through Kenya/Nairobi are required to complete the online Health Surveillance Form  prior to arrival and upload their vaccination certificate or test results to Global Haven.

Testing in Kenya

  • Efficient testing is available in Nairobi - results within 24 hours

  • On-location testing is already available with some camps and is expected to increase in availability to more - results within 48 hours

UGANDA

VISA

YELLOW FEVER

  • Proof of yellow fever vaccination is required for entry FOR ALL ARRIVALS

​COVID - 19

  • All travelers arriving in Uganda must have proof of vaccination OR negative PCR test within 72 hours of DEPARTURE

 

Testing in Uganda 

  • Efficient testing is available in Kampala/Entebbe with results within 24 hours.

RWANDA

VISA

  • Visitors visas may be obtained in advance by e-visa - however currently the processing time is erratic.

  • Visas are also available in person on arrival to Rwanda - recommended.

YELLOW FEVER

  • Proof of yellow fever vaccination is required for entry to Rwanda if arriving from Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia

  • Transit of less than 12 hours through theses countries is permitted 

COVID-19

  • All testing and vaccination requirements for arrivals and departures have been removed

  • PCR test is required within 24 hours prior to primate trekking and some other park activities

  • Please see the info for passengers here

Testing in Rwanda

  • Efficient PCR testing is available in Kigali and Musanze with results within 24 hours. 

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

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