COVID TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS

STATUS AS OF 7 JANUARY, 2021...

BOTSWANA: Botswana is open to international arrivals.  Vistors must present a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test result, conducted within 72 hours of departure for Botswana, and undergo a health screening for COVID-19 symptoms on arrival.

DUBAI: Dubai is open to international travelers. Travelers will have to bring a negative Covid-19 test administered within 96 hours of arrival in Dubai as well as download, and register on, a contact tracing app. 

EGYPT: Egypt is open to international arrivals. Passengers travelling to Egypt must be in possession of negative PCR test certificate for COVID-19, taken at a maximum of 96 hours prior to initial flight departure.  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. Incoming tourists must show proof of health insurance upon arrival. 

ETHIOPIA: Ethiopia is open to international tourists who must arrive with a PCR COVID-19 test taken within 5 days of arrival. 

JORDAN: Jordan has opened its international borders. Travelers from the USA must present proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test no older than 72 hours prior to departure and undergo another PCR test upon arrival.

KENYA: Kenya is currently open to US visitors. All arriving passengers must have Covid-19 negative certificates issued within 96 hours of arrival, and expect to have their temperature checked at the airport. Travelers with elevated temperatures will be required to submit to local testing.  Passengers will have to complete a Travelers Health Surveillance Form ONLINE by downloading the app “Jitenge MoH Kenya” and signing up as an Air Traveler or via ly/covid19moh. Once the form is completed, passengers will receive a QR code  to present to a Port Health Official to proceed through immigration. It will be mandatory to wear a mask. Kenya has been awarded safe travel status by the World Travel and Tourism Council. Kenya's Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife published health protocols to guide operations for all tourism establishments, facilities, tourists and operators.  

MADAGASCAR: The island of Nosy Be will be open to travelers from 1 October. All travellers to Nosy Be are required present a negative PCR Covid test on arrival, and be in possession of a roundtrip air ticket. Free testing is provided at the airport upon arrival. The rest of Madagascar remains closed to international visitors until further notice. 

MALDIVES: The Maldives' private islands are open to visitors. The main island of Male is only open for transit. Travelers are required to produce a PCR certificate or test result indicative of negative status for covid-19 on arrival. This online Health Declaration Form should be completed and submitted within 24 hours of depature to Maldives: https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv/ethd

MAURITIUS: Mauritius remains closed to international visitors until further notice. 

MOROCCO: Morocco has reopened its international borders. Travelers entering Morocco must complete a PCR test (administered within 72 hours) with printed results to present on request at check-in and to government officials on arrival.  Note: Children under 12 years old are exempt from this requirement. 

MOZAMBIQUE: Mozambique is open to international arrivals. Travelers must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test result, conducted within 72 hours of departure for Mozambique and undergo a health screening and temperature test on arrival.

NAMIBIA: Namibia is open to international visitors. Required on arrival is a negative Covid-19 PCR test, valid within 72 hours of boarding the plane that will land in Namibia, as well as completion of an online form found at http://www.namibiatourism.com.na. ;

OMAN: Oman has reopened its international borders but requires a 7 day quarantine on arrival. Travelers arriving in Oman will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours before their arrival in Oman and again eight days after arrival. Travelers should carry their negative test results with them as airlines and immigration officials may ask for proof of this requirement.  Travelers are required to have a valid health insurance policy to cover their stay in the Sultanate of Oman.

RWANDA: is currently open for tourism for international travel. Travelers to Rwanda must present a negative PCR COVID-19 test certificate for a test taken no more than 120 hours before their initial flight to Rwanda. The U.S. Embassy recommends that travelers carry a printed copy of their negative test results during all legs of their flights to Rwanda. The online form found at https://rbc.gov.rw/travel/ must be filled in before arrival. Travelers will be tested again on arrival and asked to quarantine at an approved Kigali hotel for 24 hours until test results are available. The cost of this test is 60usd.   Face masks will also be mandatory for both staff and tourists in all public places.  All travelers departing from Rwanda must test negative for COVID-19. The only accepted test is a SARS-CoV 2 Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) performed within 120 hours before departure (not necessary for guests who are in Rwanda for 5 days or less, as their arrival test will cover this requirement). Other tests, such as Rapid Diagnostics Test (RDTs), are not accepted. If you are visiting any national park in Rwanda, you are required to schedule your visit within 72 hours of receiving a negative PCR test result. If your visit/s are more than 72 hours after the initial test on arrival in Rwanda, you will be required to take another COVID-19 test before visiting the parks.

SEYCHELLES: Seychelles is currently in phased re-opening but not allowing entry to US citizens. 

SOUTH AFRICA: South Africa is currently open to international visitors. On arrival, travellers will need to present a negative COVID-19 test result not older than 72 hours from time of departure.
International travel is restricted to OR Tambo International Airport, King Shaka International Airport and Cape Town International Airport. 

TANZANIA: Tanzania is currently open to international visitors. The government is asking passengers to expect possible screening and COVID-19 rapid testing on arrival. Mask wearing and social distancing are also still in place for anyone planning a visit.

UGANDA: Uganda is currently open to international visitors. All travelers must present proof of a negative covid result from a test taken within 72 hours of arrival, and if their stay exceeds 72 hours, must take another test in-country at a cost of $110. 

ZAMBIA: Zambia is open to international visitors. Travelers are required to provide a certificate of a negative COVID-19 test that has been conducted within 14 days of arriving in Zambia.

ZIMBABWE: Zimbabwe is open to international visitors. To enter Zimbabwe you must possess a negative COVID-19 test result, taken no more than 48 hours before your journey commenced. If you do not have a negative test result, or if you exhibit COVID-19 like symptoms on arrival, you will be required to pay US$60.00 for a test performed locally.