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Nov
2020
Traveling to Tanzania During Covid-19 What’s Happening on the Ground?
Posted By : Jodari Adventures

With borders opening up throughout the world and especially in Africa, we thought we would take you through a step by step itinerary of what you are likely to expect when you arrive into Africa.

All travelers, whether foreigners or returning residents, whose countries or airlines, as a condition for traveling, require a negative COVID-19 PCR test administered within 72 hours before departure, must present a certificate on arrival. Travelers from other countries with symptoms and signs related to COVID-19 infection will undergo enhanced screening and may be tested on arrival.

Passengers are required to complete a Health Surveillance Form while in the plane or any other transport means and submit the form to Port Health authorities upon arrival. Travelers with a fever will be diverted for further examination and must cover their own expenses for quarantine. Everyone must follow social distancing suggestions, including proper hand hygiene and wearing masks.

The Tanzania Ministry of Health has issued a directive that departing travelers whose onward destinations and airline require a COVID-19 Negative Certificate, may undergo testing in Tanzania five (5) days before departure, at traveler’s own expense. This is not mandatory, but the testing facility is available for those returning home or traveling to other destinations where a negative COVID-19 certificate is a requirement after touring in Tanzania.

These measures include:

  • Guests must wear their masks throughout the airport grounds
  • Guests must adhere to socials distancing measures of 1 meter
  • There are hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the airports for guests to use
  • Guests will be asked to fill in a form regarding their recent travel history
  • Guests will have their temperature taken at immigration
  • Travelers arriving to Tanzania must have a certificate that they are COVID-19 free. This certificate must be issued no more than 72 hours before they DEPART their home.
  • Once guests exit the arrivals terminal they will be met by their safari representative
  • Luggage will be disinfected before being put into the transfer or safari vehicle

What happens if you have a fever / temperature on arrival?

According to Tanzania’s Ministry of Health Protocol they will be taken to a holding facility within the Point of Entry for additional screening to ascertain if they have Covid-19 or any other disease. If Covid-19 is suspected, the Rapid Response Team will be called to collect a sample.