Some notes pertaining to arrivals:
• All International passengers are required to quarantine for 14 days at a government-designated facility or at their Kenyan residence – there is an extensive list of exempt countries though.
• All passengers on international flights must show a negative COVID-19 certificate on arrival, obtained no later than 96 hours prior to departure from their home country.
• If there is a reported case of COVID-19 on a flight or if symptoms are detected, all passengers within two rows of the passenger with the symptoms will be quarantined for testing. If the test results are negative, they will be allowed to leave the facility.
• It is mandatory for all passengers arriving in Kenya to complete the Traveller’s Health Surveillance Form. This must be completed online prior to disembarkation. Passengers receive a QR code after completing the form and will be required to display it to a Port Health Official to proceed through immigration.
• Strict infection prevention and control measures have to be followed: social distancing, good hand hygiene, and the wearing of masks remain mandatory.
Tanzania was one of the first countries to open its borders. If you are travel with an airline that requires a negative COVID-19 certificate, or if your country of origin requires one upon departure, then Tanzania will request the certificate on arrival. It is, however, recommended that all travellers have the certificate as a precautionary measure.
• Arriving passengers showing any symptoms of COVID-19 will be required to undergo enhanced health screening and may also be tested for COVID-19.
• Whilst in Tanzania, visitors will be expected to adhere to full protective measures against the spread of COVID-19.
Malawi has opened Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe is open for International arrivals.
• All travellers are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result, conducted within 10 days before departure for Malawi.
• All passengers are required to complete a health declaration form and undergo basic screening.
• All arriving passengers are required to self-isolate at the address they declare on arrival for a period of 14 days.
• All departing passengers are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result, conducted within 10 days before departure from Malawi.
Rwanda's airports reopened for scheduled commercial flights on 1 August 2020.
• All travellers arriving in Rwanda must have a negative COVID-19 certificate. The only accepted test is a SARS-CoV 2 Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR), performed within 120 hours of departure for Rwanda.
• Prior to arrival, all travellers must complete the Passenger Locator Form.
• All travellers will be screened upon entry and take a second RT-PCR test to confirm the negative results of the test done prior to arrival. You will be required to wait about 24 hours for these test results in a designated transit hotel. The Government of Rwanda has negotiated special rates at designated transit hotels for the 24-hour waiting period.
• All travellers departing from Rwanda must test negative for COVID-19, with the RT-PCR test performed within 120 hours before departure. However, as long as travellers depart within 120 hours of their RT-PCR test on arrival, they do not require another test.
• Preventive measures must be followed while travelling in Rwanda: physical distancing where possible; the wearing of masks is mandatory; and temperature screenings before entering certain buildings are mandatory.
• All tourists will be allowed to visit Rwanda's attractions and destinations after testing negative for COVID-19 in two consecutive tests.
South Africa is due to open for tourism on 1 October 2020. The only International Airports to open are in Johannesburg (OR Tambo), Cape Town, and Durban (King Shaka).
To be noted:
• Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test on arrival, conducted within 72 hours of departure for South Africa.
• Travellers arriving without a negative COVID-19 test certificate will be required to quarantine at their own cost.
Zimbabwe is also due to open for International visitors on 1 October (International Airports only.)
• All travellers will be required to present a PCR COVID-19 clearance certificate issued by a recognised facility within 48 hours of departure for Zimbabwe.
• All travellers will undergo health screening and temperature testing.
• Social distancing, hand sanitisation and the wearing of masks are mandatory.
Zambia is already open
All tourists entering Zambia are required to have undergone a SARS CoV2 PCR test within 14 days of arrival and have tested negative. Evidence of a negative test result must be produced on arrival.
All tourists will undergo health screening on arrival. Symptomatic travellers with temperatures 38 degrees (Celsius) and higher will be tested for CoVID19 and will be quarantined until the results are available.
All tourists must adhere to the recommended CoVID19 prevention measures during their stay - maintaining social distance, wearing a mask and maintaining personal hygiene.
This is information is up to date at present, but is liable to change at little or no notice.