Important Note: It’s vital that you get the latest information from reputable sources. The World Health Organisation’s Situation Reports are good resources for all COVID-19 related information.
The spread of COVID-19 has once again reared its head and with second and third waves appearing across the globe, our priority remains the wellbeing and safety of all our guests and staff, as well as the local communities. The rapidly changing situation with regards to COVID-19 has affected millions—people, businesses and economies everywhere have been overwhelmed by the impact of this coronavirus. Our thoughts go out to all those who have been affected in some form or another.
In these unprecedented times, with our health and safety at risk, and ever-changing travel regulations across the globe, it is difficult to plan in the long term. We have provided updated information on each of our destinations across Africa.
Need to know
Due to rapidly changing COVID-19 regulations, travellers should check the official website of their intended destination for coronavirus restrictions and entry requirements.
All travellers are welcome subject to visa requirements and COVID-19 regulations. On arrival into the country, travellers are required to produce a printed negative PCR test, not older than 72 hours before the date of departure. A laboratory must issue the certificate with its name indicated on the test results. Please note that children under five years of age are not required to present a negative PCR test on arrival in South Africa.
All non-Namibian travellers must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, not older than seven days (168 hours) at Port of Entry. They will not be required to quarantine or tested again including when exiting Namibia. The period of 168 hours is from the time the sample was taken.
All travellers to Zambia must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test on arrival. The test must be taken within the last seven days. Travellers might be subject to further health screening if they have a temperature equal to or higher than 38°C and/or appear to be symptomatic.
Traveller are required to show a PCR COVID-19 Clearance Certificate issued by a recognised facility, no more than 48 hours before departure. Guests may be requested to undergo a further PCR test on arrival if they appear to be symptomatic.
A negative PCR test must be presented upon arrival into the country. The test should be no older than 72 hours. Travellers will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms upon entry and those presenting symptoms will be required to take another test and possibly quarantine.
If travellers present a negative PCR test upon entry in the country, they will not be required to quarantine. The PCR test should be no older than 72 hours prior to departure. Children under 11 years old are exempt from the requirement to present a COVID-19 PCR test.