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Morocco Latest News: Government reopens borders to 67 visa-exempt countries with some restrictions. Citizens of those countries cleared to travel to Morocco without a visa will be allowed entry, provided that they have an express invitation from a Morocco company or a confirmed hotel reservation.(MSN News, 14.09.2020). Flights between Dubai and Casablanca resume from 18 September (The National, 11.09.2020). The Government of Morocco has extended the country’s “Hea... More information

18.09.2020
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Mozambique Latest News: International flights will be allowed from 7 September as government lifts state of emergency (Jacaranda FM, 05.09.2020) International Restrictions: Commercial flights to and from Maputo have resumed. Passenger flights are operating with a maximum frequency of twice a week. Entry to Mozambique is prohibited except for Mozambican nationals and foreign nationals with a valid residency visa for Mozambique. All other visas issued prior to 1... More information

18.09.2020
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Morocco Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at government designated site. Anyone who presents symptoms of COVID-19 on arrival will be quarantined at a government-designated facility. More information

18.09.2020
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Kenya Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter Kenya unless they are holding a hard copy of negative PCR test result obtained within 96 hours before departure. This does not apply to passengers holding a diplomatic passport and their accompanying family members, provided they are holding a negative PCR test certificate obtained within 7 days before departure. Passengers must hold a QR code showing they have completed a Travelers Health Surveillance Form here prior... More information

18.09.2020
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Mauritania Crossing rules: Passengers must hold a negative Covid-19 test certificate obtained within 3 days prior to arrival in Mauritania. Passengers who are unable to obtain a Covid-19 test certificate in their departure country must hold a 'Declaration of Honour' stating that they have no symptoms, and agree to undergo testing on arrival. Passengers with a positive test result must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Mauritania. The requirement for testing does not apply to c... More information

18.09.2020
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Ghana Crossing rules: Passengers are required to complete the Health Declaration Form here before arriving in Ghana. Passengers must hold a negative Covid-19 PCR test certificate from an accredited laboratory obtained within 72 hours prior to departure to Ghana.This does not apply to passengers who are returning to Ghana after no longer than 1 week provided holding the negative Covid-19 test result received when departing Ghana. Passengers aged 5 years and above will be subjec... More information

18.09.2020
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Sierra Leone Crossing rules: Passengers aged 2 years and above are not permitted to enter Sierra Leone unless they are holding a Travel Authorisation Form obtained here. The Travelers Authorisation must consist of a negative novel coronavirus (Covid-19) PCR test certificate issued within 7 days before departure, a pre departure Public Health Passenger Locator Form, and proof of payment for a mandatory Covid-19 test on arrival. This does not apply to Diplomats and employees of United... More information

18.09.2020
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Somalia Latest News: Qatar Airways will resume flights to Mogadishu from 6 September (thepeninsulaqatar, 31.08.2020) International Restrictions: Commercial flights operate to Somalia, including Somaliland. Check with your travel company for the latest information. *Screening on arrival – Somalia: A negative COVID-19 negative test, taken no more than 96 hours before travel, is required for entry into Somalia. *Screening on departure – Somalia: A negative COV... More information

17.09.2020
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Ethiopia Airlines updates: 17.09.2020 Ethiopian Airlines in October 2020 plans to resume service to South Africa, where it will once again operate Johannesburg and Cape Town service. Additional changes remain highly possible. Addis Ababa – Cape Town eff 01OCT20 1 daily A350-900XWB Addis Ababa – Johannesburg eff 01OCT20 1 daily 777-200LR/787-9 (2nd daily flight to be resumed by 25OCT20) 10.09.2020 Ethiopian Airlines in this week’s schedule update filed changes to its Main... More information

17.09.2020
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Somalia Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. Screening on arrival – Somalia: A negative COVID-19 negative test, taken no more than 96 hours before travel, is required for entry into Somalia. *Screening on departure – Somalia: A negative COVID-19 test, taken no more than 72 hours before travel, is required for exit from Somalia. *Screening on arrival – Somaliland: A negative COVID-19 test, taken no more than 96 hours before travel,... More information

17.09.2020
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Mauritania Airlines updates: 17.09.2020 Mauritania Airlines last week resumed scheduled operation, initially operating 3 routes to 7 destinations. Planned operation for the month of September 2020 as follows. Nouakchott – Bamako – Cotonou – Pointe Noire – Brazzaville eff 11SEP20 2 weekly Nouakchott – Dakar – Bamako – Cotonou – Libreville eff 17SEP20 2 weekly Nouakchott – Dakar – Conakry eff 11SEP20 2 weekly Published on 07.09.2020 Mauritania Airlines to resume scheduled in... More information

17.09.2020
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Democratic Republic of the Congo International Restrictions: DRC authorities opened their international and internal borders on 15 August. DRC’s neighbouring countries may have border restrictions in place. All travellers entering DRC are subject to screening, including temperature checks. All travellers are required to provide proof of a negative coronavirus test upon entry. The test result date must fall within 3 days before your arrival date. Those suspected of having coronavirus wil... More information

17.09.2020
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Egypt Airlines updates: 17.09.2020 Emirates this week filed aircraft changes and additional frequency changes for the month of November 2020. Regarding Airbus A380 operation, planned operation for the period of 25OCT20 – 30NOV20, as of 16SEP20, as follows. Additional changes remain possible. Dubai – Cairo 4 weekly Dubai – Guangzhou 1 daily Dubai – London Heathrow 2 daily Dubai – Moscow Domodedovo 2 weekly Dubai – Paris CDG 1 daily Dubai – Shanghai Pu Dong 1 daily 07.09... More information

17.09.2020
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Mauritania International Restrictions: The Government of Mauritania has announced the re-opening of the Mauritanian airspace, as of 10th September 2020, for commercial flights to Nouakchott, with, for the moment, international flights operated by several airlines to international destinations, such as: Guinea, Togo, Congo, Gabon, Mali, Senegal, Paris , Istanbul and Tunis. Land border crossings to Morocco remain closed to non-commercial traffic. Land borders with Sen... More information

17.09.2020
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Côte d’Ivoire Crossing rules: Passengers not holding a negative COVID-19 test result conducted within 5 days before departure to Cote d'Ivoire may be required to hold an electronic receipt containing a QR code confirming they have paid in advance for a PCR test to be performed on arrival. This can be submitted here. Passengers aged 12 years and above entering Cote d'Ivoire must complete a Declaration of Air Travel ("Déclaration de Déplacement Par Voie Aérienne") prior to departure an... More information

17.09.2020
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Nigeria Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter Nigeria through Kano Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport (KAN), Port Harcourt International Airport (PHC) or Enugu Akanu Ibiam International Airport (ENU). This does not apply to emergency and essential flights, or flights with prior approval from the Nigerian authorities. Passengers (aged 2 years old or above) must hold a negative PCR test result, conducted within 96 hours before departing for Nigeria, proving th... More information

17.09.2020
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Angola Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter Angola. This does not apply to: Nationals and residents of Angola, Passengers travelling for professional purpose rendering services in public/private sectors, Passengers holding a work visa issued by Angola, Official visitors and diplomats, Cargo and humanitarian flights. More information

17.09.2020
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Angola Airlines updates: 16.09.2020 TAAG Angola yesterday resumed scheduled domestic service, initially operating one weekly flight each on 5 routes. Planned operation from 14SEP20 as follows. Luanda – Cabinda 1 weekly on Mondays Luanda – Catumbela 1 weekly on Fridays Luanda – Huambo 1 weekly on Thursdays Luanda – Lubango 1 weekly on Sundays Luanda – Soyo 1 weekly on Wednesdays 23.06.2020 TAAG Angola in recent schedule update filed preliminary International operations, w... More information

16.09.2020
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Zimbabwe Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at government designated site. People returning to Zimbabwe are subject to a 21-day quarantine period at a government facility. Several private facilities have been approved by the Zimbabwe Ministry of Health for people seeking an alternative to the government facilities. The Ministry of Health have not released a list of approved private facilities. The Ministry of Health have not released a list of approved private facilities. Howe... More information

16.09.2020
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Zimbabwe Latest News: Government lifts ban on inter-city travel (Reuters, 15.09.2020). Government to allow international flights from 1 October; domestic flights permitted from 10 September (Reuters, 08.09.2020) International Restrictions: There are limited commercial flights in/out of Zimbbwe. Zimbabwe’s borders are closed to non-residents. Most commercial airlines have reduced or suspended flights to Zimbabwe. Citizens or residents of a Southern Africa De... More information

16.09.2020
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Seychelles Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter Seychelles. This does not apply to: Nationals and residents of Seychelles, Passengers traveling from Austria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mauritius, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Qatar, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Arab Emirates or Vietnam. More information

16.09.2020
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Morocco Latest News: Government reopens borders to 67 visa-exempt countries with some restrictions. Citizens of those countries cleared to travel to Morocco without a visa will be allowed entry, provided that they have an express invitation from a Morocco company or a confirmed hotel reservation.(MSN News, 14.09.2020). Flights between Dubai and Casablanca resume from 18 September (The National, 11.09.2020). The Government of Morocco has extended the country’s “Hea... More information

15.09.2020
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Rwanda International Restrictions: Kigali International Airport has reopened as of 01 August. Land borders remain closed except to returning Rwandan citizens and legal residents. All arrivals must present a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of departure. Negative test certificates must include the term ‘PCR’. The government of Rwanda have published guidance for passengers arriving into Rwanda see here. All arriving passengerswill then be requir... More information

15.09.2020
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Uganda Latest News: International flights will resume at Entebbe International Airport on 1 October (Xinhua, 09.09.2020). Fresh lockdown looms after resurge of COVID-19 cases; public transport shutdown expected (All Africa, 18.08.2020). International Restrictions: All international passenger flights to and from Uganda have been suspended and the Kampala- Entebbe Airport remains closed. Cargo flights are permitted, but crew must observe strict guidelines i... More information

15.09.2020
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Côte d’Ivoire International Restrictions: Commercial flights are now operating to and from Côte d’Ivoire on a limited number of routes. If you are arriving in or departing from Côte d’Ivoire, you must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result, dated a maximum of 3 days prior to travel. You’ll also need to complete the DDVA (air travel declaration) form. You’ll need to hand in this form on arrival and comply with the medical monitoring system which has been... More information

15.09.2020
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Rwanda Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at government designated site. After providing proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test, all arriving passengers must then enter quarantine at a designated hotel for a minimum of 24 hours whilst completing a second COVID-19 test . Designated hotels can be found in the Government of Rwanda guidance. The test will cost $50USD. If the results are negative you are free to leave quarantine. If the results are positive, you will be required... More information

15.09.2020
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Cameroon Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter Cameroon unless they are holding a negative novel coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result, provided it has been no more than 3 days between the date of the initial sample collection (not the date they received the result), and the date of departure to Cameroon. This does not apply to children aged under 2 years old. More information

15.09.2020
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Morocco Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to fly to Morocco. This does not apply to cargo flights and flights with authorisation from Morocco Air Transportation Directorate, More information

15.09.2020
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Tanzania Crossing rules: Passengers who were required to obtain a negative novel coronavirus (Covid-19) test result by their countries, regions or airlines must present their negative test results certificate upon arrival in Tanzania. This does not apply to; Passengers entering Tanzania through Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) or Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), Crew members. More information

15.09.2020
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Zimbabwe Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter Zimbabwe. This does not apply to nationals of Zimbabwe. Passengers must hold a negative PCR COVID-19 Clearance Certificate obtained within 48 hours prior to departure to Zimbabwe, Passengers must quarantine for 22 days on arrival in Zimbabwe. More information

15.09.2020
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Mauritania Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at government designated site. Anyone arriving in Mauritania could be subject to a 14-day quarantine. According to press sources, the last travelers entering Mauritania have been quarantined in dedicated local hotels. More information

14.09.2020
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Egypt Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. All persons (including those who hold Egyptian nationality) arriving from overseas, to any part of Egypt, will be required to present a negative PCR test certificate on arrival, and an indication of when the test was taken. The Egyptian authorities have advised that PCR tests must be conducted no more than 72 hours prior to flight departure. Children under the age of 6 are exempt from pro... More information

14.09.2020
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Senegal *****International Restrictions: Borders re-opened for international flights, though land and sea borders remain closed and the majority of international airlines have resumed commercial routes.The government of Senegal has said airlines are not allowed to carry foreign nationals from countries who have put in place travel restrictions for Senegal unless they are ordinarily resident in Senegal, diplomats, military, health professionals and other specific p... More information

14.09.2020
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Mauritania *****International restrictions: The Government of Mauritania has announced the re-opening of the Mauritanian airspace, as of 11th September 2020, for commercial flights to Nouakchott, with, for the moment, international flights operated by several airlines to international destinations, such as: Guinea, Togo, Congo, Gabon, Mali, Senegal, Paris , Istanbul and Tunis. All land border crossings are closed. Entry to Mauritania is prohibited except for Mauritan... More information

14.09.2020
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Morocco Government reopens borders to 67 visa-exempt countries with some restrictions. Citizens of those countries cleared to travel to Morocco without a visa will be allowed entry, provided that they have an express invitation from a Morocco company or a confirmed hotel reservation.(MSN News, 14.09.2020). Flights between Dubai and Casablanca resume from 18 September (The National, 11.09.2020). The Government of Morocco has extended the country’s “Health State of... More information

14.09.2020
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Sudan *****International restrictions: Flights to and from some regional countries now operate but other commercial options remain limited. Check with your airline or travel company for the latest information and conditions of carriage. From Monday, July 13, 2020, the Government of Sudan reopened Khartoum international airport to flights from Egypt, Turkey and UAE. UNHAS resumed its domestic flights within the country. All passengers, excluding Sudanese nationa... More information

14.09.2020

Tunisia *****International Restrictions: A small number of transit flights are operating through Tunisia. Entry requirements into Tunisia vary depending on the prevalence of the epidemic in travellers’ country of residence. Entry requirements into Tunisia vary depending on the prevalence of the epidemic in travellers’ country of residence. Lists of countries and their classifications as “Green”, with a low prevalence of the epidemic, and “Orange”, with a medium pr... More information

14.09.2020
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Tunisia Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at government designated site or self-isolation at home- subject to classification. Quarantine requirements vary depending on the prevalence of the epidemic in travellers’ country of residence. "Green country" classification implies no restriction upon entry; "Orange country" classification implies self-isolating in the traveller's place of residence or a hotel at the traveller's own expense for 14 days; "Red country" classification... More information

14.09.2020
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Tunisia Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. All travellers will have their temperature checked on arrival in Tunisia. No testing will be carried out on arrival, but from 26 August travellers resident in all countries, need to provide evidence of having taken a coronavirus PCR test that is negative no more than 72 hours before departure. No testing is available at the airport or sea ports. Passengers travelling from Tunisia, who requ... More information

14.09.2020
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Algeria *****International restrictions: Commercial flights are not operating to and from Algeria. On 28 June the Algerian President ordered that air, land and sea borders remain closed until further notice. Entry is limited to cargo, nationals returning on repatriation flights from abroad, and foreign nationals with diplomatic/residency visas. If you’re eligible for entry, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days after arrival. Temperature checks are undertaken... More information

14.09.2020
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Sudan Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at WFP designated facility. Anyone arriving in Sudan will be required to have a negative COVID-19 test certificate issued within the last 72 hours prior to their arrival. Suspected COVID-19 cases will need to quarantine for 14 days. All arrivals must provide details of their original place of travel, transit and final destination, including the address of self-isolation and their contact details. More information

14.09.2020

Egypt Latest News: Civil aviation authority approves resumption of flights between Cairo and Moscow (06.09.2020). Starting from 01 Sep 2020, passengers of all nationalities "including Egyptians" are required to provide negative PCR Test Certificate for (COVID-19) issued not more than 72 hours prior to arrival to any of the Egyptian Airports. (Egypt Air, 20.08.2020). Authorities make COVID-19 testing mandatory for entering country, except for tourists on non-st... More information

14.09.2020
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Senegal Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. To enter Senegal, you must provide a negative test dated no more than 7 days earlier, issued in the country where you started your trip and authorised by that country or a recognised health organisation. If this is not possible, you will need to declare that you have no symptoms and accept having a test done on... More information

14.09.2020
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Gambia Quarantine: Self-isolation at own accommodation or government designated site. Failure to present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before you travel to Ministry of Health officials will result in you being tested and quarantined for 14 -days at your own cost. More information

11.09.2020
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Gambia Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. To enter The Gambia, you will need to show a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before you travel to Ministry of Health officials upon arrival. Failure to present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before you travel to Ministry of Health officials will result in you being tested and quarantined for 14 -days at your own cost. More information

11.09.2020
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Liberia *****International restrictions: Roberts International Airport (RIA) has reopened for commercial flights. However, airlines will not resume normal scheduled services immediately. Brussels Airlines is operating a reduced flight schedule. All land borders (with Sierra Leone, Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire) are closed to travellers. Ports remain open. All travellers arriving in Liberia will be screened for the coronavirus. On arrival at entry points, staff will che... More information

11.09.2020
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Namibia Government extends overnight curfew because of increase in COVID-19 cases; Hosea Kutako International Airport will still reopen to international flights starting 1 September (Reuters, 28.08.2020) *****International restrictions: Hosea Kutako International airport re-opened on 1 September. Ethiopian Airlines have announced that they will resume commercial flights into and out of Namibia from 11 September. Eurowings have announced that they will resume comm... More information

11.09.2020
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São Tomé and Príncipe Suspension of international and domestic flights except for special humanitarian flights. *****International restrictions: On 16 July, STP re-opened its airspace to international flights. All air passengers arriving in São Tomé and Principe are required to have proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken in the 72 hours prior to their arrival. Cargo flights continue operating normally. Nationals and non-national residents who return to the country are sub... More information

11.09.2020
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Cape Verde "State of Calamity" extended until 31 October because of COVID-19 (OSAC, 03.09.2020) *****International restrictions: There are no regular commercial flights flying to and from Cape Verde. International flights are expected to resume in mid-August. TAP Air Portugal are now operating a limited number of flights between Lisbon and Santiago and São Vicente islands for essential travel only. You’ll not be allowed to enter Cape Verde if you cannot prove your t... More information

11.09.2020
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Gambia Government imposes three-week (2200-0500) curfew, public gatherings banned and markets to close by 1400 after COVID-19 cases surge (WHTC, 05.08.2020) *****International restrictions: Commercial flights to and from The Gambia remain very limited. The Gambia’s airspace is closed, except to medical cargo flights and essential supplies. The land border with Senegal is also closed, except for security personnel and the passage of essential supplies. To enter T... More information

11.09.2020
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São Tomé and Príncipe Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. All air passengers arriving in São Tomé and Principe are required to have proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken in the 72 hours prior to their arrival. Passengers who are symptomatic upon arrival (e.g., have a temperature above 38 degrees) will be subject to a rapid test for COVID-19. More information

11.09.2020
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Egypt Civil aviation authority approves resumption of flights between Cairo and Moscow (06.09.2020). Starting from 01 Sep 2020, passengers of all nationalities "including Egyptians" are required to provide negative PCR Test Certificate for (COVID-19) issued not more than 72 hours prior to arrival to any of the Egyptian Airports. (Egypt Air, 20.08.2020). Authorities make COVID-19 testing mandatory for entering country, except for tourists on non-stop flights to... More information

10.09.2020
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Mozambique International flights will be allowed from 7 September as government lifts state of emergency (Jacaranda FM, 05.09.2020) *****International Restrictions: Entry to Mozambique is prohibited except for Mozambican nationals and foreign nationals with a valid residency visa for Mozambique. All other visas issued prior to 1 April 2020 have been cancelled. It is not possible to obtain a visa on arrival in Mozambique. From 20 August, if you are holder of a valid... More information

10.09.2020
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Mozambique Quarantine: Self-isolation at own accommodation. Travellers will need to quarantine in own accommodation for 10 days after arrival in Mozambique. If you’ve been in contact with someone who has COVID-19, your self-isolation period increases to 14 days. If you do not have the means to pay for a COVID-19 test, you’ll need to self-isolate for 14 days. More information

10.09.2020
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Mozambique Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. All travellers must present proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test issued in their departure country in the 72 hours prior to travel. More information

10.09.2020
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Niger Crossing rules: Passengers aged 2 years old or older are required to hold a negative PCR test result carried out within 72 hours before departure, and a completed "Public Health Passenger Locator Form". Passengers not holding a negative PCR test result will be tested upon arrival in Niger. Passengers must quarantine for 14 days on arrival in Niger. Passengers are required to present a negative PCR test result carried out within 72 hours at their own cost before departi... More information

10.09.2020
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Mali Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. All travellers (including the one in transit) must complete a form available on this website. More information available here. To enter Mali you will either need to present a negative COVID test certificate less than 72 hours old. While waiting the test results, you will either have to isolate at home or in a hotel. If you test positive, you will be made to go to government designated f... More information

09.09.2020
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Togo Airlines updates: Published on 09.09.2020 Asky Airlines adds Lome – Brazzaville sector from late-August 2020 Asky Airlines earlier this month resumed regular passenger service. As of 26JUL20, the airline plans to operate following service for the month of August 2020. Ongoing travel restrictions continue to impact the airline’s planned operation and affect planned frequencies and routing. Lome – Abidjan 4 weekly Dash8 Lome – Abidjan – Conakry 3 weekly 737/Dash8 L... More information

09.09.2020
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Malawi Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at government designated site- subject to PCR. Individuals testing positive for coronavirus on arrival may be taken for treatment at a government facility. All other individuals will be required to self-isolate for 14 days after arrival. Anyone who is unable to self-isolate may be transferred to a local treatment facility for the self-isolation period. Travellers are not permitted to self-isolate in a hotel or lodge. More information

09.09.2020
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Malawi Certification: COVID-19 negative certification not required / not known The Ministry of Health is now screening all travellers for coronavirus on arrival. If you’re eligible for entry, you will be tested for COVID-19 on arrival at your own expense. Passengers will be required to remain at the airport or a testing centre until their COVID-19 test results are known, usually within 24 hours. More information is available from the Malawi Ministry of Health Facebook page. An... More information

09.09.2020
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Malawi Limited flight operations in Lilongwe to resume on September 1 (Reuters, 27.08.2020) *****International restrictions: On 1 September Malawi re-opened it’s airspace to a limited number of weekly commercial flights. Entry to Malawi, via land borders, continues to be prohibited except for Malawian nationals and foreign nationals with valid residency visas for Malawi. No animals (domestic pets) are permitted to enter or leave the country at this time. There a... More information

09.09.2020
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Mali Military junta orders reopening of borders following coup (Reuters, 20.08.2020) *****International restrictions: As of 19 August, all air and land borders would be closed until further notice. Passengers travelling through Bamako airport must wear masks, respect social distancing measures, and will have their temperature taken before departure. Passengers are also asked to regularly disinfect their hands.To enter Mali you will either need to present a ne... More information

09.09.2020
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Seychelles Passenger flights to resume on 1 August (Business Ghana, 27.06.2020) *****International restrictions: Commercial flights are expected to resume from 1 August. From 1 August, only visitors who travel from countries deemed to be a low or medium COVID-19 risk will be permitted entry to Seychelles. A list of approved countries can be viewed at the Seychelles Ministry of Health website. This list may be updated at any time and without warning. If you are eligi... More information

09.09.2020
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Seychelles Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at government designated site. Seychellois and returning residents will be required to quarantine or self-isolate on arrival. Individuals who have spent at least 14 days in a low or medium risk country before travelling to Seychelles will be permitted to self-isolate in their homes for up to 14 days upon entering Seychelles. Seychellois and returning residents travelling from high-risk countries may be permitted entry to Seychelles,... More information

09.09.2020
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Benin Crossing rules: Passengers must complete a health form here prior to traveling and present the generated QR code upon arrival in Benin. Two screening tests (TDR and PCR) will be performed on passengers, aged 4 years and above, upon arrival. Passengers are required to present cash of 50,000 CFA before departure to Benin for the payment of the two mandatory screening tests. Transit passengers are exempted from undergoing the tests, but will be required to quarantine at a d... More information

09.09.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: no Quarantine: -

Gabon Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter Gabon unless they are holding a negative Covid-19 RT-PCR test result from a WHO approved health centre, within 5 days prior to traveling. This does not apply to passengers 6 years and younger. Passengers must complete a Health Information Form on arrival in Gabon. Passengers will be required to undergo a Covid-19 RT-PCR test on arrival, and remain in quarantine until the results of the test are received. More information

09.09.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

South Sudan Crossing rules: There are currently no entry restrictions relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19). More information

09.09.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Namibia Government extends overnight curfew because of increase in COVID-19 cases; Hosea Kutako International Airport will still reopen to international flights starting 1 September (Reuters, 28.08.2020) *****International restrictions: Hosea Kutako International airport re-opened on 1 September. Ethiopian Airlines have announced that they will resume commercial flights into and out of Namibia from 11 September. Eurowings have announced that they will resume comm... More information

08.09.2020
Open for citizens: no Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Zimbabwe Government to allow international flights from 1 October; domestic flights permitted from 10 September (Reuters, 08.09.2020) *****International restrictions: There are limited commercial flights in/out of Zimbbwe. Zimbabwe’s borders are closed to non-residents. Most commercial airlines have reduced or suspended flights to Zimbabwe. Citizens or residents of a Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) member state transiting through Zimbabwe’s land bor... More information

08.09.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Mauritius Airlines updates: Published on 08.09.2020 Air Mauritius NS21 Preliminary schedule as of 06SEP20 01.09.2020 Air Mauritius in the last few days filed additional service during the month of September. Latest addition sees the airline schedules 2 flights to London in early Sep 2020, on board Airbus A350-900XWB aircraft. Previously reported on Airlineroute, the airline has opened reservation for Paris flight from 04SEP20, once weekly. As of 0645GMT 29AUG20, reservation... More information

08.09.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Egypt Crossing rules: Passengers traveling to Egypt may be refused entry unless they have completed a COVID-19 Public Health Declaration Form prior to departure. Passengers are not permitted to enter Egypt unless they are holding a negative PCR test result tested no more than 72 hours before departing for Egypt. The test certificate must be presented in a printed copy; digital format of the test certificate will not be accepted. Confirmation letters, stating that the passenger... More information

08.09.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: no

Botswana *****International restrictions: There are no commercial flights in to or out of Botswana.The Botswana authorities have also closed land border posts with neighbouring countries. Entry to Botswana is open only to Botswana nationals and foreign nationals with valid residency visas. COVID-19 entry and exit requirements may be announced and altered at little notice. You should monitor the Government of Botswana’s Facebook page for the latest developments or... More information

07.09.2020
Open for citizens: no Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Côte d’Ivoire *****International restrictions: Commercial flights are now operating to and from Côte d’Ivoire on a limited number of routes. If you are arriving in or departing from Côte d’Ivoire, you must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result, dated a maximum of 3 days prior to travel. You’ll also need to complete the DDVA (air travel declaration) form which will be distributed during your flight by the airline but is also available online . You’ll need... More information

07.09.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Eritrea Eritrea has not implemented any entry restrictions, but arriving travelers will be screened at Asmara International Airport (ASM). Travelers arriving from China must report their travel history, and may be quarantined at designated hospitals. *****International restrictions: Eritrea’s land borders are closed and international and domestic flights are suspended until further notice. There are occasional charter flights organised by Embassies resident in A... More information

07.09.2020
Open for citizens: no Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Mozambique International flights will be allowed from 7 September as government lifts state of emergency. (Jacaranda FM, 05.09.2020) *****International Restrictions: Commercial flights to and from Maputo remain very limited. Entry to Mozambique is prohibited except for Mozambican nationals and foreign nationals with a valid residency visa for Mozambique. All other visas issued prior to 1 April 2020 have been cancelled. It is not possible to obtain a visa on arrival... More information

05.09.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

Ghana Accra's Kotoka International Airport reopens for regular international passenger travel on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 (OSAC, 31.08.2020) *****International Restrictions: Kotoka International Airport reopened on 1 September. Commercial flights are now operating to and from Ghana on a limited number of routes. Land and sea borders remain closed. COVID-19 protocols at the airport may be subject to change as the new screening process evolves. See the guidanc... More information

05.09.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Nigeria International flights to resume 5 September (Dev Discoure, 27.08.2020). *****International Restrictions International commercial flights resumed in Abuja and Lagos on 5 September. UNHAS Ops still running. All airports in Nigeria are closed to all international commercial flights. The Nigerian Immigration Service announced the resumption of passport and migrant registration on 1 July. *****Internal restrictions: Domestic flights resumed. Passengers will... More information

05.09.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Nigeria Quarantine: Passengers are subject to 14 days quarnatine upon arrival. All new arrivals are expected to self-isolate at one location in the city of their arrival for 14 days where they will be remotely monitored by the Nigerian authorities. At the end of the 14-day period of self-isolation an exit interview will be conducted by Nigerian authorities. If the authorities are satisfied that there are no indications of COVD-19 they will authorise the release of the retai... More information

05.09.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Nigeria Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. Prior to departure, passengers travelling to Nigeria must complete the on-line pre-boarding health declaration at the Nigeria International Travel Portal. They must also have tested negative for COVID-19 within 96 hours of their departure to Nigeria, and have uploaded their PCR test certificate to the on-line Travel Portal. Passengers must also carry evidence of the test and result when th... More information

05.09.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Malawi Crossing rules: Passengers must hold a negative Covid-19 PCR test obtained within 10 days prior to arrival to Malawi. Passengers must quarantine for 14 days on arrival. Passengers travelling to Malawi must submit a completed Travel Surveillance Form (TSF) on arrival. More information

05.09.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Angola *****International Restrictions Commercial flights to and from Angola remain very limited. Angola’s borders remain closed. Entry to Angola is prohibited except for Angolan nationals and foreign nationals resident in Angola. Exceptions are made for medical evacuations, for a small number of humanitarian flights and for the entry and exit of essential workers. All air passengers arriving in Angola are required to have taken a coronavirus PCR test in the 72 h... More information

04.09.2020
Open for citizens: no Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Democratic Republic of the Congo *****International restrictions: DRC authorities opened their international and internal borders on 15 August. DRC’s neighbouring countries may have border restrictions in place. All travellers entering DRC are subject to screening, including temperature checks. All travellers are required to provide proof of a negative coronavirus test upon entry. The test result date must fall within 3 days before your arrival date. Those suspected of having coronavirus... More information

04.09.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Democratic Republic of the Congo Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at government nominated facilities. Those suspected of having coronavirus will be placed into quarantine, likely in local health centres, for up to 14 days. All others entering DRC are subject to 14 day isolation in government nominated facilities. More information

04.09.2020
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Angola Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at government designated site. All air passengers arriving in Angola will need to undertake compulsory quarantine for at least 7 days. Returning residents can quarantine in their own homes. Non-resident essential workers have to quarantine in a government or government-approved facility. The Angolan authorities will release you from quarantine once you have tested negative for coronavirus. You must spend at least 7 days in quaranti... More information

04.09.2020
Open for citizens: no Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

South Africa Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter South Africa. This does not apply to the following: Flights with written permission from the Ministry of Transport in South Africa, Repatriation flights with nationals of South Africa onboard, Medical flights, Cargo flights, Technical flights, Aircrafts landing for refuel. More information

04.09.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Madagascar Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter Madagascar. This does not apply to the following: Cargo flights, provided the crew members and passengers will not disembark. Evacuation or medical flights. More information

04.09.2020
Open for citizens: no Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Equatorial Guinea Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter Equatorial Guinea unless they have a negative PCR test certificate for novel coronavirus issued no more than 48 hours prior to departure. More information

04.09.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Burundi *****International restrictions: Commercial flights into and out of Bujumbura International Airport are suspended. There are some emergency flights taking place. Land borders reopened from 1 August. All travellers to Burundi must have proof of a negative COVID-19 test issued in the last 72 hours. If you’re eligible for entry, quarantine requirements are subject to the following conditions: If you arrive into Burundi with proof of a negative COVID-19 test... More information

03.09.2020
Open for citizens: no Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Niger *****International restrictions: Air ports re-opened on 1 August, international passenger flights have resumed. Flights within Niger remain limited. Land borders are closed. Entry to Niger is prohibited except for Nigerien nationals with valid residency visas. Transiting through Niger is also prohibited. All arrivals in Niger are tested for COVID-19. Anyone arriving in Niger is taken immediately to government approved hotels for quarantine for 14 days. All... More information

03.09.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: no Quarantine: -

Burundi Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. All travellers to Burundi must have proof of a negative COVID-19 test issued in the last 72 hours. All travellers must then spend 72 hours in quarantine while awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test taken on arrival in Burundi. If any passenger on your flight tests positive, all passengers from that flight will be placed into quarantine for 14 days. More information

03.09.2020
Open for citizens: no Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Niger Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at government designated site. Anyone arriving in Niger is taken immediately to government approved hotels for quarantine for 14 days. If you test positive for COVID-19 upon arrival in Niger you will have to isolate in government facilities for 14 days after arrival. All those quarantined are tested for a second time on the 13th day of quarantine. More information

03.09.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: no Quarantine: -

Niger Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. From 1 August if you are eligible for entry, you will need to present a negative COVID test certificate less than 72 hours old to the airport authorities, or be tested at the airport. You will be subject to temperature checks upon arrival. If you test positive for COVID you will have to isolate in government facilities for 14 days after arrival. Leaving Niger: A negative COVID-19 test (les... More information

03.09.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: no Quarantine: -

Namibia Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter Namibia. This does not apply to: Nationals of Namibia, Residents of Namibia Passengers must hold a negative Covid-19 PCR test certificate obtained within 72 hours prior to departure to Namibia and valid health insurance which covers medical care or unexpected extended hotel stay. Passengers who have obtained approval from Namibian authorities prior to their arrival, provided they hold a negative Covid-19 PCR test r... More information

03.09.2020
Open for citizens: no Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Tunisia Flight restrictions: published 02.09.2020 Entry restrictions Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 120 hours before arrival. - This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years. --- Passengers arriving from Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, C... More information

02.09.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

South Africa Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at government designated site. You are now able to apply to self-isolate at a place of your choosing as long as it complies with the criteria set out by the Department of Health. This application must be submitted 72 hours prior to your intended date of travel to the Department of Health. More information can be found in the Department of Health guidelines [https://www.gov.za/sites/default/files/gcis_document/202007/43533gon796.pdf]... More information

01.09.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

South Africa Certification: COVID-19 negative certification not required / not known The South African government requires you to complete a health declaration form with your details on arrival, including your address and contact information. Screening processes have been introduced at all major ports of entry, including airports, for arrivals, departures and transit passengers. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities. Screening may i... More information

01.09.2020
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Nigeria International flights to resume 5 September (Dev Discoure, 27.08.2020). Countries blocking flights from Nigeria to be banned from landing in Nigeria (Reuters, 20.08.2020). Aviation authority will reopen airports for international flights on 29 August (Reuters, 17.08.2020) *****International Restrictions International commercial flights are due to resume in Abuja and Lagos on 5 September (this may change) but are currently suspended, with the exception of... More information

01.09.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Egypt Starting from 01 Sep 2020, passengers of all nationalities "including Egyptians" are required to provide negative PCR Test Certificate for (COVID-19) issued not more than 72 hours prior to arrival to any of the Egyptian Airports. (Egypt Air, 20.08.2020). Authorities make COVID-19 testing mandatory for entering country, except for tourists on non-stop flights to several resort cities (Gulf News, 07.08.2020) *****International restrictions: Commercial fli... More information

01.09.2020
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Namibia Government extends overnight curfew because of increase in COVID-19 cases; Hosea Kutako International Airport will still reopen to international flights starting 1 September (Reuters, 28.08.2020) *****International restrictions: All land borders and sea ports remain closed. From 1 September, international tourists may enter Namibia through Hosea Kutako International airport only. With effect from 30 June, any person entering Namibia must present proof of... More information

01.09.2020
Open for citizens: no Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

South Africa Inter-provincial travel resumes as government eases most remaining restrictions on economic activity from 17 August (Bloomberg, 17.08.2020). Authorities ease lockdown restrictions (Reuters, 15.08.2020). Three additional domestic airports reopen from 21 July (LUA, 20.07.20). More local airports will be allowed to operate for domestic flights from 1 July (All Africa, 29.06.2020) *****International restrictions: South African airspace is closed to commerc... More information

01.09.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes