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Lesotho Crossing rules: Passengers travelling to Lesotho must hold a negative Covid-19 test certificate obtained within 72 hours prior to arrival. This does not apply to nationals of Lesotho. Passengers must quarantine for 14 days on arrival in Lesotho. More information

05.12.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Namibia Crossing rules: Passengers travelling to Namibia must hold a negative SARS-COV-2 PCR test certificate from a certified laboratory obtained less than 7 days prior to arrival in Namibia. If the test certificate is older than 72 hours, passengers must quarantine for 7 days on arrival. This does not apply to the following passengers, who will be subject to testing and quarantine on arrival if they do not hold a negative SARS-COV-2 PCR test certificate: Nationals and residen... More information

05.12.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Uganda Crossing rules: Passengers aged 3 years and above, except nationals of Uganda, are not permitted to travel if not holding a negative PCR test result for Covid-19 obtained at their point of departure. The negative PCR test result must not be older than 120 hours, from the date the sample was collected, before departure. Crew members are permitted to hold a negative PCR test result obtained within up to 14 days before travel. Nationals of Uganda, aged 3 years and above, ar... More information

04.12.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

São Tomé and Príncipe International Restrictions: *Entry to São Tomé and Principe: There are currently no restrictions on entering São Tomé and Principe, provided you comply with the entry requirements outlined below. *Testing prior to arrival: 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. Internal Restrictions: *Travel in São Tomé and Príncipe: From 9 November,... More information

03.12.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: no Quarantine: -

Angola Latest News: Domestic and international non-commercial air connections will resume, respectively, on the 14th and 21st of September (Born2Invest, 10.09.2020). International Restrictions: Commercial flights to and from Angola remain very limited. There are a limited number of commercial flights operated by TAP Air Portugal, Air France and Emirates. Angola’s borders remain closed. Entry to Angola is prohibited except for Angolan nationals and foreign... More information

03.12.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Nigeria Latest News: Government ends ban on flights by Air France, KLM, Lufthansa and Qatar Airways (Bloomberg, 18.11.2020). Government to reopen Kano and Port Harcourt airports for international flights (Nairametrics, 14.11.2020). Flight operations resume at Akure Airport (Vanguard, 28.10.2020). Curfew imposed on Lagos expected to be relaxed on 23 October (The Guardian, 22.10.2020). Airlines cancel flights to, from Lagos’ Murtala Muhammed International Airport af... More information

03.12.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Zimbabwe Latest News: Several airlines resume international flights at Harare airport (Chat, 01.10.2020). 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 into and out of Zimbabwe. Foreign nationals are able to exit Zimbabwe. However, if you’re travelling to... More information

03.12.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

Saint Helena Certification: COVID-19 negative certification not required / not known. All new arrivals to St Helena will be subject to compulsory quarantine in a government facility for 14 days and will require a test at the beginning and on day 14 to check they are free of COVID-19. For those arriving by ship/yacht time at sea will count towards the 14 days quarantine period. All arrivals to Ascension may be subject to testing at their port of entry. If you feel unwell or develop... More information

03.12.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: no

Nigeria Quarantine: Passengers are subject to 14 days quarnatine upon arrival. All passengers are required to go into quarantine for seven days at a precise address/home. Government of Niger officials will visit each individual in quarantine to verify they are respecting quarantine regulations. On the seventh day, a free COVID-19 test will be given to the traveler by a Nigerien Ministry of Public Health staff. If the test comes back negative, their passports will be availab... More information

03.12.2020
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. Effective November 27, 2020: All travelers entering Niger have to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test (delivered 72 hours before checking-in to begin travel to Niger). Travelers who intend to stay for more than 14 days are required to provide a contact telephone number in Niger and to surrender their passports at the airport. Also before travel, passengers must book and pay for a repeat... More information

03.12.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Botswana Crossing rules: Passengers travelling to Botswana must submit a completed Covid-19 self screening form and a Passenger Locator Form. Passengers who have been outside Botswana for more than 36 hours are required to hold a negative PCR test certificate obtained within 72 hours prior to departure. Passengers with symptoms of Covid-19 may be tested and required to quarantine for 14 days on arrival in Botswana. Non-nationals of Botswana, without financial means to afford tes... More information

03.12.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Egypt Crossing rules: Passengers travelling to Egypt may be refused entry unless they have completed a Covid-19 Public Health Declaration Form prior to departure. The form can be accessed here. Passengers must hold a hard copy of the completed Health Declaration Form. A form in digital format will not be accepted. Passengers with any symptoms of Covid-19 or whose temperature is 38°C or above will be refused boarding for Egypt. Passengers are not permitted to enter Egypt unless... More information

01.12.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: no

Liberia Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at government designated site- subject to PCR. All travellers arriving in Liberia must self-isolate for a period of 14 days beginning the day after arrival in Liberia. If you are not resident in Liberia and wish to self-isolate in a hotel, you must agree this with your hotel in advance. There is a risk for British nationals of being put into a government quarantine or medical facility, either on arrival or during your trip to Liberi... More information

30.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Liberia Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. All travellers arriving in Liberia will be screened for the coronavirus. On arrival at entry points, staff will check your temperature and you must wash your hands with soap and water. You must show your symptom checking screening form (mobile app) to public health staff. If you display symptoms of coronavirus, public health officials may take you to a government quarantine or medical fac... More information

30.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Kenya Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at government designated site- if displaying symptoms. Travellers with a negative rapid test result will still need to enter mandatory or voluntary quarantine for 14 days, depending on the Kenyan authorities’ assessment on the traveller’s ability to quarantine. All travellers will be screened on arrival; anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19 will be required to quarantine in the place they are staying for the first 14 days of the... More information

30.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

Liberia International Restrictions: *Entry to Liberia: Roberts International Airport (RIA) has reopened for commercial flights as of 28 June. However, airlines will not resume normal scheduled services immediately. Brussels Airlines is operating a reduced flight schedule. Air France has launched a new daily service. Some regional airlines are operating reduced flight schedules. If you wish to travel, you should contact your airline or travel agent for confirmatio... More information

30.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

South Africa Latest News: Long-distance train services between cities resume after suspension because of COVID-19 (Xinhua, 28.11.2020). President to allow travel to all countries subject to health protocols (Reuters, 11.11.2020). Emirates, Qatar Airways cancel some flights due to COVID-19 travel regulations; other international carriers could follow suit (AFP, 04.10.2020). International Restrictions: International commercial air travel to South Africa has resumed... More information

30.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

Algeria Latest News: Government will allow domestic flights to resume to, from some airports beginning 6 December (Reuters, 30.11.2020). Reports that the country imports COVID testing equipment from the US, prepares for reopening of its borders.(ObsAlgerie, 20.11.2020). Government takes further measures to ease coronavirus restrictions (Reuters, 04.10.2020) International Restrictions: Air, land and sea borders remain closed until further notice. Entry is li... More information

30.11.2020
Open for citizens: no Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Kenya Latest News: Tanzania lifts suspension on all Kenyan flights (The Star Kenya, 16.09.2020). Kenyan authorities extend 21:00 to 04:00 COVID-19 curfew until at least 26 September (Garda World, 26.08.2020) International Restrictions: International flights are operating since 01 August 2020. *Testing and quarantine requirements: The Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs have advised that: All travellers - even those only transiting Kenya - must carry evidence... More information

30.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

Algeria Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at government designated site or own accomodation. Mandatory, of 14 days for international staff at Algiers or Tindouf, depending on MOFA decision; 7 days for Algerian citizens in specific hotels with all costs borne by Algerian government. More information

30.11.2020
Open for citizens: no Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Algeria Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country Contact details are taken on arrival in country, including address. Temperature checks are undertaken before entering the airport and on arrival. More information

30.11.2020
Open for citizens: no Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

South Africa Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. You will be required to produce a paper copy of a negative PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test upon arrival in South Africa. The test must have taken place no more than 72 hours before your departure. If you do not present proof of a test upon arrival, you may be required to quarantine in a government quarantine facility at your own cost. More information

30.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

Mauritius Crossing rules: Passengers are required to download and complete a Public Health Covid-19 Passenger Self-Declaration Form, available here, and a Public Health Passenger Locator Form, available here, before departure to Mauritius. Passengers are also required to complete a Health Declaration Form during their flight to Mauritius. All the three forms must be submitted together on arrival. Passengers travelling to Mauritius must hold a negative Covid-19 PCR test certificate... More information

28.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: yes Quarantine: yes

Tunisia Crossing rules: Passengers travelling to Tunisia must meet one of the following conditions: Hold proof of accommodation and a signed 'self containment letter' of commitment for 14 days quarantine on arrival. These passengers can obtain a negative Covid-19 RT-PCR test result after 7 days and end their quarantine if a negative result is received. The test must be applied for prior to departure to Tunisia, Hold proof of accommodation for at least 7 days quarantine on arriv... More information

28.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

Niger Crossing rules: Passengers aged 2 years old or above are required to hold a negative PCR test result carried out within 72 hours upon arrival in Niger, and a completed "Public Health Passenger Locator Form. These restrictions do not apply to passengers who are staying in Niger for less than 14 days, provided they have sufficient justification for entry. Passengers are required to present a negative PCR test result carried out within 72 hours at their own cost before depa... More information

28.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Equatorial Guinea Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter Equatorial Guinea unless holding a negative PCR test certificate for Covid-19 issued no more than 48 hours prior to departure in Equatorial Guinea (becoming effective from boarding the plane, and is calculated from the time the passenger was notified about their results, and not just after the test is performed). More information

28.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Ghana Flight restrictions: published 27.11.2020 Entry restrictions Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. - This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years. --- Passengers are subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test upon arrival at their own expense. They must have a payment confirmation made on the following w... More information

27.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Tunisia Quarantine: published 27.11.2020 Quarantine is possible Passengers could be subject to self-quarantine for up to 14 days. More information

27.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

Tunisia Flight restrictions: published 27.11.2020 Entry restrictions Passengers must complete a Health Declaration form before departure at app.e7mi.tn. A QR code generated from the completed form must be presented prior to boarding and to immigration upon arrival. --- Passengers entering or transiting through Tunisia must have a printed medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival. The certificate must be in A... More information

27.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

Sierra Leone Flight restrictions: published 27.11.2020 Entry restrictions Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 7 days before arrival. - This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years. --- Passengers are subject to medical screening and Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test on arrival. - This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years. --- Passengers must present a travel authorization obtained be... More information

27.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Tunisia Airlines updates: Published on 27.11.2020 Tunisair announces a 67% fall of revenues at the end of September. Published on 07.10.2020 Nouvelair Tunisie adds triangle routing for Nantes / Toulouse in W20 Published on 26.08.2020 Nouvelair Tunisie adds Djerba – Strasbourg from April 2021 Nouvelair Tunisie plans Tunis – Brussels increase from April 2021 Published on 25.08.2020 Nouvelair Tunisie plans Djerba – Brussels service from late-Oct 2020 Published... More information

27.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

Burundi Crossing rules: Passengers are required to book an authorised hotel here prior to arrival in Burundi in order to quarantine for 72 hours on arrival. Passengers are required to hold a negative PCR test for Covid-19, issued no more than 72 hours from when the sample was taken to the first point of departure. Passengers departing Burundi are required to hold a negative PCR test for Covid-19 issued no more than 72 hours from when the sample was taken to the first point of d... More information

27.11.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Kenya Crossing rules: Passengers must have a printed medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (Covid-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken within 96 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The medical certificate must be in English. Passengers whose medical certificates have expired due to the transit time will be subject to a test for Covid-19 at their own cost upon arrival at a recognised facility. Passengers are required to fill in a Pa... More information

27.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

Malawi Airlines updates: Published on 27.11.2020 Malawi Airlines workers down tools. More information

27.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Morocco Airlines updates: Published on 27.11.2020 Moroccan court dissolves Airline Pilots’ Association feuding with RAM. Published on 09.11.2020 Royal Air Maroc reactivates its flights to Chad Published on 24.10.2020 Ryanair relaunches its flights to Morocco Published on 12.10.2020 Special flights to Morocco to be maintained until November 10 TUI fly Maroc adds Agadir – Rotterdam service from mid-Dec 2020 Published on 10.08.2020 Royal Air Maroc Extends Spe... More information

27.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

South Africa Airlines updates: Published on 26.11.2020 Struggling Comair to operate reduced schedule with limited aircraft in December Published on 20.11.2020 South African Airlines sells everything from chopsticks to luggage Published on 09.11.2020 Kulula re-opens flight bookings in South Africa Airlink will resume Gaborone flights on 16 November, possibly Kasane and Maun services from 30 November Published on 02.11.2020 Delta Air Lines postpones flights between USA... More information

26.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

Kenya Airlines updates: Published on 26.11.2020 Kenya Airways starts direct Mombasa-UAE cargo flights Published on 09.11.2020 Kenya Airways is considering the cancellation of services to LHR and CDG due to lockdowns. Published on 31.10.2020 Why Kenya Airways has postponed resumption of New York flights 20.10.2020 Kenya Airways during the month of November 2020 schedules following International service, including service resumption to the US. Due to various trave... More information

26.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

Nigeria Airlines updates: Published on 26.11.2020 Air Peace expands operation to Jamaica, resumes flights to Dubai, Jo’burg in December Published on 30.07.2020 Arik Air to resume flights to Benin, Jos, Owerri on 3 August and Asaba on 10 August Published on 27.07.2020 Arik resumes flights to Kano, Yola Published on 07.07.2020 Overland Airways to resume scheduled flight July 15 Published on 25.06.2020 Dana Air prepares for flight resumption More information

26.11.2020
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Egypt Airlines updates: Published on 26.11.2020 Egyptair to begin weekly Hurghada-Budapest flights. Published on 09.11.2020 EGYPTAIR Announcement of resumption of flights to Juba 12.10.2020 EGYPTAIR in winter 2020/21 season plans to offer scheduled charter service to Aarhus in Denmark, on board Airbus A220-300 aircraft. Planned service to operate from late-December 2020. Cairo – Aarhus – Hurghada – Sharm el Sheikh – Aarhus 20DEC20 MS3080 CAI1105 – 1515AAR 223 MS3... More information

26.11.2020
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Uganda Latest News: President reopens country's international airport, land borders to tourists; negative COVID-19 test required (Anadolu Agency, 21.09.2020). 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: On 1 October 2020, Entebbe International Airport re-opene... More information

25.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

Senegal Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter Senegal. This does not apply to the following passengers: Nationals of Senegal, Passengers holding a residence permit issued by Senegal, Nationals of Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Canada, Cape Verde, Cote d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo, United Kingdom or United States, Passengers in transit, Passengers residing in a country that has reciprocated... More information

25.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: no

Equatorial Guinea International Restrictions: Some airlines have resumed limited commercial flights to and from Malabo. Air France is operating limited flights from Paris, and Ethiopian Airlines is operating limited flights from Addis Ababa. *Entry to Equatorial Guinea: Equatorial Guinea has reopened its borders to nationals, residents, diplomats and visa holders travelling for business reasons or with government approval. Diplomatic missions and international organisatio... More information

24.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Sierra Leone International Restrictions: Freetown International Airport is open. Commercial flights have resumed although at a reduced schedule. Check with your travel company or airline for the latest information. All land borders remain closed. In a travel advisory announcement on 10 September, the Government of Sierra Leone announced COVID-19 arrival and departure protocols for anyone wishing to travel to and from Sierra Leone. If you intend to travel to Sierra Leo... More information

24.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Equatorial Guinea Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at government designated site- subject to PCR. If you are tested at the airport on arrival, you must go to a location approved by the Equatorial Guinea authorities for three to five days until results are given. If your test result is positive, you must self-isolate for a further 14 days. More information

24.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Equatorial Guinea Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. On arrival, you will be required to provide proof of a negative coronavirus (COVID-19) test, taken within the last 48 hours. If you do not present a negative COVID-19 test result on arrival, you will be required to undergo a COVID-19 test at the airport at a cost of approximately USD 200 and must quarantine for 3-5 days in a location approved by Equatorial Guinea authorities at your own... More information

24.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Burundi UPD. Those arriving by land do not have to show a proof of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test. When you arrive at the border, you have to pay for a test (USD 30 for Burundese nationals, USD 100 for all others), a sample will be taken from your throat and afterwards you'll be escorted to the nearest hospital where the sample will be analysed. After an hour, you will receive your passport (already stamped at the immigration office at the border) and the r... More information

24.11.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

South Africa International Travel is Open to All travellers, subject to normal travel requirements (ie valid passport/visa) as well as a mandatory negative PCR test not older than 72 hours mandatory Travel Insurance for non-South African Travellers. More information

24.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

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 14 days on arrival in Zimbabwe. More information

24.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

Seychelles Latest News: Airport reopens; COVID-19 travel restrictions reported (Intelliguide, 29.09.2020) International Restrictions: The Department of Health has specified separate entry requirements for visitors and for returning residents or work permit holders. A full list of entry guidelines and application forms can be found on Department of Health website. If you intend to travel to Seychelles, you must ensure that you follow and understand the Departmen... More information

23.11.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: no

Cameroon Latest News: Camair-Co delays resumption of flights until 16 October (Business in Cameroon, 12.10.2020) Internations Restrictions: *Entry to Cameroon: There are now some commercial flight options to leave Cameroon. Cameroon has closed all its land, sea and air borders in response to coronavirus and has only partly reopened to nationals, residents, diplomats and professionals. Proof of a recent (no older than three days before application) negative cor... More information

23.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Togo Airlines updates: Published on 21.11.2020 ASKY increases its fleet to 10 aircraft with the acquisition of a 4th Boeing 737-800. Published on 02.11.2020 Asky Airlines resumes flights to Gambia 22.10.2020 Asky Airlines in November 2020 plans to operate Lome – Johannesburg service, on board Boeing 737-700 aircraft. Originally scheduled to begin in mid-March 2020, the airline will now operate this daily flight from 19NOV20. KP064 LFW1245 – 2150JNB 737 D KP065 JN... More information

21.11.2020
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Ethiopia Airlines updates: Published on 21.11.2020 ET Cargo launches trans-Pacific cargo flight from Seoul (Incheon) to Atlanta via Anchorage 22.10.2020 Ethiopian Airlines in the last few days filed additional changes to its planned European operation, for the period of 25OCT20 – 30NOV20. Latest adjustment as of 21OCT20 as follows. Additional changes remain highly possible, as travel restrictions continue to impact passenger traffic rights on certain direction. Addis Ababa... More information

21.11.2020
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Algeria Airlines updates: Published on 21.11.2020 Algiers Airport prepares for resumption of flights and opening of borders Published on 20.11.2020 Details (dates and prices) of 20 special flights, from end November-end December Published on 30.09.2020 Air Algerie adds Chengdu service in Oct/Nov 2020 More information

21.11.2020
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Central African Republic International Restrictions: *Entry to Central African Republic: Commercial passenger flights have been allowed to resume at Bangui-Mpoko International Airport. Passengers are required to wear face masks, use hand sanitiser, have their body temperatures taken and disinfect luggage amongst other measures. COVID-19 tests are required for incoming passengers. Some air companies and airports also require a negative COVID test prior to boarding to Central Africa... More information

20.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: no

Rwanda Airlines updates: Published on 20.11.2020 Parliament approves deal for Rwandair to fly to five new routes (Brazil, DRC, Namibia, Somalia and Tunisia). Published on 02.11.2020 Rwandair Confirm Resumption Of Harare-Cape Town Flights Published on 21.10.2020 Rwandair Nov 2020 European service adjustment Published on 29.08.2020 Rwandair increases Europe service in W20 26.08.2020 Rwandair during the month of September 2020 plans to operate following schedu... More information

20.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Senegal Airlines updates: Published on 20.11.2020 Air Senegal is testing 5 new routes including Bamako, Cotonou, Douala, Libreville and Johannesburg 15.10.2020 Air Senegal in recent schedule update filed changes to planned operation for Northern winter 2020/21 season. As of 09OCT20, planned operation as follows. Note this list focus on operations until 31DEC20. Additional changes to planned operation remain possible. Dakar – Abidjan 4 weekly A319 (5 weekly from 29NOV20) D... More information

20.11.2020
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Uganda Airlines updates: Published on 20.11.2020 Uganda Airlines to resume Entebbe-Bujumbura service from Nov-2020. 20.10.2020 Uganda Airlines in Northern winter 2020/21 season intends to expand regional operation, as the airline plans to add service to Kinshasa from November, followed by following destinations in December: Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar and Mombasa. Various travel restrictions and current market conditions may impact the airline’s planned operation, including ef... More information

20.11.2020
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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. More information

20.11.2020
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Zimbabwe Latest News: Several airlines resume international flights at Harare airport (Chat, 01.10.2020). 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 into and out of Zimbabwe. Foreign nationals are able to exit Zimbabwe. However, if you’re travelling to... More information

19.11.2020
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Algeria Latest News: Government takes further measures to ease coronavirus restrictions (Reuters, 04.10.2020) International Restrictions: Air, land and sea borders remain closed until further notice. Entry is limited to: Algerian nationals returning on repatriation flights from abroad, foreign nationals with diplomatic visas, employees of foreign companies operating in Algeria. Air France is operating a five repatriation flights per week from Algiers to Par... More information

19.11.2020
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Ghana Latest News: 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. *Entry to Ghana: Kotoka International Airport reopened on 1 September. Commercial flights are now operating to and from Ghana on a lim... More information

19.11.2020
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Ghana Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at government designated site- subject to PCR test. All arriving passengers should be prepared to comply with Ghana’s COVID-19 Health Protocols. This may, depending on the test result of individuals or others on the flight, involve time in quarantine or in a Government Health facility. Quarantine and / or medical costs can be expensive so it is important that all passengers arrive with adequate access to financial resources. The Gov... More information

19.11.2020
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Ghana Certification: COVID-19 negative certification subject to special conditions. On arrival all passengers will be subject to a mandatory COVID-19 test at Kotoka International airport. The test is an antigen fluorescent immunoassay test and it will be conducted before baggage is collected at a cost of $150 per passenger. Payment should be made online prior to boarding. Children under the age of five are exempt. Children between the ages of five and 12 years will undergo te... More information

19.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Zimbabwe Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at government designated site. People arriving in Zimbabwe are subject to a 14-day quarantine period. If you arrive with a negative COVID-19 test issued within 48 hours of arrival, or test negative at the airport, you may self-isolate at a designated address. If you test positive for COVID-19 at the airport, you will have to quarantine in a Government-approved facility. More information

19.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

Zimbabwe Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. To enter Zimbabwe you must possess a negative COVID-19 test result, issued no more than 48 hours before your journey. If you do not have a negative test result, or if you exhibit COVID-19 like symptoms on arrival, you will be detained at a holding facility where you will be required to pay US$60.00 for a test. More information

19.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

South Africa Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at government designated site or self-isolation (if requested). If you fail to produce a paper copy of a negative COVID-19 test you will be required to quarantine at a government-appointed facility at your own cost. Self-isolation is not required if you have provided the negative COVID-19 test. If you cannot produce a negative COVID-19 test then you may be quarantined for 10 days in government-appointed facilities at your own cost. More information

19.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

Ghana Crossing rules: Passengers are required to complete the Health Declaration Form here before arriving in Ghana. Passengers travelling to Ghana will be refused entry if not holding a negative Covid-19 PCR test certificate from an accredited laboratory obtained within 72 hours prior to departure. This does not apply to: Nationals of Ghana, who will be subject to quarantine for 14 days at a designated location at their own cost, Residents of Ghana who have departed Ghana an... More information

19.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Eritrea Latest News: 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 res... More information

18.11.2020
Open for citizens: no Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Senegal International Restrictions: *Entry to Senegal: 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 professional categories. Despite this, some airlines are only allowing foreign nationals with proof of residency in Senegal to travel. It is impor... More information

18.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: no

South Africa Latest News: President to allow travel to all countries subject to health protocols (Reuters, 11.11.2020). Emirates, Qatar Airways cancel some flights due to COVID-19 travel regulations; other international carriers could follow suit (AFP, 04.10.2020). International Restrictions: International commercial air travel to South Africa has resumed, but strict health protocols are in place. **Entry to South Africa: International travel has now resumed to... More information

18.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

Cameroon Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter Cameroon unless they are holding a negative Covid-19PCR 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. This does not apply to children aged under 2 years old. More information

18.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Cape Verde Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter Cape Verde. This does not apply to essential flights. More information

18.11.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: no

Chad Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter Chad if they do not hold a PCR test certificate proving that they are free of Covid-19. The PCR test certificate must be obtained within 7 days prior to arrival in Chad. Passengers are required to undergo another PCR test 7 days after arriving in Chad in an authorised hospital at their own cost (15,000 CFA). This does not apply to nationals of Chad. Passengers must quarantine for 7 days on arrival in Chad. Passeng... More information

18.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Democratic Republic of the Congo Crossing rules: Passengers must register here prior to departure and present the QR code upon arrival in Democratic Republic of Congo. Passengers are required to hold a negative Covid-19 PCR test result obtained within 72 hours before departure to the Democratic Republic of Congo. Passengers must undergo a mandatory PCR test on arrival at Kinshasa airport (FIH) at their own cost of $45 USD. Passengers are required to hold a negative Covid-19 PCR test result tested wit... More information

18.11.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

CĂ´te d’Ivoire Crossing rules: Passengers entering Cote d'Ivoire must hold a printed Air Travel Declaration ("DĂ©claration de DĂ©placement Par Voie AĂ©rienne") prior to departure to Cote d'Ivoire. This can be accessed here. Passengers aged 11 years and older are required to hold a negative Covid-19 PCR test result tested within 7 days before departure. Passengers aged 11 years and older travelling from Senegal, not holding a negative Covid-19 PCR test result tested within 7 days before... More information

18.11.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: no

Guinea Crossing rules: Passengers are required to hold a negative PCR test result obtained within 5 days prior to travelling to Guinea. Passengers are required to complete a Health Declaration Form on their flights travelling to Guinea. Passengers holding a French passport are permitted to enter Guinea provided holding the following documents: A certificate of entry issued by the embassy of Guinea in France, Any documents justifying their reason of travel, such as a copy of th... More information

18.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Mayotte Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to travel unless they do not hold a "Travel Certificate for access to French territory" (Attestation de déplacement dérogatoire et justificatif de déplacement professionnel) detailing their travel plans, and a sworn statement that they do not have Covid-19. This travel certificate and the statement can be obtained online here prior to travel. Passengers are required to hold proof of the compelling reason for their travel to... More information

18.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

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

18.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Réunion Crossing rules: Passengers may be fined €135 when travelling to or from Reunion unless holding evidence of a compelling reason for travel and a completed declaration of honor. The declaration can be found here. Examples of compelling reasons for travel include: Return from vacation (passengers only need to show evidence of their outbound flight), Help an elderly or sick person or a person in difficulty, Assist with an injury of a loved one, Death, Moving home, Fam... More information

18.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

South Africa Crossing rules: Passengers travelling to South Africa are strongly advised to hold a certificate of a negative Covid-19 test result obtained within 72 hours prior to departure, from the date of examination. If the passengers fails to submit a the negative test result on arrival in South Africa, the passenger shall be quarantined at a government designated facility at their own cost. This does not apply to: Children aged 5 years and under, Crew members. More information

18.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

Tanzania Crossing rules: Passengers who were required to obtain a negative 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

18.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: no

Togo Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter Togo unless they meet the following requirements: Hold a negative PCR test result obtained no more than 7 days prior to departure to Togo, Hold proof they have submitted a "Health and Immigration Declaration Form". The form can be submitted here. Either download the TOGO SAFE contact tracing app onto their phone, or quarantine for at least 14 days in a state-provided facility upon arrival at the passenger's own cost,... More information

18.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Algeria Crossing rules: Passengers are not permitted to enter Algeria. This does not apply to nationals of Algeria. More information

18.11.2020
Open for citizens: no Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Republic of the Congo Crossing rules: Passengers aged 11 or older travelling to Congo (Republic of Congo) are required to meet one of the following conditions: Hold a negative Covid-19 PCR test certificate obtained within 72 hours prior to departure, Hold a negative Covid-19 PCR test certificate obtained within 10 days prior to departure. The passenger will also be subject to a Covid-19 PCR screening test on arrival at their own cost, and then be required to quarantine at home for 14 days, Q... More information

18.11.2020
Open for citizens: no Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

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

18.11.2020
Open for citizens: no Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Rwanda Crossing rules: Passengers must complete the "Passenger Locator Form" within 72 hours prior to arrival in Rwanda. They also must upload a negative PCR Covid-19 test certificate issued within 120 hours prior to departure to Rwanda and designated hotel booking for their initial 24 hour quarantine. Passengers must upload the form and the PCR test certificate online and present the generated reference number before departure. The form and certificate can be uploaded here. P... More information

18.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Sierra Leone Crossing rules: Passengers aged 5 years and above are recommended to hold a Travel Authorisation Form obtained here. The travellers Authorisation must consist of a negative 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 Nations agencies and other international organizations, who... More information

18.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Djibouti Crossing rules: Passengers must present a negative PCR test for Covid-19 issued less than 72 hours and not exceeding 120 hours upon arrival in Djibouti. Passengers aged 12 and over will be tested for Covid-19 on arrival in Djibouti. Passengers will be required to remain within the airport until the results are received. Passengers that test positive must quarantine. An antibody test result for Covid-19 will not be accepted. This does not apply to: Passengers in transit,... More information

18.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

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, Medical emergencies, Cargo and humanitarian flights. More information

18.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Botswana Latest news: International tourism resumes as country reopens (Xinhua, 17.11.20. International Restrictions: *Entry to Botswana: From 9 November, air travel resumed to and from Sir Seretse Khama International Airport in Gaborone, Maun International Airport and Kasane International Airport. From 1 December, air travel will resume from Philip G. Matante International Airport in Francistown. From 1 December, ground crossings will resume at the commercial... More information

17.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Tunisia Latest news: Libya, Tunisia: Update: Borders between countries to reopen from 14 November; flights to resume with COVID-19 restrictions in place (North Africa Post, 13.11.2020). International Restrictions: *Entry to Tunisia: On 16 November, the Tunisian government changed the measures in place to limit the risk of travellers spreading COVID-19 on arrival in Tunisia. The rules you should follow are no longer determined by your nationality or the country... More information

17.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

Burundi Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at government designated site- subject to PCR. 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

16.11.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

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 passengers leaving Burunndi must present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours from the departure date. More information

16.11.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Niger International Restrictions: Entry to Niger - Entry to Niger is only permitted for Nigerien nationals, persons with valid residency and foreign nationals with valid visas. Testing on arrival - From 1 August 2020 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 f... More information

16.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Niger Quarantine: Quarantine requirement at own accommodation, hotel or government designated site depending on PCR test reults. If you arrive in Niger by air with a negative COVID-19 test, you will have to self-isolate at your final destination (home, hotel) for seven days. Government of Niger health teams will visit regularly to ensure compliance. The Nigerien police will retain your passport during the seven-day self-isolation period. On the seventh day of self-isolatio... More information

16.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

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. Anyone arriving will be tested for COVID-19. Leaving Niger: A negative COVID-19 test (less than 72 hours old) is required upon departing Niger. To rece... More information

16.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Gambia Crossing rules: Passengers travelling to Gambia are required to complete a Passenger Locator Form (PLF). Passengers are advised to hold a negative Covid-19 test certificate obtained at least 72 hours prior to departure. Passengers not holding a negative test certificate will be subject to a test on arrival at their own cost. More information

14.11.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Libya Quarantine: Quarantine at own accommodation or designated centre subject to PCR test. On arrival, travellers will undergo PCR testing and must quarantine for three days until the result is received. Travellers with a positive result will be transferred to a designated centre for further treatment, and those with a negative result will be subject to home quarantine for ten days. More information

13.11.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: - Quarantine: no

Libya Certification: COVID-19 negative certification subject to special conditions. On arrival, travellers will undergo PCR testing and must quarantine for three days until the result is received. Travellers with a positive result will be transferred to a designated centre for further treatment, and those with a negative result will be subject to home quarantine for ten days. Anyone arriving in Benghazi as well as other areas in eastern Libya will need to have a negative COVI... More information

13.11.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: - Quarantine: no

Libya Latest News: Libya, Tunisia: Update: Borders between countries to reopen from 14 November; flights to resume with COVID-19 restrictions in place (North Africa Post, 13.11.2020). Flights to all airports in southern region resume (Xinhua, 09.11.2020). Flights resume between Tripoli's Mitiga International Airport and Benghazi’s Benina International Airport (Andalou Agency,16.10.2020). International Restrictions: Most of the land and sea borders remain c... More information

13.11.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: - Quarantine: no