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Nigeria Kano ends COVID-19 lockdown restrictions (Reuters, 02.07.2020). Federal Government approves resumption of domestic flights on 01 July (Punch, 29.06.2020) Government will allow travel between states outside curfew hours from 1 July (Reuters, 29.06.2020) *****International Restrictions As of March 23, the Federal Government of Nigeria has suspended all international and domestic commercial airflights into and within Nigeria. UNHAS Ops still running. Pu... More information

03.07.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Somalia Domestic flights to resume on 5 July. (Africa CGTN, 03.07.2020) Airports in Somalia are closed. - This does not apply to medical and humanitarian flights or technical landings where passengers and airline crew do not disembark. These flights must have a pre-authorization from the Somali Civil Aviation Authority obtained at scaa@scaa.gov.so . - This does not apply to emergency flights. *****International restrictions: All inbound and outbound commercial a... More information

03.07.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Niger Certification: COVID-19 negative certification subject to special conditions- testing upon arrival Upon arrival to Niger, all passengers are required to be tested for COVID-19. More information

03.07.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: -

Tunisia Some operations resume at Tunis-Carthage airport as borders reopen (Egypt Independent, 28.06.2020) Tunisia ends coronavirus curfew (Reuters, 08.06.2020). Tunisia to open sea, air and land borders on 27June (Reuters, 01.06.2020) *****International Restrictions: The Tunisian authorities have advised that from 27 June entry requirements will vary depending on the prevalence of the epidemic in travelers’ country of residence. The only exceptions to this are... More information

02.07.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Democratic Republic of the Congo *****International restrictions: Restrictions in response to coronavirus: as of 20 March, DRC has suspended all major international flight routes both into and out of the country until further notice. Land and maritime borders are closed and only open to cargo. Should entry be permitted on an exceptional basis, all travellers entering the DRC are to be subject to screening, including temperature checks. Those suspected of having coronavirus will be placed... More information

02.07.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

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. *****Internal restrictions: A lockdown across Eritrea is in place. Trav... More information

02.07.2020
Open for citizens: no Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Mozambique State of emergency extended until end of July (All Africa, 30.06.2020) *****International Restrictions: Partial opening of borders, with allowance for humanitarian relief and cargo; and, resumption of as-of-yet unspecific international flights to allow health experts and professionals, investors, and managers to enter the country. The Ministry of Health (MISAU) has implemented screening at airports and other points of entry scanning the temperatures of a... More information

02.07.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

Rwanda Reports of lockdown of four villages in Kicukiro district, two villages in Nyarugenge district (OSAC, 26.06.2020) *****International restrictions: Flights to Kigali International Airport (KGL) are suspended. Borders are closed, except for cargo, goods, and returning Rwandans and Rwandan permanent residents. Domestic and international tourism is permitted only for visitors traveling on charter flights. The Kigali Airport remains closed to normal commercial... More information

02.07.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Ethiopia Flight restrictions: published 02.07.2020 Passengers arriving in Ethiopia: - are subject to medical screening; and - must have a medical certificate stating a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival; or - are subject to quarantine for 14 days. More information

02.07.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

Tunisia Certification: COVID-19 negative certification subject to special conditions. More information

02.07.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Tunisia Flight restrictions: published 02.07.2020 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to nationals of Tunisia and passengers with a permanent residence permit issued by Tunisia. - This does not apply to passengers arriving from Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, China (People's Rep.), Chinese Ta... More information

02.07.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Sierra Leone Flight restrictions: published 02.07.2020 1. Flights to Sierra Leone are suspended until 15 July 2020. - This does not apply to humanitarian, medevac and repatriation flights. 2. Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine at their own expense. More information

02.07.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Réunion *****International restrictions: To enter the French Overseas Territories, you will need to complete a travel certificate. There are different certificates for travel from mainland France to French overseas territories [https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Attestation-de-deplacement-et-de-voyage] or international travel from abroad to French overseas territories [https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Attestati... More information

02.07.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

South Africa Airlines updates: 01.07.2020 South African carrier Airlink has announced additional routes restoration, starting from 06JUL20. Additional 6 routes will be restored, on board Embraer ERJ135/145 aircraft. Cape Town – Bloemfontein 6 weekly Cape Town – Port Elizabeth 3 weekly Johannesburg – Bloemfontein 12 weekly Johannesburg – Nelspruit 12 weekly Johannesburg – Pietermaritzburg 1 daily Johannesburg – Upington 1 daily Published on 18.06.2020 mango June/July 2020 opera... More information

01.07.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Liberia Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. More information

01.07.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Egypt Flight restrictions: published 01.07.2020 1. Flights to Egypt restarted. 2. A completed "Public Health Card" must be presented to immigration upon arrival. 3. Passengers must have an insurance to cover medical expenses in Egypt. - This does not apply to nationals and residents of Egypt. More information

01.07.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Angola Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country More information

01.07.2020
Open for citizens: no Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Zambia Airlines updates: Published on 01.07.2020 ProFlight Zambia July/August 2020 Interim operations as of 30JUN20 More information

01.07.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: yes - with restrictions Quarantine: yes

Angola *****International Restrictions Angola remains closed to commercial flights. The Angolan government has extended the validity of visas for foreigners until August 31. Anyone arriving in Angola must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test; passengers may take the test up to eight days prior to entering the country and will be given credit for those days towards the mandatory 14-day quarantine. Land borders remain closed for all but commercial transport... More information

01.07.2020
Open for citizens: no Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Gabon European tourists, business travelers will not be granted visas after EU excludes country from 'safe list' (Reuters, 01.07.2020) *****International restrictions: From 1 July commercial air travel may resume. Two international flights per airline per week will be permitted. Although Gabon’s land and sea borders will remain closed to travelers, travel by air, boat, and train within Gabon may resume. *****Internal restrictions: On 30 June, the Gabonese go... More information

01.07.2020
Open for citizens: no Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Liberia Liberia’s Roberts International Airport is set to open today, but the country remains in a state of emergency until July 22. (Foreign Brief, 28.06.2020) President extends state of emergency by 30 days because of COVID-19 outbreak (Reuters, 22.06.2020) *****International restrictions: Roberts International Airport (RIA) has reopened for commercial flights as of 28 June. However, airlines will not resume normal scheduled services immediately. Brussels Airli... More information

01.07.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Senegal Government of Senegal Ends State of Emergency, Announces Resumption of International Commercial Flights (OSAC, 01.07.2020) *****International Restrictions: The Government of Senegal has closed land borders and airspace has been closed to commercial airlines except for flights with ‘special authorisation’. International commercial flights will resume 15 July. Land and sea borders remain closed until further notice. Senegal’s borders with neighbouring cou... More information

01.07.2020
Open for citizens: no Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Madagascar *****International restrictions: Madagascar has suspended all international and domestic flights until further notice. Cruise ships are not currently permitted to berth in Madagascar’s ports. (French embassy currently organising repatriation flights with Air France) *****Internal restrictions: The Health State of Emergency has been renewed until 12 July. All domestic flights have been suspended until further notice. Restrictions remain on vehicles and p... More information

30.06.2020
Open for citizens: no Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Morocco Spain will only open its borders with Morocco if there is a reciprocal agreement to let people from Spain enter the North African country. (Reuters, 30.06.2020) Spanish government plans to reopen its borders with Morocco on 1 July. Morocco expected to keep its borders closed until winter (Morocco World News, 29.06.2020). *****International restrictions: All commercial flights to or from Morocco have now been suspended. This does not apply to VIP flights... More information

30.06.2020
Open for citizens: no Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Central African Republic *****International restrictions: Anyone coming from a country with local-transmission of COVID-19 is banned from entering (exceptions: Central African citizens, diplomats, and NGOs). Medical personnel are stationed at the country’s primary point of entry, Bangui’s M’Poko International Airport, taking infrared temperatures of arriving passengers along with reviewing coronavirus-specific questionnaires. The airport is closed (except for humanitarian, medevac... More information

30.06.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: yes - with restrictions Quarantine: yes

Côte d’Ivoire International flights to resume 1 July, domestic flights resumed on 26 June. (Reuters, 25.06.2020) *****International restrictions: The Government of Cote d’Ivoire closed land, aviation and maritime borders on March 22, which remains in effect through 1 July. Some international flights will be permitted to resume after 1 July. Domestic air services resumed on June 26. See Air Cote d'Ivoire website. Cargo shipments are not affected. International flights t... More information

30.06.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Liberia Flight restrictions: published 30.06.2020 1. Flights to Liberia restarted. 2. Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine. - This does not apply to passengers with a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result. More information

30.06.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Ghana Flight restrictions: published 30.06.2020 Flights to Ghana are suspended until 31 July 2020. - This does not apply to humanitarian, medevac and repatriation flights. 2. Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine. 3. Airline crew are subject to quarantine until their next scheduled flight. More information

30.06.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Côte d’Ivoire Certification: COVID-19 negative certification not required / not known More information

30.06.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Morocco Airlines updates: Published on 30.06.2020 Royal Air Maroc July 2020 domestic network as of 30JUN20 Published on 24.06.2020 Air Arabia Morocco Details Plan for Domestic Flight Resumption TUIfly Maroc preliminary July/August 2020 operations as of 21JUN20 Published on 05.06.2020 Morocco’s Royal Air Maroc to resume domestic flights on June 11 More information

30.06.2020
Open for citizens: no Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Cape Verde The Government of Cabo Verde announced on June 23 that international commercial flights will not resume until at least August. The government previously announced that COVID-19 testing and mandatory quarantine measures will not be required for individuals traveling via inter-island or international flights. *****International restrictions: As of 19 March non-Cabo Verdean citizens are not being permitted entry into the country. *****Internal restrictions... More information

30.06.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: no

Côte d’Ivoire Airlines updates: Published on 30.06.2020 Ivorian airline hopes its recovery can take off More information

30.06.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Equatorial Guinea Flight restrictions: published 30.06.2020 1. Flights to Equatorial Guinea restarted. 2. Passengers and airline crew must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival. 3. Passengers and airline crew without a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result are subject to medical screening and quarantine. More information

30.06.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Niger Flight restrictions: published 30.06.2020 Flights to Niger are suspended until 11 July 2020. - This does not apply to humanitarian, medevac, military and repatriation flights. More information

30.06.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: -

Réunion Flight restrictions: published 30.06.2020 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to: - residents of Reunion, their spouses and children; - passengers arriving from Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City (Holy See) or an EEA Member State; - merchant seamen. 2. A completed International Travel Certificate must be presented prior to boarding and to Immigration upon arrival or when transiting Reunion. The certificate mus... More information

30.06.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

São Tomé and Príncipe Flight restrictions: published 30.06.2020 Flights to Sao Tome and Principe are suspended until 14 July 2020. - This does not apply to humanitarian, medevac, military and repatriation flights. More information

30.06.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: -

Nigeria Federal Government approves resumption of domestic flights on 01 July (Punch, 29.06.2020) Government will allow travel between states outside curfew hours from 1 July (Reuters, 29.06.2020) *****International Restrictions As of March 23, the Federal Government of Nigeria has suspended all international and domestic commercial airflights into and within Nigeria. UNHAS Ops still running. Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanita... More information

30.06.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Senegal Flight restrictions: published 30.06.2020 Flights to Senegal are suspended until 15 July 2020. More information

30.06.2020
Open for citizens: no Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Zambia Certification: COVID-19 negative certification subject to special conditions. Anyone entering Zambia maybe tested for COVID-19 by nasal swab. More information

29.06.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: yes - with restrictions Quarantine: yes

Malawi Quarantine: Travelers who are symptomatic and have a travel history to mainland China, Iran, South Korea, the United Kingdom, Japan, Norway, the United States, South Africa, Seychelles, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Namibia, Tanzania or any of the countries in the European Union in the preceding 14 days are taken to an isolation room at the airport for further medical investigation. Travelers who have been to mainland China, Iran, South Korea, the United King... More information

29.06.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Liberia Quarantine: All arriving passengers who have not been tested at point of departure will be required to take a rapid test and a PCR swab at airport. In the event of a positive rapid test result, the passenger will be placed in the holding unit at the airport pending the final PCR test result. More information

29.06.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Algeria Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Sunday announced that the country will keep the land, air and sea borders closed until the end of the COVID-19 crisis. (Xinhua Net, 29.06.2020) *****International restrictions: All international flights are suspended; no date has been set yet for the resumption of operations. Despite announcements of French carrier Air France that a daily liaison with Paris would start on 11 May and opening of commercial reserva... More information

29.06.2020
Open for citizens: no Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Lesotho *****International Restrictions: Lesotho’s borders are closed for all but essential trade. SAA Airlink flights between Maseru and Johannesburg Airport have been suspended. SAA Airlink flights between Maseru and Johannesburg Airport have been suspended. Moshoeshoe International Airport and the border crossing points at Maseru Bridge, Caledonspoort (Butha Buthe), Maputsoe Bridge, Qacha’s Nek Bridge and Vanrooyens Gate (Mafeteng) remain open, but with reduc... More information

29.06.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Liberia Liberia’s Roberts International Airport is set to open today, but the country remains in a state of emergency until July 22. (Foreign Brief, 28.06.2020) President extends state of emergency by 30 days because of COVID-19 outbreak (Reuters, 22.06.2020) *****International restrictions: All flights will be suspended until 27 June 2020. The measure does not apply to cargo flights. Land borders with Guinea, Sierra Leone and Cote d’Ivoire are closed. With the r... More information

29.06.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes

Malawi *****International restrictions: Visitors from high-risk countries for coronavirus, are no longer permitted to enter Malawi unless they have a residence permit. Returning residents will need to conduct a mandatory period of self-isolation for 14 days on arrival and will remain under surveillance by health workers. Anyone who is unable to self-isolate at home may be transferred to a local treatment facility for the self-isolation period. Travellers are not... More information

29.06.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Morocco Al-Boraq high-speed rail services have resumed operations on Thursday, 25 June, as the country enters Phase 2. (Media, 25.06.2020) *****International restrictions: All commercial flights to or from Morocco have now been suspended. This does not apply to VIP flights with an authorization issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Morocco. Passenger ferry links between Morocco and Spain and Gibraltar have also been suspended. The Government of Morocco ha... More information

29.06.2020
Open for citizens: no Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Mozambique *****International Restrictions: All international commercial passenger flights are currently suspended. Cargo and humanitarian charter flights are exempted. Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (MINEC) of Mozambique declared that all passengers traveling to Maputo, with Mozambique as a final destination must be in possession of MINEC entry permit in addition to regular immigration requirements and as such, no entry into Mozambique will be authorize... More information

29.06.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

Namibia *****International restrictions: Namibia has closed its borders and ports to foreign nationals and non-residents entering the country. All commercial flights in and out of the country have been suspended. Namibian nationals and permanent residents returning to Namibia from high-risk countries are required to enter supervised quarantine in a government facility for a period of 14 days. With effect from 30 June, the following measures will apply to all Namib... More information

29.06.2020
Open for citizens: no Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Saint Helena *****International Restrictions: St Helena has introduced new entry restrictions in response to the global Coronavirus pandemic. Only those exempt from immigration control (ie St Helena citizens, residents, holders of long term entry permits) and sponsored Technical Cooperation Officers, contractors and travellers to Ascension will be permitted to enter. All new arrivals to St Helena will be subject to compulsory quarantine for 14 days. *****Internal Rest... More information

29.06.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Senegal Closure of Senegal's air borders has been extended until 30 June 2020 (The Point, 01.06.2020) *****International Restrictions: Flights to Senegal are suspended. The country’s airspace is closed until 2 July. Cargo, evacuation and special authorised flights will continue to operate normally. Land borders remain closed though this does not affect the movement of security force personnel, or the movement of goods vehicles in the case of Guinea and Mali. ***... More information

29.06.2020
Open for citizens: no Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Somalia Domestic flights to resume from 8 June (Trend, 06.06.2020) Airports in Somalia are closed. - This does not apply to medical and humanitarian flights or technical landings where passengers and airline crew do not disembark. These flights must have a pre-authorization from the Somali Civil Aviation Authority obtained at scaa@scaa.gov.so . - This does not apply to emergency flights. *****International restrictions: All inbound and outbound commercial and c... More information

29.06.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

South Africa While more local airports will be allowed to operate for domestic flights from 1 July, all international passenger flights are prohibited except those flights authorised by Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula, and only for repatriation of South African citizens and medical evacuation. (All Africa, 29.06.2020) *****International restrictions: South African airspace is closed to commercial airlines as part of efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus (CO... More information

29.06.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Zambia International airports reopen as government eases some COVID-19 restrictions. CGTN Africa reported that Zambia is expected to further ease its COVID-19 restrictions.(Media, 29.06.2020) *****International restrictions: Zambia’s borders are open, but under tight screening. The border crossing at Nakonde with Tanzania reopened on 18 May. International flights may only operate from Kenneth Kaunda International Airport. The Government of Zambia has suspended... More information

29.06.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: yes - with restrictions Quarantine: yes

Sudan Flight restrictions: published 29.06.2020 Flights to Sudan are suspended until 12 July 2020. - This does not apply to humanitarian, medical and repatriation flights. More information

29.06.2020

Gabon Flight restrictions: published 29.06.2020 Flights to Gabon are suspended until 19 September 2020. More information

29.06.2020
Open for citizens: no Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Seychelles Airlines updates: 29.06.2020 Air Seychelles in recent weeks filed preliminary International service, which sees the airline intends to resume International scheduled flights as early as August 2020. Subject to various travel restrictions, preliminary operation for the remainder of Northern summer 2020 season as of 26JUN20 as follows. Mahe Island – Mauritius eff 02SEP20 3 weekly Mahe Island – Mumbai eff 02SEP20 3 weekly Mahe Island – Tel Aviv eff 03AUG20 3 weekly (2 wee... More information

29.06.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

Ethiopia Airlines updates: Published on 28.06.2020 Ethiopian Airlines announced resumption of flights for business and leisure travellers with programmes aimed at safeguarding their health and safety. Published on 26.06.2020 Ethiopian Airlines July 2020 East Asia / South Asia operations as of 25JUN20 Published on 18.06.2020 Ethiopian Airlines July 2020 Europe / Russia operations as of 17JUN20 More information

28.06.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

Equatorial Guinea Quarantine: Passengers entering the country without a PCR negative certificate must undergo testing and quarantine upon arrival in Equatorial Guinea, at their own expense, pending results of the test. More information

28.06.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Equatorial Guinea Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. Arriving international passengers must present a negative PCR certificate dated within the previous 48 hours. Those passengers without a certificate must undergo testing and quarantine upon arrival in Equatorial Guinea, at their own expense, pending results of the test. More information

28.06.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Equatorial Guinea International restrictions: The Government of Equatorial Guinea has suspended all international flights, although local flights resumed on 15 June. All land, air and sea borders have been closed, however cargo planes and some commercial activities related to the import of food and work materials into the country will be permitted. Internal restrictions: A state of emergency in Equatorial Guinea is in place. People are restricted from movement within... More information

28.06.2020
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Togo *****International restrictions: Airports are open, albeit with limited commercial options to Europe.and regional air connections with Togo, Ghana, and Burkina Faso are temporarily suspended, except for medevac, cargo and humanitarian flights.Land borders have been closed since 20 March. Those who already arrived in Togo from countries with a significant number of coronavirus cases will self-isolate for two weeks under medical supervision, and then for a... More information

28.06.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Guinea *****International restrictions: The country’s land and maritime borders are closed, and all international flights are suspended- humanitarian flights are excempt- until further notice. On 27 March the President announced a state of emergency, closing the borders. Quarantine measures were in force when the airport was open and those passengers showing coronavirus symptoms were taken to a government quarantine facility. COVID-19 negative certification requi... More information

28.06.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Kenya *****International restrictions: Since 25 March, all international flights to and from Kenya have been suspended by the Kenyan government, with the exception of specially negotiated repatriation, humanitarian and cargo flights. UNHAS Ops Limited are still running domestic flights'- no cross border flights. This suspension was extended on 6 June for a further 30 days. The suspension excludes aircraft in a state of emergency, operations related to humanitari... More information

28.06.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Guinea Quarantine: Suspected cases of COVID-19 will be sent to a Ministry of Health center for testing and will be required to remain at the center until test results are available, in approximately 10 hours. Negative cases will be required to report their temperature to Ministry of Health officials twice a day for fourteen days. Positive cases will be treated at the Ministry of Health center. There are four laboratories in Guinea that can test for COVID19. More information

28.06.2020
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Togo Quarantine: The Government of Togo has formulated a plan for the surveillance and quarantine of suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19, including those arriving on international flights. If you arrive on an international flight, you should expect to spend 14 to 21 days under government quarantine at Hotel Lebene in Lome. More information

28.06.2020
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Seychelles Quarantine: Any passengers arriving in Seychelles will be subject to a two week mandatory isolation or quarantine. All entry to the country must be approved by the Public Health Commissioner. Seychelles has three quarantine locations the Military Academy at Perseverance (a 10-minute drive from the capital Victoria), the Maison de Football at Roche Caiman, and the Berjaya Hotel at Beau Vallon. More information

27.06.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

Seychelles Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country More information

27.06.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

Seychelles Passenger flights to resume on 1 August (Business Ghana, 27.06.2020) *****International restrictions: From 1 June, Seychelles International Airport may allow private jets and commercial charter flights to land if they are carrying passengers who will then be transferred to authorised yachts, or to specifically authorised tourist facilities. For now, all passengers must have proof of a negative coronavirus test performed in the 48 hours prior to boarding.... More information

27.06.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial

South Sudan Khartoum's international airport to remain closed until 12 July (Reuters, 27.06.2020). *****International restrictions: Authorities closed all airports, ports and land crossings, declaring a public health emergency. Humanitarian (although UNHAS operations are restricted), commercial and technical support shipments are excluded from the restrictions. All travellers entering Sudan are required to complete a medical form upon their arrival. All ports and l... More information

27.06.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Democratic Republic of the Congo City of Goma will be under confinement for 14 days (OSAC, 20.05.2020) *****International restrictions: Restrictions in response to coronavirus: as of 20 March, DRC has suspended all major international flight routes both into and out of the country until further notice. Land and maritime borders are closed and only open to cargo. Should entry be permitted on an exceptional basis, all travellers entering the DRC are to be subject to screening, including te... More information

27.06.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Djibouti International airport closed through to 1 September. (OSAC, 23.06.2020) *****International restrictions: All international travel in and out of Djibouti is suspended, including humanitarian flights, until 1 September. Cargo movements are permitted. Railway and boat travel is also suspended. Land and sea borders are closed until 1 September. Those who arrived in Djibouti in the past 14 days to be tested for COVID-19 and stay home for a period of 14 days.... More information

27.06.2020
Open for citizens: no Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Egypt Italian flights to, from Egyptian airports to resume on 15 July (Egypt Independent, 22.06.2020). Egypt will reopen all its airports for scheduled international traffic on July 1. (VOA, 15.06.2020) *****International restrictions: The Egyptian authorities have announced that, from 1 July, international flights will be permitted to and from Egyptian airports. On 19 March, Egyptian authorities announced the suspension of international flights. Egypt has su... More information

27.06.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Eswatini *****International Restrictions: It is no longer possible to leave Eswatini by commercial aircraft until further notice. South African airspace is closed to commercial aircraft. At Eswatini’s main border posts (currently Oshoek and King Mswati III International Airport), there are ongoing screening processes for persons who have recently travelled to mainland China. Some land border posts have been closed, including Sicunisa, Gege, Lundzi, Sandlane, Bulemb... More information

27.06.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Ethiopia Ethiopia has closed its land borders. UHHAS and WFP AGPS ops are ongoing. *****International restrictions: The Office of the Prime Minister has announced that all land border crossings will be closed except for “essential goods” as of March 23. Air passengers from international destinations are being asked to complete a health declaration form. Air passengers do not need specific documentation related to COVID-19 in order to enter/exit Ethiopia, but sho... More information

27.06.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

Gabon *****International restrictions: As of 25 June 2020, a ban on regular commercial passenger flights is still in effect. The only permitted flights are special flights approved by the Gabonese government. As of March 21, all land, sea, and air borders are closed, with the exception of freight shipments and special government-approved flights such as repatriation flights. *****Internal restrictions: All parts of the country are subject to a curfew between... More information

27.06.2020
Open for citizens: no Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Gambia Government extends state of emergency for 21 days (Political Analysis, South Africa, 10.06.2020) *****International restrictions: The Gambia’s airspace has been closed, with the exception of medical cargo, humanitarian, medevac and repatriation flights. The land border with Senegal is also closed, except for security personnel and the passage of essential supplies. Anyone entering The Gambia is subject to a 14 day quarantine requirement in a designated Go... More information

27.06.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Ghana *****International Restrictions: Ghana closed its borders on Sunday, 22 March. Domestic flights are permitted to fly. International flights remain suspended, with the excemption of emergency flights, humanitarian flights, technical landing for refuel and medical evacuation flights. Upon arrival, passengers in transit will fill a registration form from the Ministry of Health. Forms are available on the plane and also at arrival. Fully complete all parts of... More information

27.06.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Gabon Quarantine: Travellers will be subject to quarantine for 15 days in a government facility. Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 must self-quarantine at home unless they are so ill that hospitalization is required. Those who test positive must test negative two times before they are permitted to leave quarantine. The quarantine requirement applies to the entire household of the person who tests positive. More information

27.06.2020
Open for citizens: no Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Ethiopia Quarantine: All passengers arriving into the country are subject to mandatory self-isolation or quarantine. Passengers carrying a negative PCR Covid-19 test certificate dated within the previous 72 hours are required to self-isolate at home for 14 days. Only PCR tests will be accepted. You will be tested again upon arrival. All other passengers will be subject to 7 days mandatory quarantine, at government designated hotels. You may choose from a range of hotels at dif... More information

27.06.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

Ethiopia Certification: COVID-19 negative certification subject to special conditions. More information

27.06.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial

Egypt Quarantine: Egypt is implementing 14-day quarantine periods and other preventative measures in all cases. More information

27.06.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Egypt Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. More information

27.06.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Djibouti Certification: COVID-19 negative certification subject to special conditions. Those who arrived in Djibouti in the past 14 days to be tested for COVID-19 and stay home for a period of 14 days. More information

27.06.2020
Open for citizens: no Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Mali All commercial flights arriving from affected areas are suspended, with the exemption of humanitarian, trade related flights and cargo. UNHAS Ops still running. All land borders closed except for freight trucks. International restrictions: The government has prohibited flights coming from countries with confirmed cases of COVID-19. This led to cancellation of commercial flights into and out of Mali (cargos excluded). The Malian government has also closed... More information

26.06.2020
Open for citizens: no Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Tunisia Tunisia ends coronavirus curfew (Reuters, 08.06.2020). Tunisia to open sea, air and land borders on 27June (Reuters, 01.06.2020) *****International Restrictions: The Tunisian authorities have advised that from 27 June entry requirements will vary depending on the prevalence of the epidemic in travelers’ country of residence. The only exceptions to this are for Tunisian nationals and for those with residency in Tunisia. Travel to Tunisia from "red countrie... More information

26.06.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Zimbabwe *****International restrictions: Zimbabwe’s borders are closed to all passengers traffic except for returning Zimbabwean nationals and permit holders. Borders remain open for cargo. The Government of Zimbabwe instituted screening checks based on WHO regulations including thermal scans and review of travel history within the previous 14 days. Citizens or residents of a Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) member state transiting through Zimbabwe’s l... More information

26.06.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: no

Burkina Faso Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. Upon arrival, all passengers must submit a signed confinement commitment form to the health officer. All passengers shall be tested upon arrival, unless they are able to present a test certificate, no older than 72 hours, stating they are COVID-19 free. The presentation of negative test does not exclude confinement. More information

26.06.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Republic of the Congo Quarantine: All passengers are subject to 14 days of mandatory quarantine on arrival, at the designated hotel Brazzaville. More information

26.06.2020
Open for citizens: no Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Chad Quarantine: All passengers have to be quarantined for 14 days. During the quarantine, passenger will stay under the medical team instructions and control, with regular temperature checks. The government of Chad will be responsible for all expenses during the quarantine. More information

26.06.2020
Open for citizens: no Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Central African Republic Quarantine: Self-quarantine of 21 days is mandatory for any person entering CAR from a location with local transmission of COVID-19. Quarantined individuals are banned from leaving their domicile. More information

26.06.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: yes - with restrictions Quarantine: yes

Cameroon Quarantine: In a case of COVID-19 negative result, all passengers will be required to self-quarantine for period of 14 days. Passengers will be allowed to self-isolate at home, however, they will have to leave their passport at the airport. After 14 days of self-isolation, passengers will be retested before they could withdraw their passports. More information

26.06.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Cameroon Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required. All passengers arriving to Cameroon are advised to have negative COVID-19 test certificate, issued within 72 hours before departure. If the passengers are not able to present the certificate, they will have to be tested at the airport. There are COVID-19 rapid test available which gives results within 15 min. It the rapid test are not available, passengers will be subject to different type of testing which takes... More information

26.06.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Zimbabwe Quarantine: All arrivals will be subject to strict screening procedures including rigorous enforcement of a 21-day self-quarantine 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. However, it is poss... More information

26.06.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: no

Zimbabwe Certification: COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. The Government of Zimbabwe instituted screening checks based on WHO regulations including thermal scans and review of travel history within the previous 14 days. Citizens or residents of a Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) member state transiting through Zimbabwe’s land borders on their way to their homes must present a COVID-19-free certificate issued within the previous seven... More information

26.06.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: no

Uganda Flight restrictions: published 26.06.2020 1. Flights to Uganda are suspended. - This does not apply to humanitarian, medevac and repatriation flights. 2. Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine. 3. Airline crew are subject to quarantine for 14 days. More information

26.06.2020
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Tunisia Quarantine: Quarantine rules remain in place. Tunisian authorities have advised that from the 8 June, Tunisian nationals arriving from overseas must spend seven days, rather than the previous 14, in quarantine and will be tested for COVID-19, and a further 7 days in self-isolation at home. Passengers will be required to sign a declaration to confirm that they will abide by these rules. Non-Nationals: Require the presentation of a COVID-19 test dating no longer then 72... More information

26.06.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes

Namibia Airlines updates: Published on 26.06.2020 Regional and international flights suspension extended to 31 August More information

26.06.2020
Open for citizens: no Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Benin *****International restrictions: Cotonou Cadjehoun Airport remains open, though flight options are limited. The Government of Benin has instituted special procedures and restrictions for those traveling to Benin to limit the spread of COVID-19 and restricted the issuance of entry visas. Entry by air at Cotonou Cadjehoun Airport: The Government of Benin requires mandatory COVID-19 testing of all airline passengers arriving in Benin. Tests will be done a... More information

26.06.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: no Quarantine: -

Botswana Gaborone lockdown lifted on 16 June (OASC, 16.06.2020) *****International restrictions: There are currently no commercial flights in to or out of Botswana. Medical evacuation flights remain possible. The Botswana authorities have also closed land border posts with neighbouring countries. The Government of Botswana has banned entry of all individuals (except Batswana and Botswana residents) from entering Botswana. Batswana and Botswana residents returning... More information

26.06.2020
Open for citizens: no Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no

Burkina Faso *****International restrictions: Bobo Dioulasso (BOY) and Ouagadougou (OUA) airports are closed, this does not apply to humanitarian, medevac and repatriation fights. All land borders are closed, except for freight traffic. Internal flights and military flights will proceed. Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/] *****Internal restrictions: As of 3 June 2020, the Government of Burkina F... More information

26.06.2020
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes