Countries Currently Open to International Travel

The following countries are currently open to international travelers with enhanced COVID entry requirements.

Details and procedures are constantly changing as each country has its own phased reopening plan. Please check the links below or get in touch for our current recommendations.

Rwanda

Kenya

Tanzania

Zambia

South Africa


Air travel

In many ways, air travel is the biggest challenge as international tourism resumes. Entry requirements, flight connectivity and airport protocols are in flux, and there isn’t a lot of consistency across countries and carriers.

Airlines

We’ve found the following airlines have distinguished themselves in terms of reliability, managing schedule changes and leading on-board health & safety plans:



Airports

Even before the covid pandemic, most major gateway airports in Africa had mandatory temperature checks and other measures in place to support disease control. Here’s a glimpse at what these airports are doing now to welcome international travelers back.

Learn more about near-term safari travel


Countries Currently Closed to International Travel

Uganda

Zimbabwe

Botswana

Namibia (Technically open to tourists, but access is generally through South Africa)

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