COVID-19 Policy

Traveling in Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic

For Iconic Expeditions the safety of tourists comes first, as well as the quality of services provided. This issue is especially relevant during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We personally made sure that countries in Africa comply with all preventive security measures to prevent the spread of the virus.

At the moment, there are no restrictions on the operation of national parks and various tourist sites.

However, during the stay in African countries, it is mandatory to wear a mask in public places, on domestic flights. The same applies to regular hand hygiene treatment.

All vehicles, such as safari jeeps, cars for transfers are subject to regular sanitary treatment.

Hotels and lodges work strictly according to COVID-19 protocols with obligatory disinfection of rooms, observance of social distance, wearing of medical masks.

Most countries require a negative COVID-19 test for entry into the country.

We have prepared a short guide on the rules of entry into popular countries to help our clients prepare for a safe trip.

Tanzania
Passengers must present a negative PCR test done no more than 96 hours before entry into the country (except for children under 5 years old).
Complete the online medical form for Tanzania https://afyamsafiri.moh.go.tz/ and for Zanzibar https://healthtravelznz.mohz.go.tz/ .
On-arrival testing can be done selectively and paid for by the tourist at the airport ($10 on the mainland and $25 on the island).
Observance of hygiene measures (wearing masks, hand treatment, keeping a social distance) is mandatory.

Kenya
All incoming tourists must present either a certificate of complete vaccination or a negative PCR test done at least 72 hours before entry into the country. Unvaccinated passengers must take a second express test at the airport. The service is payable locally at a cost of $30.
Fill out the online medical form at https://ears.health.go.ke/airline_registration/.
Register a test certificate at panabios.org.
Hygiene precautions (wearing masks, treating hands, keeping social distance) are compulsory.
Tourists coming to Kenya from Botswana, South Africa, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia, Ghana and Nigeria are subject to a COVID-19 rapid test upon arrival.

Rwanda
Passengers must present a negative PCR test done no more than 96 hours before entry into the country (except for children under 5 years old).
Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 test upon (cost $60 = $10 medical fee).
All travellers are required to self-isolate for up to 24 hours at their own expense in government approved hotels prior to receiving their test results.
Fill out the online medical form at https://travel.rbc.gov.rw/travel/.

Uganda
All atravellers must present a negative PCR test done no more than 72 hours before entry into the country.
Register the test certificate at https://arrivals.healthdesk.go.ug/.
Tourists arriving in Uganda must have a yellow fever vaccination certificate.
Hygiene measures (wearing masks, hand treatment, and keeping a social distance) are mandatory.

Botswana
All new arrivals should present a negative PCR test done no more than 72 hours before entry into the country (except children under 5 years old).

Madagascar
All passengers should present a negative PCR test done no more than 72 hours before entry into the country.
Upon arrival in Antananarivo, tourists are subject to a second PCR test, at a cost of €25.
While waiting for the result of the test, the tourist must go to self-isolation on his/her own.

Namibia
All passengers must present a negative PCR test done no more than 72 hours before entry into the country.
Tourists are subject to a second PCR test on the fifth day, in case of a long trip through the country.

South Africa
All passengers should present a negative PCR test done no more than 72 hours before entry.

Zimbabwe
All passengers should present a negative PCR test done no more than 72 hours before entry.