Covid-19: Travel carefree
Covid19, where can I travel?
Don't let the health emergency deprive you of the pleasure of traveling. Before making a reservation, check if the country of destination or your country of origin has implemented travel restrictions, for example if there are entry restrictions, if travel for tourism is allowed to your destination, if it is mandatory to take a swab test or to quarantine upon arrival and return to the homeland.
For this reason, we created this page to guide you in choosing your next trip in total safety. We point out that the information contained herein is updated regularly by covidcontrols.co and it is not subject to verification by Amaka. For this, and since the situation regarding travel restrictions is constantly evolving, we invite you to also consult the government website of your country. For Italy viaggiaresicuri.it.

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countries

Open borders

These countries are open to travelers with no particular formal restrictions on entry. For more precise information, however, we kindly invite you to read the details of eachcountry.

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countries

Partially open

These countries have reopened their borders, with some specific restrictions and with different entry requirements depending on the country of origin, as specified in the details of each country.

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countries

Closed borders

These countries do not allow foreign travelers to enter. In most cases, only citizens returning home or people in other special circumstances can enter.

South Africa
Partially open

General Info
Religious, social, political and cultural meetings will be allowed, provided that people can stay at least 1.5 metres away from each other, and that other health protocols are also adhered to. Indoor gatherings may not exceed 50% of venue capacity, and may allow up to a maximum of 100 people. Outdoor gatherings may also not exceed 50% of venue capacity, but can allow up to a maximum 250 people.

Touristic Info
South Africa has opened its land borders from 15 February 2021 in 20 locations to Botswana, Lesotho, Kingdom of Eswatini, Namibia, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Extra staff have been deployed at borders and a ticket system is in place to limit Covid tests being done at the border. There is also a crackdown on fake COVID_19 test certificates. As of 22 December, some countries are restricting flights to and from South Africa due to the second wave of COVID-19 caused by a new variant of the virus. On 1 October, three international airports opened for inbound and outbound tourism. Borders will only be open to travelers from countries arriving from medium or low-risk categories. The list of high-risk countries is available here http://www.dha.gov.za/index.php/list-of-high-risk-covid-19-countries . Eligible travelers must show a negative test for COVID-19 that is less than 72 hours old, and will be asked to install a government contact tracing app.

Events
Events of more than 250 people prohibited.

Trasports
Operational with restrictions

Lockdown: Partial
Tourists: Partially Allowed
Bars and Restaurants: Delivery/Takeout only
Events: Partially Allowed
Tourist Attractions: Open
Shopping: Essential only
Quarantine Requested: Depends;


Botswana
Open borders

General Info
All gatherings are suspended with the exception of: -Funerals – up to 50 and no more than 2 hours -Religious services – up to 50 and no more than 2 hours -Weddings – up to 4 including administrators -Cultural or traditional occasion – up to 16 and no more than 2 hours -Meetings or workshops – up to 50 and no more than 2 hours -Restaurants may operate at half capacity and no more than 50 guests at a time -All sports and recreational activities are suspended except national team events with no spectators.

Touristic Info
Airports in Gaborone (GBE), Kasane (BBK) and Maun (MUB) reopened. Passengers must have a printed medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued no more than 72 hours before departure. The certificate must be in English. Passengers are subject to medical screening upon arrival.

Events
Events of more than 50 people banned.

Trasports
Operational with restrictions

Lockdown: Partial
Tourists: Allowed
Bars and Restaurants: Open with restrictions
Events: Partially Allowed
Tourist Attractions: Open
Shopping: Open
Quarantine Requested: Yes;


Namibia
Open borders

General Info
The Government of Namibia has implemented the following restrictions in response to the pandemic: closure of most land borders for tourism purposes (Only Katima Mulilo, Ariamsvlei, and Noordoewer border posts and Walvis Bay Harbor can be used for tourist entries by land and sea). The number of attendees at public gatherings indoor and outdoor has been increased to a maximum of 100 people.  Organizers must keep registers of attendance and ensure that hand sanitizer is available, face masks are used, and social distancing is practiced.  Grocery stores remain well-stocked. A nationwide curfew is in place between 10:00 pm and 4:00 am daily. Sale of alcohol for on-site consumption (shebeens, bars, nightclubs, gambling houses, casinos and restaurants) is allowed from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm, Mondays to Saturdays. No sale of alcohol is allowed on Sundays and Public Holidays. From February 25th, liquor may be sold to and purchased on Sundays and public holidays by guests booked in or staying at establishments such as hotels, guesthouses, bed and breakfast facilities and casinos. It is not mandatory for children ages 0 to 5 years to wear masks at school. Salons, beauty parlours, hairdressers, pools, spas, gyms, studios, and fitness canters shall practice public health measures. Both the service providers and clients must wear masks, sanitize, and maintain social distancing. All non-urgent medical procedures are postponed. Visitations to hospitalized patients is limited to 2 close relatives per visit for no more than ten minutes per visit. Vulnerable persons are advised to stay at home, except for attending to essential needs.

Touristic Info
Hosea Kutako International Airport is open to international travellers. You will need proof of a negative COVID-19 test no older than seven days. On arrival, you will be asked for contact details and for your itinerary. You will be tested for COVID-19 five days after your entry.

Events
Events of more than 100 people banned

Trasports
Operational with restrictions

Lockdown: Partial
Tourists: Allowed
Bars and Restaurants: Open with restrictions
Events: Partially Allowed
Tourist Attractions: Open
Shopping: Open
Quarantine Requested: Yes;


Zambia
Open borders

General Info
Face masks are compulsory and must be worn in public spaces. Restaurants, gyms and casinos are allowed to open, but bars and taverns remain closed. Public gatherings of more than 5 people, who are not a family, need written approval from the local authority.

Touristic Info
Zambia's borders are open, but under tight screening. Tourist and business visit visas are available in advance and on arrival in Zambia. All visitors to Zambia must have proof that they have tested negative for COVID-19 in the 7 days before their arrival. Visitors are responsible for monitoring their condition for 14 days after arrival, and should report any occurrence of COVID-19 symptoms to medical authorities. There is no requirement for visitors to self-isolate. Returning residents may be asked for proof of having tested negatively for COVID-19 in the previous 14 days. Returning residents should self-isolate for 14 days following their arrival in Zambia. You should not use the NHS testing service to get a test in order to facilitate your travel to another country. You should arrange to take a private test. All airports are open to flights, though availability of international flights remains limited. Please check before booking. International train and bus services are suspended. Anyone entering Zambia with a body temperature equal to, or above 38.0 C will be tested for COVID-19 on arrival. Any other arrivals may be randomly selected for testing. These tests are in addition to the requirement for visitors to show proof that they have tested negative for COVID-19 in the 14 days before their arrival. If your body temperature is equal to, or above 38.0, and you have other symptoms of COVID-19 (a cough, shortness of breath, a headache or a sore throat), you will be tested and taken to a government facility for treatment and quarantine until your tests results are known.

Events
Events of more than 5 people banned

Trasports
Operational

Lockdown: Partial
Tourists: Allowed
Bars and Restaurants: Open with restrictions
Events: Partially Allowed
Tourist Attractions: Open
Shopping: Open
Quarantine Requested: Depends;


Mozambique
Partially open

General Info
On April 25, 2021 President Nyusi extended the mitigation measures to combat COVID-19 for an additional 30 days, with some adjusted regulations. Current measures include: In the Greater Maputo area and all provincial capitals there is a curfew in place from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. every night. The curfew also applies in Manhiça, Chokwe, Maxixe, Gondola, Moatize, Mocuba, Nacala, Montepuez, and Massinga. Commercial establishments will be open from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday – Saturday, and 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Sunday. Restaurants may remain open until 8 p.m. every day. DIRE’s and temporary visas are automatically extended until May 31, 2021. Religious services, conferences, and meetings may resume up to 30% capacity, with a maximum of 50 people for indoor venues and 100 people for outdoor venues. Private social events are prohibited throughout the country, except for wedding registrations which may have 20 attendees maximum. Government events must not exceed 100 participants. The sale of alcoholic beverages from stalls is prohibited. Additional safety measures are to be immediately implemented in all public establishments. Public and private sector establishments will be held responsible for non-compliance with safety measures. The use of a clear plastic face shield does not replace the use of a facemask. Recreational and leisure sports and games are prohibited. Casinos, museums, theaters, galleries, and similar cultural venues may open up to 40% capacity. Gyms may open up to 15% of capacity. Hotel swimming pools may open for the use of hotel guests only. These measures are in addition to the prior measures already in place, some of which include: All incoming travelers must present a negative test for COVID-19. All persons displaying respiratory symptoms or fever must stay home. Discos, bars and stalls selling alcoholic beverages will remain closed. The sale of alcoholic beverages by bottle stores, greengrocers or supermarkets is only allowed between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. from Monday to Saturday. The beaches are closed for purposes of physical and leisure activities; however, this restriction does not apply to sidewalks, pedestrian zones and boardwalks adjacent to beaches. Expired official documents are valid until May 30, 2021. Teleworking is recommended, in particular for people at higher risk.

Touristic Info
Mozambique is now open to all foreign travelers as long as they have a residency permit or valid tourist visa. Travelers arriving in Mozambique must: Present a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than 72 hours before departure. The test must have been issued in the departure country. Travelers will not have to quarantine when presenting a valid negative test result.

Events
Events of more than 50 people banned

Trasports
Operational

Lockdown: Partial
Tourists: Partially Allowed
Bars and Restaurants: Open with restrictions
Events: Partially Allowed
Tourist Attractions: Closed
Shopping: Open
Quarantine Requested: Depends;


Tanzania
Open borders

General Info
There are no restrictions on public gatherings or services. Some hotels, bars and restaurants remain closed for the time being. You should continue to practice measures recommended by PHE such as hand washing and social distancing.

Touristic Info
International flights have now resumed. Travellers should be prepared for unexpected travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. Tanzania is implementing temperature screening for passengers on arrival. If you show symptoms of COVID-19 on arrival, you may undergo enhanced screening and be required to take a Covid test, followed by a possible 14-day self-isolation. Kenyan airlines have reopened their airspace to Tanzania.

Events
There are no restrictions on public gatherings or services.

Trasports
Operational

Lockdown: Partial
Tourists: Allowed
Bars and Restaurants: Open with restrictions
Events: Allowed
Tourist Attractions: Open
Shopping: Open
Quarantine Requested: Depends;


Kenya
Partially open

General Info
The Government of Kenya has directed that face masks must be worn in public places, except when dining, or when adhering to social distancing in hotels, gardens or on beaches. Public places, tourism and hospitality establishments, travel and tour companies, hotels and other accommodations, and recreation facilities are allowed to operate, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols, including 1.5 metre social distancing and the night-time curfew. On 26 March 2021, the Government of Kenya confirmed that bars in the counties of Nairobi, Machakos, Kajiado, Kiambu and Nakuru are closed and that eateries and restaurants in the same counties will provide takeaways services only and will not serve alcohol. Bars, restaurants and eateries in all other counties would continue to close at 9pm (local time), but will be permitted to sell alcohol. The suspension of large gatherings, in person meetings of any nature, congregational worship, conferences and political events have been suspended in the counties of Nairobi, Machakos, Kajiado, Kiambu and Nakuru until further notice. In other counties the maximum number of persons permitted to attend meetings or events has been capped at 15, permitted to attend funerals has been capped at 50, weddings capped at 30, with all in attendance expected to abide by Ministry of Health protocols.. Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible

Touristic Info
From midnight on 9 April all passenger flights, whether commercial or charter, between Kenya and the UK will be suspended. The suspension will be reviewed by the Government of Kenya within 4 weeks. All passengers coming to Kenya from the UK require a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate and a COVID-19 negative PCR test and must self-isolate on arrival for 7 days. All UK citizens and residents travelling to Kenya from the UK via any route who have a valid COVID-19 PCR test, but do not have a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate, will be subject to 14 days mandatory quarantine on arrival at a Government of Kenya facility at their own cost. All travellers under the age of 18 will only require a certificate of COVID-19 negative PCR test to enter Kenya. -Testing and quarantine requirements All travellers coming to Kenya from the UK require a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate and a COVID-19 negative PCR test and must self-isolate on arrival for 7 days. All UK citizens and residents travelling to Kenya from the UK via any route who have a valid COVID-19 PCR test, but do not have a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate, will be subject to 14 days mandatory quarantine on arrival at a Government of Kenya facility at their own cost. All travellers under the age of 18 will only require a certificate of COVID-19 negative PCR test to enter Kenya. All negative COVID-19 test result must prove that they have been taken within 96 hours of flying and be verified digitally through the Trusted Travel Initiative. For persons travelling to Kenya from countries not yet party to the Trusted Travel Initiative, the following Ministry of Health guidance is available. The UK Government is aware that some users of the Trusted Travel Initiative website have faced challenges when seeking to certify PCR COVID-19 test results obtained in the UK. The UK Government expects the Trusted Travel code requirement to be enforced flexibly while the new system beds in. In instances where travellers have been unable to verify their test online through the Trusted Travel Initiative website, Kenyan Port of Health Authorities will conduct manual verification using a hard copy of a negative PCR test result that has been stamped by the test centre as well as a hard copy of the official receipt for the payment of the PCR test. The negative COVID-19 test must be a negative PCR test result. 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. Kenyan citizens will only be required to present a negative PCR test on arrival. 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 their stay and observe Government of Kenya protocols as directed. Passengers travelling in the 2 rows surrounding the person displaying symptoms will be traced and required to quarantine for 14 days. Further details are in the Government of Kenya Protocols which can be found on the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority website.

Events
Events of more than 50 people banned.

Trasports
Operational with restrictions

Lockdown: Partial
Tourists: Partially Allowed
Bars and Restaurants: Open with restrictions
Events: Partially Allowed
Tourist Attractions: Open
Shopping: Open
Quarantine Requested: Depends;


Uganda
Open borders

General Info
Starting March 1, 2021, the Ugandan government started a phased reintroduction of in-person classes for all school grades. Restrictions imposed by the Ministry of Health include allowing gatherings of no more than 200 persons provided masks are worn and social distancing of 2 meters is followed. Cinemas, gyms, and massage parlors have been permitted to open while casinos and gaming centers are restricted to operating between the hours of 6:30am to 7:00pm. Bars and dance halls remain closed. The curfew (2100h-0600h) remains in place. Motorcycle taxi (boda boda) drivers must cease their movements by 1800h.

Touristic Info
Entebbe International Airport re-opened on 1 October 2020. Land borders have also re-opened. New COVID-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) are in place for arriving and departing passengers. On arrival at Entebbe International Airport and at land border crossings, travellers will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test certificate issued no more than 72 hours before boarding the aircraft. Airlines have been directed not to allow passengers without a negative test certificate to travel. Foreign national passengers who arrive without a valid negative test certificate will be denied entry.

Events
Events of more than 200 people banned

Trasports
Operational with restrictions

Lockdown: Partial
Tourists: Allowed
Bars and Restaurants: Open with restrictions
Events: Partially Allowed
Tourist Attractions: Closed
Shopping: Open
Quarantine Requested: Depends;


Ethiopia
Open borders

General Info
Government directives to help limit the spread of COVID-19 currently include: Any person known to be infected with coronavirus is prohibited from entering the country, mixing or meeting with other people in any way that may spread the virus Gatherings (including religious gatherings, weddings and funerals) are limited to 50 people. Gatherings of over 50 people must be authorised by the relevant authority. Organisers and participants must comply with all measures outlined in the Ministry of Health Directive, from page 20. Personal in-home gatherings such as birthday parties may only include family members. Deliberate physical contact is banned, including greetings by handshake Wearing of face masks is mandatory in all public places (except for children under 6 years or those with a relevant provable condition) Individuals will be expected to ensure that they are 2 adult strides apart at all times Schools, universities and daycare centres are banned from operating until appropriate safety measures are agreed Any person that suspects they have COVID-19 must report to the Ministry of Health or Ethiopian Public Health Institute (call 8335 or 952) to be tested All sectors and businesses (including hotels, cinemas, tour operators) must provide necessary sanitising material and information to customers and staff, maintain 2 strides distance where appropriate and maintain the cleanliness of their premises. Cafes, bars and restaurants are limited to serving three people per table. Occupancy limits are in place for nightclubs as well as rules on no contact. Sports may take place in compliance with coronavirus measures, but no spectators are allowed apart from participants Visits to care homes for the elderly are prohibited. Visits to prisons must comply with coronavirus measures Public transport providers must comply with relevant coronavirus measures, including reduced passenger loads, mask-wearing and ventilation

Touristic Info
All passengers traveling to Ethiopia MUST present a negative RT PCR test certificate for COVID-19 before boarding a flight. The certificate validity shouldn’t exceed 120 hours on arrival from the date sample is given. Children less than or equal to 10 years of age are exempted from the RT PCR test certificate requirement. There shall be no COVID-19 test to be done on arrival at Addis Ababa. A Rapid diagnostic test (RDT antibody test) will not be accepted for this purpose. The above requirement does not apply to transit passengers. All Diplomatic and Service (including United Nations and African Union) passport holders, including their immediate families, are advised but not required to have a certificate of negative PCR-COVID-19 test before arrival to Ethiopia. However, anyone (diplomatic and service passport holder including their immediate families) who come to Ethiopia without negative PCR COVID-19 test result, is required to stay in quarantine for fourteen (14) days at home.

Events
Events of more than 50 people banned.

Trasports
Operational with restrictions

Lockdown: Partial
Tourists: Allowed
Bars and Restaurants: Open with restrictions
Events: Partially Allowed
Tourist Attractions: Open
Shopping: Open
Quarantine Requested: Depends;


Morocco
Partially open

General Info
The Government of Morocco has extended the country’s “Health State of Emergency” until June 10, 2021. A nationwide curfew between the hours of 8:00 PM and 6:00 AM is in place until at least the end of Ramadan (the curfew is likely to be extended, though the hours may change). During this time, restaurants, stores, supermarkets, and other businesses must close by 7:00 PM. You must have written permission from the Moroccan authorities for movements during curfew hours. Masks are mandatory in all public spaces.

Touristic Info
Flights coming from the UK have been suspended. Passengers arriving in Morocco by air, travelling from the UK via a third country are also not allowed to enter Morocco All passengers must complete a passenger health form online at http://www.onda.ma/form.php, then print and sign the form, to be presented on arrival in Morocco. If you’re eligible to enter, you will have to provide a negative PCR test and antibody test before boarding your flight or ferry to Morocco, with the results dated no earlier than 72 hours prior to shipment from the date of collection. Children under 11 years of age are exempt. From the 6th September onwards, foreign nationals conducting official government business or those with an invitation from a Moroccan company can enter the country, if they can present a copy of their invitation letter. This letter must be sealed by the company and signed by a manager with all the relevant information concerning the traveller included (passport number, the purpose of visit, accommodation details). Foreign nationals who are not subject to visa formalities in order to enter Morocco, and who have a confirmed hotel reservation in Morocco, will also be permitted entry. Ferries carrying passengers will come exclusively from Sete (France) and Genoa (Italy). The same PCR test requirement, as well as additional sanitary measures, will apply to ferry passengers. Please note that these ferry routes can close at short notice due to COVID-19 measures. All passengers from France and Spain are not allowed to enter Morocco. The only exceptions are overflights, cargo, and medical flights. The Moroccan Government is allowing a number of “special flights” from Morocco to France and any travellers interested in this option should contact Air France or Transavia direct for flight information and bookings.

Events
Events of more than 2 people banned

Trasports
Operational with restrictions

Lockdown: Partial
Tourists: Partially Allowed
Bars and Restaurants: Open with restrictions
Events: Partially Allowed
Tourist Attractions: Open
Shopping: Open
Quarantine Requested: Yes;


Egypt
Open borders

General Info
The closing hours of Egyptian stores, malls and restaurants will be brought forward to 9 pm (1900 GMT) to help contain the coronavirus for two weeks from Thursday, straddling the last days of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and Eid celebrations. Large gatherings and concerts will be banned over the same period and beaches and parks will be shut between May 12-16. Mosques have been open for daily prayers with the exception of Friday prayers. A ban on funerals and marriage ceremonies remains in place. Clubs, coffee shops, and restaurants have reopened with preventative measures in place. Hotels are able to open at 25% capacity. Cinemas and theatres are allowed to reopen at a maximum seating capacity of 25% allowed Face masks are mandatory in most public areas.

Touristic Info
Commercial flights and international tourism to Egypt has resumed from 1 July. Starting September 1, all arriving international travellers, including Egyptian citizens, will need to present a negative PCR test certificate for COVID-19 taken prior to arrival. Currently, PCR tests must be taken within 72 hours before arrival, but on September 1 that requirement will change to no less than 48 hours before arrival. Travellers must present paper copies of the test results; digital copies will not be accepted. Children under the age of six of all nationalities are exempt.

Events
Banned

Trasports
Operational

Lockdown: Partial
Tourists: Allowed
Bars and Restaurants: Open with restrictions
Events: Banned
Tourist Attractions: Open
Shopping: Open
Quarantine Requested: No;


Rwanda
Open borders

General Info
Health measures must be complied with, including physical distancing, wearing of face masks and hand hygiene. Penalties will be applied for non-compliance. You should check the latest cabinet communique published on the website of the Prime Minister’s office for more details on measures in place. From 6 to 31 May, the following measures will be in place across Rwanda: -Physical meetings will continue not exceeding 30% of venue capacity. COVID – 19 testing is required for meetings of more than 20 people -Public offices will continue with essential staff at no more than 30% capacity while other employees continue working from home on a rotational basis -Private businesses will continue with essential staff at no more than 50% capacity while other employees continue working from home on a rotational basis. Markets and malls will continue for essential vendors and must not exceed 50% of registered traders. -All businesses must close by 9pm -All schools (public and private), including universities, shall resume -Public transport (buses) should not exceed 75% capacity. Bus operators will ensure passengers maintain social distancing and only passengers with masks will be allowed on board. -Motos and bicycles are permitted to carry passengers and must observe strict hygiene. -Restaurants and cafés shall operate at a 50% occupancy limit and shall receive clients until 9pm -All bars will remain closed -Places of worship adhering to health guidelines will continue to function at 50% maximum occupancy -Tourism activity will continue in strict adherence with COVID – 19 health guidelines. This includes hotels, tour operators and transport services facilitating guests. Tourists and service providers shall inform the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) of itineraries -Individual and non-contact outdoor sports activities are permitted. The Ministry of Sports will provide detailed guidelines -Gyms will be allowed to resume activities on a gradual basis. A detailed reopening schedule will be communicated after readiness assessment, conducted by the Ministry of Sports. -Individual and non-contact outdoor sports activities are permitted. -All swimming pools and spas are closed except for those at hotels hosting tested guests -Attendance at a wake/vigil (Ikiriyo) should not exceed 10 persons at any one time. Funeral gatherings should not exceed 30 persons -Civil and religious weddings should not exceed 30 persons and must comply with all COVID-19 preventive measures. Receptions are not permitted. -Gaming activities remain prohibited

Touristic Info
The Government of Rwanda has published guidance for passengers arriving into and departing from Rwanda (https://bit.ly/2QT4v3D). This is mandatory for all incoming passengers, including those who have received the COVID-19 vaccine. All arrivals must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 120 hours of departure. You will then be required to quarantine at a designated hotel for 24 hours whilst awaiting results of a second COVID-19 test, conducted on arrival.

Events
Events of more than 20 people banned

Trasports
Operational

Lockdown: Partial
Tourists: Allowed
Bars and Restaurants: Open with restrictions
Events: Partially Allowed
Tourist Attractions: Open
Shopping: Open
Quarantine Requested: Depends;


Mauritius
Partially open

General Info
Mauritius has announced an easing of confinement as from 01 May 2021. Work Access Permits will no longer be required, and a number of public activities will be allowed including outdoor physical exercises and the use of public transport. Beauty parlours, private medical and dental practices, veterinarian practices and opticians will also be allowed to resume their activities. Restrictions are being maintained for places that could involve large public gatherings including gymnasiums, cinemas, community centers, casinos, bars, discotheques, schools and restaurants and places of worship, among others. Mauritius has been in confinement since 09 March 2021, following cases of COVID-19 transmission detected in the community. Mauritian authorities noted an improvement in conditions since. In a statement to the nation, Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth urged the population to remain vigilant and observe all precautions to prevent further spread of the virus. The tourism industry will be resuming preparations for the reopening of borders planned for mid-2021.

Touristic Info
- Up to 15th of May 2021 No passengers will be allowed entry into Mauritius. Departing passengers will be allowed to board the authorized flights, should there be any departing flights. - From 16th of May 2021 to 31st of May 2021 (Kindly note that these flights are tentative or may be cancelled subject to prevailing sanitary conditions in Mauritius) While travel restrictions have been extended to 31st May, exceptional flights may still be programmed as is the case since last year. All prospective passengers (including children and infants) travelling to Mauritius must possess the following documents: a certificate of a negative COVID – 19 PCR test administered between 5 and 7 days prior to the date of boarding at the last point of embarkation. a valid air ticket to Mauritius; and proof of purchase of a travel package including accommodation, on a full board basis, at a designated hotel for a mandatory 14-day in-room quarantine.

Events
Events of more than 10 people banned.

Trasports
Operational with restrictions

Lockdown: Partial
Tourists: Partially Allowed
Bars and Restaurants: Open with restrictions
Events: Partially Allowed
Tourist Attractions: Open
Shopping: Open
Quarantine Requested: Yes;


Madagascar
Partially open

General Info
Madagascar renewed the State of Health Emergency effective May 1, 2021. The number of daily new COVID-19 cases has been increasing. Analamanga, Atsinana, SAVA, Anosy, Vakinankaratra, Matsiatra, and Amboby regions are closed. Domestic flights are suspended. International flights, previously authorized in and out of Nosy Be, are suspended. In Analamanga, there will be a total lockdown every weekend. Work and public transportation (except for taxis) will be suspended and only essential services are grocery stores may remain open. Entry to Madagascar is forbidden. Gatherings of more than 50 people remain prohibited. Mask wearingand physical distancing in public is mandatory. Schools are closed. Local markets are open from 6 AM to 5 PM but only one member of household may run errands.Churches, mosques, bars, and night clubs remain closed. Restaurants may operate at half-capacity.

Touristic Info
Madagascar has suspended almost all routine international flights until further notice. Cruise ships are not currently permitted to berth in Madagascar’s ports. To enter Madagascar you will need to provide proof of a negative coronavirus test taken within 72 hours of travel. You should not use the NHS testing service to get a test in order to facilitate your travel to another country. You should arrange to take a private test. You will also be required to take a test at Ivato International Airport and to self-isolate at your own expense until the test result is received (typically 4 – 5 days). If the test is positive, you may be required to go to a state-mandated facility for treatment.

Events
Public gatherings of more than 200 people are banned.

Trasports
Operational with restrictions

Lockdown: No
Tourists: Partially Allowed
Bars and Restaurants: Open with restrictions
Events: Partially Allowed
Tourist Attractions: Closed
Shopping: Open
Quarantine Requested: Depends;


Seychelles
Partially open

General Info
As of April 3, authorities in Seychelles have maintained eased entry measures as part of the country's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A nightly 22:00-04:00 curfew is in place until further notice. Only essential workers, who will be granted permits, can travel during this period. The use of facemasks is compulsory in public spaces. Restaurants and spas can reopen in line with authorities' guidance. Bars, nightclubs, and casinos remain closed. Groups of no more than two people may visit the beach together, providing they are from the same household. Gatherings with individuals outside one's household are banned. Persons contravening movement and social distancing measures will be subject to a fine or arrest. Authorities will probably amend measures on short notice if the number of COVID-19 cases increases.

Touristic Info
Commercial flights are allowed to arrive in the Seychelles. With immediate effect, Seychelles will be welcoming visitors from any part of the world. Commercial flights are allowed to arrive in the Seychelles. With immediate effect, Seychelles will be welcoming all visitors from any part of the world as long as they have had a negative PCR test performed within 72 hours of departure for Seychelles. See the full governmental press release here. No quarantine will be necessary however there are still restrictions: Travelers require a negative PCR test performed within 72 hours of departure. Health Travel Authorization is required. Travelers must have travel insurance that covers COVID-19 related care. Travelers from Bangladesh, Pakistan, India and Brazil are banned from entry until further notice.

Events
Gatherings with individuals outside one's household are banned.

Trasports
Operational

Lockdown: Partial
Tourists: Partially Allowed
Bars and Restaurants: Fully Open
Events: Partially Allowed
Tourist Attractions: Open
Shopping: Open
Quarantine Requested: Depends;


Tunisia
Partially open

General Info
All modes of public transport (taxis, buses, trains and others) are permitted to operate. You should follow the advice of local authorities. The Tunisian authorities have announced that wearing a face mask in public places is mandatory. This includes public transport, health and educational institutions, shopping centres, sports and cultural venues as well as places of worship. Failure to wear a mask may result in a fine or imprisonment. From 11 April, the national curfew hours are from 10pm to 5am. During the curfew you are only allowed to leave your residence in an emergency. Private and public gatherings are banned. Weekly markets are banned. Movement between cities is permitted, except to areas where there is a high risk of infection, to be determined by the health authorities as the situation evolves. Additional curfews and lockdowns can be imposed at short notice in response to events. You should follow the guidance of local authorities when travelling around the country.

Touristic Info
Land, sea and air borders have reopened with restrictions in place depending on your country of departure and/or residence. See the full list here. All arrivals must present a negative PCR test result within 72 hours before take-off. The government may implement more restrictions for specific countries. All flights to and from, or that transit through, the UK, Australia, South Africa, and other countries with outbreaks of the new variant, are banned until further notice. The government announced there will be a system of authorisation to permit travel from the UK in exceptional circumstances.

Events
Banned

Trasports
Operational with restrictions

Lockdown: Partial
Tourists: Partially Allowed
Bars and Restaurants: Open with restrictions
Events: Banned
Tourist Attractions: Open
Shopping: Open
Quarantine Requested: Yes;


Capo Verde ENG
Open borders

General Info
Until further notice all the islands in the Cape Verde archipelago, except for Ilha Brava, are in a ‘state of calamity’. Ilha Brava remains in a ‘state of contingency’. There are 4 ‘states’ under civil protection rules: state of emergency (highest), state of calamity (2nd highest), state of contingency (3rd highest) and state of alert (lowest). Each ‘state’ has its own restrictions. Face coverings are mandatory in enclosed spaces and outdoors where it is not possible to maintain social distancing. Confinement is mandatory for 14 days if you’re suffering from or infected with coronavirus symptoms. You must observe the rules on social distancing and hygiene: keep a social distance of at least 2m wash your hands regularly respect the rules on maximum occupancy in shops and service, restaurants, cafés and on public transport The use of a face covering is mandatory in enclosed spaces, e.g. supermarkets, shops, health centres, banks, schools, public services, airports and port, restaurants and cafés and on public transport. Face coverings are also mandatory outdoors where social distancing cannot be maintained. This applies to everyone over the age of 10. You may be exempt from using a face mask on medical grounds if so authorised by the health authorities. All cultural, recreational, sporting, leisure and entertainment facilities are closed, including those which had re-opened earlier. Most nightclubs, dance halls, event venues and facilities, sporting academies and gymnastics and martial arts clubs remain closed. Parties and social gatherings are banned. Attendance at religious services and ceremonies is limited to one third capacity and subject to social distancing, temperature checking, hand hygiene and the use of a face mask. Beaches in Praia, on the island of Santiago, are closed until 15 May. Beaches on other islands may be closed too. You’ll need to check with your local authority. Bars, and open air cafés selling alcohol, close at 9:00pm. Restaurants and snack bars close at 11:00pm. Lounge bars close at 9:00pm on weekdays, weekends and bank holidays. Shops and stores close at 8:30pm, with the exception of pharmacies and bread shops which close at 9pm. On Ilha Brava: Restaurants, snack bars, bars and open air cafés, including those selling alcohol, close at 11:59pm. Lounge bars close at 12:00am on weekdays and at 02.00am on weekends and bank holidays.

Touristic Info
Cape Verde’s air and maritime borders are open. Passengers need a COVID-19 test to enter and exit, and the test has to be done within 72 hours before travel. Anyone without a COVID-19 test within the 72 hour timeframe will not be allowed to board their flight. Inter-island travel requires a form to be filled out prior. Children under age 7 are no longer exempt from this requirement, which applies to both air and sea travel

Events
Events of more than 20 people banned.

Trasports
Operational with restrictions

Lockdown: Partial
Tourists: Allowed
Bars and Restaurants: Open with restrictions
Events: Partially Allowed
Tourist Attractions: Closed
Shopping: Open
Quarantine Requested: No;


Zimbabwe
Open borders

General Info
Zimbabwe is currently in indefinite lockdown. You are encouraged to defer any unnecessary travel. There is a curfew between 10pm to 5:30am, which is being enforced by the security services. People can gather in shops, offices and other business places. Up to 50 people are able to gather for religious services and up to 30 people can gather for a funeral. Marriages can now take place but only with the couple and their witnesses in attendance. Everyone in a public place must observe social distancing (i.e. keep at least one metre apart) and wear a face mask. All sporting activities have resumed and sports clubs re-opened. Essential services such as hospitals, pharmacies and supermarkets remain open between 8am and 7pm only. Restaurants have opened for sit down meals. Bars and night clubs are closed. Off-licenses may sell take away alcohol only between 8am and 4.30pm. Hotel bars and restaurants able to serve hotel guests.

Touristic Info
Zimbabwe opened its land borders and international airports to tourists in addition to Zimbabwean nationals and valid permit holders on 1 December 2020. To enter Zimbabwe through one of its international airports you must possess a negative COVID-19 test result, issued no more than 48 hours before the start of your journey. If you do not have a negative test result, or if you exhibit COVID-19 symptoms on arrival, you will be detained at a holding facility where you will be required to pay US$60.00 for a test. To enter Zimbabwe through one of its land borders you must possess a negative COVID-19 test result, issued no more than 48 hours before your arrival at the border. If you do not have a negative test result, or if you exhibit COVID-19 symptoms on arrival, you will be denied entry into Zimbabwe. 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.

Events
Events of more than 50 people banned.

Trasports
Operational with restrictions

Lockdown: Yes
Tourists: Allowed
Bars and Restaurants: Open with restrictions
Events: Partially Allowed
Tourist Attractions: Closed
Shopping: Essential only
Quarantine Requested: Yes;


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