Operational Updates

 

Algeria

    •  Under current restrictions, flights to & from Algeria are suspended Until Further Notice, except for;

      • State Aircraft.

      • Cargo Flight.

      • Medevac flights.

      • Technical landings where crews and passengers do not disembark.

      • Private Flights.

    • It is understood that the above mentioned flights must have overflight and landing permissions from the Algerian CAA.​

  • Angola

    • All flights must comply with below measures:

      • All passengers require approval from the Ministry of Health prior to approval from the CAA.

      • All passengers are required to produce a negative test no longer than 72 hours prior to arrival.

      • Night stop can only be approved in FNLU.

      • Personal protection including masks and the observation of distance are required.

  • Benin 

    • We are advised that airports are open but travelers are required ​to take a COVID test at a cost of 153.00 EUR upon arrival into Benin. It is also mandatory for travelers to present a valid COVID-19 test upon departure. Only crew and passenger in transit with official documentation are exempted. 

  • Botswana

    • ​COVID-19- REOPENING OF AIRPORTS (PORTS OF ENTRY) - The Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism is pleased to inform members of the public and the international community that Botswana is ready to receive private charter flights from 1st November 2020.

    • The following International Airports are open for international flights from 09th November 2020:

      • Kasane International Airport (FBKE/BBK)

      • Maun International Airport (FBMN / MUB)

      •  Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (FBSK/GBE) 

    • P. G. Matante International Airport (FBFT /FRW) will reopen on the 1st December 2020.

    • Please note that visitors must adhere to the following requirements:

      • a) Visitors must present a valid 72-hour negative COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) result from time of departure.

      • b) Visitors must be screened for COVID-19 symptoms upon entry.

      • c) Visitors arriving with COVID symptoms will be required to undertake mandatory testing and possible isolation and/or quarantine.

      • d) Visitors will be required to remain in contact with the local health authority for a period of 14 days doing self-monitoring.

      • e) Returning citizens and residents not meeting the requirement will undergo 14-day mandatory quarantine and testing at their own cost (as assessed by local authority).

      • f) Non-citizen visitors not meeting the requirements will NOT be allowed entry into Botswana.

      • g) Travelers exiting Botswana are expected to comply with travel regulations of the destination country at their own expense. All other airports that serve as Ports of entry into Botswana will remain closed until further notice. This AIC supersedes AIC 07/2020 and AIC 09/2020, and becomes effective immediately

    • FBKY / Kanye Airport  is closed for maintenance until 31st December 2020.

  • Burkina Faso

    • Bobo-Dioulasso (DFOO/BID) & Ouagadougou (DFFD) are now open for all types of flight but due to COVID-19 infection prevention, passengers and crew members must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. 

  • Burundi

    • Since the week beginning 09th November 2020 there are no restrictions in place at Melchior NDADAYE airport (HBBA / BJM), with all flights operating to and from Bujumbura.

  • Cameroon

    • All Cameroon airports remain closed to all inbound international flights due to COVID-19 infection prevention. this restriction does not affect the following flights:

      • Aircraft in state of emergency

      • Cargo flights

      • Technical landing

      • Medevac flights

      • Repatriation and special flights authorized by government.

    • Persons on board except crew shall not be permitted to disembark without authorization.

    • Crew members and passengers disembarking must follow the directives of health authorities.

    • Except aircraft in emergency, the exempted flights are to seek Pre-authorization from Cameroon civil aviation authority. Landing Authorization requests must be submitted at least 48 hours before the scheduled flight date,except for medevac flights that are treated as urgent.

    • Due to operational reasons, exempted flights must take off or Land as far as possible between 06:00 and 22:00 utc.

    • ENR ATC is normal and air operators are able to file Douala (FKKD/DLA) and Yaounde-Nsimalen (FKYS/NSI) as alternate aerodromes.

    • In addition to the above, note that inbound passengers must show negative PCR test issued 72 hours before arrival.

    • Crew overnight is possible

    • Permits can be obtained through normal channel (CAA)

  • Cape Verde

    • All Cabo Verde airports are closed to all inbound international flights due to covid-19 infection prevention. this restriction does not affect the following flights:

    • Aircraft in a state of emergency

    • Cargo flights

    • Technical landing for refuelling

    • Humanitarian/medevac/repatriation flights.

    • United Nations flights

    • Persons on board and crew shall not be allowed to disembark without authorization.

  • Crew members who are authorized to disembark shall go into strict mandatory quarantine under the supervision of the state during their rotation/rest period.

  • Except for aircraft in emergency the exempted flights are to seek pre-authorisation from the civil aviation authorities by phone or email.

  • We have also been informed that, according to a CAA’s communication (still no NOTAMN issued though) due to the pandemic and security issues, for the next few days GVAC is restricted to some operations, being given the alternative GVNP for the stops.

  • According to the CAA communication the only aircraft that cannot land at GVNP, or that the final destination is GVAC, may be authorized to operate to GVAC. It is still unknown when the operations at GVAC will resume normal.

  • Central African Republic

    • Bangui M’Poko Airport (FEFF / BGF) is closed to all inbound international flight  due to COVID-19 infection prevention. This restriction does not affect the following flights;

    • Aircraft In a state of emergency

    • Cargo flights

    • Technical landings

    • Humanitarian/Medivac/Repatriation flight

    • Special flights permitted (United Nations/VIP flights)

  • Persons on board, except crew, shall not be permitted to disembark without authorisation. Crew members may disembark but shall undergo strict and mandatory quarantine under the supervision of state during their rotation/rest period.

  • Except aircraft in a state of emergency, the exempted flights are to seek pre-authorisation from the national Civil Aviation Authority of Central African Republic

  • Chad

    • We understand that all airports in Chad are now open again to international flights carrying passengers and/or cargo flights but please check in with the G.A.S. operations team for the latest updates prior to operating your flight.

    •  However there is a curfew in place at N'Djamena International Airport (FTTJ / NDJ) from 2000Z to 0400Z. 

  • Comoros

    • In order to prevent the propagation of 'COVID-19', all international commercial flights connecting through Union of Comoros are suspended with the exception of Cargo flights. Also all Union of Comoros airports (FMCH, FMCV, FMCI) operating hours are: 0500-1400

  • Comoros & Mayotte

    • Limited ATS hours are in operation, please check with us for the latest restrictions.

  • Cote d’Ivoire;

    • As of 05 August 2020, all travelers to and from the Ivory Coast are required to carry a COVID 19 negative test certificate with a date no more than 03 days in the past, and from midnight on 05th September 2020 all travelers will be tested upon arrival to help prevent the spread of COVID 19. 

    • Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) 

    • All airports within DRC including FZAA (Kinshasa N Djili) are now closed to all flights with the exception of;

      • Food / Medical

      • Cargo

      • Humanitarian flights which are permitted but subject to special restrictions upon arrival

    • Domestic flights are still operating but these are expected to cease if COVID-19 is detected in the provenances and it has been reported that 1 case has been confirmed in Lubumbashi after being contracted in Kinshasa. 

  • Djibouti

  • All flights can operate if they have a landing permit and have obtained permission from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Civil Aviation Authority. Flight approvals are at the discretion of MOFA and CAA’s.

  • Crew and Passengers should present a negative PCR test, no longer that 72 hours old upon arrival from their country of departure when entering Djibouti.

  • Passengers without a certificate will not be able to disembark during tech stop.

  • Crews must have a COVID-19 free certificate valid .

  • Operating crews are not required to be tested on arrival but if they do not have a COVID-19 negative test certificate, they will be tested for temperature. If further COVID19 tests are positive the those individuals will be quarantined in isolation and taken back with the first available flight he/she was operating.

  • Certificates are not needed if crew are not disembarking from the aircraft.

  • Egypt:

    • COVID-19 procedures valid until 31st December 2020 (estimated):  Flights operating international passenger operations shall comply with the following:

      • Health declaration forms must be completed by passengers and crew before arrival in order to hand them over to quarantine team upon arrival.

      • To follow published public health authority measures in Egyptian International airports.

      • Air operators shall not allow any passenger to embark with a temperature equal or above 38 deg or suffering from any respiratory system symptoms.

      • Aircraft shall be sterilized from the origin airport, then fill the Aircraft COVID-19 Disinfection control sheet and send it back to pass it to quarantine team (contact the G.A.S. team for a copy of this form).

      • A certificate of a negative result of the PCR test is mandatory and requested for both passengers and crew who will enter the country & it must be made no later than 72 hours from the time of departure from origin.

    • It’s prohibited of entry to The Arab Republic of Egypt for all nationalities including Egyptians from any airport unless the passenger is holding a Negative PCR for COVID-19 test issued within 72hr before arrival day. Children less than 6 years are exempted.

    • Entry into Egypt is prohibited for crew members to any port unless they are holding a Negative PCR for COVID-19 test issued within 72hr before arrival day.

    • The following are the PCR certificates conditions:

      • Date and time of the sample taken must be registered as the period will be counted from it.

      • Should be issued from an approved lab by the country of issuing and stamped with lab stamp, with no scratch or hand added written remarks on it.

      • Sample type must be mentioned in it.

      • Analysis type should be mentioned which (RT-PCR).

    • Please contact G.A.S. for copies of the following;

      • Health declaration form

      • Aircraft COVID-19 disinfection control sheet

    • In case of passenger arriving to mentioned destination not holding a PCR test, a PCR test will be done for them upon arrival with the charge of $30,

    • Agents at origin check in counters should Inform Passenger who are not holding a PCR test that they will be isolated in their residence or hotel room in destination till the results are returned,

    • Upon Arrival Crew should separate the passenger without a valid PCR test to be disembarked after passenger holding a PCR test, and to inform ground staff before start disembarking them, as they will be taken to a different hall to do the test,

    • In case a positive test result the passenger will do a self-isolation in his room, and he will be given the prescription for the treatment protocol, during his stay in Egypt till departure with his group on his original booking dates,

    • Same applies to disembarking crew members.

  • Equatorial Guinea:

    • Equatorial Guinea has entered the second phase of relaxation of containment measures.

    • International airlines are authorized to operate 1 (one) flight per week into Equatorial Guinea.

      • For additional flights, airlines must request special authorization.

      • Each company will request an airport slot, not having to coincide with the schedule.

    • Passengers and crews arriving in Malabo must present a negative PCR test certificate that is no more that 48 hours old.

    • In case of not presenting a negative PCR test certificate visitors will be required to take a compulsory test paid for by the passenger or crew, the test  will be submitted at the airport.

    • National airlines are authorized two flight per day to Malabo-Bata-Malabo).

    • All flights must abide by all pandemic prevention measures issued by the World Health Organization (WHO).

  • Eritrea

    • We have been advised that no flights permitted to land or operate in Asmara international Airport. 

  • Ethiopia

    • All Aerodromes within the country are still open BUT from 18th July 2020 the following apply;

      • All arriving passengers entering Ethiopia will be placed in a mandatory Quarantine for 7 days at the passenger expense, with the exception of travelers who can present a certificate of a negative PCR SAR CoV test done up to 5 days before entering Ethiopia. 

      • All travelers arriving into Bole international airport/HAAB/ADD who can present a certificate of a negative PCR SAR CoV test done up to 5 days before entering Ethiopia, will be required to undertake a 14 day self-quarantine at home after giving a sample upon arrival.

        1. All arriving passengers entering Ethiopia with NO certificate of a negative PCR SAR CoV test 5 days before entering Ethiopia as well as returnees will be quarantined at selected hotels including the Skylight Hotel for 7 days at the passengers own expense or will be placed in different quarantine for 7 days. After 7 days, travelers will be tested and then self-isolated for an additional 7 days at home. 

        2. Diplomat passengers who arrive with PCR negative test certificate & children under the age of 12 years are exempted from isolation

        3. Passengers who have certificate of a negative PCR SAR CoV test are required to bring a printed copy of the result. 

        4. No other COVID-19 test type is accepted except Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. There are other kinds of COVID-19 tests but Ethiopia only accepts the PCR. Therefore, area offices need to make sure that the negative certificate is from a PCR test.

        5. A Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT anti-body test) certificate is not acceptable. 

        6. The above quarantine requirement does not apply to transit passengers and crews. 

      • Crew will stay at the Ethiopian Skylight Hotel until their departure time, the expense is $125 USD per day.

      • Crews must stay in the hotel until departure.

      • Chemical disinfection of all aircraft is mandatory (wide body $ 560.00 & small aircraft $360.00).

  • Gabon

    • In line with imposed curfew the authorities request that all flights are conducted between 07:00 utc & 14.30 utc

  • Gambia

    • Due to the CovId-19 pandemic all flights in and out of Banjul Yundum International Airport are suspended until further notice with the exception of the following flights who require a Landing Permit before arrival;

      • Medical flights

      • Cargo & Special flights

    • These flights require landing permits to operate.​

  • Ghana

    • Based on new COVID-19 related requirements Kotoka International Airport (DGAA/ACC) is open to all subject to new travel procedures.

    • All aircraft operators must inform their passenger (arriving and departing) about the new passenger restrictions and health measures which can be found via www.gcaa.com.gh/web/protocols.html 

  • Guinea

    • Conakry Gbessia International Airport (GUCY/CKY) is closed to all public flights except for; cargo / and humanitarian flights due to COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Guinea Bissau

    • Due to the CovId-19 pandemic only the following flights are authorised to overfly,take off and landing at Osvaldo Vieira International Airport of Bissau (GGOV);

      • Aircrafts in difficulty

      • Over-flights

      • Humanitarian aid, medical and rescue mission flights

      • Cargo flights a

      • Aircrafts having taken GGOV as an alternate aerodrome shown on flightplan.

      • Technical stopover aircraft without passenger disembarkation.

      • Other operational flights related to security created.

  • Kenya

    • International passenger flights into Kenya have resumed with the following guidelines that apply to all passengers arriving into or transiting through the country.

      • Only passengers from the list of approved states, who meet the following criteria shall be exempt from quarantine;

        • Do not have a body temperature not above 37.5 c (99.5 deg fahrenheit);

        • Do not have a persistent cough or difficulty in breathing or other flu-like symptoms

        • Hold a negative PCR based covid-19 test carried out no more than 96 hours before travel.

      • Please contact the G.A.S. ops team for a list of approved states

      • Non-compliant passengers will be checked into quarantine facilities and undergo COVID-19 tests at their own cost.

    • Contact us for a list of approved States whose travellers are exempt from quarantine.

    • Travellers must complete the mandatory Ministry of Health travellers Health Service online form must be completed and submitted prior to travel. The online form can be accessed from the ministry of health website https://bit.ly/covid19moh

    • Disembarking passengers should be released from the aircraft in batches of thirty person (s) to avoid overcrowding at screening area.

    • All flight crew, air operators and passengers are advised to strictly following COVID-19 prevention protocols at all airports and inside the aircraft​.​

    • All crew shall be exempt from quarantine after operating any flight if their body temperature is not above 37.5° C (99.5°F); do not exhibit symptoms of COVID–19 and there is no suspected case of COVID-19 on their flight. With a suspected case of COVID-19 on the flight, the crew shall be quarantined at home or designated facility. If results are negative they shall be allowed to resume normal duties.

    • Air operators shall be responsible for ensuring proper screening, medical briefing and reporting any cases to the relevant authorities.

    • Passengers arriving on flights after the curfew, with a valid Air Ticket and Boarding Pass shall be allowed to proceed to their hotels and/or residences.

    • Air Operators shall provide guidance material to passengers regarding application of the preventive measures on board.

  • Lesotho

    • Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, regional and domestic flight are prohibited regardless of their risk category or country of origin. All airports will be operating on reduced hours (07.00 and 13.00 Daily). Only flights for essential cargo and services will be allowed to operate.

  • Liberia

    • Roberts International Airport (GRLB) has reopened to all International commercial airlines;

      • Crews and Passengers required to observe and practice the following health protocols as prescribed by the health ministry of the Republic of Liberia:

        • Everyone is required to wear face mask at all times

        • Constantly wash their hands

        • Practice social distancing

        • Avoid touching your face with your hands

        • Catch coughs and sneezes in a tissue and dispose of it immediately.

    • The security apparatus and health authorities are to ensure a stricter enforcement of these guidelines going forward

  • Madagascar

    • Operations of domestic flights from Antananarivo to Sambava, Antsiranana, Tolagnaro, Toliary, Nosy-Be, Toamasina, Mahajanga, Sainte-Marie, Maroantsetra, Morondava and Vice Versa but travelers must carry a negative PCR test certificate not older than 72 hours berfore baording.  

    • Until at least 30th November 2020, All Non-scheduled flights are prohibited however Medevac flights are authorised subject to the acceptance of the country of destination and that crew and passengers must quarantine upon their return. 

    • The suspension of international and regional flights connecting through Madagascar has been imposed. Cargo flights are exempt but crew members are prohibited from disembarking the aircraft and aircraft operators must take the necessary measures to ensure that the number of crew are sufficient for the return flight.

  • Mali

    • Mali s accepting international flights but the following must be considered in connection with COVID-19 pandemic requirements, 

      • Passenger must provide a negative PCR certificate less than 7 days old.

      • There are no restriction for crew, except staying at hotel and avoid any visit in case of crew rest.

  • Mauritania

    • Since September 10, all Mauritania airports are open to international air transport however arriving passengers must be in possession of a negative COVID-19 document dated less than 3 days old before travel.

  • Mauritius

    • To assist in the prevention of Corona virus into Mauritius pilots of all arriving aircraft are required to report any suspected case of this disease (fever, sore throat, cough or shortness of breath) on board their aircraft to the appropriate ATS unit in Mauritius well in advance of arrival.       

    • Airlines may use Mauritius as alternate aerodrome, however if an aircraft lands in Mauritius the following conditions shall apply:

      • 1. The pilot-in-command will have to provide a negative covid-19  test certificate no more than 7 days old for all passengers and crew for cases mentioned at 2b.

      • 2a Passengers and crew shall stay on board the aircraft whilst awaiting its re-departure.

      • 2ba If the aircraft is not able to depart the airline shall undertake to make necessary arrangements to place all passengers and crew to a hotel at its own cost as well as bearing all other expenses associated with their stay in Mauritius.

      • 3. During their stay in Mauritius the airlines together with all the passengers and crew shall abide to prevailing sanitary protocols set out by the ministry of health and wellness.         

    • Entry of aircraft into Mauritius is prohibited except for such aircraft as may be authorised.

    • No passengers will be allowed entry or transit in the Republic of Mauritius unless they comply with the following conditions:

      • Passengers are willing to undergo a mandatory quarantine for a minimum of 14 days in a state-designated quarantine facility.

      • Passengers should possess a valid air ticket to Mauritius.

      • Passengers should produce proof of a travel package including accommodation at a state-designated quarantine facility for a minimum of 14 days.

      • Passengers will have to undergo a PCR test for covid-19 between five and seven days prior to the date of boarding at the last port of embarkation and the result of which shall be negative.

      • Passengers must undergo swabbing with regard to PCR test upon arrival at the SSR international airport.  

      • PCR tests for covid-19 will also be carried out on day 7 and day 14.          

    • Crew members will be allowed entry in the Republic of Mauritius for crew rest purposes as per their flight time limitation scheme at holiday inn hotel which has been designated as the sole state-designated quarantine facility for crew rest purpose. The crew shall be confined to their hotel rooms. 

    • In case the covid-19 pcr test is positive the person shall be transferred to a public medical institution for treatment.     

    • Starting from 01st July 2020, domestic flights to and from Rodrigues will be allowed with the following conditions:

      • 1. Passengers have to wear masks at all time including during the flight.    

      • 2. Body temperature check will be carried-out for both departing and arriving passengers at SSR International airport and Plaine Corail airport by the health authorities.

      • 3. Passengers shall duly fill in the health declaration card before landing.

      • 4. Passengers arriving in Rodrigues will be subjected to 14 days health surveillance by the public health aurthorities as from the date of arrival.

      • 5. Any passenger having temperature above 37.7 degrees Celsius and/or any symptoms of COVID 19, will be directed to the medical post, under supervision of the airport doctor.

      • 6. Physical distancing of at least 1m should be maintained by all staff and passengers within the terminal and public areas.         

  • Morocco

    • All international flights from or to Morocco are suspended UFN except for over-flight and cargo flights (crew members of cargo flights must remain on board and stop-overs shortened.

    • The 2-special flights of foreign airlines that are allowed on request by their home government based on having authorization from the Moroccan Air Transportation Directorate (DTA/DGAC) via the Ministry of Foreign affairs of the Kingdom of Morocco.

    • Moroccan airlines will schedule special flights, after coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,and must request authorization from the Air Transportation Directorate (DTA/DGAC).

    • Authorized airlines must respect the conditions of passenger access to Morocco.

    • Foreign trade visitors will be able to visit Moroccan companies as from September 10th, 2020 by obtaining a simple invitation from those companies, the invitations must be printed on the letterhead of the inviting company and they must also be signed and sealed by an authorized person from the company, and include the purpose of the visit, the full names and passport numbers of the visitors, their date of entry into Moroccan territory as well as their place of residence during their stay in morocco.

    • Foreign visitors must of course comply with the health rules issued by the authorities, in particular the obligation to carry out the required tests for covid-19 beforehand.

    • For business trips, the passager's inviting company can arrange diplomatic clearance.

    • VIP’s must request authorisation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Kingdom of Morocco) via diplomatic channels.

    • Passengers arriving into Morocco must have completed a passenger health form online ,via http://www.onda.ma/form.php, and then print it and sign it before arriving in country.

  • Mozambique

    • Due to COVID-19 infection prevention the movement of people to and Mozambique is limited through the partial closure of its borders, authorisation for International flights are restricted other than for the following flights;

      • Cargo flights

      • Technical landings.

      • Humanitarian/Medevac/Repatriation flights.

    • ENR alternates are normal and Air Operators are able to file MAPUTO (FQMA l MPM), BEIRA (FQBR l BEW) and NACALA (FQNC l MNC) as alternate aerodromes

  • Namibia

    • At the following airports, ATC is closed due to the COVID-19 state of emergency currently in place within Namibia. Air Traffic Services are only available on a on-call basis for emergency and specially authorised flights;

      • Luderitz (FYLZ l LUD)

      • Ondangwa (FYOA l OND)

      • Katima Mulilo (FYKM l MPA)

      • Walvis Bay (FYWB l WVB)

    • (Hosea Kutako International Airport l FYWF) Due to the COVID-19 state of emergency currently in place within Namibia stakeholders are advised;

      • To access AIM services via our website and other online services to minimise person to person contact. All correspondence via email, telephone, fax or IBS as operation mitigation measure.

    • The Namibia Civil Aviation Authority has updated their guidelines that will be in force until the 30th November 2020, in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 pandemic within the borders of Namibia while reintroducing international tourism into Namibia in a safe and manageable approach by all stake holders.

    • All Air Operators, Aerodrome Operators and travellers shall conform to the COVID-19 guidelines below and as stipulated in the Government Gazette 7367 issued 21 st October 2020 or as amended, including the Disinfecting of aircraft before and after each flight, mandatory usage of face masks in the terminal buildings and on board the aircraft for the duration of the flight, social distancing as well as supply of hand sanitisation during all phases of passengers’ movement.

    • There will be thermo guns at all airports, all crew members and passengers shall be subjected to screening. Air Operators are also encouraged to follow the Immigration Control Act 7 of 1993 and the Government gazette No. 7367 Amendment of Public Health Covid-19 General Regulations: Public and Environmental Health.

    • Travelers Persons who - May not be refused entry into Namibia but may, on arrival in Namibia, be subjected to quarantine unless they present to an authorised person a negative SARS-CoV-2 PCR test result that is not older than 72 hours.

    • - Travelers without a negative SARS-CoV-2 PCR test result that is not older than 72 hours may be subjected to supervised quarantine (i) at home or at a tourism facility approved by an authorised person; or (ii) if the place referred to in (i) does not meet the quarantine requirements, at a designated quarantine facility, for a period of seven day.”.

    • Returning Namibian citizens or holders of Namibian residence or employment permits may enter Namibia - (a) without an SARS-CoV-2 PCR test result; or (b) with a positive SARS-CoV-2 PCR test result, but in either case such persons must be subjected to mandatory quarantine and testing or isolation at a designated quarantine or an isolation facility for a period of seven days.

    • Crew members or those entering Namibia to provide humanitarian assistance, may enter Namibia without an SARS-CoV-2 PCR test result but such persons must be subjected to mandatory quarantine and testing for COVID-19 at a designated quarantine facility for a period of seven days.”.

  • Niger

    • There is no Notam currently in progress but for COVID-19 there are no restrictions to enter DRRN, only a 72-hour test and a verification check.

    • If the passenger does not have this COVID-19 test document they will, on arrival, will be tested at a cost of 46.00 EUR. This document will only valid for 72 hours, so after every 3 days they will have to check again for the need for travel.

  • Nigeria 

    • Nigeria is open to Nigeria international flights other to those operated from prohibited countries or unapproved airlines, please contact the G.A.S. ops team for an up to date list.

  • Republic of Guinea:

    •  GUCY GUCY (Conakry International Airport / Gbessia International Airport) is closed to all public traffic until 23.59 on 06th May 2020 with the exception of Cargo and Humanitarian flight.

  • Reunion

    • FMEE / RUN / ReunionCOVID-19: passenger restrictions and health measures :

      1. France maintains control at its borders and restricts travel, in accordance with decree 2020-860 modified dated 10th July 2020 and the prime minister instructions nr 6167/sg dated 12 may 2020 and nr 6187/sg dated 01 july 2020.

      2. Passengers arriving in la Reunion member states of the European Union as well as Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland, United Kingdom and Vatican, Australia, Canada, South Korea, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay, are not limited in their reasons for travel with regard to prevention of the risk related to the COVID-19 epidemic.

      3. Passengers arriving from any other country shall be given authorisation to enter la Reunion and only for the reasons given in the derogatory travel forms available from the Ministry of interior website.

      4. Passengers aged eleven years old or older travelling to la Reunion shall present the result of a biological examination of virological screening carried out less than 72hr before the flight which does not conclude to a COVID-19 contamination.

    • Paragraph 4 applied from 25 July 2020 to travel from a foreign country listed in paragraph 2.

      •  Travel between, Mayotte and any point of french territory shall be authorised only for the reasons given in the derogatory travel forms available on the Ministry of interior website.

      • Passenger shall present to the air carrier, before boarding: - as applicable, the travel form corresponding to their travel from those listed in paragraphs 3 and 4, accompanied by the

  • Rwanda

    • Further to a declaration by the Minister or Health:

      • All travelers arriving into Rwanda must be tested negative of COVID-19 within 72 hours of departure (meaning must be tested and receive their results within 3 days of your 1st flight) and complete the passenger locator form and upload your test results to the government website. 

      • All travelers arriving into Rwanda will be screened upon entry and will be given a 2nd test to confirm the negative result of the 1st done prior to arrival.

      • All travelers are required to complete 24 hours in a designated transit hotel while awaiting results of the 2nd test.

      • The Rwandan government has negotiated discounted full board rates to cover these first 24 hour stay.

  • São Tome

    • FPST (São Tome) and FPPR (Principe) - Effective until 04th April 2020: All commercial and private flights operating to FPST (São Tome) and FPPR (Principe) are prohibited. This period may be extended.

  • Senegal

    • Due to COVID-19 pandemic all flights from or to Senegal are suspended, except for cargo, sanitary and special flights which require prior authorization. Domestic flights are permitted. Ferry flights for repatriation must be empty at their arrival and stopovers duration shortened.

  • Seychelles

    • Due to COVID-19 prevention measures, Seychelles International Airport (FSIA) remains open and available.

    • Visitors are currently permitted to travel to Seychelles if they are travelling from countries shown on the approved countries (Category 1 countries), provided that they have not been in a country not on the Category 1 list in the previous 14 days.

    • If the travel involves a transit stop in a non-Category 1 country (contact GAS for the current list of Category 1 & 2 countries) but the traveler does not leave the airport in the transit country, that traveler is permitted to travel to Seychelles under entry conditions for Category 1 countries.

    • A second category of countries (Category 2) contains any of the seven countries designated as “special status countries” of particular importance as tourism markets, but have been suspended from the Category 1 list. At any one time some of the seven countries might still be on the Category 1 list while others have been moved to Category 2 (because the level of infection has risen).

    • Visitors from a country that is neither in Category 1 nor in Category 2 may be permitted to enter Seychelles by prior application and with special conditions.

    • Seychellois are permitted to enter Seychelles from any country. However, the conditions that apply to Seychellois with regards to their stay for the first 14 days after arrival, differ depending on which country they arrive from.

    • All persons, including all categories of visitors, Seychellois, persons holding permanent residence or GOP, diplomats, consultants, crews of shipping vessels, intending to travel to Seychelles must apply for their Health Travel Authorisation, at https://seychelles.govtas.com/. This Authorization is for travel, permission to enter Seychelles, and conditions that may apply with regards to accommodation and/or quarantine, are determined by the authorized officers at arrival.

    • Applicants must have at hand their passport, valid negative PCR COVID-19 test certificate (in English or French) less than 72 hours old, itinerary, accommodation booking confirmation and GOP certificate. All visitors are also required to have travel and health insurance cover for Covid-19 related quarantine and medical care

    • On the fifth (5th) day after arrival, all visitors from Category 1 countries must have a Covid-19 PCR test (the cost is covered by the Department of Health for tests done in government health facilities).

      • a. If the PCR test is negative, visitors will be free to continue with their planned holiday.

      • b. Visitors who test positive and are asymptomatic will be required to stay in tourism establishments specifically designated and authorized for such purpose.

      • c. Visitors who test positive and are symptomatic are required to be isolated in a medical facility until recovery.

    • When applying for travel authorization, all travelers from Category 2 countries must submit proof of a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test that is done less than 48 hours prior to departure to Seychelles. The 48 hours is counted from the time the sample is taken to the time of departure.

    • Visitors are required to stay in one establishment, specifically authorized to accommodate visitors from such countries, for the first 6 nights after entering Seychelles (or for the entire duration of stay should it be less than 6 nights). Refer to list at (www.tourism.gov.sc). 4

    • On the fifth (5th) day after arrival, all visitors from Category 2 countries must have a Covid-19 PCR test (the cost is covered by the Department of Health for tests done in government health facilities).

      • a. If the PCR test is negative, visitors will be free to continue with their planned holiday (the conditions listed above under Visitors to Seychelles from countries on the list of permitted countries apply).

      • b. Visitors who test positive and are asymptomatic will be required to stay in tourism establishments specifically designated and authorized for such purpose.

      • c. Visitors who test positive and are symptomatic are required to be isolated in a medical facility until recovery​

  • Sierra Leone

    • GFLL / Freetown (Lungi) International Airport is opened to all commercial airlines passenger are required to adhere to the following requirements: arriving passengers;

      • All passengers shall produce a negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) covid-19 test result issued no longer than 72 hours before departure at point of origin.

      • At the check-in at the airport of embarkation, passengers are required to display travellers’ authorisation to Sierra Leone, received through the government of Sierra Leone travel portal.

        • The travel authorization. consists of: - negative PCR COVID-19 test result issued no longer than 72 hours before departure

        • Pre-departure public health passenger locator form

        • Proof of payment for COVID-19 testing on arrival, paid through the online platform

      • All passengers shall be subjected to a mandatory COVID-19 test upon arrival:

        • Passengers will simultanously have a PCR test swab and an RDT test on arrival

        • If the RDT screening is negative, passengers are allowed to depart from the airport and observe public protocols (mandatory proper mask wearing, hand washing, and physical distancing) while awaiting their PCR test result.

        • If the rdt screening if positive, passenger will be isolated at a hotel in Lungi while awaiting their PCR test result. note, the cost of the accommodation at the hotel shall be borne by the passenger.

        • For all test result, the PCR result supersedes the RDT result

        • PCR result will be disseminated via the local contact number confirmed by the passenger on arrival - all children under two (02) years shall be exempted from pre-departure and arrival PCR test requirements

      • Airline crew are exempted from the pre-departure and arrival PCR test requirements and should followed airline policy for testing. airline crew must adhere to public health protocols.  

    • Departure procedures from GFLL / Freetown (Lungi) International Airport; 

      • All passenger have to wear mask during anytime at the airport and onboard

      • All passenger are subjected to a mandatory polymerase chain reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test with a negative result issued no longer than 72 hours before departure at Freetown (Lungi) International Airport. Cost for this test will be borne by the passenger.

      • Passenger will are to use the governmnet of Sierra Leone's travel portal to request their pre-depature test, to pay for the test, and for the scheduling sample collection.

      • Passenger with negative PCR result will receive e-confirmation and certificates ahead of travel, physical copies can be collected at the airport at a designated desk.

      • Passenger with positive PCR result will not be permitted to travel and must follow public health protocols for isolation and contact tracing, they will be re-tested after seven days.

      • Passenger who have entered Sierra Leone within five days shall be exempted from the mandatory additional test on departure.

      • All children under two (2) years shall be exempted from test requirements​

  • Somalia

    • All airports are closed to local passenger flights but cargo flights (food stuff, medical supply and spare parts) except fruits and vegetables are allowed provided prior permission is obtained from Somali CAA.

  • Sudan

    • Due to low numbers of air traffic controllers, the following restrictions will be applied within the HSSS FIR effective between 05:00 on 27th September and 04:59 on 29th September 2020;

      • Overflying: There will be 30 minute intervals between all flights at any transfer point regardless flight level and route.

      • Departures: All Sudanese airports will apply two hours intervals between all departures regardless destination and type of aircraft.

      • Arrivals: All Sudanese airports will apply two hours intervals between all arrivals regardless aircraft type.

    • The only exceptions to these will be military, humanitarian aid, relief and medical flights.

    • Flights into Sudan are currently restricted, this restriction does not apply to aircraft operated in the following circumstances.

      • Humanitarian, Medical, Relief and other UN flights.

      • Oil Services flights.

      • Cargo flights.

      • All above flight must have prior approval from the Sudan CAA to operate.  

  • South Africa

    • COVID-19: International and regional flights are allowed subject to compliance with the conditions mentioned below.

    • International and domestic flight passengers and crew must comply with specific requirements with regards to;

      • polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test

      • quarantine requirements

      • wearing of masks.

    • Air ambulance ops are allowed subj the following conditions:

      • COVID-19 infection control measures are applicable to crew, medica personnel and patients.

      • Aircraft disinfection must be complied with.

      • Crew and patients shall be subject applicable quarantine laws.

      • Foreign Air Ambulance ops, transporting COVID positive patients are required to obtain written permission from the Department of Transport (application for permission must be made in writing and submitted).

    • Scheduled domestic passenger services may operate to and from the following airports:

      • FAOR, FALE, FACT, FAKN, FAPE, FABL, FAPM, FAUP, FARB, FASZ, FALA, FAEL, FAGG, FAHS, FAMG, FAUT, FAPH, FAPG, FAPP, FASS and FAKM.

    • Air cargo flights are permitted to the following airports:

      • FABL, FACT, FALE, FAKN, FALA, FAOR, FAPP, FAPE and FAUP.

    • International schedule and charter passengers flights are permitted to operate only to the following airports:

      • FAOR, FACT and FALE.

    • International schedule and charter passengers from countries listed as high risk not allowed with the exception of business travel with permission from department of home affairs (see the full list below).

    • Domestic curfew hours are 2200-0200 where flights are not permitted unless prior written approval has been obtained and a copy of the approval is carried on board the aircraft. Operators are to make application for approval for flights during curfew hours to the Department of Transport (application for permission must be made in writing)

    • As per the statement issued by the South African Minister of Home Affairs, regarding the reopening of borders and services during Alert Level 1, please note the following:

      • The opening of international travel will follow a Risk Adjusted Approach. The following countries are deemed High Risk and leisure travellers from these countries will not be allowed;

        • Albania ​​, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, ​​​​Chile, ​​​Columbia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, France​​​, Georgia, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana​​​, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, ​​​Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Luxemburg, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Nepal, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Oman, Palestine, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Suriname, Switzerland, Ukraine, ​​​United Emirates, United Kingdom, USA & Venezuela.

    • Any person from a country listed above, who wish to undertake business travel into South Africa, may apply in writing to the Minister of Home Affairs and demonstrate reasons for their request to enter the Republic for business purposes.

    • Such applications must be  supported by:

      • a copy of passport and/or temporary residence visa;

      • ​proof of business activities to be undertaken in the Republic; 

      • proof of travel itinerary; and

      • proof of address or accommodation in the Republic.

    •  Once the approval for business travel has been received from the Minister of Home Affairs, please forward that approval with your handling request to our FBO for further processing.

  • South Sudan

    • Upon reopening of South Sudan airspace for Domestic, Regional and International flights must strongly observe.

      • Social distancing

      • Wearing of face masks all the time while at the airport

      • Wearing of hand gloves should be observed or maintain by passengers until onboard aircraft

      • While in the air social distancing should be observed

    • Aircraft on arrival must a produce ‘covid-19 free’ status certificate or authenticated certificate upon arrival  ALL international flights to and from HSSJ (Juba International Airport) and all other international.

  • Tanzania

    • Effective 18 May 2020, the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania has lifted the suspension of international scheduled and non-scheduled passenger flights into and out of United Republic of Tanzania which has been in effect since 11 April 2020

    • The Government, has decided to relax travel restrictions to gradually allow resumption of economic flight activities while limiting further spread of COVID-19 to the general public. All air operators, travellers to the United Republic of Tanzania and other aviation stakeholders are advised to observe the following;

      • International commercial flight operations are resumed.

      • All travellers whether foreigners or returning residents entering or leaving the United Republic of Tanzania will be subjected to enhanced screening for COVID-19 infection. There will be no 14 days mandatory quarantine.

      • All International travellers and service providers at airports should observe adherence to Infection Prevention and Control measures such as hand hygiene, wearing mask and keeping physical distancing as appropriate.

      • Cargo flights will be allowed based on respective Bilateral Air Services Agreements (BASAs) between Tanzania and other countries. This rescinds any prior arrangement contrary to BASAs.

      • The Government, upon fulfilment of applicable requirements by operators, will continue to authorize flight operations into the United Republic of Tanzania for different purposes including overflights, humanitarian aid, medical and relief, diplomatic missions and other safety-related operations.

    • Measures to be observed for crew;

      • Crew members will be subjected to an enhanced screening at airports of entry and may be isolated in accordance with applicable procedures as may be issued by the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, in case they are suspected of COVID-19 infection.

      • The aircraft will be decontaminated if crew members are suspected to have COVID-19.

      • In case crew are quarantined or isolated while in transit, aircraft owners/operators must make necessary arrangements to back-up their crew to ensure that goods are delivered to the intended destination.

    • All travellers are reminded to truthfully fill-in Traveller Surveillance Forms available onboard, or in any other transport means and submit them to Port Health Authorities upon arrival;

    • All international arriving passengers shall dispose-of their masks after use during travel at designated waste collection containers upon arrival;

    • All airports must install sanitizers at multiple locations at their respective Terminal Buildings. This is still in effect;

    • All arriving/departing air operators must provide Advance Passenger Information so as to allow the Points of Entry Authorities to scrutinize the manifest for possible high-risk passengers;

    • Pilot in Command of a flight should prior to arrival, submit to Port Health Authority the duly filled-in flight health declaration forms (Health Part of the Aircraft General Declaration);

    • All Stakeholders should undertake all other measures in line with respective airport Public Health Emergency Response and Preparedness Plans;

    • In case of any medical emergency while in the United Republic of Tanzania, please call the toll-free Health Emergency Number 199.

    • This Circular replaces earlier Circulars issued on this subject. This Circular will be updated as the situation evolves, and the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania gives more directives to on this pandemic.

  • Togo

    • Due to  COVID-19 infection prevention Lome-Tokoin International Airport (DXXX / LFW) is closed to all flights (arrivals and departures).

    • Medevac (Evasan) and Cargo flights, Technical Stops and special flight may operate but only with special authorisation. Any disembarking passengers are prohibited.

  • Tunisia

    • In accordance with the memorandum from the General Directorate of Civil Aviation (GDCA) N°592/04 dated August 20, 2020, requires travelers to submit a negative RT-PCR test certificate not exceeding 120 hours old upon arrival at the Tunisian border. This applies  to all passengers arriving in Tunisia with the exception of arrivals on board charter flights or regular flights on the Inclusive Tour.  

    • All airlines are responsible for ensuring that any boarding person has a negative RT-PCR test certificate, any airline company not in compliance will assume the criminal and financial responsibility and they will be responsible for taking charge of the travelers accomodation’ costs in a hotel among the hotels dedicated to confinement during the entire confinement period required by the health authorities or the airline ensures his repatriation on board the next flight with the payment of his accomodation costs until the moment of his departure.
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  • Uganda

    • All international passenger flights have been cancelled for an initial period of 32 days from 21st March 2020. Cargo flights, Emergency flights and Over-flying flights are exempted.

    • Following the outbreak of COVID-19 and the government of the Republic of Uganda has given directives including ministry of health, escalating flight precautionary measures at all points of entry into Uganda. The following procedures shall therefore apply;

      • All international passenger flights to and from Uganda aerodromes are suspended until further notice.

      • Foreign nationals who may require to be evacuated from Uganda to their home countries may be flown out provided that the evacuating flight has no disembarking passengers and they are cleared by: a) ministry of foreign affairs (mofa): protocoluganda(at)gmail.com / +256 414257525 b) ministry of health (moh): ps(at)health.go.ug / +256 417712260 c) ministry of works and transport (mowt): mowt(at)works.go.ug / +256 414259322

      • ATS and aerodrome services will be provided to the following operations.

        • Scheduled and non-scheduled cargo flights.

        • Aircraft in a state of emergency.

        • Operations related to humanitarian aid, medical and relief flights.

        • Overflights.

        • Alternate aerodromes identified in the flight plan (including those being used for extended diversion time operations

  • Zambia

    • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the following procedures will apply for all the international airports in the Lusaka FIR:

      • All passengers are required to fill in a health declaration questionnaire on board the aircraft before disembarkation and shall handover to health authorities upon entry.

      • All passengers and crew upon entry will be subject to temperature and symptom screening.

      • Transit passengers on board, except crew, shall not be permitted to disembark without authorisation.

      • Crew members may disembark but shall self quarantine in their hotel subject to the supervision of the health authoritires during their rotation/rest periods.

      • All travelers coming into the country through international airports will be required to provide a negative SARS CoV-2 PCR test result. The test should have been completed within the previous 14 days. Travelers not meeting this requirement will not be allowed into the country. 

      • All Zambian nationals and returning residents who do not have COVID-19 symptoms will observe mandatory 14 days quarantine at home.

      • All passengers exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms will be tested for SARS CoV-2 upon entry. they will be quarantined in specific institutions designated by the ministry of health until their results are ready.

      • Passengers who test positive for COVID-19 will be managed according to the zambia national case management guidelines

      • All passengers coming into the country with negative SARS CoV-2 PCR test are free to conduct business as planned while adhering to COVID-19 prevention measures. they shall monitor themselves daily during the period of their stay for the development of COVID-19 symptoms. any occurrence of COVID-19 symptoms shall be communicated through the national toll free emergency line 909 and or report to the nearest health authority. 

  • Zanzibar 

    • Flight operations appear to be possible but there are some extra measures must be taken.

      • A person must have certificate to prove a negative COVID-19 test.

      • A person must have more than one mask. ( the used mask out of the country has to be disposed upon arrival and wearing the new one). 

      • A person must maintain social distancing as directed  through Airport Terminal.

      • These measures are applicable for both passengers and crew.

  • Zimbabwe

    • Please note that only repatriation flights are allowed to land and take off.

      • Crew rest is allowed at Meikles Hotel.

      • Operations hours is from 0600hrs to 1800hrs local time and extension can only be allowed if you apply in advance. 

    • Crew must bring less than 72 hrs Covid certificate. Temperatures check is done on arrival as per The Who guidelines.

    • In line with SI 83 of 2020, Zimbabwe is now under lockdown, as a precautionary measure to combat the spread of COVID-19. During this period essential services, including refuelling of aircrafts, will continue to operate at selected locations. SI 83 of 2020 states that the following Aviation Terminals will continue to operate.

      • Robert Mugabe International Airport (FVHA l HRE)

      • Victoria Falls International Airport (FVFA l VFA)

      • Joshua Q Nkomo International Airport (FVJN l BUQ)

    • According to SI 83 of 2020 the following Aviation Terminals will be closed and no refuelling services will be offered at these Terminals;

      • Buffalo range airport (FVCZ l BFO)

      • Charles Prince airport (FVCP)

      • Kariba airport (FVKB l KAB)

    • The Zimbabwean Minister of Information, announced that Domestic and International flights will resume on 10th September and 01st October 2020 respectively. All travelers will be required to have a PCR COVID-19 clearance certificate issued within 48 hours from date of departure.​