Operational Updates

 

Updated on Friday 23rd July 2020

  • 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.

  • Cote d’Ivoire;

    • During is session of June 25, 2020, the National Security Council (CNS) decided to reopen the air borders and resume international flights from July 1, 2020. The resumption of international flights from 1 July 2020. All scheduled airlines are invited to submit their Summer 2020 time schedules to the National Civil Aviation Authority for approval. Furthermore, the electronic Overflight and Landing request system, abbreviated as E-DSA, has been reactivated. This resumption must take place in strict compliance with the safety

  • Djibouti:

    • We have been advised that Djibouti Airport (HDAM) is open with the following conditions;

      • Crew will tested for free on arrival at Djibouti Airport

      • Passengers will be tested and charged $30/pax.

      • Passenger flight operations are currently very limited and under prior approval only. Cargo flights without passengers may operate.

  • Egypt:

    • All flights to and from Egypt are suspended due to COVID-19, with the exception of.

      • Aircraft in a state of emergency.

      • Cargo flights.

      • Technical Landings

      • Humanitarian/medevac/repatriation flights.

      • United Nations flights.

      • Domestic flight

    • All flights, except for aircraft in a state of emergency are to seek pre-authorization from the Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority.

    • For all authorised flights the following Passenger Procedures must be followed;

      • Airlines commitment to provide (declaration form) at dep airport and ensure that it is fulfilled and signed by the passenger before embark on every international flight.

      • Examination for departing passengers at the dep airport (exit screening) ,intending entry to Egypt.

      • Airlines commitment not to allow any passenger to board with a temperature equal or over 38 degree or suffering from any respiratory system symptoms and registering thereto in the passenger list and deliver to the quarantine authority in the destination airport.

      • Airlines commitment to fulfill the general acknowledgement of the aircraft and deliver it to the quarantine authority in the destination airport.

      • Airlines commitment to submit a form to the quarantine authority at the destination airport, in order to state the cleansing of the aircraft coming from abroad.

      • Note #1 - Transit persons on board except crew shall not be permitted to disembark without authorization.

  • Equatorial Guinea:

    • First phase of relaxation of containment measures:

      • International airline flights operating in Equatorial Guinea are authorized at the rate of one weekly flight per company. Each company will request an airport slot.

      • Passengers and crews arriving in Malabo must present a negative PCR test certificate, and in case of not presenting it a compulsory test, paid by the passenger or crew, will be submitted at the airport.

      • National airlines are authorized one flight per day (malabo-bata-malabo) and airlines must give priority to passengers who already had purchased tickets.

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

  • Nigeria 

    • All commercial flights are restricted from operating into Nigeria except for;

      • Essential flights

      • Cargo flights

    • All flights including those listed below must obtain a ministerial approval from the ministry of Aviation before it is allowed to operate to Nigeria. This approval will be used to apply for landing permit;

      • Aircraft in a state of emergency

      • Medical flights

      • Overflights

      • Operations related to Humanitarian Aid.

      • Technical landing where passengers do not disembark.

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    • All flight must operating into Nigeria Must be a quick turn-around, crew rest are not allowed till further notice.

    • All inbound passengers must have with them the results of a recent COVID-19.

    • Alternate Aerodrome in the flight plan amd those being used for extended diversion time ops.

 

Updated on Tuesday 30th June  2020

  • Algeria – Under current restrictions, flights to and 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.

    • Repatriation Flights.

  • Angola - The Government of Angola suspended all international flights effective March 20, 2020 and this measure is still in place. Contact G.A.S. on a flight by flight basis for advise on exempted flights.

  • Botswana - As a precautionary measure, for the protection of shareholders and customers as well as our staff please use digital and telephone platforms for all interactions regarding the provision of AIS products & services. The authority encourages you to use tel, fax and online platforms for the provision of products and services instead of visiting the office physically.

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

  • Burkina Faso - Bobo-Dioulasso (DFOO/BOD)  & Ouagadougou (DFFD) are closed to all inbound international flights, due to COVID-19 infection prevention, with the exception of the following flights.

    • Cargo flights.

    • Aircraft in state of emergency.

    • Technical landings without dismemberment.

    • humanitarian/medevac/repatriation flights.

    • Special flights.

      Persons on board except crew shall not be permitted to disembark without authorization. Crew members may disembark but shall undergo strict

      mandatory quarantine under the supervision of the state during their rotation/rest period. Except aircraft in emergency the exempted flights are to seek

      pre-authorisation from ANAC (Agence Nationale de l'aviation Civile)

  • Burundi - Currently only cargo flights are allowed to operate.

  • Cameroon – All Cameroon airports are closed to all inbound international flights due to the COVID-19 infection prevention, this restriction does not affect the following flights;

    • Aircraft in a state of emergency.

    • Cargo flights.

    • Technical landings.

    • Medevac flights.

    • Repatriation and special flights authorised y the government.

       Persons on board, except for crew shall not be permitted to disembark without authorisation. Crew members may disembark but shall follow mandatory

       sanitary prescriptions 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 Cameroon Civil Aviation Authority. Landing authorisation request must be submitted at least 48 hours before the schedule flight date, except for medical flights that are treated as urgent.

  • All repatriation flights to Cameroon must land in Yaounde (FKYS/NSI) and all passengers disembarking in Yaounde will be quarantined for 14 days under the directives of the Health Authorities.

  • Due to Operational reasons, the exempted flights must take off or land as far as possible between 07:00 and 19:00 UTC.

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

  • 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.

  • 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 Landing.

    • Humanitarian/Medevac/Repatriation flights.

    • 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 - All airports in Chad are closed to international flights carrying passengers, however cargo flights are exempt and can still operate but we recommend checking with G.A.S. or local authorities prior to operating.

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

  • 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.

  • Cote d’Ivoire – During is session of June 25, 2020, the National Security Council (CNS) decided to reopen the air borders and resume international flights from July 1, 2020. The resumption of international flights from 1 July 2020. All scheduled airlines are invited to submit their Summer 2020 time schedules to the National Civil Aviation Authority for approval. Furthermore, the electronic Overflight and Landing request system, abbreviated as E-DSA, has been reactivated. This resumption must take place in strict compliance with the safety and security requirements of civil aviation as well as the sanitary measures adopted by the Government.

  • 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.

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) - 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 – Passenger flight operations are currently very limited and under prior approval only. Cargo flights without passengers may operate. Contact G.A.S. for the latest updates.  

  • Egypt – All flights to and from Egypt are suspended due to COVID-19, with the exception of.

    • Aircraft in a state of emergency.

    • Cargo flights.

    • Technical Landings

    • Humanitarian/medevac/repatriation flights.

    • United Nations flights.

    • Domestic flight

       All flights, except for aircraft in a state of emergency are to seek pre-authorization from the Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority.

  • Equatorial Guinea - First phase of relaxation of containment measures:

    • International flight to all airlines operating in Equatorial Guinea are authorized at the rate of one weekly flight per company. Each company will request an airport slot.

    • Passengers and crews arriving in Malabo must present a negative PCR test certificate, and in case of not presenting it a compulsory test, paid by the passenger or crew, will be submitted at the airport.

    • National airlines are authorized one flight per day (malabo-bata-malabo) and airlines must give priority to passengers who already had purchased tickets.

    • All flight must abide by all pandemic prevention measures issued by the world health organisation )

  • Ethiopia - All aerodromes within the country are still open BUT; from 23rd March2020;

    • All arriving passengers entering Ethiopia will be placed in a mandatory Quarantine at the Ethiopian Skylight Hotel for 14 days at the passenger expense (Additional hotel will be selected and advised in due course).

    • Diplomats will be quarantined at their respective Embassies.

    • The 14 day quarantine period 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 for a period of 45 days with the exception of the following flights who require a Landing Permit before arrival.

    • Medical flights

    • Cargo and Special flights.

  • Ghana - Due to the CovId-19 restrictions, Chartered emergency evacuation flights (pre-approved by the Ghanaian authorities) to operate at the Kotoka International Airport (DGAA) are permitted only between 0800hrs to 1600hrs daily. Although all travels to Ghana is strongly discouraged.   

  • 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 – Following the outbreak of COVID-19 and the declaration of a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) the ), the Government of the Republic of Kenya has given directives in addition to the Ministry of Health escalating passenger screening at all ports of entry into Kenya. Therefore the following procedures shall apply;

  • Flight restrictions:

    • All scheduled and non-scheduled international passenger flights are suspended. This restriction does not apply to aircraft operated under the following circumstances:

      • Domestic flights where cessation of movement is not in force.

      • Scheduled and non-scheduled cargo flights operating to and from airports of entry exit.

      • Overflights

      • Aircraft in a state of emergency

      • Technical stops where passengers do not disembark

      • Operations related to humanitarian aid, MEDEVAC, repatriation and diplomatic flights where approved by appropriate authority.

      • Alternate aerodromes identified in the flight plan including those for Extended Diversion Time Operations (EDTO)

    • Evacuation/ Repatriation of foreign nationals by their governments is allowed on a need basis and on the following conditions:

      • A formal request is made to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs;

      • Details of the flights are provided;

      • Any inbound flights must be flown into Kenya without passengers apart from crew, and should have been fully sanitized;

      • The crews entering Kenyan airspace should be COVID-19 free;

      • Consent is given by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Transport; KENYA CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION SERVICES

      • Compliance with relevant Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) regulations as well as relevant aviation and global health regulations. 3. Flights exempted from the suspension are required to express their intention in writing to KCAA prior to undertaking the flight.

  • Passenger requirements:

    • All crew for approved flights with an exemption for crew for domestic and cargo flights will be required to self-isolate within designated hotels for their rest period if disembarking.

    • All approved flights, are required to provide, before departure and immediately after arrival, passenger declaration forms and passenger manifests, complete with passenger names and the number of the seats they sat on, to Port Health, Immigration and Customs.

  • 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 – Due to the precautions measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 all commercial flights to and from Roberts International Airport (GRLB) are suspended with the exception of.

    • Aircraft in a state of emergency.

    • Cargo flights.

    • Technical landings.

    • Humanitarian/medevac/Red Cross/repatriation flights.

    • Charter and special flights

       Crew members must remain on board and stopovers shortened.

  • Madagascar - 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.  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 – All airports in Mali are closed to all traffic from countries affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, however Cargo flights are exempted.

  • Mauritania – Due to COVID-19 prevention all Mauritanian airports remain closed to all inbound international flights. This restriction does not apply to;

    • Emergency flights.

    • Technical Stop over without disembarking passengers.

    • Humanitarian/Evacuation/Rescue operation flights.

    • Humanitarian/Evacuation/Rescue operation flights.

    • United Nations flights.

    • Cargo flights and Repatriation flights approved by the state.

         The disembarking of passengers and crew are subject to authorisation and conditions set and supervised by the national authorities. Except ‘aircraft in               emergency’ the exempted flights are to seek pre-authorisation from the Mauritanian authorities (ANAC).

  • Mauritania - All Mauritanian airports are closed to commercial traffic (arrivals, departures) until further notice. 

  • Mauritius - A quarantine period is in force in Mauritius on account of the covid-19 pandemic and whereas in virtue of general notice, the prime minister has prohibited the entry of aircrafts into Mauritius from 12th June to 31st August 2020, except for such aircrafts as he may authorise. Therefore entry of aircraft into Mauritius is prohibited, except for such aircrafts as may be authorised.

  • Mauritius - No passengers will be allowed to enter or transit in the republic of Mauritius. Crew members will be allowed entry, however, they shall be confined to their hotel rooms. To facilitate the implementation of preventive measures against COVID-19 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.

  • 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.

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

  • Mozambique – Due to COVID-19 infection prevention and valid until at least 30th April 2020;

    • All inbound international passengers will be subject to 14 days quarantine.

    • Crew members may disembark but shall undergo strict mandatory quarantine under the strict supervision of the state during their rotation rest period up to a maximum of 24 hours.

    • Aircraft operators shall guarantee that their aircraft disinfected thoroughly by using an approved agent and disinfection validity of 24hours.

    • The following flight, except aircraft in a state of emergency, will seek pre-authorisation from the Civil Aviation Diplomatic State Authorities in accordance with Mozambique AIP Gen 1.2; 1. Cargo flights 2. Technical landings. 3. Humanitarian/Medevac/Repatriation flights. 4. United Nations 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. Ait 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)

  • Namibia – (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.

    • All AD are closed to all flights with the exception of 1. Aircraft in a state of emergency. 2. Cargo flights. 3. Technical landings. 4. Humanitarian/Medevac/Repatriation flights. 5. United Nations flights although P.O.B. except crew are not permitted to disembark without authorisation.

    • Crew members may disembark but shall undergo strict mandatory quarantine as directed in the state of emergency.

    • These exempted flights are to seek pre-authorisation from the NCAA in accordance with Namibia AIP Gen 1.2 to ensure A.T.S. is normal and air operations are able to fly but must file FYWH l WDH as an alternate.

  • Niger – Niamey (DRRN/NIM) and Zinder (DRZR/ZND) airports are closed to all inbound international flights due to COVID-19 infection prevention, this restriction does not affect the following flights;

    • Cargo flights.

    • Aircraft in a state of emergency.

    • Over-flying.

    • Humanitarian/Medevac/Repatriation flights.

    • Military flights.

    • Technical flights landing without passenger disembarkation.

    • Alternative aerodrome on flight plan including en-route alternate BUT passenger disembarkation is not authorised.

       Crew Members who have authorisation to disembark shall observe health measures decreed by the state.

       We understand that crew rests are now possible as are hotel reservations and crew transport, contact G.A.S. for further details and coordination.

  • Niger – Due to the prevention of spread COVID-19 pandemic, the city of Niamey is in quarantine. All inbound and outbound domestic flights are not permitted except exceptional authorisations approved beforehand, this restriction does not cover military flights.

  • Nigeria – The Nigerian government has extended the earlier closer notification of all airports to Domestic and International flights due to COVID-19, this does not apply to; Aircraft in a state of emergency, however the following flights may be granted approval to operate;

    • Overflights.

    • Operations related to Humanitarian Aid.

    • Medical Relief Flights.

    • Alternate Aerodrome in the flight plan amd those being used for extended diversion time ops.

    • Technical landing where passengers do not disembark.

    • Cargo Flights and other safety related operations.

  • Republic of Guinea - 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.

  • Rwanda – Further to a declaration by the Minister or Health;

    • All residents and visitors to Rwanda Will be screened upon arrival.

    • All travellers presenting symptoms of COVID-19 and/or coming from countries with confirmed COVID cases will be considered suspect and will be isolated for further investigations and laboratory testing in the nearest possible hospital.

    • Suspected cases, when confirmed will be sent immediately to a COVID specific treatment centre.

    • If negatives tests are returned then suspected cases remain eligible for active follow up and therefore may be advised to provide full ID for continued monitoring at a place of space-quarantine for 7 days from the day he/she left the country with COVID cases.

    • Suspected cases in self-quarantine must #1 wear masks at all times. #2 Self-isolate from others in the same household an call 114 for further direction.

  • 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 to:

    • Flights that have specifically obtained permission from the authority and in accordance with the conditions thereto.

    • Emergency diversions.

    • Persons who require to enter or exit Seychelles have to obtain permission from the public health authority prior to application for flight permission/pre-authorisation. except for:

      • Aircraft in emergency - All flights are to seek pre-authorisation.

  • Sierra Leone - GFLL / Freetown (Lungi) International Airport is currently closed to all inbound international flights due to COVID-19 infection prevention. This restriction does not apply to

    • Aircraft in a state of emergency.

    • Cargo flights.

    • Technical landings where passengers do not disembark.

    • Humanitarian / Medevac / Repatriation flights.

    • United Nations flights.

    • Chartered and Special flights who, with the exception of aircraft in a state of emergency, must request for approval for operations of other flights into GFLL.

    • Crew members must remain on board and stopovers have been shortened.

  • 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 – All domestic flights have been suspended, 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.  

  • Sudan - (HSSS / Khartoum) – Airports are closed to all traffic other than;

    • Technical stops where passengers do not disembark.

    • Alternate airports identified in a flight plan to address weather or safety related situations.

    • Humanitarian aid, Medical and Relief flights.

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

  • South Africa – All international, regional and domestic flights (inclusive of General & Recreational Aviation) are prohibited, irrespective of the risk category of their country of origin, excluding those flights that have been authorised by the Ministry of Transport

  • Repatriation of foreign nationals to their respective countries is allowed subject to the following conditions.

    • Charter flights may enter with crew, no inbound passengers allowed.

    • Crew may not disembark and operations of such flights to ensure that flight and duty times are adhered to under all circumstances through the provision of relief crew.

       Evacuation of South African nationals from foreign countries are allowed subject to the following conditions.

                   1.    Passengers should have fully paid return flight tickets.

                   2.    Passengers will e quarantined for up to 21 days.

                   3.    Crew may disembark subject to mandatory quarantine law as applicable.  

       Only air cargo, technical, medical evacuation, aircraft in state of emergency (Additional standby staff will be available at FAPE, FABL, FAUP, FAPP, and                  FAKN in addition to FALE, FAOR and FACT), overflights, aircraft wishing to refuel, aircraft operations related to humanitarian aid, relief flights and other            safety related operations and essential service flights will be allowed. Medical evacuation flights may not carry passengers other than crew and patients            and shall be subject to applicable quarantine laws. No passengers from technical flights landing may disembark. Disembarkation of cargo crew is                       permitted subject to quarantine laws applicable. Cargo flights will be subject to sanitisation requirements.  

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

    • Social distancing

    • Wearing of face mask 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 - All flights (arrival & departure) are suspended due to spread of COVID-19. 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 government decisions (of June 24,2020) to gradually resume commercial flights to and from Tunisian airports from June 27,2020, with the first period from June 27 to July 11,2020 seeing 4 schedule flights per hour on departure and 4 flights per hour on arrival, including only one jumbo flight (more than 250 seats). From July 12 ,2020: 6 scheduled flights per hour on departure and 6 flights per hour on arrival, including only one jumbo flight (more than 250 seats).

    • 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. 

    • Zambia – To further mitigate the COVID-19 outbreak the following procedures will apply.

    • All scheduled & non-scheduled international flights are suspended from operations to and from FLHN, FLND and FLMF.

  • Uganda – 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 - FLMF (Mfuwe Interational Airport) shall be opened to all scheduled and non-scheduled international flights with effect from 20th June 2020 at (0000utc) and the following covid-19 pandemic preventive measures shall apply

    • All international flights terminating at FLMF shall have all passengers under go screening and all those exhibiting covid-19 symptoms and tested positive shall be quarantined in a government designated medical facility or any other approved facility until they test negative.

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

    • Crew members may disembark but shall undergo strict mandatory quarantine under the supervision of the health authorities during their rotation/rest periods.

  • Zambia - Due to the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus, all airmen are requested to report suspected coronavirus cases by radio as early as possible before arrival to air traffic control and comply with health screening of passengers entering all international airports in Zambia.

  • Zambia – In view of the on-going Ebola outbreak the Zambian CAA is requesting all airmen to report medical status of their pax for all in bound flights and to comply with health screening of pax entering the Zambian airspace.

  • Zimbabwe - 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)

  • Zimbabwe - 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)

Received by G.A.S. on Tuesday 23rd June  2020

  • Sierra Leone - GFLL / Freetown (Lungi) International Airport is currently closed to all inbound international flights due to COVID-19 infection prevention. This restriction does not apply to

    • Aircraft in a state of emergency.

    • Cargo flights.

    • Technical landings where passengers do not disembark.

    • Humanitarian / Medevac / Repatriation flights.

    • United Nations flights.

    • Chartered and Special flights who, with the exception of aircraft in a state of emergency, must request for approval for operations of other flights into GFLL.

    • Crew members must remain on board and stopovers have been shortened.

 

Received by G.A.S. on Friday 19th June  2020

  • 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.

  • Egypt – All flights to and from Egypt are suspended due to COVID-19, with the exception of.

    • Aircraft in a state of emergency.

    • Cargo flights.

    • Technical Landings

    • Humanitarian/medevac/repatriation flights.

    • United Nations flights.

    • Domestic flight

All flights, except for aircraft in a state of emergency are to seek pre-authorization from the Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority.

  • Equatorial Guinea - First phase of relaxation of containment measures:

    • International flight to all airlines operating in Equatorial Guinea are authorized at the rate of one weekly flight per company. Each company will request an airport slot.

    • Passengers and crews arriving in Malabo must present a negative PCR test certificate, and in case of not presenting it a compulsory test, paid by the passenger or crew, will be submitted at the airport.

    • National airlines are authorized one flight per day (malabo-bata-malabo) and airlines must give priority to passengers who already had purchased tickets.

    • All flight must abide by all pandemic prevention measures issued by the world health organisation )

  • Ethiopia - All aerodromes within the country are still open BUT; from 23rd March2020;

    • All arriving passengers entering Ethiopia after 00:10 A.M. on March 23, 2020 will be placed in a mandatory Quarantine at the Ethiopian Skylight Hotel for 14 days at the passenger expense (Additional hotel will be selected and advised in due course).

    • Diplomats will be quarantined at their respective Embassies.

    • The 14 day quarantine period 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)  

  • Kenya – Following the outbreak of COVID-19 and the declaration of a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) the ), the Government of the Republic of Kenya has given directives in addition to the Ministry of Health escalating passenger screening at all ports of entry into Kenya. Therefore the following procedures shall apply;

Flight restrictions:

  • All scheduled and non-scheduled international passenger flights are suspended. This restriction does not apply to aircraft operated under the following circumstances:

    • Domestic flights where cessation of movement is not in force.

    • Scheduled and non-scheduled cargo flights operating to and from airports of entry exit.

    • Overflights

    • Aircraft in a state of emergency

    • Technical stops where passengers do not disembark

    • Operations related to humanitarian aid, MEDEVAC, repatriation and diplomatic flights where approved by appropriate authority.

    • Alternate aerodromes identified in the flight plan including those for Extended Diversion Time Operations (EDTO)

  • Evacuation/ Repatriation of foreign nationals by their governments is allowed on a need basis and on the following conditions:

    • A formal request is made to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs;

    • Details of the flights are provided;

    • Any inbound flights must be flown into Kenya without passengers apart from crew, and should have been fully sanitized;

    • The crews entering Kenyan airspace should be COVID-19 free;

    • Consent is given by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Transport; KENYA CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION SERVICES

    • Compliance with relevant Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) regulations as well as relevant aviation and global health regulations. 3. Flights exempted from the suspension are required to express their intention in writing to KCAA prior to undertaking the flight.

Passenger requirements:

  • All crew for approved flights with an exemption for crew for domestic and cargo flights will be required to self-isolate within designated hotels for their rest period if disembarking.

  • All approved flights, are required to provide, before departure and immediately after arrival, passenger declaration forms and passenger manifests, complete with passenger names and the number of the seats they sat on, to Port Health, Immigration and Customs.

Only Schedule and Non-Schedule

  • Mauritania – Due to COVID-19 prevention all Mauritanian airports remain closed to all inbound international flights. This restriction does not apply to;

    • Emergency flights.

    • Technical Stop over without disembarking passengers.

    • Over-flying.

    • Humanitarian/Evacuation/Rescue operation flights.

    • United Nations flights.

    • Cargo and repatriation flights approved by the state.

The disembarking of passengers and crew are subject to authorisation and conditions set and supervised by the national authorities. Except ‘aircraft in emergency’ the exempted flights are to seek pre-authorisation from the Mauritanian authorities (ANAC).

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

Issued on: 17th April 2020

  • Algeria – In accordance with the government decisions and the prevention and fight against the spread of COVID-19 all regular and irregular passenger flights to and from Algeria are temporarily suspended Until Further Notice, with the exception of.

    1. State Aircraft.

    2. Evacuation Flights

    3. Flight with technical stopover, however crew members and passengers must remain on board and stop-overs shortened.

    4. Cargo Flight.

    5. Flight with a private purpose.

  • Botswana - As a precautionary measure, for the protection of shareholders and customers as well as our staff please use digital and telephone platforms for all interactions regarding the provision of AIS products & services. The authority encourages you to use tel, fax and online platforms for the provision of products and services instead of visiting the office physically. 

  • Burundi - Currently only cargo flights are allowed to operate.

  • Burkina Faso - Bobo-Dioulasso (DFOO/BOD)  & Ouagadougou (DFFD) are closed to all inbound international flights, due to COVID-19 infection prevention, with the exception of the following flights.

    1. Aircraft in state of emergency.

    2. Cargo flights.

    3. Technical landings.

    4. humanitarian/medevac/repatriation flights.

    5. Special flights.

        Persons on board except crew shall not be permitted to disembark without authorization. Crew members may disembark but shall undergo strict mandatory quarantine

        under the supervision of the state during their rotation/rest period. Except aircraft in emergency the exempted flights are to seek pre-authorisation from ANAC (Agence 

        Nationale de l'aviation Civile)

  • Cameroon - All airports are closed for commercial flights BUT airports do remain open to Technical flights without crew rest, Medical flights, Repatriation flights for Cameroonians and Cargo flights.

  • Chad - All airports in Chad are closed to international flights carrying passengers, however cargo flights are exempt and can still operate but we recommend checking with G.A.S. or local authorities prior to operating.

  • 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.

  • Cote d’Ivoire - Abidjan airport (DIAP/ABJ) is closed to all inbound international flights, due to COVID-19 infection prevention, with the exception of the following flights:

    1. Aircraft in state of emergency

    2. Cargo flights.

    3. Technical landing

    4. Humanitarian/medevac/repatriation flights

    5. Special flights

 

        Persons on board, except crew, shall not be permitted to disembark without authorization. Crew members may disembark but shall undergo strict mandatory quarantine

        under the supervision of the state during their rotation/rest period.
        Except aircraft in emergency all exempted flights are to seek pre-authorisation from the Minister of Transportation. (Babacardiop50arobasehotmail.com and

        e.assamoiarobasetransports.gouv.ci) en-route ATS is normal and air operators are able to file DIAP as an alternate aerodrome.

  • 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.

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) - 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

  • Egypt – All flights to and from Egypt are suspended until 23rd April 2020, due to COVID-19, with the exception of.

    1. Aircraft in a state of emergency.

    2. Cargo flights.

    3. Technical Landings

    4. Humanitarian/medevac/repatriation flights.

    5. United Nations flights.

    6. Domestic flight

             All flights, except for aircraft in a state of emergency are to seek pre-authorization from the Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority.

  • Eritrea - No notams have been issued regarding airport closures or restrictions.

  • Ethiopia - All aerodromes within the country are still open BUT passengers arriving from any country are subject to 14 days quarantine at specially allocated locations, expected to be hotels, at the passenger’s own cost.

  • 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.

  • 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 for a period of 45 days with the exception of the following flights who require a Landing Permit before arrival.

    1. Medical flights

    2. Cargo and Special flights.

  • Ghana - Due to the CovId-19 restrictions, Chartered emergency evacuation flights (pre-approved by the Ghanaian authorities) to operate at the Kotoka International Airport (DGAA) are permitted only between 0800hrs to 1600hrs daily. Although all travels to Ghana is strongly discouraged.   

  • 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):

    1. Aircrafts in difficulty.

    2. Over-flights

    3. Humanitarian aid, medical and rescue mission flights

    4. Cargo flights a

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

    6. Technical stopover aircraft without passenger disembarkation.

    7. Other operational flights related to security created.

  • Kenya - To further mitigate COVID-19 outbreak the following procedures will apply;

    1. All scheduled and non-scheduled international passenger flights are suspended until at least 05th April 2020.

    2. Only Schedule and Non-Schedule Cargo flights to HKJK (Jomo Kenyaita International airport) are exempted from the above suspension but the crews are to self isolate within designated airport hotels for their rest period.

    3. All incoming passengers will undergo mandatory quarantine at government designated facilities at their own expense. Overflights, Emergency flights and extended diversion time operations (EDTO) are exempted from the above suspension.

  • Lesotho - Due to the CovId-19 restrictions all international, regional and domestic flights are prohibited irrespective of the risk category of their country or origin. Only flighta for essential air cargo ad service will be allowed.

  • Liberia – Due to the precautions measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 all commercial flights to and from Roberts International Airport (GRLB) are suspended with the exception of.

    1. Aircraft in a state of emergency.

    2. Cargo flights.

    3. Technical landings.

    4. Humanitarian/medevac/Red Cross/repatriation flights.

    5. Charter and special flights

  • Crew members must remain on board and stopovers shortened.

  • Madagascar - A complete 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.

  • Mauritania - All Mauritanian airports are closed to commercial traffic (arrivals, departures) until further notice. 

  • Morocco - All international flights from or to Morocco are suspended UFN except over-flight and cargo;

  • Crew members for cargo flights must remain on board and shortened Currently only cargo flights are allowed to operate.

  • Morocco - All private flights from or to Morocco are suspended UFN;

    1. Until Further Notice VIP flights must request authorisation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Kingdom of Morocco) via diplomatic channels.

  • Mozambique – Due to COVID-19 infection prevention and valid until at least 30th April 2020;

    1. All inbound international passengers will be subject to 14 days quarantine.

    2. Crew members may disembark but shall undergo strict mandatory quarantine under the strict supervision of the state during their rotation rest period up to a maximum of 24 hours.

    3. Aircraft operators shall guarantee that their aircraft disinfected thoroughly by using an approved agent and disinfection validity of 24hours.

    4. The following flight, except aircraft in a state of emergency, will seek pre-authorisation from the Civil Aviation Diplomatic State Authorities in accordance with Mozambique AIP Gen 1.2; 1. Cargo flights 2. Technical landings. 3. Humanitarian/Medevac/Repatriation flights. 4. United Nations flights.

    5. 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. Ait Traffic Services are only available on a on-call basis for emergency and specially authorised flights.

    1. Luderitz (FYLZ l LUD)

    2. Ondangwa (FYOA l OND)

    3. Katima Mulilo (FYKM l MPA)

    4. Walvis Bay (FYWB l WVB)

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

    1. 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.

    2. All AD are closed to all flights with the exception of 1. Aircraft in a state of emergency. 2. Cargo flights. 3. Technical landings. 4. Humanitarian/Medevac/Repatriation flights. 5. United Nations flights although P.O.B. except crew are not permitted to disembark without authorisation.

    3. Crew members may disembark but shall undergo strict mandatory quarantine as directed in the state of emergency.

    4. These exempted flights are to seek pre-authorisation from the NCAA in accordance with Namibia AIP Gen 1.2 to ensure A.T.S. is normal and air operations are able to fly but must file FYWH l WDH as an alternate.

  • Niger - All airports are closed to any aircraft other than Health Related, diplomatic, Life Sustaining Cargo and Military flights for whom special permission is required in advance. 

  • Nigeria - Effective until at least 23rd April 2020 / 23:00 utc, DNKN (Kano Mallam Aminu Kano Airport), DNEN (Enugu Akanu Ibiam Airport) and DNPO (Port Harcourt Airport) will all be closed to all international flights, Emergency and Essential flights are exempted.  

  • Nigeria - Effective 23rd March 2020  to 23rd April 2020 / 23:00 utc both DNMM (Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport) and DNAA (Abuja Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport) will be closed to all international flights. Emergency and Essential flights are exempted.

  • Nigeria - All airports in Nigeria are closed to all incoming international flights with the exemption of Emergency and Essential flights. Domestic flights will continue normal operations at all airports. All flights that are permitted to operate are required to submit passenger manifest to Port Health Authorities prior the flights arrival in Nigeria.

  • Republic of Guinea - 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.

  • Rwanda – All commercial passenger flights including Rwandair, will be halted until at least 18th April 2020. Only Cargo and Emergency flights will continue normal operations. 

  • Sierra Leone - GFLL / Freetown (Lungi) International Airport / Sierra Leone - All schedule flights to & from GFLL / Freetown (Lungi) International Airport are currently suspended with the exception of Cargo / Medevac / Emergency / Red Cross and Special Need flights. Crew members must remain on board and stopovers have been shortened.

  • Somalia - All airports within Mogadishu FIR are closed to all inbound international flights, due to covid-19 prevention, with the exception of the following flights:

    1. Aircraft in a state of emergency

    2. Cargo flights (food stuff, medical supply, and spare parts) no fruit and vegetable.

    3. Technical landing.

    4. Passengers arriving from China (People's Rep.), Iran, Italy or Korea (Rep.) are not allowed to enter Somalia.

  • Sudan – All domestic flights have been suspended, this restriction does not apply to aircraft operated in the following circumstances.

    1. Humanitarian, Medical, Relief and other UN flights.

    2. Oil Services flights.

    3. Cargo flights.

Operators falling under these 3 exempt categories are subject to prior approval by the Sudan Civil Aviation Authority.

  • Sudan  (HSSS / Khartoum) – Closed to all traffic other than Cargo and Humanitarian (scheduled or non-scheduled) flights which are permitted to operate on a case by case basis subject to prior request. 

  • Sudan  (HSSS / Khartoum) Domestic flights including oil service flights must obtain an approval prior to undertaking operations.

  • South Africa – All international, regional and domestic flights (inclusive of General & Recreational Aviation) are prohibited, irrespective of the risk category of their country of origin, excluding those flights that have been authorised by the Ministry of Transport; Mr. Owen Rikhotso / Department of Transport (Tel: 0726234370, Email: RIKHOTSO(AT) DOT.GOV.ZA and Mr. Simon Segwabe / SACAA (Tel: 083461638 Email: EMAIL: SEGWABES(AT) CAA.CO.ZA).

        Repatriation of foreign nationals to their respective countries is allowed subject to the following conditions.

  • Charter flights may enter with crew, no inbound passengers allowed.

  • Crew may not disembark and operations of such flights to ensure that flight and duty times are adhered to under all circumstances through the provision of relief crew.

           Evacuation of South African nationals from foreign countries are allowed subject to the following conditions.
               1.    Passengers should have fully paid return flight tickets.
               2.    Passengers will e quarantined for up to 21 days.
               3.    Crew may disembark subject to mandatory quarantine law as applicable.   
          Only air cargo, technical, medical evacuation, aircraft in state of emergency (Additional standby staff will be available at FAPE, FABL, FAUP, FAPP, and FAKN in addition to

          FALE, FAOR and FACT), overflights, aircraft wishing to refuel, aircraft operations related to humanitarian aid, relief flights and other safety related operations and

          essential service flights will be allowed.
          Medical evacuation flights may not carry passengers other than crew and patients and shall be subject to applicable quarantine laws. No passengers from technical 

          flights landing may disembark. Disembarkation of cargo crew is permitted subject to quarantine laws applicable. Cargo flights will be subject to sanitisation

          requirements.   

  • South Sudan - ALL international flights to and from HSSJ (Juba International Airport) and all other international airports/airstrips ceased their operations on 24th March 2020 UFN. The only exemptions that will be considered under specific conditions are;

    1. Food Cargo Flights.

    2. Flights in a State of Emergency.

    3. Flights Overflying South Sudan.

    4. Humanitarian aid operations including Medical and Relief flights.

    5. Technical landings provided that the passengers do not disembark.

  • Tanzania - Due to COVID-19 the following restrictions are in place effective 11th April 2020 until further notice.

    1. All scheduled and non-scheduled international passenger flights are suspended.

    2. Cargo flights will be allowed but crew members will be quarantined at places designated by the government at the crews own cost for the duration of their stay.

  • Togo - All flights from Schengen countries are suspended due to spread of COVID-19.

  • Tunisia – Passenger flights to and from Tunisian airports are suspended with the exception of Overflight- State, Medevac, Hospital, Humanitarian, Search & Rescue and all Cargo flights. All cargo flight crew members must remain on board during stopovers.

  • Tunisia - All exempted flights are subject to prior request which must be addressed to the Tunisian Civil Aviation Authority, Referencing Tunisian AIP; Gen 1.2

  • 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. 

  • Zimbabwe - 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)