Operational Updates

 

Updated on Monday 17th August 2020

  • 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

    •  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.

    • 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

    • Currently only cargo flights are allowed to operate.

  • 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 preauthorisation 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

    • 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.

  • Passengers entering Djibouti will be tested upon arrival for COVID-19 although the authorities have not indicated what measures will be taken for travelers who test positive.

  • Passengers will not be able to disembark during tech stop.

  • Crews must have a COVID-19 free certificate valid 72hours on arrival.

  • 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.

  •  operations are currently very limited and under prior approval only. Cargo flights without passengers may operate. Contact G.A.S. for the latest updates.  

  • Crew staying overnight will be tested for COVID19 and they will be quarantined at the airport until tested negative, then they can enter the city.

  • Egypt:

    • COVID-19 procedures  kindly be noted,that all passengers/Crew entering Egypt have to hold valid negative PCR test at least 72hrs prior the arrival.

    • A physical check and thermal measurement will be conducted on entrance to Egypt and a health declaration form has to be filled before arrival and to be passed to quarantine team (contact G.A.S. for a form)

    • An 'aircraft COVID-19 Disinfection control sheet' has to be filled to prove that the aircraft had been sterilized from the origin airport (contact G.A.S. for a form)

    • Passengers and airlines requirements: ​Concerning precautionary measures to deal with the health crisis caused by COVID-19 procedures for passenger

      • ​Mandatory use of masks for passenger throughout the flight.

      • Keep social separation between passengers when embark and disembarking the aircraft

      • All passenger must fulfill a declaration form before embarking the aircraft at departure airport and submit to quarantine authority in the destination airport

    • ​Procedures for airlines;

      • Operators must commit to providing a declaration form at the departure airport and ensure that it is signed by passengers before emabarking on every international flight​

      • Examination for departing passengers at the departure airport (exit screening), before entering Egypt

      • Airlines must not to allow any passenger to board with 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 must complete the general acknowledgement of the aircraft and deliver it to the quarantine authority at the destination airport.

      • Airlines must submit a form to the quarantine authority at the destination airport, confirming the cleansing of the aircraft coming from abroad.

      • ​Persons in transit on board, except crew, shall not be permitted to disembark without authorisation.

    • As per the Egyptian Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly, from 15th August 2020; All foreign travelers entering Egypt whether by land, sea or air must arrive with a certificate proving that they have tested negative for coronavirus using a PCR test. The test must be conducted within 72 hours of reaching Egyptian territory, according to the decision published in the Official Gazette.

    • This decision applies only to foreigners who do not hold Egyptian citizenship but excludes tourists with direct flights to Sharm el-Sheikh, Hurghada, Taba, Marsa Alam, and Matruh, provided that they refrain from traveling to other areas without a PCR test. It also excludes passengers with connecting flights to airports in these cities, according to the statement

  • Equatorial Guinea:

  • First phase of relaxation of containment measures:

    • 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).

  • 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. Diplomats will be quarantined at their respective Embassies and give a swab upon arrival.

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

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

        5. 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.

    • 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​.​

  • 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

    • Non-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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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.

    • 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. 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)

    • (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;

      • Aircraft in a state of emergency

      • Cargo flights.

      • Technical landings.

      • Humanitarian/Medevac/Repatriation flights.

      • 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

    • 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 to:

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

      • Emergency diversions.

    • Additional restriction may apply based on your flights country of origin, please contact the GAS Ops team (ops24@gasaviation.com) to confirm the latest requirements. 

  • 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

    • 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

    • All international and  regional flights are prohibited, irrespective of the risk category of their country of origin but excluding those flights authorised by the ministry of transport or flight authorised by this NOTAM. 

      • For international flights only the Technical, Overflights, Aircraft wishing to refuel, no passenger from technical flight landings may disembark.

      • Disembarkation of cargo crew is permitted subject to quarantine laws applicable. Pre-approved exchange of crew members operator in foreign countries allowed in compliance with covid-19 regulations. cargo flt will be subject to sanitation requirements.

      • Aircraft in a state of emergency, additional standby staff will be available at FAPE, FABL, FAUP, FAPP and FAKN in addition to FALE, FAOR and FACT.

    1. Repatriation of foreign nationals to their respective countries are allowed subject to the following conditions:

      • ​Charter flights may enter with crew, but no passengers are allowed.

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

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

      • Passengers should have fully paid return flt ticket.

      • Passengers will be quarantined for up to 21 days.

      • Crew may disembark subject to mandatory quarantine laws as applicable.

    3. Air ambulance ops are allowed subject to the following conditions:

      • Medical evacuation flt may not carry pax other than crew and patients.

      • Crew and patients shall be subj applicable quarantine laws.

    • ​Flights not for the purposes of repatriation, evacuation, aircraft in state of emergency, domestic and international air cargo or air ambulance ops are required to obtain written permission for each flight from the Department of Transport, prior to the flight departing.

    • Air operators are permitted to operate domestic flights to transport passengers for business purposes and essential services, including associated maintenance related flights.

    • Scheduled passenger services may only operate to and from the following airports;

      • FAOR

      • FALE

      • FACT

      • FAKN

      • FAPE

      • FABL

      • FAPM

      • FAUP, FARB

      • FASZ

      • FALA.

    • All above operations are to submit covid-19 processes to SACAA for approval prior to the operations with the Department of Transport for approval for 1, 2 and 3 above must be made in writing and submitted to andries ntjane email ntjanem(at)dot.gov.za and owen rikhotso email rikhotso(at)dot.gov.za​

    • All permits need to be obtained via diplomatic channel.

    • FAOR/JNB airport is only open for cargo, medevac and repatriation flights.

  • 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.​