Operational Updates

 
  • Algeria

    • Only the following operations are allowed (with no crew/passenger disembark allowed) 

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

        • State Aircraft.

        • Cargo Flight.

        • Medevac flights.

        • Technical landings 

        • Private Flights.

        • A negative PCR test is required for crew and passengers if they intend to leave the airport.

      • Operators of passenger flights must request a permit number from the via foreign ministry.

  • Angola

    • COVID 19 restrictions dictate that, all passengers must carry negative PCR COVID-19 tests, and also take a quick test upon arrival at Luanda (FNLU) is mandatory.

    • Crew don’t need to carry negative PCR COVID-19 tests, but a quick test is required upon arrival.

    • All passenger connection from/to Federative Brazil Republic and Republic of India are temporary suspended with the exception of the following flights;

      • Humanitarian

      • Medical

      • Technical stop

      • Expatriation

      • Cargo 

      • Diplomatic flights

  • Benin 

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

  • Botswana

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

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

      • Kasane International Airport (FBKE/BBK)

      • Maun International Airport (FBMN / MUB)

      •  Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (FBSK/GBE) 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Burkina Faso

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

    • The requirement for PCR testing remains however the charge for local test has decreased from €76.22 to €38.11.

  • Burundi

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

    • Flights to Burundi restarted. Pax must have a printed medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus PCR test issued at most 72 hrs before departure from first embarkation point (Cert. must be in English or French). Pax are subject to a PCR test upon arrival at their own expense. Pax are subject to quarantine for 7 days at their own expense in a hotel listed http://www.booking.tourisme.gov.bi/

  • 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

    • COVID-19: All inbound international flights, to and from CABO VERDE, ARE AUTHORIZED.

    • Flights are also authorized for technical landing and refuelling at national airports that may involve the rest of crews and passengers, and the respective embarkation and disembarkation of passengers and crew members.

    • Health surveillance of disembarking crew members and passengers, are required to present a negative antigen test result or a negative RT-PCR test result, or any other negative molecular test result validated by health authorities, carried out within a maximum period of 72 hours, before boarding.

    • Under penalty of being refused entry into the country, the test is allowed to be performed in CABO VERDE at the passenger's expense.

    • It is incumbent on operators and airport and health authorities, before boarding, to request passengers to present the negative antigen test result, the negative RT-PCR test result or any other negative molecular test result, carried out within a maximum period of 72 hours, and in case of non-compliance, it is forbidden to be boarding or disembarking, as the case may be.

    • Crew and passengers must complete the surveillance and health control form, preferably via the web.

    • People arriving in CABO VERDE must undergo a health screening at the entrance to the terminal and when a fever is detected, they must be immediately taken to the isolation space where they will be subjected to a second fever screening.

    • If the situation assessment justifies, they must be subjected to an antigen test or a RTPCR test or any other molecular test validated by COVID-19, competent entities.

    • Exceptional regime;

      • Passengers who, exceptionally, do not carry proof of testing to COVID-19, with a negative result, under the terms of the previous numbers, are immediately referred by the competent security authorities, to carry out the said test, at their own expense.

      • The crew of operators who carry out regular commercial activities, duly authorized by the air authorities, are exempt from the presentation of an antigen test, an RT-PCR TEST or any other validated molecular test with a negative result, carried out within a maximum period of 72 hours, without prejudice to compliance with the other measures determined by health authorities.

      • Passengers in transit or in transfer, who do not cross the national border, are exempted from the presentation of the antigen test, the RT-PCR TEST or any other molecular test, without prejudice to the observance of the other measures determined by the health authorities.

      • Children under 7 years of age are excluded from the presentation of the antigen test, the RT-PCR test or any other molecular test.

  • Central African Republic

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

    • Aircraft In a state of emergency

    • Cargo flights

    • Technical landings

    • Humanitarian/Medivac/Repatriation flight

    • Special flights permitted (United Nations/VIP flights)

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

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

  • Bangui m'poko international airport is gradually reopened to all international flights. However commercial passenger flights are authorized on the basis of one flight per week and company on departure and arrival. All passengers on departure and arrival are subject to the barrier measures issued by the Central African government for the fight against covid-19

  • Due to covid-19 pandemic and the drop of air traffic in asecna space, all airlines wishing to serve Bangui m'poko airport in accordance with above point are required to file flight plans 24 hours before EOBT

  • Chad

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

    • Crew and passengers must present a negative PCR test certificate on arrival that is not more than 72 hours old.

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

  • Comoros

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

  • Comoros & Mayotte

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

  • Congo Republic 

    • Airport is open 24/7

    • A curfew is in place between 22 :00Z to 04 :00Z on Monday to Friday and between 19 :00Z and 04 :00Z on a Saturday and Sunday.

    • ALL inbound passengers must present their negative test PCR.

    • PCR tests are not required for Crew members.

  • 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. 

    • Flights have resumed. Pax must have a printed medical certificate with a negative Covid-19 PCR test result, taken at most 5 days before departure from the first embarkation point. Passengers under 11 are exempt. An Air Travel Declaration must be submitted: https://deplacement-aerien.gouv.ci

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) 

    • All passengers must present a medical certificate negative COVID-19 test no older than 3 days prior to arrival in the DRC.

    • All passengers must also under go a PCR test upon arrival in the DRC.

    • It is not mandatory for crew members to present a negative COVID-19 test no older than 7 days prior to arrival in the DRC.

    • Crew members are not required to undergo the PCR test upon arrival. . 

    • FZNA - RUNWAY LENGTH: ICAO FZNA has certified GOMA airport in the category of international standard airports now with a Runway Length of 3200/60 meters for FZNA which can accommodate airplanes of all types such as AN-124, B787, B777 and others with a maximum authorized landing mass.

    • Pax must complete a Travel Registriation Form https://inrbcovid.com/index.php/user/home_en before arrival which will generate a QR code to be presented upon arrival. Pax are also subject to a Coronavirus test on arrival at their own expense.

  • Djibouti

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Crew members can rest in Djibouti except for crews from India, South Africa, and Brazil.

  • All crew & pax from India, South Africa & Brazil are prohibited to enter at Djibouti do to variants.

  • Egypt:

    • COVID-19 procedures that aircrafts operating international passenger operations shall comply with the following:

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

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

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

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

      • Children less than 6 years are exempted.

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

    • The following are the PCR certificates conditions:

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

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

      • Sample type must be mentioned in it.

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

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

      • Health declaration form

      • Aircraft COVID-19 disinfection control sheet

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

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

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

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

    • Same applies to disembarking crew members.

  • Equatorial Guinea:

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

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

      • For additional flights, airlines must request special authorization.

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

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

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

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

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

  • Eritrea

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

    • All flight can land in Asmara International Airport (HHAS/ASM) if they have landing permit obtain from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Civil Aviation Authority.

    • All arriving passenger must have PCR negative test certificate issued within 72hr before arrival day

  • Ethiopia

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

      • Pax must have a medical certificate with a negative Covid-19 PCR test result with the test being taken at most 120 hours before arrival. Those exempts are pax younger than 10 years, pax with a diplomatic passport, pax with a service passport, pax with a Laissez-Passer issued by an African Union state, pax with a Laissez-Passer issued by the United Nations or an immediate family member that is exempt.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      • Crews must stay in the hotel until departure.

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

  • Gabon

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

    • Passengers arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom are not allowed to enter (unless they are nationals/residents of Gabon). All passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 5 days before departure from the first embarkation point (this does not apply to passengers under the age of 6). All passengers are subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test upon arrival and self-isloation for 14 days.

    • Pax will be in quarantine for 24h except if they have been already vaccinated.

  • Gambia

    • Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours prior to arrival (this does not apply to passengers under the age of 6). Passengers arriving from Belguim, Chile, Denmark, France, India, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Lebanon, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, USA, or United Kingdom are subject to COVID-19 test upon arrival and are subject to quarantine until test results are ready.

    • 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 

    • Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test from not more than 72 hours prior to departure at the first embarkation point (this does not apply to nationals/residents of Ghana returning within 1 week). Passengers must complete a Port Health Declaration Form prio to arrival.

    • All arriving passengers who test positive for COVID-19 will undergo mandatory isolation and treatment at a designated health facility or isolation centre. The isolation will be for a period of seven (7) days. However, the final discharge of cases will be based on existing case management guidelines and protocols.

    • All passengers who test negative for COVID-19 will be required to continuously adhere to COVID-19 safety protocols and will receive regular information on COVID-19 within five (5) days of arrival in Ghana.

  • Guinea

    • Conakry (CKY) is open. Pax must complete health declaration and present negative medical certificate issued at most 5 days before arrival. Pax subject to screening on arrival. Symptomatic pax will receive a PCR test on arrival.

  • 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.

    • Flights have resumed. All passengers must possess negative PCR test results issued within 72 hours of departure.  ​

  • Kenya

    • 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

    • Airline ground handlers to coordinate passenger release at intervals with port health.

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

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

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

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

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

    • All arriving passengers on international flights from the list of approved States must be in possession of a PCR based COVID-19 negative certificate that is digitally verifiable for a test conducted within 96 hours of commencement of travel. The list of approved States whose travellers are exempt from quarantine can be accessed in the KCAA website: https://www.kcaa.or.ke/quarantine-exempted-states and will be reviewed as necessary to accommodate changes communicated by the approving Authority.

    • For those passengers traveling out of the country, they will be required to abide by the particular travel, health and COVID-19 related requirements of the destination country.

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

    • Drivers should have evidence that they have come from the Airport to drop or pick up passengers.

    • Passengers departing on flights after the curfew, with a valid Air Ticket and Boarding Pass shall be allowed to proceed to their departure airport.

    • Where physical distancing cannot be guaranteed because of the seat configuration or other operational constraints, the crew members will make constant on-board announcements reminding passengers to adhere at all times to all the other preventive measures including strict hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette and should wear a surgical face mask. In addition, other measures such as cabin high efficiency particulate filters (HEPA) where available will be employed.

    • All flight crew, Air operators and Passengers are advised to strictly follow 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

    • All International airports are currently opened

    • It is mandatory that Disembarking passengers be tested at the Airport at a cost to themselves of $75.00

    • Embarking Pax should have a valid test results from the testing center at GLRB, before departure.

    • Crew must be 72hrs free from COVID-19 Testing, if more than 72hrs they will be tested for a fee at GLRB.

    • If a passenger or crew member is tested positive on arrival they will be taken to the Quarantine centered for 14days.

  • Madagascar

    • Airports are reopened. Pax must have a printed medical certficate witha negative Coronavirus PCR test result issued at most 3 days before arrival. The certificate must be issued in Arabic, French, or English. This does not apply to nationals of Mauritania or passengers under age 10.

    • The use of Ivato Airport (FMMI/TNR), Toamasina Airport (FMMT/TMM) as an alternate is permitted for domestic flights only but aircraft in emergency and techchnical situations will be handled n a case-by-case basis. 

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

  • Mali

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

      • Passengers and crew must wear a face mask in all airport areas.

      • Passengers must present a negative Covid test certificate that is less than 5 days old at the time arrival.

      • Crew are not required to present Covid test certificates.

      • Crew are requested to stay at their hotel and avoid any visits out of their hotel.

  • Mauritania

    • Since September 10, all Mauritania airports are open to international air transport however arriving crew and passengers must; 

      • Crew and Passengers are required to;

      • Wear a mask.

      • Maintain hand washing or disinfections with hydroalcoholic solutions.

      • Respect of a distance of at least 1.5m between 2 people.

      • Provided negative PCR test certificate or a test valid at least 5 days from the date of reporting the result effected by an approved institute.

      • Completing an individual form and delivering it to the health services.

    • Passengers who do not have a PCR test will be required to return to the origin of the flight and will not be accepted in the territory.

    • Temperature taking without contacts by thermal camera will take place.

      • In case of a detected fever the passenger must undergo a PCR or RDT test.

    • In case of positivity the passenger would be taken in charge according to the national protocol.

    • All passengers coming from countries where the new covid19 variant: SOUTH AFRICA-BRAZIL-UK or other sources must:

      • Ensure isolation-a secure transfer to a containment site for 14 days at its charge-an PCR test negativity the passenger would be free to return.

  • Mauritius

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      • Passengers should possess a valid air ticket to Mauritius.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Morocco

    • COVID-19 - All flight to or from United Kingdom, Denmark and South Africa are suspended until further notice.

      • Also all passengers from those countries travelling through another country are not allowed to enter Morocco.

    • Exempted from these restrictions are over flying, cargo and medical flights.

    • COVID-19, aircraft operators must inform passengers to destination Morocco about the obligation to fill in the passenger health form (FSP)online, via the following link:
      http://www.onda.ma/form.php, print it and sign it before arriving in the national territory.

    • All flights to or from Morocco are suspended except over flights, cargo flights or flights within exceptional authorization from the air transport direction (DTA/DGAC) via the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kingdom of Morocco.

    • In accordance with the recommendations of the Moroccan Ministry of Health and based on official epidemiological data published by (who), the countries are classified in two lists A and B. lists a and b will be published regularly on the websites of: ministry of foreign affairs: www.maec.gov.ma ministry of health: www.sante.gov.ma ministry of tourism: www.aviationcivile.gov.ma the two lists will be regularly updated at least twice a month as needed.

    • Travelers coming from countries on the list a whether they are Moroccan nationals, or foreigners established in Morocco, or citizens of those countries or foreigners residing may have access to Moroccan territory upon producing:
      -A certificate attesting that the passenger is fully vaccinated at least two weeks after the administration of the 2nd dose of the vaccine or the one-dose- vaccine or
      -A negative PCR certificate issued no more than 72 hours prior to the boarding time (interval between sampling and boarding) .

    • Travelers coming from countries on the list b are divided into two categories and are required, at the check-in, to produce the following documents:

      • For vaccinated passengers:
        -The health form, duly filled in and signed
        -A certificate attesting that the passenger is fully vaccinated at least two weeks after the           administration of the 2nd dose of the vaccine or the one-dose- vaccine
        -A negative PCR certificate not exceeding 48 hours at the time of boarding (interval between sampling and boarding).

      • For incompletely vaccinated or unvaccinated passengers:
        -An affidavit, duly filled in and signed
        -The health form, duly filled in and signed - a negative PCR certificate not exceeding 48 hours at the time of boarding
        -A voucher ensuring the payment of 10 days of quarantine at one of the hotels designated by the local authorities.

      • The airline companies are invited to:
        -Ensure that the documents presented by the passenger at the time of check

  • Mozambique

    • Flights to Mozambique are suspended, this does not apply to flights arriving from Ethiopia, Kenya, Portugal, Qatar, South Africa and Turkey; humanitarian, medevac, and repatriation flights. There is a suspension of visa on arrival facilities. Pax must have a printed medical cert. with a negative Coronavirus PCR test result issued at most 72 hrs before departure with the certificate being issued in French, Portuguese or English. Pax are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 10 days. Airline crew are subject to medical screening and quarantine until their next scheduled flight.

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

  • Namibia

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

      • Luderitz (FYLZ l LUD)

      • Ondangwa (FYOA l OND)

      • Katima Mulilo (FYKM l MPA)

      • Walvis Bay (FYWB l WVB)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Niger

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

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

  • Nigeria 

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

    • International flights to DNMM and DNAA restarted. All operations shall be in strict compliance with existing Covid-19 protocols and Nigerian CAA OPR letters. Pax must have a printed medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus PCR test with the test being taken at most 96 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Nigeria and the certificate must be in English. Pax are subject to medical screening and self-isolation for 7 days as well as a Coronavirus PCR test within the 7 days after arrival.

  • 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.

    • Conakry (CKY) is open. Pax must complete health declaration and present negative medical certificate issued at most 5 days before arrival. Pax subject to screening on arrival. Symptomatic pax will receive a PCR test on arrival.

  • 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.

      • Effective June 15, 2021, all passenger arriving from or have travelled India and Uganda in last 7 days are required to complete 7 days in mandatory quarantine upon arrival at the designated hotels (Ubumwe Grand Hotel, Landmark Suites, Corina K. Guest house and Colours Club SPA & Garden Resort) at their own cost. We encourage airlines to check if passenger have booked 7 days in the mentioned designated hotels before boarding.

  • 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.

    • Flights have restarted. Pax must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus PCR test result with the test taken at most 72 hrs before departure.

  • 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.

    • Flights have restarted. Nationals of Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finalnd, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland are not allowed to enter. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus RT-PCR test result issued at most 5 days before departure from the first embarkation point.

  • Seychelles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      • b. Crew and Passengers entering Seychelles must obtain a PCR test maximum 72 hours prior to date of arrival.

      • c. Once obtained, they must obtain travel authorizations on seychelles.govtas.com to be presented to the Health Personnel upon disembarkation at FSIA.

  • 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 simultaneously 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 government of Sierra Leone's travel portal to request their pre-departure 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

  • Sudan

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • Humanitarian, Medical, Relief and other UN flights.

    • Oil Services flights.

    • Cargo flights.

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

  • South Africa

    • International and regional are allowed in compliance with published conditions.

    • For international and domestic flights, passengers and crew must comply with health protocols as contemplated in health directions.

    • Flight crew are not required to provide as negative PCR test.

    • An operator must ensure and following risk mitigation measures for crew members:

      • Conduct risk assessments to ensure that crew members are fit and proper before they undertake their travel duties and mitigate the risk of covid-19 crew infections.

      • Ensure that crew members are protected whilst on duty.

      • Inform port health of layover facility to be used and be responsible for monitoring crew at layover facility.

    • Air ambulance ops are allowed subject to the following conditions:

      • COVID infection control measures are applicable to crew, medical personnel and patients.

      • Aircraft disinfection must be complied with.

      • Crew and patients shall be subject to applicable quarantine laws. Foreign air ambulance operations, transporting COVID positive patients are required to obtain written permission from the Department of Transport.

    • Scheduled domestic passenger flights may operate to and from the following airports;

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

    • Charter operators conducting cargo and passenger operations to and from the Republic are permitted to operate at the following airports with ports health capacity:

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

    • International scheduled and charter passenger flights are permitted to following airports only:

      • FAOR, FACT and FALE.

    • Only international operations at FAOR, FALE and FACT are permitted during the curfew hours (2100-0200).

    • Except for under (9) no other flights are allowed during curfew unless prior written approval has been obtained and a copy of the approval is carried on board the aircraft.

      • Operators are to make application for approval for fights during curfew hours to the Department of Transport (application for permission must be made in writing).

    • Where a traveller has not done a Covid-19 test prior to departure, they will be required to remain in mandatory quarantine at their own cost for the period of ten (10) days.

    • All travellers will be subjected to screening by Port Health Officials upon arrival and departure.

    • All travellers detected with symptoms will be required to remain in quarantine until a repeat COVID-19 test is conducted at their own costs.

    • All travellers to complete Traveller Health Questionnaire prior to arrival or upon arrival at the PoE.

    • Beside the health protocols, travellers will still be subjected to other formal border processes.

    • All travellers should wear masks whilst within public area within South Africa.

  • 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

    • Passengers arriving to the Tunisian airports, including those who have received complete doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, should present at check-in at the airport of departure a certificate of negative RT-PCR test with a QR code which the date of the result does not exceed 72 hours, with the exception of children under 12 years who are exempt from this measure.

    • This certificate should be presented to the health services on arrival at Tunisian airports.

    • All passengers are subject to self-confinement for a period of 7days from the date of arrival to Tunisia.

    • All passengers must comply with the rapid antigen test which will be conducted on a random selection of incoming passengers.

    • All passengers must complete a health declaration form before the date of the flight at https://app.e7mi.tn and print the documents generated by the application (the health form and the commitment form) which will be requested and verified by the airline at check-in and will be collected by the health control services upon arrival to the Tunisian airports.

    • Airlines assume all responsibilities that may result from boarding a passenger who does not comply with the above conditions.

  • 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 passengers entering Zambia shall be required to produce a negative SAR-COV-2 PCT certificate result from the country of departure. The test should have been conducted within 72 hours at the time of arrival. 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. 

      • All crew on cargo and international chartered flights into international airports shall be exempted from on-going 14 days mandatory quarantine periods.

      • Crew for both cargo and international chartered flights shall be screened by port health officials.

      • Crew for both cargo and chartered international flights will be allowed a maximum of 3 days crew rest before they depart on their return flight.

      • Quality assurance testing for SARS-COV-2 may be conducted on randomly selected passengers presenting these negative results.

  • 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.

      • Operational the airport closes at 2030z and opens 0300z. However, exceptions can be granted depending on the purpose of the flight.

    • Pax and crew must bring valid PRC test which are less than 72hrs

    • 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)