The new coronavirus, which is prevalent worldwide, has had a great impact on us and everyone in the travel industry, and when will we be able to travel abroad again? I think that you are waiting with a long neck.
In Africa, the number of deaths was lower than in Europe and the United States, partly because the infection spread later in Corona than in Asia, Europe and the United States, and there were many young people. However, recently, the number of infected people has increased rapidly in South Africa and Nigeria, and it is still early to be relieved.
In some African countries, regulations are being gradually relaxed while watching the situation, and in Kenya and Tunisia, borders are opening, but it will take a little more time to be able to travel abroad with peace of mind as before. I feel that it will take.
Although the situation remains uncertain, customers’ expectations for overseas travel are increasing day by day, and now it is not an opportunity for them to gather information and plan their next trip in their spare time. Is it?
To that end, we hope that you will be able to update useful information and the current situation in Africa on a daily basis, feel the magnificent Africa even a little while you are far away, and have hope for your future trip to Africa.
Below is a brief summary of the current situation in each African country that we mainly arrange.
For the latest corona status, please check the correspondence of coronaviruses in African countries.
In addition, future travel resumption information will be updated from time to time with travel resumption information for each African country.
Please note that the information provided may change as the content changes daily.
Kenya Embassy of Japan in Kenya Kenya Airways Bureau (August 6th)
International commercial flights have resumed from August 1st. We allow entry from the following countries, including Japan.
Japan, China, South Korea
Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Uganda, Namibia, Morocco
Canada, USA (excluding California, Florida, Texas)
UK, France, Netherlands, Qatar, UAE, Italy, Switzerland
Further exempt countries have been added on 8/6. Kenya Ministry of Transport Infrastructure Twitter
When you enter or leave the country, your body temperature will be checked before you enter the airport. Travel is not permitted if the body temperature is 37.5 degrees or higher at the time of departure. If your body temperature is 37.5 degrees or higher at the time of entry and there are signs of the infectious disease, you will be subject to additional inspection at the airport quarantine service and will be quarantined at a government-designated facility.
All international passengers are required to undergo a PCR test at their first boarding point 96 hours before boarding and to hold a PCR negative certificate. Wear a mask at the airport and while boarding an airplane to ensure a physical distance of at least 1.5m.
Embassy of Japan in Tanzania, Tanzania (August 6th)
From 5/18, all international passenger flights are allowed to take off and land and pass through airspace. At the beginning of August, all travelers entering and leaving Tanzania were required to show a negative PCR test certificate, but on August 6th, as new travel information at the time of entry and exit, a negative certificate as a condition of the country of departure All travelers who are charged with this have announced that they must show the certificate upon arrival.
Since the Government of Japan does not require the presentation of a negative certificate when leaving Japan, it is not necessary to present a negative certificate both when entering and leaving Japan.
All travelers are subject to enhanced screening for border control upon entry and exit.
All travelers who are required to have a negative certificate as a condition of the country of departure must present the certificate upon arrival.
As a result, the Government of Japan does not require the presentation of a negative certificate when leaving Japan, so it is not necessary to present a negative certificate both when entering and leaving Japan.
Embassy of Japan in Uganda (September 20th)
Schools (highest grade students) and churches are scheduled to reopen from October 15th.
The operation of Entebbe International Airport is expected to resume from October 1.
Upon entry, you will need to carry a negative certificate of PCR (nasopharyngeal swab) within 72 hours of arrival in Uganda.
We are currently checking the availability of quarantine on arrival and detailed information.
See page of Embassy of Japan in Rwanda (dated August 3)
From August 1st, some international commercial flights at Rwanda Airport have resumed. You must prove that your PCR test was negative within 72 hours of departure in your country of departure, and you will have to take a second PCR test at your own expense upon arrival at Kigali Airport and wait for the test result from the Rwandan government. You need to wait at the dormitory designated by.
If the PCR test is positive, you will be transferred to a specialized medical institution, and if it is negative, you can move from the dormitory.
At the time of departure, a PCR negative certificate conducted within 72 hours of departure is required.
You can enter the country, but you need a visa to enter Zambia and we are currently not accepting visas.
It is not possible to travel for sightseeing.
Zimbabwe Embassy of Japan in Zimbabwe
As of September 22, only Zimbabwean nationalities and valid residence permit holders can enter the country. After entering the country, you will be quarantined for 21 days at the designated facility. Currently, the situation is not stable due to strikes by medical personnel.
Embassy of Japan in Ethiopia (August 7th)
Some flights have resumed. After entering Japan, after 7 days of quarantine isolation at the government-designated dormitory, 7 days of voluntary quarantine isolation is required at home. If you present the new coronavirus negative certificate issued within 120 hours before entering Japan and submit a new sample for testing, it is possible to perform quarantine isolation for 14 days at home etc. instead of the designated dormitory. I will. Return flights from Ethiopia are in an unstable state.
Botswana Ministry of Foreign Affairs Overseas Safety Homepage (dated July 31)
Entry by non-Botswana and foreigners residing in Botswana is prohibited. From July 31st to August 14th, we have introduced lockdown measures only in the Greater Gaborone Covid-19 zone. The border has been closed and the reopening is undecided.
Embassy of Japan in South Africa (October 1st)
It has been announced that it will be reduced to lockdown alert level 1 from September 21st, and that border closure will be lifted from October 1st, subject to conditions such as restricting entry and exit of high-risk countries. At this time, Japan is not designated as a high-risk country.
60 countries including India, Brazil, Netherlands, Qatar, UAE, Argentina, Mexico, Iran, Israel, Switzerland, Portugal, United States, United Kingdom, France and Russia
【国境の一部再開】 10月1日より、アフリカ大陸からの渡航者、および COVID-1 9 の感染・感染率が低いアフリカ大陸 以外の国からの渡航者は出発 72時間前の COVID-1 9 陰性証明書提出等の条件付きで南アに入国可 能。
-Immigration standards and COVID-19 infections to temporarily regulate entry into South Africa from countries outside the African continent
-A list of countries with high infection rates will be established separately. The list can be revised at any time.
・ International air travel is limited to OR Tambo International Airport, King Shaka International Airport, and Cape Town International Airport.
Embassy of Japan in South Africa, Lesotho (dated October 1)
From October 1st, the Government of Lesotho will announce the requirements and process of entry into Lesotho for non-Lesotho nationals, and a corona negative certificate within 72 hours will be required to enter Lesotho, and screening will be conducted at the port of entry. Will be done.
Seychelles Ministry of Foreign Affairs Overseas Safety Homepage
Resumed acceptance of international commercial flights from low- and medium-risk countries from August 1. Entry is permitted on condition that the inspection is conducted within 72 hours of departure, a negative certificate is submitted, and an accommodation certificate is submitted to an accommodation facility designated by the Seychelles government. Japan has been designated as a high-risk country since July 23, and travel from Japan is not permitted.
Embassy of Japan in Tunisia
The Tunisian Ministry of Insurance updated the list on September 23, and Japan was classified as orange (medium infection risk).
* Please note that the following conditions may not apply when entering the country via a third country.
・ Measures before entering Japan
(1) Immigrants from orange (medium infection risk) countries
A. Fill out the health form from the link below and send the data. https://app.e7mi.tn/travelers
B. Mandatory presentation of negative proof by PCR test. At the place of departure, it is desirable to take the test within 72 hours of departure, but it is also possible to take the test within 120 hours (at the place of departure) starting from the arrival time in Tunisia.
・ Measures after entry (Travelers from Orange Country (including foreign residents who wish to stay at a hotel, short-term business travelers, etc.))
A. Travel from the airport to the hotel by a sightseeing bus that complies with hygiene rules.
B. Respect the hygiene rules regarding hotel stay and tourism.
C. You can visit museums, monuments and archaeological sites on group tours while observing hygiene rules.
D. Perform a PCR test (own expense) on the 5th to 7th day of entry, and if negative, the procedure will be completed after 7 days of isolation.
If there are any signs, continue quarantine for 14 days.