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Which African countries are welcoming US citizens

Africa is starting to reopen to tourism

Many African nations are starting to reopen airports, remove curfews, and slowly resume international tourism.

Most countries in Africa have been very strict on containing the spread of the virus, with most of them going into complete lockdowns earlier this year. That means nobody in and nobody out. Now that case numbers are relatively low across the continent, some nations have already reopened, with others making plans on how to reopen responsibly.

We have gathered tourism information on the countries we operate in to inform you of the borders that are open and any measures or restrictions that are in place. 

As Governments are changing their policies daily, please check Embassy & country-specific websites for the latest updates. Information correct as of 09/21/2020.

Open borders

Ethiopia

Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes

Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No

Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes – 14 days

Is a curfew in place? No

For more information visit: https://et.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/

Ghana

Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes. However, Ghana’s land and sea borders remain closed until further notice.

Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes. The test must be conducted by an accredited laboratory in the country of origin not more than 72 hours prior to departure.

Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No

Is a curfew in place? No

For more information visit: https://gh.usembassy.gov/ghana-covid-19-information/

Kenya

Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes. If specific conditions are met.

Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes.

The test must be conducted and result must be received within 96 hours of arrival.

Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No

Is a curfew in place? Yes. Nightly curfew hours are from 9:00 pm to 4:00 am

For more information visit: https://ke.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/

Namibia

Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes

Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes. U.S. citizens must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, valid for 72 hours before entering Namibia.

Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No

Is a curfew in place? Yes. There is currently a nationwide curfew from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. daily

For more information visit: https://na.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/

Rwanda

Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes

Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes – travelers to Rwanda must present a negative PCR COVID-19 test certificate for a test taken no more than 120 hours before their initial flight.

Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes. Travelers entering Rwanda, including U.S. citizens, must complete 24 hours of quarantine at one of the Government of Rwanda’s designated hotels while waiting for the results of their COVID-19 test.

Is a curfew in place? Yes. The Government of Rwanda currently enforces a curfew from 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM.

For more information visit: https://rw.usembassy.gov/health-alert-covid-19-information/

Senegal

Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes

Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes. All travelers to Senegal over the age of two years must present an original COVID-19 test certificate showing a negative result. The test must occur within seven days of entry into Senegal.

Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No

Is a curfew in place? No

For more information visit: https://sn.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/

Tanzania

Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes

Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes

Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No

Is a curfew in place? No

For more information visit: https://tz.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/

Borders that appear to be opening soon

South Africa

South Africa is officially reopening for tourism on October 1st and reopening 3 international airports; King Shaka, OR Tambo or Cape Town International Airport.

Arrivals will need to bring a negative PCR test, taken no longer than 72 hours prior to departure.

Source: ATTA.              

Uganda

Uganda to resume international flights on Oct. 1.  PCR testing will likely be an entry requirement.

Source: ATTA.

Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwe government has said international flights would start on October 1. The statement also stated, “All travellers will be required to have a PCR (polymerase chain reaction) COVID-19 clearance certificate issued by a recognised facility within 48 hours from the date of departure,”.

Source: Reuters.

Before attempting to book a trip please check country-specific requirements. Please let us know if you need help finding the relevant information.

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