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What's New with Giltedge

On a quarterly basis, Giltedge put together a What's New document for their clients and travel partners. Usually they include a list of brand-new accommodation, group activities, flight routes and restaurants for the MICE market in Africa.

But this quarter's document focuses on which countries in Southern and East Africa are gearing up for international travel post Covid-19. Which borders and international airports are open? When are they expected to open? Giltedge answer all of your questions.

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Southern Africa 

South Africa is eyeing September 2020 for opening its airports and borders to international travel. Safety remains a priority with practical health-focused protocols in place to safeguard travellers and guests.

Read the latest COVID-19 Protocols for South Africa here

The president of Zambia announced the immediate reopening of the country’s air borders and airports to revive the economy. Strict health control measures have been put in place.

Namibia has gradually reopened businesses under strict precautions. Domestic travel is allowed, but borders remain closed to non-Namibians. Namibia’s national parks have reopened following their closure in April as a result of Covid-19. The reopening of points of entry is targeted for mid-September.

Botswana has allowed lodges and camps to reopen while hotels and restaurants started operating again from June 2020. Domestic travel for business and leisure is allowed with permits.


Indian Ocean Islands

Ready for a little island time? The Maldives are set to welcome international visitors from 15 July 2020 and international flights will resume. Those with the budget can take a private jet or chartered flight to the remote Seychelles islands and Tanzania who have already reopened their borders.

Mauritius and the Seychelles are free of the coronavirus. Both island nations have been granted travel corridor exemption status to the UK. Seychelles announced a lifting on travel restrictions in June when the island nation’s international airport reopened. Mauritius’ borders remain closed.


East Africa 

Tanzania – Has opened its borders and is already receiving international visitors.

Rwanda – Domestic tourism reopened on 17 June and commercial flights will once again be welcomed back into the country starting 1 August 2020.

Kenya – The resumption of international flights in and out Kenya starts 1 August. A number of safari lodges and camps are reopening from 15 July 2020.


Explore Africa with the Giltedge Team - watch the video here

Read the latest COVID-19 Protocols for South Africa here

For more information, contact Giltedge. Email, or phone +44 (0) 1628 532020