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South Africa Is Open!

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South Africa's international borders re-opened on 1st October 2020 and they can't wait to welcome you. South Africa’s hospitality and tourism industry is making every effort to follow the Covid-19 protocols, which have been developed with strict guidelines for all stakeholders to comply with.

And to make things easier, Giltedge have also worked on a set of revised booking terms & conditions so you don't have to think twice about booking!


South Africa is travel ready.

South Africa's international airports reopened on the 1st October 2020. Here's to the hustle & bustle of airports, hearing your gate number announced on the intercom... and landing in a sunny, warm country! Let's dust off our safari clothes and get ready for a game drive G&T.

Giltedge are keeping a close eye on all the developments of the South African travel regulations & will keep you updated about any new developments. If you have any specific questions relating to bookings or your clients, please don't hesitate to reach out. Email -


What other countries are open in Africa?

South Africa is not the only country that's welcoming foreign visitors in Giltedge's list of travel destinations. Below is a list of countries in East Africa and Southern Africa that are now open for tourists:

NAMIBIA OPEN - Negative Covid-19 test prior to departure & second test on Day 5 of trip.
KENYA OPEN - Negative Covid-19 test within 96 hours prior to departure.
ZAMBIA OPEN - Negative Covid-19 test within 14 days prior to departure.
RWANDA OPEN - Negative Covid-19 test within 5 days prior to departure, second negative test upon arrival.
TANZANIA OPEN - No covid-19 test needed for entry.
MALDIVES OPEN - A negative Covid-19 test is required within 72 hours prior to arrival.
SEYCHELLES OPEN - A negative Covid-19 test is required within 72 hours prior to arrival. Only tourists from approved countries are allowed entry.
ZANZIBAR OPEN - No covid-19 test needed for entry.


Giltedge DMC: Safe Travels' Stamp

Global Protocols for the New Normal. Giltedge has adopted the global protocols for health and hygiene developed by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) to ensure that they deliver a safe experience for their guests and staff.

The globally recognised protocols provide consistency for destinations and guidance to travellers about the new approach to health, hygiene & physical distancing in the post COVID-19 world. These four protocols are:

1. Operational and Staff Preparedness: Giltedge have optimised operational quality and delivery, and have trained staff to prepare and execute these.

2. Delivering a Safe Experience: Giltedge vow to deliver a safe experience for their staff and guests through enhanced cleanliness and hygiene best practices.

3. Rebuilding Trust: Giltedge create trust through transparency.

4. Implementing Enabling Policies: Giltedge support enabling policies that are implemented at the governmental level.

For more information on any of the above, contact Giltedge DMC, email -, or phone - +44 (0) 1628 532020

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