African Countries Without Quarantine

Travel to Uganda for remarkable experiences after COVID-19

African Countries Without Quarantine

Which African Countries allow quarantine free Travel? Yes, there are a number of African countries that allow tourists in without quarantine or limited restrictions; these include South Africa, Egypt, Djibouti, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Tanzania, Tunisia, Namibia, Somalia and Zambia

Uganda

Quarantine is not required in Uganda for foreign non-residents arriving at Entebbe international airport with a negative PCR COVID-19 test result done by an accredited laboratory in the country of origin unless the traveler shows any signs or symptoms of Corona Virus. Such persons are transferred to a designated government center for a COVID-19 test where they must remain, at their own cost, until the results of the test are out. Tourists who test positive are either taken to a Ministry of Health facility for treatment or repatriated at their own cost.

Best Safari / Tour Activities In Uganda

Primate tracking/Watching in Uganda: Primate tracking is one of the highlights of safari activities in Uganda and most of the tourists in Uganda have known Uganda as the tourism destination because of primate tracking. There are very many primate species in Uganda such as chimpanzees, the endangered Mountain gorillas, vervet monkeys, Baboons, golden monkeys among others. While in Uganda you will be able to chimpanzee trekking, gorilla trekking, golden monkey trekking all of which are done in a group of 8 people and once the primate being trekked is seen, visitors are allowed only one hour to see them. Currently, visitors are free to come to Uganda and do engage in this activity in different national park including Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for gorilla trekking and gorilla habituation experience, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park for gorilla and Golden monkey Trekking, Murchison, Queen Elizabeth and Kibale Forest National parks for chimpanzee trekking. All the activities are done following the SOPs for COVID-19 spread control.

Gorilla Trekking in Uganda: Gorilla trekking is one of the travel life-changing and enjoyable activities that one would not miss participating in while in Uganda. The activity of gorilla trekking involves the visitors visiting gorillas in forests which they inhabit naturally, by trekking the well-habituated gorilla family. Gorilla trekking in Uganda is done in only two national parks of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park. Gorilla trekking starts at 7:00 am at the respective park headquarters with a briefing, the briefing is intended to make you aware of what you’re supposed to do and not as you move in the forest searching for the endangered Mountain Gorilla. Here you will need a gorilla trekking permit to be able to see mountain gorillas and each gorilla trekking permit USD700 for the foreign non-residents, USD600 for the East African Residents and Uganda shillings 250,000 for the East African Citizens. Once you have paid for the permit, you will be allowed to trek gorillas and once you see them, you will be given only one hour to see them, learn how they interact with each other’s and their feeding habits. However, one can decide to book for chimpanzee habituation experience in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park where you can spend 4 hours with gorillas and the gorilla habituation experience permit costs 1500 per person per trek.

Wildlife viewing safaris in Uganda: While is Uganda, believe me you will enjoy fantastic wildlife encounters crisscrossing over the savannah grassland in savannah parks of Queen Elizabeth National park, Kidepo valley National Park, Lake Mburo National park, Murchison Falls National Park among other interesting national parks and wildlife reserves. Get ready to see interesting animals such as the lions, leopards, buffaloes, wild dogs, hyenas, elephants, warthogs, giraffes, cheetahs, rhinos, zebras among others. Come and enjoy the best wildlife viewing safari country Uganda.

Mountain Hiking and cycling safari in Uganda: This presents another best safari activity what you can do in Uganda on your Vacation. Uganda’s topography composed of hills and steep slopes and rugged landscape offers an opportunity for those interested in adventurous activities. Visitors coming to Uganda will be able to engage in mountain climbing of different mountains and hills for example the Ruwenzori Mountains that are covered by snow on top, mountain Elgon, Moroto. Gahinga, Sabinyo Muhavura among other great hills that are so interesting. Hiking safaris can last for 2 hours to 7 days depending on which mountain you have decide to Hike.

Boat excursions in Uganda: Uganda has got very many water resources including the largest fresh water Lake Victoria and the fact that it is the source of the longest river Niles. Other water bodies include the deepest lake Bunyonyi, Lake Albert, lake gorge and Edward joined by a large channel called Kazinga Chanel among other water bodies. Because of these rivers, boat safari trips are common and provides you with undistinguished experience of encountering Uganda’s wildlife while on Ugandan waters. Most boat cruise safaris are conducted on Lake Mburo in Lake Mburo National Park, Kazinga channel joining Lake George and Edward in Queen Elizabeth National park, river Nile boat cruise safari on river Nile in Murchison falls National Park among others.

Chimpanzee Trekking in Uganda: Chimpanzee tracking is also one of the best safari activities that is done in Uganda. Chimpanzee tracking is done in Kibale forest national park and the park has got over 15000 chimpanzees and it referred to as the world’s primate capital. Other places in Uganda where chimpanzee trekking is done in Uganda include the Budongo forest in Murchison Falls National Park, Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kalinzu Forest.  Chimpanzee trekking is done in early in the Morning and in the afternoon and at Africa Adventure Vacations we book chimpanzee trekking permit in a place of your interest. The permit for chimpanzee trekking goes for United states dollars 200 for the foreign non-residents then Foreign residents pay  United States Dollars 150  and 30 unites states dollars for East African  citizens. Like gorillas you will have 1-hour encounter with chimpanzees except if you opt to do for chimpanzee habituation process that will take you for about 6 hours.

Bird watching Safaris in Uganda: Uganda is one of the best safari destination in Africa with the highest concentration of birds. The birds recorded in Uganda are over 10,000 spread into different locations and places within the country. Those interested in Migratory birds should better pack their bags and come to Uganda. Albertine endemics and the rare shoe bill are some of the birds that you must see when in Uganda for safari. In fact, from the time you land at Entebbe international airport, you will be able to start bird watching as you will be welcomed by bird even the moment you leave the airport. The major spots for birding in Uganda include, queen Elizabeth National park, Murchison falls national park, Bogodi wetland, Mamamba wetland, Kibale forest national park, Mubwindi swamp and all other national parks in Uganda. The common bird species that you will see include Back-bellied Bustard, Secretary Bird, Abyssinian Ground Hornbills, Marabou stork, Giant Heron, Swamp Flycatcher, Grey-crowned crane, African Jacana, and Black-headed Lapwing among other bird species.

Golden Monkey Trekking in Uganda: As the matter of fact in east Africa it’s only in Uganda and Rwanda where Golden monkey tracking is done. In Uganda, golden monkey tracking is done in Mgahinga Forest National Park. Like any other primate visitors will spend only one hour seeing the golden monkeys and the golden monkey trekking permit costs USD100. Still you can opt to do golden monkey habituation experience and spend more time with the primate (4) hours and visitors interested in this activity will be able to pay United States dollars Golden 140.

Cultural encounter in Uganda: Uganda is one of the countries that is diverse with cultures and has got more than 50 tribes with each trip having its own cultures and their way of live. Every destination/attraction in Uganda is surrounded by the community with a unique culture and therefore it’s good that young include cultural safari tours on your itinerary to Uganda.

Kenya

Travelers must conduct a PCR COVID test within 96 hours of their travel. Passengers entering from the port must fill out the Port Health form available on the Jitenge MoH Kenya app.

Tanzania

The Government of Tanzania implemented temperature scanning for all international passengers arriving into Tanzania through different international airports. Tourists who show signs and symptoms of COVID-19 on arrival, are required to take a test and if you your test reveals positive results, you are advised to go self-isolation for a period of 14 days.

South Africa

Tourists arriving in South Africa must present a valid certificate of a negative COVID-19 test obtained not more than 72 hours before the date of travel. Under circumstances where a traveler fails to present a certificate as proof of a negative COVID-19 test, she or he is required to do an antigen test at his or her own cost and if he or she tests positive to COVID-19, he or she will be required to undergo quarantine at his or her own costs. Please note that travelers from currently high-risk countries travelling to SA for non-essential duties or tourism, it is hard to grant them entry.

Djibouti

All traveler to Djibouti above 11 year must go for COVID-19 testing sessions on arrival to the airport and must remain at the entry point until his or her results are out. Travelers who test negative are granted to continue with their respective journeys into the country however, those who test positive serve a quarantine period in a government-designated hospital or hotel.

Ghana

Tourists who test negative for COVID-19 upon arrival in Ghana do not go into quarantine however persons who test positive for COVID-19 on arrival in Ghana, asymptomatic or not, are required to undergo mandatory quarantine and treatment at a designated government health facility or isolation center for a period of seven (7) days at an expense Ghanaian government.

All passengers in quarantine undergo a repeat COVID-19 test within 24 hours of arrival still at an expense of the Government of Ghana.

Egypt

All foreign non-residents arriving in Egypt and Egyptian nationals coming back home must present a negative PCR test certificate issued within 72 – 96 hours prior to departure and those who fail to produce said certificate are tested on arrival. If a traveler tests positive, the Egyptian authorities may advise them to go self-isolation for 14 days in a separate room allocated for quarantine within their hotel of residence.

Guinea-Bissau

Travelers arriving in Guinea Bissau must present a negative COVID-19 test result from an accredited institution, issued within the previous 72 hours. At times you may fill in a form with information about your origin and contacts. Passengers who show any signs and symptoms of COVID-19 on arrival, are tested again for verification and must remain in isolation a designated place until results are out. If a passenger on your flight is suspected to have COVID-19, you are advised to go into self-isolation for 14 days and monitored by the health authorities.

Namibia

Arriving foreign non-residents don’t undergo into quarantine as long as they present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result not older than 7 days. However, non-Namibian travelers arriving with a negative result that is older than 7 days are put in quarantine and tested for COVID-19 on the same day at their own cost. If positive, travelers are isolated at their own cost in accordance to Namibia’s isolation protocols.

Somalia

Passengers must have a printed medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the place of origin and all certificates must be in English.

Senegal

There is no requirement to quarantine when arriving in Senegal unless tested positive for COVID-19. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result issued at most 5 days before departure from place of origin. However; this does not apply to passengers under 2 years. Travelers departing from high risk countries may not be granted entry.

Zambia

Business and leisure travel to Zambia are available. Traveler entering Zambia with a body temperature equal to, or above 38.0 C are tested for COVID-19 on arrival. However, any other arrivals may be randomly selected for testing. These tests are in addition to the requirement for tourists who show proof that they tested negative for COVID-19 in the 14 days before their arrival.

Tunisia

Travelers must fill a Health Declaration form before departure to any next travel destination. A QR code generated from the completed form is presented prior to boarding and to immigration office 0n arrival. Tourist entering or transiting through Tunisia should present a printed negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure from the country of origin. Please note that the test COVID-19 certificate must be in Arabic, English or French.

This does not apply to tourists below 12 years and passengers traveling as part of an organized all-inclusive tour.

Disclaimer: These policies keep changing according to the situation at hand, you are therefore required to inquire from our team for first hand information.

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