COVID-19 Safety

Wanderful Tanzania COVID-19 Policy

Africa is open and ready to welcome back travelers with Health and Safety Guidelines in place. With most safari lodges situated in remote areas, these accommodations are about as safe as possible. Wanderful Tanzania (WT) outlines each country’s Entry Requirements, and our travel experts are here to help you every step of the way during your once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

COVID-19 Travel Requirements

The information on this page will be updated periodically as requirements and protocols change. Date of last update: Jan 1, 2023.

All full-time safari guides working with WT have been vaccinated.

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on travel to Africa. The following are some key points to consider if you are planning to travel to Tanzania:

  1. Entry requirements: Since December 2022, Tanzania requires all travelers to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of their flight’s departure. Travelers must also complete a Health Surveillance Form upon arrival, which includes providing contact information and declaring any COVID-19 symptoms.
  2. Quarantine: Travelers who arrive in Tanzania without a negative PCR test may be required to quarantine for up to 14 days at their own expense.
  3. Health measures: Tanzania has implemented various health measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, including mandatory mask-wearing in public places and temperature checks at airports and other public locations.
  4. Travel restrictions: Some countries have implemented travel restrictions to and from Tanzania due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is important to check with the relevant authorities in your country of residence before making travel plans. You should also check other countries’ regulations where you may connect flights or make extended stops.
  5. Insurance: It is strongly recommended that travelers to Tanzania have adequate travel insurance that covers medical expenses, including COVID-19 treatment.
  6. Local situation: It is important to stay informed about the local situation in Tanzania, including any potential outbreaks or changes to COVID-19 restrictions. The Embassy of the United States in Tanzania provides updates on the COVID-19 situation in the country on its website.

Your Impact on Communities and Conservation in Africa

In Africa, an average of seven people are dependent on one salaried family member to sustain them. Imagine the ripple effect of the loss of employment due to COVID-19 related travel restrictions. The lack of activity within the camps and their surrounding wildlife reserves also makes it easier for poachers to move through normally protected areas without being noticed. This has resulted in a spike in poaching incidents within Africa in recent months. While this is certainly sobering news, it is not irreversible.

One of the most significant ways to impact Africa’s people and wildlife is by being aware of where your money goes and what it supports as you travel. If you are interested in contributing directly to staff members or to anti-poaching initiatives, we invite you to make a donation to the nonprofit, Alluring Impact.

We are forever grateful for the generosity of our guests and we look forward to welcoming you back to Africa soon. If you have any questions, please reach out and our experts can assist you.