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Africa Health and Safety Protocols


The following information is correct as of January 2022. Please be advised that travel requirements to each country are subject to change. For the latest requirements please check the links provided for each country.

South Africa

International arrivals must arrive in Johannesburg, Cape Town or Durban. All arrivals to South Africa will be required to present a valid certificate of a negative COVID-19 test, taken within 72 hours of arrival. A screening form must also be completed within 48 hours of their trip. Please Check the South African Government website for relevant forms and most current information.


All arrivals must submit a Public Health Passenger Locator Form and negative COVID-19 test, performed within 72 hours of departure. A PCR test will also be taken upon arrival, and arriving guests must quarantine at a designated hotel for 24 hours while awaiting results. An additional mandatory PCR test is performed on day 3 at designated testing sites. To download the form and for latest updates please check Rwanda Biometric Centre.


All arrivals must complete the Traveler’s Surveillance Form at least 24 hours before arrival. Passengers must also present a negative COVID-19 NAAT or RT-PCR test within 96 hours of departure from the first embarkation point. For updates and to download form please go to Ministry of Health website.


All passengers arriving at Harare, Bulawayo or Victoria Falls International Airports are required to present a negative PCR COVID-19 Clearance Certificate obtained within 48 hours of boarding. The test results must be validated through the African Trusted Travel Initiative. Follow this link to Africa CDC for the latest travel information.


Flagship and its partners in Africa are committed to preserving and protecting vast areas of African wilderness for future generations and ensuring guests from around the globe can enjoy their travel experience in safety and comfort. All our African expeditions are carried out with strict adherence to the directives of leading health authorities, including the World Health Organization, and appropriate protocols are in place at all safari lodges and camps. These include daily briefings with all members of staff, careful health monitoring and stringent hygiene measures.

General Hygiene

* Handwash and soap dispenser stations throughout lodge areas.
* Hand sanitizer in all rooms and bathrooms.
* Guest Suites sterilized before check in and daily.
* Fitness & wellness areas cleaned regularly, with special attention to high contact areas.
* All lodge vehicles extensively sanitized between transfers, tours and game drives.


* A dedicated Health and Safety Officer at each lodge has responsibility for the wellbeing of guests, as well as the correct compliance and implementation of safety standards.
* Regular health screenings for all staff.

Should you have any specific inquiries regarding health and safety during your Flagship Expedition, please contact one of our team of travel experts at