Covid Policy in Brief
With the changing times due to Covid 19, advice is constantly being updated as the world starts to re-open. Below are a few helpful tips on getting ready for your international travel arrangements.
Travelling into and out of Australia. You do not need to provide proof that you have been vaccinated, for international travel into or out of Australia.
Australia does not have pre-departure testing requirements for people leaving the country.
Mask wearing on international flights to/from Australia is no longer mandatory. Travellers continue to be encouraged to consider wearing a mask to reduce their personal risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19.
But the country you are travelling to may have testing requirements. For country-specific travel advice see more information at Smartraveller.
Smarttraveller has updated Covid requirements for testing on entry into each individual African country. Selected camps and or properties will have PCR testing available on arrival at the airport or in camp if required.
You should also check with the nearest embassy or consulate of the destination you’re planning to visit for latest advice on requirements for entry.
For some countries you may still need to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 3 days of your flight’s scheduled departure to your airline when you check-in for a flight to travel into Australia.
For further information please visit: https://www.health.gov.au/
The well being and safety of all guests and staff is paramount and to ensure that all guests can experience each aspect of a safari with a complete peace of mind. Appropriate Covid protocols have been put in place with an emphasis on sanitation and hygiene. Even though each camp or property depending on your itinerary has a different schedule there are some common measures that remain the same:
- Camp or lodge employees to wear masks in guest areas – if posing a risk to guests.
- Hand sanitiser available throughout the camps.
- Customarily hand towels on arrival.
A few of the different things:
- Guests will need to bring their own guide books and binoculars.
- Buffets may be a thing of the past and in dining meals served to a table.
- Everything in relation to a guest experience will be sanitised after every use.
Majority of the properties do have flexible booking terms and conditions if your booking is affected by Covid 19 prior to travel. These are ongoing and will continue to be updated on regular basis.
In the event that international borders are open, but guests are unable to travel to a property for any specific Covid-19 related restrictions outside of the destination of travel, their bookings can be postponed to a later date within 12 months of the original travel dates.
If travel is affected by Covid 19 45 days prior and international border closures are where the country’s government is not issuing travel visas or mandatory quarantine restrictions have been put in place and all essential travel has ceased. A booking is then cancelled due to the above closures the supplier will advise if a deposit or monies paid in full, less any booking administration fees can be returned to the client. *Each property has a different policy and will be on a case by case basis.
On confirmation of booking a camp or lodge a link will be sent out with additional information. It is then up to the client to 100% make sure they understand the Covid 19 terms and conditions for each of the selected accommodation choices.
**Please note information is subject to change at any time and to be used as a guide only. We do not take any responsibility for any information that changes within a 24 hour period of this document being read or updated.