October 2021

Boarder updates, offers and more…

Keeping you in the know…

General

Border update as at 21 October 2021

Botswana

✅ International borders open with restrictions

A guest entering and exiting Botswana must have a valid PCR negative test no older than 72 hours. Additional to the obligatory negative PCR test result that guests must present, another rapid test will be performed free of charge on arrival. Guests will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms upon entry and those symptomatic will be required to undertake mandatory testing and possible isolation and/or quarantine.

Mozambique

✅ International borders open with restrictions

Guests will not be required to quarantine on arrival if they present a negative PCR test for COVID-19 no older than 72 hours. Children up to the age of 11 are exempt from the test requirement to enter Mozambique. Guests who do not present a negative COVID-19 will need to self-isolate for 14 days.

Namibia

✅ International borders open with restrictions

All arriving guests must present a negative SARSCOV-2 PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) test result no older than seven days from the sample date. Guests will be required to complete a short health questionnaire which will need to be submitted, together with a full travel itinerary, to the Health Ministry staff on arrival at the airport. The health questionnaire forms can be obtained at here. Guests must ensure they have adequate travel insurance which covers both medical expenses and potential unexpected hotel stays in case of quarantine. Children below five years of age entering Namibia will not be required to produce a negative COVID-19 result.

South Africa

✅ International borders open with restrictions

All nationalities are welcome, subject to visa requirements and Covid-19 protocols. Travelers must produce a negative PCR test, recognised by the World Health Organisation, and no older than 72 hours before the date of travel. This must be issued by a recognised laboratory with its name indicated on the test results. While digital forms of the test are being accepted at ports of entry, we recommend also traveling with a printed certificate. Children under five are not required to present a PCR test. An obligatory health questionnaire, which can be downloaded here, must be completed not more than 2 days ahead of departure to South Africa (also for those transit guests, who need to collect luggage before continuing on their journey). When leaving the country again, another questionnaire will need to be completed at this link.

Kenya

✅ International Borders Open with restrictions

Guests from all countries must be in possession of a medical certificate showing a negative PCR COVID-19 test received no more than 96 hours before arrival in Kenya, this includes children of 5 years old and above. Kenya does not require COVID-19 testing before departure, however, all guests departing Kenya must ensure they know and abide by the COVID-19 testing requirements at the destination and /or transit points. All international guests arriving into Kenya need to complete the International Travelers Health Surveillance Form. The form can be found here

Tanzania

✅ International Borders Open with restrictions

All guests must be in possession of a medical certificate showing a negative PCR COVID-19 test received no more than 96 hours before arrival in Tanzania, this includes children of all ages. Guests entering Tanzania will be subjected to enhanced screening for COVID-19 infection including a rapid antigen test at their own cost.

Countries removed from UK Red List

From 11 October 2021, Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe have been removed from the UK Red List, which means that travellers no longer need to quarantine on arrival or when returning home to the UK.

Vaccination status of staff at &Beyond

While safety protocols at our lodges mean &Beyonders have to continue to smile with their eyes alone, you can learn more about the vaccination status for our teams in the field.

 

2022 rate release: Fly Me at a Fixed Price offer

This flexible seven night, fixed-price package including accommodation, flights and transfers is a firm favourite and a great offer to share with your guests. Combine the thrill of a four night safari in South Africa or Botswana with a dazzling three night stay in Cape Town.

Download the andBeyond Fly Me at a Fixed Price 2022 rate sheet

 

Botswana

Water activities available at &Beyond camps in the Delta

Mokoro activities and fishing are currently possible from &Beyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp and &Beyond Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp.

Regrettably, due to low water levels, boating is not possible from either camp.

 

South Africa

&Beyond 2022 Groundhandling rate sheet available

Our team has loaded the 2022 South Africa Groundhandling rate sheet.

Please be aware that Airlink has also sent its updated fares.

Only a few routings have been affected:

  • Johannesburg to Phinda via Nelspruit
  • Cape Town to Phinda via Nelspruit
  • Phinda to to Vilankulos via Nelspruit and back to Johannesburg
  • Skukuza to Vilankulos via Nelspruit and back to Johannesburg.

Download the South Africa Groundhandling 2022 rate sheet

 

 

Tanzania

 

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