After months of lockdown and working from home, chances are you’re thinking of your next holiday – especially with the December holiday season imminent.
Here’s what travel experts want you to know if you’re planning, booking or jetting off on holiday soon.
Regional and international travel doable but complex
Travel beyond our borders involves many complexities and uncertainties. That’s not to say you shouldn’t do it, but be sure to consult expert advice before making any travel decisions.
According to Sue Garrett, GM of product and marketing at the Flight Centre Travel Group, the Indian Ocean islands remain a firm favourite with sun-seeking South Africans.
SA’s island neighbours with open or conditional borders Zanzibar has no hectically restrictive travel requirements for visitors from South Africa. Image: Unsplash
Currently, South Africans can travel to Zanzibar. Tanzania’s borders are open and travellers are welcome. You will be screened on arrival and could be required to take a COVID-19 test if showing symptoms. Be aware that tests can cost anywhere from $100 to $150 (RX).
You may be required to quarantine for 14 days, at your own cost, if a COVID-19 test is completed on arrival. Although the government of Tanzania doesn’t (currently) require a negative COVID-19 test, the airline may require one upon departure. If so, Tanzania border control may also request one.