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Re-Openings and Requirements

What you need to get in and back

Most Recent Update – 26 April 2023

As the world emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, countries are regularly updating their vaccination entry requirements for travelers. Many countries have dropped requirements completely. Below are countries that we visit, which continue to have COVID-19 vaccination entry requirements.

For information about MT Sobek’s protocols, please check out our Adventure Confidently page.

Returning to the United States from Abroad

On June 12, 2022 the CDC lifted the negative COVID-19 testing requirement for travelers entering the US by air.

For more details, see CDC – FAQs

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or plan any trip in Africa


Travelers to Botswana must be fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated means having had two doses of a two-dose vaccine or a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. If one has had either of the two and is overdue for a booster shot, then they are no longer considered fully vaccinated until they have their booster shot.

For more details, see  US Embassy for Botswana

Updated 28 February 2022


Ethiopia has revised its entry requirements in relation to COVID-19 pandemic effective from 1st April 2022. Any international traveler above the age of twelve coming through international airports of the country shall bring a certificate of negative RT-PCR test done up to 72 hours or three days before departure or Antigen- RDT negative test up to 24 hours before arriving to Ethiopia. 

For more details, see Ethiopian Travel Updates

Updated 20 Jun 2022


All travelers arriving into Kenya through any point of entry must have a certificate of COVID- 19 vaccination. All travelers coming to Kenya who are fully vaccinated shall be exempt from the requirement of a PCR test.

For more details see Assn for the Promotion of Tourism to Africa

Updated 7 Apr 2022


Proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival in Madagascar is required to travel to Madagascar and then a rapid antigen test taken must be taken at the airport on arrival (cost 15 Euros). If the rapid antigen test on arrival is positive, the traveler must quarantine in a government approved hotel or health facility (at their own expense) for 7 days. There are no vaccine requirements for Madagascar and it is recommended to wear a mask in public spaces.

For more information, see Madagascar Tourism Board

Updated 16 Jun 2022


As of May 17, 2022, the entry requirements for Morocco are as follows: For all travelers aged 12 and over, a valid vaccination pass OR a negative PCR test result less than 72 hours old. The passenger’s health form must be filled in online at the following link: Health Form, printed and signed before check-in. For all travelers under 12 years old, just the passenger’s health form must be filled out online at the following link: Health Form printed and signed before check-in.

For more information on the validity of the vaccination pass, please visit this link: Ministry of Health

Updated 16 Jun 2022


Fully vaccinated travelers arriving in Namibia no longer require a negative PCR test in order to enter the country. However, they must still present a valid and authentic vaccination certificate on arrival. At this stage visitors just need a hard copy of the vaccination certificate. FULLY VACCINATED is defined as anybody who has received their second dose of a WHO approved vaccine at least two weeks prior to travel, although those who have used the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine only need to have had a single dose. 

Unvaccinated travelers, including children aged five years and older, will still need to present a valid negative PCR test result on arrival in Namibia and the test must not be older than 72 hours on arrival in Namibia from the times the sample was taken. These negative PCR test certificates still need to be uploaded on the African Union Trusted Travel System prior to arrival, although travelers should also bring a hard copy.

For more details, see U.S. Embassy for Namibia.

Updated 17 Mar 2022


Passengers boarding flights to Rwanda must present a negative Covid-19 test (rapid or PCR) taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure. Children under five (5) years of age do not require a test .  We recommend you have a printed copy. Most other COVID restrictions have been removed, but certain meeting venues and national parks require Covid tests. All Primate visits – PCR tests are required (Nyungwe & Volcanoes National Park); other park visits – rapid tests are required (hikes in Nyungwe & Volcanoes Natonal Park plus Akagera National Park) Testing is available at health facilities and other designated venues at 50,000 RWF (or US$50) for PCR tests (required to access Virunga National Park). Face masks are no longer mandatory in Rwanda, but their use is encouraged in public indoor settings, and are still required when gorilla trekking.

For more details, see Rwanda COVID-19

Updated 17 Jun 2022


The Sudanese Civil Aviation Authority requires all passengers entering Sudan to possess:

  • A COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that the passenger is fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; or
  • A negative polymerise chain reaction (PCR) test certificate taken not more than 72 hours before arrival; or
  • A negative polymerise chain reaction (PCR) test certificate taken not more than 96 hours before arrival if arriving from a long list of countries, including the USA and Canada. Passengers 8 years old and younger are exempt.

For more details see US Embassy for Sudan

Updated 16 Jun 2022


Tanzania has relaxed its COVID-19 measures, removing the requirement of a 72-hour negative RT PCR result and rapid antigen test for the fully vaccinated arrivals. Announcing the new measures, Tanzania’s Minister of Health Ms. Ummy Mwalimu said, fully inoculated travelers from March 17, 2022, are required to have a valid vaccination certificate with QR code for verification upon arrival.

For more details, see US Embassy for Tanzania

Updated 7 Apr 2022


Uganda’s Ministry of Health announced that the requirement for a negative PCR test for all incoming and departing travelers has been suspended with immediate effect for those who are fully vaccinated.. All arriving passengers are now required to complete the MOH HealthDesk form in advance of their arrival into Entebbe.

Updated 28 Apr 2022


Zimbabwe has removed PCR tests for inbound vaccinated travelers. The Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting said in a tweet that a valid vaccination certificate showing travelers were fully vaccinated against COVID-19 would suffice.

For more details, see Zimbabwean Tourism 

Updated 7 Apr 2022

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or plan any trip in Asia


Entry requirements are proof of vaccinations.

Updated 26 April 2023


Most travelers from United States can visit Nepal—vaccinated or unvaccinated. Travelers must arrive with certificate of full vaccination for COVID-19 or, if unvaccinated, must show a negative covid test not less than 72 hours before the start of their travel. Children below 5 years are exempt. For full details and exemptions, see Nepal Immigration

A mandatory contact information form is required  Complete online, then print and bring the confirmation/bar code to Nepal.

Updated 26 Jun 2023


There are no requirements to enter Pakistan, but airlines might check vaccination certificates. Most travelers from United States can visit Pakistan, but there are restrictions. For full details and exemptions, see Pakistani Government

Updated 26 April 2023

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Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes

Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Not by the Kosovo government, but may be required by airlines.

As of May 1, 2022, Kosovo does not seek your vaccination status records, however we recommend you bring your vaccination records with you.

See U.S. Embassy in Kosovo

Updated 25 April 2023

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Latin (Central and South) America


Currently, Chile requires inbound international passengers 18 years and older to present proof of vaccination against COVID-19, or (only if not vaccinated), a negative result from a PCR test taken within 48 hours at their last point of departure prior to their arrival in Chile. Only Chilean nationals (including dual nationals) returning from abroad will be randomly tested upon arrival. Proof of health insurance is also no longer required. However, it is recommended to travel with health insurance that has coverage for COVID-19.

See details at US Embassy for Chile

Updated 25 April 2023


Currently, Brazil requires inbound international passengers 12 years and older to present proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (showing receipt of the final dose of the vaccine at least 14 days prior to boarding), or (only if not vaccinated), a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken within one day of boarding your flight to Brazil. Note that proof of vaccination may be in English, Portuguese, or Spanish, and must include the manufacturer’s name, the lot number, and the date of the dose(s). Proof of vaccination only in QR-code format or other coded language will not be accepted. Proof of health insurance is not required for entering Brazil. However, it is recommended to travel with health insurance that has coverage for COVID-19.

See details at US Embassy for Peru.

Updated 25 April 2023

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Middle East


Travelers to Iran must be fully vaccinated and are required to present a negative PCR test from within 96 hours of arrival. If an individual is infected by COVID-19 while in Iran, they will be quarantined for 14 days and the expenses of the quarantine period and medication will be borne by the individual.

For more information, please see US Virtual Embassy for Iran

Updated 26 April 2023


There are no requirements to enter Jordan.

Travelers only need to fill in the declaration form to get the QR code, as some airlines ask about it when boarding.

For more information, please see Jordan’s official website

Updated 26 April 2023

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