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Corona / COVID-19 and your travel plans in Tanzania
Dear Jambo Kilimanjaro customers
this page is for the information of all customers of Jambo Kilimanjaro as well as travel interested parties and is updated regularly. We have compiled some facts here:
1) German tour operator:
By booking your travel services with Jambo Kilimanjaro or any other German tour operator, you are covered by the German travel law. It is very accommodating and offers high security also in many matters concerning the Corona situation. Many insurances e.g. ERGO or Hanse Merkur have now included an illness by COVID-19 in their insurance benefits.
We will be happy to inform you personally about free cancellation fees or the coverage of travel price down payments. We also offer very accommodating regulations for bookings or the start of a journey until 31.12.2020.
2) Travel Warning Federal Foreign Office:
“From unnecessary tourist trips abroad, except
– to the Member States of the European Union (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg*, Netherlands, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Republic of Cyprus)
– to Schengen associated countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland),
– to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican City State
is currently being warned. This applies for the time being up to and including 31 August 2020.
An early lifting of the travel warning will be announced separately in country-specific individual cases. (Source: Federal Foreign Office, Germany).
More detailed information on COVID-19 travel warning: FAQ
Information on COVID-19 in general and distribution worldwide:
3) Current information for the entry into Tanzania
There is no ban on entry or quarantine on/after entry.
The following rules apply (source: Federal Foreign Office, Germany):
“”All travellers whose airline or country of departure requires a negative COVID 19 test result as a condition for departure must also present this test result on entry into Tanzania. Travellers from other countries who show COVID-19 symptoms will be subjected to an extended examination and if necessary a PCR test. A quarantine obligation no longer exists.
International air traffic with Tanzania has been gradually restarting since 1 June 2020.
All persons should observe rules of distance and hygiene and wear face masks.”
This means that the PCR test certificate is no longer required by the Tanzanian side, unless it is already required by the customer’s departure country/airline. Special care should be taken if airlines / countries have their own guidelines and they may still require their customers to present these certificates. It is best to coordinate with the airline in advance, as the request – as mentioned – is no longer from the Tanzanian side. The regulations for re-entry into the respective “home country” must also be observed.
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According to our information, the so-called “Public Health Passenger Locator Form” (source: IATA.org) must also be completed and handed in upon entry:
4) Information on the COVID-19 test / PCR test
If your target country requires a PCR test, make sure you get one in time. Frankfurt Airport offers CENTOGENE test centres at two locations for PCR test by means of throat swabs.
Here is information from the ADAC about test centres at airports in Germany:
5) Re-entry into Germany -> Tanzania is a risk area
“Federal and state governments have agreed on the basic principles of uniform quarantine regulations for people entering and returning to Germany. The federal states are responsible for the concrete implementation of the measures. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) has identified international risk areas for this purpose, so that travellers who have stayed in one of these areas within the last 14 days before entering the country may be required to be isolated.
Travellers entering the country can be exempted if they can prove that they are not infected with SARS-CoV2 by means of a molecular biological test (PCR test) carried out no more than 48 hours before entry and issued by a quality assured (accredited) laboratory from the country list”.
Extract from the information on the RKI website:
“The test must have been administered no more than 48 hours prior to entry. Molecular biological tests (PCR tests) are currently accepted in principle from all states of the European Union and from the states mentioned below (Tanzania is included in the list). The inclusion of a country on the list is made after joint analysis and decision by the Federal Ministry of Health, the Foreign Office and the Federal Ministry of the Interior, for Building and Homeland Affairs. If no test has been carried out before entry, it is also possible to be tested after entry into Germany.”
From Saturday, 08.08.2020 COVID-19 test compulsory:
“From this Saturday, travellers entering Germany from international corona risk areas must be tested for the virus on their return to Germany. This was announced by Federal Minister of Health Spahn.
The compulsory COVID-19 test for travellers from risk areas will apply from next Saturday. This was announced by Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn at a press conference in Berlin. Otherwise, fines are threatened. He is aware that this is an encroachment on the “freedom of the individual”, but that this is acceptable to society as a whole, the CDU politician said. He also recalled the responsibility of the individual for others.
So far, those entering the country from risk areas have to go into domestic quarantine for 14 days and report to the public health department. This has been in effect for months, Spahn recalled. Alternatively, a negative test result can be presented, which is no more than 48 hours old.” (Source: Tagesschau.de)
We at Jambo Kilimanjaro hope that a vaccine against COVID-19 will be found as soon as possible or that the pandemic will be overcome and that we will be able to organize trips again without any uncertainties. All of you should be able to experience a carefree holiday, that is our highest priority!
For all questions please contact us!
Your Jambo Kilimanjaro Team
For travellers from other European countries*:
General information about COVID-19 and COVID-19 tests
– for travellers from France:
France wants to test travellers from risk areas at the airport on Corona in future. The measure will be implemented in the coming days. Germans are not affected. (Source: airliners.de)
– for travellers from Great Britain:
– for travellers from Switzerland:
– for travellers from Austria:
*(without guarantee of completeness. These countries have been selected because travellers from these countries are most likely to travel with Jambo Kilimanjaro)
We think that a unique trip deserves an individual organisation. That is why we adapt to your needs and organize your trip to Tanzania according to your wishes.
We work together with a multidisciplinary team, some of which is firmly rooted in Tanzania. Together we give you the opportunity to experience the country and its people in an extraordinary way.
We serve customers from all over the world and work with a wide variety of partners. That is why we are aware of our social responsibility and live it through various cooperations.
We dispense with complex structures that cost time and money and focus on the things that really count for your trip. That is why we can offer you an excellent price-performance ratio.
My name is Ilona, enthusiastic Africa traveller who has not only got to know Tanzania but also other African countries like Kenya, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Since 2014 I have been visiting the continent every year and am still fascinated by the different landscapes and the unique impressions you can take away with you and never forget. That is why I lead Jambo Kilimanjaro with a lot of passion, to make an unforgettable adventure in the heart of Africa possible for you too.
Your trekking tour in Tanzania
Machame Route, also known as the “Whiskey Route”, is one of the most scenic and varied routes up to Uhuru Peak. It is one of the most popular routes, but a bit more strenuous compared to other routes, and contains some steeper rocky passages.
Lemosho Route is one of the least used routes to climb Kilimanjaro. Yet it is considered one of the most beautiful routes which offers good opportunities to adapt to the altitude due to its height profile and its length.
Your safari in Tanzania
There is hardly any other country where you can experience the fascination of a safari as intensively as in Tanzania. You can look forward to a breathtaking flora and fauna and to explore three of the country’s most famous national parks.
You will experience three national parks with a breathtaking variety of plants and animals. A highlight of this safari is the world famous Serengeti with an incredible abundance of animals and the chance to see the “Big 5” (elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard) in the wild.
Discover the beaches of Tanzania
We take you on this very special tour to discover Tanzania’s cost and its white sandy beaches. This hidden gem, The Tides Lodge, and its people will warmly welcome you and make sure you have an unforgettable stay of a special kind.
Discover the Tanzanian old urban environment and add some relaxing moments at the beach. We recommend this trip to all those who have limited time and are always curious to discover more.
Tested for sustainable engagement!
We are committed to more responsibility and sustainability in tourism. Therefore, we were awarded the TourCert Check and are part of the TourCert community!
True to the motto “Travel for tomorrow” we develop our company from a sustainability perspective and can therefore associate ourselves with the TourCert Check.
In addition, all our trips are carried out under the guidelines of the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP) with regard to payment and equipment of porters and mountain teams.