COVID-19 Updates

Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya are ''open’’ and anxiously waiting to welcome you with a big smile and an elbow bump! 

Flights to Madagascar are still suspended. 
We encourage you to book and explore this magnificent continent now more than ever. The people need it, wildlife protection is under pressure due to lack of income from tourism, and having such iconic parks as the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Masai Mara to yourself is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Good to know that lodges offer great discount prices and you will have the parks to yourself. Moreover, it will be very easy to apply social distancing over-here, when going on a self-drive safari and camping in the bush. Do we need to say more?

Read below about the latest COVID updates and practicalities for your travels in Tanzania, and our no risk payment terms. For updates about our other destinations, go to the country pages. 


Tanzania is one of the few countries in the world, not imposing any COVID restrictions. Since the 15th of June 2020, Tanzania has opened its airspace again and travellers from oversees don’t have to go in quarantine, nor have to show a PCR test. Lodges, campsites, national parks and restaurants are open and Roadtrip Tanzania is fully operational, and basically back to normal. 

When you arrive by plain or overland, you don’t need to show a negative COVID test, but your temperature will be measured.

Where to do a PCR test in Tanzania 

In case you need to get a PCR test done in Tanzania, this can be done at Hai District Hospital, near JRO airport, and Celian Hospital (monday - friday) and Mount Meru Hospital ( 7 days a week) in Arusha. No need to make an appointment, but take note its an inefficient, time consuming process, which will take a few hours. Also in Karatu ( near the Ngorongoro), and Central Serengeti (Seronera), its possible to do a PRC tests. Their are plans to also establish a test lab in Arusha in March, but currently all samples are flown to the test lab of Dar es Salaam, and results are only communicated after 3 days. In Dar es Salaam, you can go to Amana Hospital, and the results should be know within 48 hours. 

Roadtrip Africa flexible booking and payment terms

We accept cash payment on arrival and online payments by credit card or bank transfer can be done up to one day before your departure date. No down payments required. Hence, there are no payment risks involved.