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Destination: Tanzania
Tanzania Wildlife Safari

Wellness Protocol

We look forward to welcoming you on tour soon! We understand that traveling during these times requires additional preparation and planning in order to foster a healthy and safe on-tour experience for you and others on your program. In addition to the standard Wellness Protocols that meet or exceed CDC recommendations and international travel industry guidelines in place for all Orbridge tours, the following are what you can expect on this tour. 

This page is updated as new information becomes available from local, state, and international agencies. The environment for travel is constantly evolving, and as such, please check this page regularly to be aware of the most current information for your tour.

COVID-19 Testing & Entry Requirements

  • Fully vaccinated travelers are exempt from the testing requirements. Travelers must present proof of vaccination (two doses or one dose for Johnson & Johnson) and the certificate must have a QR code.
  • Travelers are required to complete an online Health Surveillance Form (https://afyamsafiri.moh.go.tz/) within 24 hours prior to arrival. Travelers will then receive a Unique Health Code (UHC), which they will present to health officials upon arrival.
  • Guests will be kindly expected to attend the tour group welcome event, during which guests will be asked to complete a brief health questionnaire. If guests arrive to a tour exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms or indicate anything on the health questionnaire of concern, guests will be asked to remove themselves from the group and unfortunately will not be able to participate.
  • It is important for you to review your state’s COVID-19 testing requirements to determine any state-specific protocol upon your return. 

Special COVID-19 Testing & Entry Requirements - FOR GUESTS PARTICIPATING IN THE OPTIONAL RWANDA PRE-TOUR

  • Guests participating in the optional Rwanda pre-tour must present a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test result to board a flight to Kigali. Travelers will receive a mandatory Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test upon arrival at Kigali International Airport. The payment for the test at the airport is $60, to be made online or by cash upon arrival.

  •  Guests arriving for the optional Rwanda pre-tour must fill out a Passenger Locator Form online at https://travel.rbc.gov.rw/travel/. It is strongly recommended that travelers carry a printed copy of your completed form. 

  •  Travelers departing Rwanda must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test performed within 72 hours before departure. Orbridge ground staff will assist guests with this required testing.

Destination Specific Wellness Protocols

  • Local municipalities require face coverings to be worn while in public. Guests are expected to follow local policies.

  • Businesses such as restaurants and cafes are operating at limited capacity. At the time of your tour, your Orbridge Expedition Leader will advise you of any local restrictions so that you can best plan your time allotted for independent exploration.

In addition to these Destination Specific Wellness Protocols, Orbridge wellness protocols will be followed on all tours. We invite you to familiarize yourself with our policies and what is expected of guests while on tour, by visiting orbridge.com/wellness.

Air Travel

  • Under current policy, all travelers entering or returning to the U.S. will be required to get a COVID-19 test within one day before their flight departs for return to the U.S. with proof of a negative test result. Orbridge ground staff arrange this required testing for guests. Written documentation of negative test results (paper or electronic copy) must be provided to the airline. Please note if you extend your travels past the main program or post tour program (if applicable), testing within flight departure is your responsibility.

  • Specific protocols and expectations for air travel vary by airline. Click here and scroll to the Air Travel Protocol section to learn more about airline protocols. 

If you have additional questions, please contact our dedicated Guest Services team at (866) 639-0079 or info@orbridge.com.

This information is up-to-date as of March 24, 2022.