COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols for African Charter Airlines

- Updated 11 September 2020 -

Thanks to our direct line of communication with our trusted on-the-ground (and air!) partners throughout Africa, we’ve compiled this one-stop informational resource with real-time updates on COVID-19 health and safety protocols of our charter airline partners.

A Note About Flying to Africa

Although most international commercial airlines require passengers to produce a negative COVID-19 certificate obtained within 72 hours of departure, it’s vital to know what the exact entry requirements are for your destination country in Africa – stay up to date here. Please ensure you are familiar with the COVID-19 health and safety protocols of your selected commercial airline before you depart on your international flight, or get in touch with your Africa Safari Expert for up-to-date advice.

Health & Safety Protocols for Charter Airlines in Africa

The African airports you will visit during your trip adhere to the World Health Organization’s guidelines for health and safety. Our charter airline partners follow the requirements of their respective civil aviation authorities and have the following measures in place to improve hygiene in their airport lounges and on their planes:

  • Multiple hand sanitisation points.
  • Social distancing where possible.
  • Airport staff and cabin crew are required to undergo daily health screening and temperature checks, and wear masks.
  • Frequent sanitisation of baggage trays and frequently touched surfaces.
  • Cargo and baggage handlers are required to wear masks and gloves.
  • Luggage are disinfected before loaded into the plane.
  • Aircraft are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected before every flight.

Coastal Aviation

Requirements for Passengers at the Airport & On Board the Plane

  • Health screening and body temperature scans.
  • Wearing masks at all times – masks are available for sale.
  • Maintaining social distances of 2 metres (6.5 feet) where possible.

Federal Airlines

Requirements for Passengers at the Airport & On Board the Plane

  • Health screening and body temperature scans.
  • Wearing masks at all times.
  • Maintaining social distances of 1.5 metres (5 feet) where possible.
  • No food is served on board – only bottled water and soft drinks are available.

Mack Air

Requirements for Passengers at the Airport & On Board the Plane

  • Health screening and body temperature scans.
  • Wearing cotton masks at all times – available free of charge for all passengers.
  • Maintaining social distancing where possible.

Proflight Zambia

Requirements for Passengers at the Airport & On Board the Plane

  • Health screening and body temperature scans.
  • Wearing masks at all times – available free of charge for all passengers.
  • Maintain social distancing where possible.
  • A limited, single catering service will be provided with items in sealed packets or containers.

Safari Air (Botswana)

Requirements for Passengers at the Airport & On Board the Plane

  • Health screening and body temperature scans.
  • Wearing masks at all times – available free of charge for all passengers.
  • Maintaining social distancing where possible.

Safarilink

Requirements for Passengers at the Airport & On Board the Plane

  • Health screening and body temperature scans.
  • Wearing surgical masks at all times.
  • Maintaining social distancing where possible.
  • Second body temperature scan prior to boarding.
  • No inflight catering services available.
  • Passengers are allowed to carry their own food and drinks but not in single use plastic bottles, bags or containers.

Safari Logistics

Requirements for Passengers at the Airport & On Board the Plane

  • Health screening and body temperature scans.
  • Wearing masks at all times.
  • Maintaining social distancing where possible.

Wilderness Air

Requirements for Passengers at the Airport & On Board the Plane

  • Health screening and body temperature scans.
  • Wearing masks at all times.
  • Maintaining social distancing where possible.

If you have any questions about flying in Africa, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with your Africa Safari Expert.