With many countries’ COVID-19 rates decreasing and international borders starting to re-open, it is looking like safari dreams could soon become a reality again. But with the prospect of travel to Africa looking brighter, practical questions arise – how will I be able to social distance in airports and on planes? What will hotels, camps and lodges do to keep me safe in Africa? What will happen if I get sick when I am there?
Safety during travel through international airports and on international flights will be impacted by many entities – airport authorities, municipalities, specific airlines, etc. Travelers will have little say on how things go, but they can book flights on airlines that are adjusting seating arrangements or capacities, requiring personal protection gear like masks and offering safer food and beverage services.
Once in Africa, there will be extra safety precautions in place, such as masks, enhanced cleaning procedures and spaced out dining. Check back soon for more information about these precautions. But what can you do before you step foot on an airplane to limit your exposure risk? Our expert Journey Specialists have compiled their Top Tips to Limit Exposure Risk while Planning Your Safari.
We are mindful of the many challenges you currently face and are committed to your health and safety. As we continue to monitor and learn about COVID-19 and how it affects travel these statements are subject to change. For a frequently updated comprehensive list of how to protect yourself and others while traveling please visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) site and the World Health Organization’s (WHO) site.
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