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Factory Covid-19 Travel Tips

IMPORTANT TRAVEL TIPS – DURING THE CURRENT COVID-19 PANDEMIC:

“In the good old days” you just needed a passport and your holiday was good to go… Now the most important travel document around is a Negative-PCR test!

  • Please get familiar with the departure and return requirements of your destination.
  • Returning Home: Passengers travelling to South Africa are strongly advised to hold a printed medical certificate of a negative Covid-19 PCR test results obtained within 72 hours prior to departure, from the date of examination.
  • Its a good idea to keep checking and re-checking on these requirements as things can change pretty quickly.
  • Click here to download our Holiday Factory friendly Covid-19 Travel doc in PDF format.

TRAVEL INSURANCE:

  • It is now more important then ever to ensure that you have adequate travel insurance. Many countries will deny you entry without adequate travel insurance. Please speak to your travel advisor/agent about your options. Alternatively please click on the below link for TIC Insurance:
  • https://www.tic.co.za/travel-insurance

GOVERNMENT COVID-19 PORTAL

  • For the latest South African Covid-19 Travel regulations and other information please click on the link below:
  • https://sacoronavirus.co.za/

If you have any specific questions regarding any medical matter please consult your doctor or other professional healthcare provider.

The Holiday Factory cannot and will not provide travellers any medical and travel advice pertaining to the COVID-19 virus and therefore cannot be liable for any loss or damage directly or indirectly caused by COVID-19.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
TravelDoc is a free site that quickly and efficiently verifies passengers’ international travel documentation and health requirements, including those related to Covid-19, based on the travellers’ routing and destination www.traveldoc.aero. An alternative resource is https://www.traveldoc.aero/
PRE-DEPARTURE PCR TESTS
In many cases you will require a negative PCR test ahead of your trip. Please check this link for information:
www.ampath.co.za/travellers-resources. A test certificate should contain the name of the passenger (as per passport), name and address of the testing laboratory, type of test stated as PCR test, date of sampling and the result of the test. SMS and electronic test notifications are not accepted.
SEYCHELLES
Visit advisory.seychelles.travel for the most up to date information. Visitors must submit their negative PCR test results, flight and accommodation details before departure. Health travel authorisation is required. Visitors must submit their application for approval through the designated platform at this link: seychelles.govtas.com. This can only be done after travellers have received their PCR test results.
PCR testing for return to South Africa is available on Mahe, Praslin, La Digue, and on the private islands. The current cost of a PCR test is SCR2 500 per person**. This excludes transport to and from the clinic. Our ground handlers will be glad to assist with these arrangements which can be booked and paid on arrival.
MALDIVES
All guests travelling to and from Maldives are required to submit a self-health declaration within 24 hours prior to their departure to and again from Maldives. Please access this website: imuga.immigration.gov.mv for all the information on travelling to the Maldives.
PCR tests for return to South Africa are available on each island resort and start from $150 per person**
ZANZIBAR
All passengers will be required to complete Zanzibar’s Traveller Surveillance Form on the flight to Zanzibar, for hand-in to Zanzibar Airport Authorities, and will be subject to temperature and advanced screening on arrival. Please note that there is NO PCR Test requirement for entry into Zanzibar, however there may be a requirement by the airline. Kenya Airways does require a negative PCR test.
PCR tests are available at 3 clinics in Zanzibar and some resorts offer a mobile testing option. Costs start from $80 per person excluding transport.** Our ground handlers will be glad to assist with these arrangements which can be booked and paid on arrival.
MAURITIUS
Mauritius is currently closed for short-stay visits and has a 14 day mandated quarantine in place. Visit www.mymauritius.travel for up-to-date information
THAILAND
Thailand is currently closed for holiday visits and has a mandated quarantine in place. Visit the following websites: ddc.moph.go.th/viralpneumonia/eng/index.phpwww.caat.or.th/enwww.tatnews.org.
BALI
Indonesia is currently closed for holiday visits and has a mandated quarantine in place. Visit www.kemkes.go.id/index.php?lg=LN02 OR www.indonesia.travel/gb/en/coronavirus for up-to-date information.
ZIMBABWE
Passengers travelling to Zimbabwe must hold a negative Covid-19 PCR clearance test certificate obtained within 48 hours prior to departure.
KENYA
Passengers must have a printed medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (Covid-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken within 96 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The medical certificate must be in English. Passengers must hold a QR code showing they have completed a Travellers Health Surveillance Form online prior to departure – ears.health.go.ke/airline_registration.
RETURNING HOME
Passengers travelling to South Africa are strongly advised to hold a printed medical certificate of a negative Covid-19 PCR test result obtained within 72 hours prior to departure, from the date of examination. See www.gov.za/covid-19/individuals-and-households/travel-coronavirus-covid-19 for the latest updates.
Keep Safe, Book Holiday Factory & Travel Safe