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Beginning on January 26, 2021, air travelers returning to the United States are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result.

On January 12, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that it will require international passengers to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test before flying into the country.

Under the new guidelines, travelers will have to get a COVID-19 test within 3 days before traveling to the USA. Both a negative PCR or negative antigen test are suitable. Passengers are must be able to provide documentation of their laboratory results, either as a hard copy or electronic. Airlines will confirm the test results before the flight. Those who cannot show documentation of negative results will not be permitted to board.

Covid Testing in Tanzania

COVID-19 PCR testing is available in the two gateway cities from where we begin our Kilimanjaro climbs and safaris: Moshi (Mawenzi Hospital, KCMC Hospital) and Arusha (Mount Meru Hospital, Arusha Lutheran Hospital, Fame Medical Health Center).

Testing is also available in the areas we visit during safaris: Mayara (Manyara Regional Hospital), Karatu (FAME Medical), Serengeti (Seronera Covd-19 Sample Collection Centre).

There is also a testing center in Zanzibar (Emergency Response Unit in Stone Town).

Appointments must be made beforehand here:

Currently the turnaround time for results can be up to 48 hours.

There is no COVID rapid test available to the public in Tanzania. However, KLM passengers may get a rapid test by KLM staff at Kilimanjaro Airport, Dar Es Salaam Airport and Zanzibar Airport prior to their departure.

On December 27, 2020, the Government Chief Medical Officer directed the health laboratory to improve the turnaround time to less than 24 hours. Read more here.

Our Peak Planet staff in Tanzania will assist you in getting the PCR tests and obtaining the lab results if you need assistance.

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