The news out of Tanzania is that the country is open for tourism again.

The world has changed and who knows when things will get back to normal, if ever. The travel sector has been especially impacted … from flights, to tourism, to hotels and other travel related businesses.

The reality is that there is only so much we can do in light of the very real dangers and uncertainty of Covid-19.

But the question is, how long can the world remain locked down? How long can the global economy be kept on hold?

Maybe, little by little, we can start living with this virus and begin emerging slowly, listening to the experts and proceeding with a great deal of caution and common sense.

This seems to be the approach that Tanzania is taking as it prepares to welcome visitors again. Here are some preliminary things to know:

  • There will be screenings. They expect that the airlines will screen passengers for the virus. Passengers testing positive for the virus will not be allowed to travel to Tanzania.
  • Proof will be required upon arrival, verifying that a tourist is not infected with Covid-19.
  • Airport staff will also be tested and will be required to wear protective wear such as facemasks and gloves, use sanitizers and practice social distancing.
  • Tourism attractions and venues, hotels and other types of accommodations, etc., will be cleaned and sanitized before and after each visit.

Good Luck, Be Careful & Stay Safe!