Latest update on the ground regarding air arrivals into Zimbabwe
Notwithstanding various announcements in November 2021, we can report that, to date, all international passengers arriving by air into Zimbabwe have been free to enter the country on production of a negative 48-hour PCR Covid test.6 January 2022
Our Covid-19 Protocols
Africa Albida Tourism Group is ready to welcome you, our valuable guests to our properties – Victoria Falls Safari Lodge; Victoria Falls Safari Club; Victoria Falls Safari Suites; Lokuthula Lodges and The Boma Dinner & Drum Show!
We have taken the lockdown period from the end of March 2020 to learn and review all our health and safety protocols for the safety of our guests and staff as guided by the World Health Organization (WHO), Government of Zimbabwe (GoZ) regulations as pronounced through various statutory instruments by the Ministry of Health & Child Care (MoHCC); best practices from across the globe in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic and also our own internal operations reviews
Regular Temperature checks at all lobby entrance points will be conducted in a manner that doesn’t affect the comfort of our guests.
Disinfection & Sanitisation of Facilities
All our facilities are continuously disinfected regularly using WHO-approved eco-friendly cleaning agents. Alcohol-based sanitizers are all available at all public places including in rooms, restaurants, public guests toilets, reception and relaxation spaces.
Controlled Guest & Staff Interaction
Our staff has all been trained on the importance of social distancing without losing our hospitality and level of service interaction that makes our guests feel welcome.
We have carefully reviewed our Food and Beverages offerings to ensure suitable options are there for all preferences and dietary requirements
Housekeeping & Guest Rooms
Strick cleaning & Sanitising measures are all practiced on day to day basis to safeguard the health of both our guests and staff as well
Staff Vaccination & Training
In line with the Government of Zimbabwe’s call to voluntarily vaccinate all adults above 16 years of age, as Africa Albida Tourism 97% of our staff have all received double vaccination jabs.
All our staff have undergone intensive training to identify risks and mitigate against the spread of viruses. This training is also ongoing
Activities within Victoria Falls
Valuable time and effort have been spent with all outsourced activity operators to ensure suitable procedures are in place which will not detract from the experience. All outsourced activities will only be organized with companies whose protocols are approved by relevant authorities.
Preparedness & Awareness
Zimbabwe Entry Requirements
Zimbabwe re-opened its major airports to International and Regional passenger flights on 1 October 2020, with domestic services having already resumed earlier in September. As of the 2nd January 2021, all major airports remain open for travellers.
There are limited domestic and international flights at this stage and schedules are changing on a daily basis so we recommend checking with the airlines for the most up-to-date information. Please take note of the following measures which have been introduced to ensure that the health and safety of everyone is a priority.
- All passengers are required to complete a COVID-19 contact-tracing document on arrival.
- All passengers arriving at Victoria Falls Airport are required to present a negative PCR COVID-19 Clearance Certificate obtained within 48 hours before arrival, in line with WHO Guidelines. Once the PCR Test Negative result is produced no mandatory quarantine will be imposed.
- An Airport Official will take passengers’ temperatures. Anyone recording a temperature equal to or higher than 38°C will be required to have a PCR COVID-19 test at their own cost.
- Travellers that test positive will then be required to go into a local quarantine centre for 10 days if they have no symptoms, or 13 days if they are symptomatic. Quarantine is at the traveller’s own expense.
- After quarantine, travellers will need to be retested before they are permitted to travel home or on to their next destination.
- Travellers are to adhere to WHO COVID-19 standard practices at all times, such as maintaining social distancing, wearing a mask in public and practicing personal hygiene.