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Tanzania to become the first country in the world to welcome tourists after Covid-19

Mon May 25, 2020 6:13 pm

Tanzania first country to welcome all (international) tourists again with open arms without condition:

The country's airspace opened for international arrivals on May 18. Among the six East African Community member countries, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda have the strictest travel restrictions while Burundi and South Sudan have also issued public health advisories to curb the spread of the virus.

A chartered plane with four Greek nationals onboard landed at the Kilimanjaro International Airport on May 21. The visitors proceeded straight to sample the country's tourist attractions after the lifting of a 14-day mandatory quarantine that had been imposed on April 4. Entrants into the country will now only have their temperatures checked on arrival, as per new guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health.


https://allafrica.com/stories/202005240057.html

We were due to spend a few days in Dar Es Salaam and a week in Zanzibar from 15th of June, but Schengen borders are still closed until... :mad:
Tickets were all refunded at least in no time end of March.
Otherwise, it might have been a very interesting trip...

If your country travel restrictions are lifted soon, say before July or August, would you take the moderate risk to vacation there?
Which other countries are expected to follow in welcoming international visitors within weeks? Iceland? Thailand? Japan?
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Re: Tanzania to become the first country in the world to welcome tourists after Covid-19

Mon May 25, 2020 8:01 pm

It's good news that Tanzania is opening up, however they won't be the first.

On May 31st (that's in a few days already) Slovenia is opening up to tourists from other EU-countries. People from outside the EU still need to be quarantined for 14 days upon arrival.

On June 3rd Italy will follow the Slovenian example.
 
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Re: Tanzania to become the first country in the world to welcome tourists after Covid-19

Tue May 26, 2020 12:51 am

PatrickZ80 wrote:
It's good news that Tanzania is opening up, however they won't be the first.

On May 31st (that's in a few days already) Slovenia is opening up to tourists from other EU-countries. People from outside the EU still need to be quarantined for 14 days upon arrival.

On June 3rd Italy will follow the Slovenian example.

How is Tanzania not the first? Thay opened on May 18th, almost 2 weeks before Slovenia and Italy.
 
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Re: Tanzania to become the first country in the world to welcome tourists after Covid-19

Tue May 26, 2020 5:50 am

eastafspot wrote:
If your country travel restrictions are lifted soon, say before July or August, would you take the moderate risk to vacation there?


There were never any restrictions on leaving my country, the state doesn't have the rights to do that. We just had several days of traffic jams on the bridge from Sweden, because holidaymakers were coming back after a short break.
 
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Re: Tanzania to become the first country in the world to welcome tourists after Covid-19

Tue May 26, 2020 2:29 pm

VSMUT wrote:
eastafspot wrote:
If your country travel restrictions are lifted soon, say before July or August, would you take the moderate risk to vacation there?


There were never any restrictions on leaving my country, the state doesn't have the rights to do that. We just had several days of traffic jams on the bridge from Sweden, because holidaymakers were coming back after a short break.


You mean no restriction for travels to EU, EEA or UK only right?
At the opposite, which country outside Belarus could have openly welcomed Swedish nationals/residents?
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Re: Tanzania to become the first country in the world to welcome tourists after Covid-19

Tue May 26, 2020 3:12 pm

eastafspot wrote:
VSMUT wrote:
eastafspot wrote:
If your country travel restrictions are lifted soon, say before July or August, would you take the moderate risk to vacation there?


There were never any restrictions on leaving my country, the state doesn't have the rights to do that. We just had several days of traffic jams on the bridge from Sweden, because holidaymakers were coming back after a short break.


You mean no restriction for travels to EU, EEA or UK only right?
At the opposite, which country outside Belarus could have openly welcomed Swedish nationals/residents?


It's Denmark, not Sweden. The government can not restrict Danish citizens from leaving, be it to Sweden, Tanzania or North Korea. They also can't prevent Danish citizens from returning. They can only issue a strong recommendation to not go. They did on the other hand ban almost all foreign nationals from entering.

The people queuing on the bridge were Danes returning from holiday in Sweden.

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