Border Reopening: Africa and the Middle East

More countries you can visit in summer 2020 amid the total Coronavirus lockdown.


The Emirates will open up to tourism gradually. The first is Dubai, which has started to welcome tourists again since July 7th and to issue visas on arrival for the first time since early March. All tourists must do a PCR test with a maximum validity of four days (96 hours) ahead of the date of departure.


After almost two months of lockdown, Egypt resumed some international flights from 1 of July. First of all, the Red Sea resorts were opened. You can now visit the Pyramids of Giza and such attractions as the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, the Citadel of Salah El-Din, the temples in Karnak and Luxor, Hurghada Museum, Abu Simbel temples and the Temple of Philae in Aswan. The rest of the attractions will be gradually opened during the summer.


Tunisia has opened its borders since June, 27 to tourists from a wide range of countries. The list is divided into "green" and "orange" parts. The green list includes citizens of countries that do not need to pass coronavirus tests. Travelers from the "orange list" must provide negative results of a PCR test made no earlier than 72 hours before departure.


Tanzania has resumed international flights. Visitors no longer need to go into a mandatory quarantine (unless they have symptoms).


The country is open for tourists. Visitors need to show a proof of a negative test that's been taken within 72 hours prior to your arrival. It’s also mandatory to take a second test before visiting the country's attractions.

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