US EMBASSY TANZANIA:- Tanzania is set to resume Tourism Operations Amid COVID 19
Amid the crazy conditions Africa is facing in the tourism industry, Tanzania plans to start bit by bit Tourism recovery with very strict measures. Termed as ‘Sanitized Safaris’ by Minister of Tourism Dr. Hamisi Kigwangalla, Tanzania Tourism plan a slow move to accept safari bookings, and well-coordinated keeping in mind healthy and COVID 19 measures.
‘We finally came up with deliberations to open up our country for tourism from June 2020, to have a COVID-19 Tourism Task Force, to have COVID-19 Tourism Updates, to have a Communication strategy, a comprehensive tourism recovery plan, a Comprehensive COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedure document, and Individual Safety Protocols for Hotels, Tourism facilities, Mountain climbing, Airports etc!
SOPs are completed, awaiting fine-tuning, authorization, and dissemination. Others are underway.
We hope, if agreed within the government, to quarantine our staff in all tourism facilities for 14 days, then test them for CORONAVIRUS before they start serving visitors.
All tourists visiting Tanzania shall have tested negative for Coronavirus four days before they commence their trip.
Upon arrival to the airport they shall be subjected to thermal scanning and shall observe social distance and other preventing measures including mandatory wearing of masks.
SOPs shall be communicated to the general public and internationally to all our partners.
Target is to give trust to the market that Tanzania is safe and tourists can come and leave safe. #TanzaniaUnforgettable #HK’
by Minister of Tourism Dr. Hamisi Kigwangalla
Since April 29th 2020, Tanzania has not been airing its affected COVID cases with no current data of how many people have been confirmed infected. These posses Tanzania as a destination, in serious limelight to the world.
According to a Letter released by the US Embassy from Tanzania, they have raised a Health warning to any guests from the US visiting Tanzania, that the warning has been raised to level 4, Making it a dangerous destination for visit.
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