Journey with Jonathan in South Africa

October 13 - 22, 2022

WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO                   revised 5/29/2021 


As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads globally, many countries have taken measures to reduce its impact.  Travel restrictions to Africa are changing on a continuous basis as the impact of COVID-19 varies across the globe.

We are continuously monitoring the developments with the original Covid-19 and its variants. Airlines and hotels have already instituted health protocols for all current travelers. We are witnessing the administering of the covid vaccine, and keeping a watchful eye on how all this may impact our planned journey to South Africa in October 2022.

Your health is our main priority and while travel with restrictions is currently possible we can assure you that if we cannot travel in October we will plan to move the trip again if necessary to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience in South Africa. We will update all on a regular basis.


Key Information for Travelers to South Africa

Travel increases your chances of getting and spreading COVID-19. CDC recommends that you do not travel at this time.

Before you travel, get tested with a viral test 1–3 days before your trip.

Do NOT travel if you were exposed to COVID-19, you are sick, or you test positive for COVID-19. Learn when it is safe for you to travel.

Don't travel with someone who is sick.

Follow all entry requirements for your destination and provide any required or requested health information.

During travel, wear a mask, avoid crowds, stay at least 6 feet from people who are not traveling with you, wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer, and watch for symptoms.

Before traveling back to the United States by air, get tested with a viral test no more than 3 days before your flight departs. The test result must be negative. Keep a copy of your test results with you during travel in case you are asked for them.

See Frequently Asked Questions for more information about this requirement. Follow all destination and airline recommendations or requirements.

After you travel, get tested 3–5 days after travel AND stay home to self-quarantine for 7 days after travel.

If you don't get tested, it's safest to stay home to self-quarantine for 10 days.

If you are eligible, get fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Wait 2 weeks after getting your second vaccine dose to travel—it takes time for your body to build protection after any vaccination.

If traveling by air, check if your airline requires any health information, test results, or other documents. Check with your destination's Office of Foreign Affairs or Ministry of Health or the US Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Country Information page for details about entry requirements and restrictions for arriving travelers.

Follow any entry requirements or restrictions at your destination which might include testing, quarantine, and providing contact information. If you test positive on arrival, you might be required to isolate. You might be prevented from returning to the United States as scheduled.

If you get sick in South Africa, you might need medical care. Plan ahead and learn more about Getting Health Care During Travel.


         Here are the health and safety protocols issued by the properties we are staying during our stay!

      THORNYBUSH GAME RESERVE                                                                                   BELMONT MOUNT NELSON HOTEL