What you need to know before traveling to Kenya

Interested in a Globe Aware volunteer vacation in Kenya? Here’s how to make the most of a trip to this East African nation, from safety and visas to clothing and etiquette.


Here are the things you need to know before traveling to Kenya

MEERA DATTANI
Lonely Planet Writer
8 MARCH 2022

Think of Kenya and safari jeeps and beach scenes come to mind, but Nairobi has exciting city life and rich cultural encounters, too.

Here’s how to make the most of a trip to this East African nation, from safety and visas to clothing and etiquette.

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South Africa ends PCR test rule for vaccinated travellers

South Africa will no longer require fully vaccinated travelers to provide a negative PCR test to enter the country. The country’s president announced the relaxation of travel restrictions as part of a wider easing of Covid-19 measures, which came into effect on Wednesday (23 March). Unvaccinated travelers, including Globe Aware volunteers, will still have to provide a negative PCR test result on arrival.


South Africa ends PCR test rule for vaccinated travellers

By Rob Gill
23 March 2022
Contact Reporter

South Africa will no longer require fully vaccinated travellers to provide a negative PCR test to enter the country.

The country’s president Cyril Ramaphosa announced the relaxation of travel restrictions as part of a wider easing of Covid-19 measures, which came into effect on Wednesday (23 March). Unvaccinated passengers will still have to provide a negative PCR test result on arrival.

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Thailand ends pre-arrival COVID test rule for foreign visitors

Travelers, including Globe Aware volunteers, vaccinated for COVID-19 will no longer need a test before traveling to Thailand starting April 1, health officials said Friday. Thailand is keen to restore its lucrative tourism sector, which took a nosedive when most arrivals from overseas dried up since April 2020.


Thailand drops pre-arrival COVID test for foreign visitors

Visitors vaccinated for COVID-19 will no longer need a test before traveling to Thailand starting April 1

March 18, 2022
The Associated Press

BANGKOK — Visitors vaccinated for COVID-19 will no longer need a test before traveling to Thailand starting April 1, health officials said Friday.

Visitors will still need to take a RT-PCR test upon arrival and a self-administered rapid antigen test on the fifth day in the country, said Taweesin Visanuyothin, a spokesperson for the government’s Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration.

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Start making your summer travel plans right now

Americans are ready to return to travel in a big way, and as more destinations reopen and drop COVID-19 test requirements, flights are expected to be much busier, which is likely to lead to rising prices. Globe Aware volunteers are recommended to start booking their summer volunteer vacations this spring, in order to take advantage of cheaper flight prices.


Why you should be making your summer travel plans right now

Melissa Klurman
Mar 9, 2022
The Points Guy

The official start of spring is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start planning your summer vacation — seriously.

We know it might seem a little early to start locking in plans for travel in June, July and August. But pent-up demand for travel coupled with ongoing staffing shortages, reduced air loads and limited availability could spell a perfect storm of summer sellouts.

Americans are ready to return to travel in a big way, and as more destinations reopen and drop COVID-19 test requirements, hotels and flights are expected to be much busier, which is likely to lead to rising prices, says a Tripadvisor spokesperson.

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India set to restart scheduled int’l flights from 27 Mar

Scheduled international flights which were suspended following the outbreak of covid-19 in 2020, will be allowed to operate from 27 March. Globe Aware volunteers can resume any potential summer plans for a volunteer vacation in India.


India set to restart scheduled int’l flights from 27 Mar

The resumption of scheduled international flights comes amidst a rise in search queries for popular international tourist destinations.

Mar 9 2022
Rhik Kundu

India suspended scheduled flights in March 2020. However, flights with some countries continued under air bubble pacts

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