How Mosaic North Africa is Responding to Coronavirus | Mosaic North Africa

How Mosaic North Africa is Responding to Coronavirus

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation across the globe, we have decided to postpone all of our private tours to Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia until end of 2020. We will adjust the date according to updated travel advisories.

Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia have closed their land borders and suspended all international flights until further notice. Each of these countries are imposing a general lockdown and self-quarantine guidelines in an attempt to counter the spread of the virus. Tunisia in particular has been featured on international headlines for their creative use of police robots for lockdown patrol and local initiatives to keep the country safe.

Your Health and Safety is Our Priority

It is unpredictable at this moment how the virus will spread and any other impact it may have on our customers’ travel plans. Mosaic North Africa, along with other travel agencies have been impacted by the Coronavirus situation. Our highest priority is to help ensure the health and safety of our customers, staff, tour guides and drivers. Here’s what you can expect from us:

  • Constant on-the-ground monitoring of the Coronavirus situation in North Africa, as well as other countries where our customers originate.
  • Continual assessment of all our North Africa tours and the regions they operate in. We will maintain communication with our travel partners and service providers for up-to-date information.
  • Compliance with applicable government regulations and guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO) related to the containment of Coronavirus.

Tunisia Tours Update

Last Update: December 25, 2020

As of December 21, 2020, Tunisia has suspended all flights with UK, Australia and South Africa in response to a new strain of the coronavirus. A few days later, Tunisia has also suspended all flights with Denmark.

As of November 9, 2020, the Tunisian government has revised its entry conditions for travellers from abroad entering into Tunisia. The colour code classification will no longer be in effect. All travellers, regardless of their point of departure, are permitted to visit Tunisia. A negative PCR test, taken no longer than 72 hours prior to departure, must be presented prior to boarding the flight. All passengers must also complete a Health Declaration Form online. Upon completion of the form, you will receive a QR code in your email, which must then be presented to the airline prior to boarding and to the customers boarding upon arrival.

Upon arrival to Tunisia, all visitors will be subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine upon arrival. The quarantine confinement can be in a private home or in a hotel. This confinement can be shortened to 7 days under the conditions that the traveler pays for a PCR test at his/her own expense on Day 6 and the PCR test result is negative.

All visitors in Tunisia must download a mandatory Track and Trace App and use it for the duration of stay within Tunisia.

The Tunisian government has implemented many strict health protocols as outlined in the Tunisian Tourism Health Protocol to welcome vacationers this summer and to keep them safe during their visit. All hotels, museums, and archaeological sites that are open for tourism will follow strict health protocols and social distancing. Tunisia is ranked among the top countries that best managed the COVID-19 pandemic on a global scale.

If you are planning a visit to Tunisia, we recommend for you to check the Travel Advisory from your passport country.

Morocco Tours Update

Last Update: October 16, 2020

Morocco will reopen its border in mid-September to business travelers and tourists from 67 visa-exempt countries including the US, Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand. All travellers arriving in Morocco are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test which is no older than 48 hours. Popular tourist cities such as Fez, Marrakech, Tangier and Casablanca will remain closed until further notice.

We recommend all travellers planning to visit Morocco to check this website for the latest updates for traveling safely to Morocco: https://www.visitmorocco.com/en/informations-pratiques/covid-19-voyagez-en-toute-securite-au-maroc

Morocco’s Ministry of Tourism launched a “Welcome Safely to Morocco” label to boost tourist’s condense in travel and to strengthen Morocco’s tourism sector in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Accommodation establishments in Morocco can visit its online portal for a list of health and safety requirements and recommendations to follow. The online platform also offers 41 modules of free health security training in both the French and Arabic language. Training modules cover a variety of operations including reception, maintenance, cooking, catering, wellness, and administrative roles.

Algeria Tours Update

Last Update: June 19, 2020

The Algerian government closed the country’s land borders and suspended all non-cargo international air and maritime travel as of March 17. All domestic flights have been suspended as of March 22. No visas to Algeria are being issued until further notice.

The Algerian government announced a two-phase plan for the gradual resumption of the country’s economic, commercial and service activities. The first phase will begin on June 7, 2020, while the second phase is scheduled to begin on June 14, 2020. The Algerian tourism department is operating with reduced services and are not accepting invitations as long as the borders are closed.

Get In Touch

For every traveler out there wanting to explore the culture, history and beauties of North Africa – we hear you! We want to assure you that your wellbeing and safety is our top priority.

If you have already booked a tour with Mosaic North Africa, one of our travel experts should have already contacted you.

If you are thinking of visiting North Africa in the future, but feeing unsure about how the Coronavirus situation might impact your decision, we encourage you to contact us with your questions. You can email us at [email protected] and one of our travel experts will respond to your questions within 24 hours.

About the author

Joshua Mok is a cultural enthusiast and adventurer who can speak 6 different languages. Joshua currently lives in Tunisia and has firsthand experience with the language, people, and culture of North Africa. At Mosaic North Africa, Joshua is combining his business marketing expertise with his passion for travel to help others discover and enjoy the cultural and historical beauties of Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria.

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