Travel in times of covid

Travel in times of Covid - what to expect

This document is to help you understand what to expect on an Oasis Overland trip in East and Southern Africa during this Coronavirus Pandemic. If you still wish to travel on the basis that there is a real prospect of your trip going ahead and being completed safely and successfully, we have prepared the document below for you. We hope that this will answer any questions you may have, but as ever if you are unsure about anything then please feel free to get in touch at info@oasisoverland.co.uk or call us on +44 (0)1963 363400.

Oasis have been operating for 23 years now and we have always put your health and safety as our first priority.  We have gained much experience over these years of being able to adapt, even in times of pandemics!  The most important thing to us is that you know what to expect on a trip during these times, as of course some changes have to be made…

Booking Questions

For any questions regarding bookings and payments please see our Flexible Booking page.

Pre-Trip

Will I need to quarantine ahead of the trip?

No! You will need to self-certify that you have no symptoms and you will need to take a PCR test to enter the relevant country for your trip.

What to Expect on Trip

Will the route be the same?
With overlanding we have always had the advantage of if for any reason we are not able to travel somewhere, then we can adapt our routes to go different ways while trying to make the impact as minimal as possible to your trip.

If a country on your trip closes its land borders then we will divert our trip via a different route. So, while you may not get to see all the countries as advertised on the trip via our website, if our trip is able to continue as usual then it will! As it currently stands East and Southern Africa have slowly been opening up its borders to tourism again, and the only countries that currently hasn’t, or we do not yet have an opening date for is Rwanda & Mozambique. We are getting notifications daily and monitoring this situation constantly, and are often getting information from our local partners and operators out on the ground ahead of FCDO advice!

So, in short please be prepared to be flexible, as we will have every intention of running your trip as advertised but if it is not possible then we will have to make changes, and this can happen while you are out on the road. To us overlanders, we find this exciting, as it takes us back to what overlanding used to be and we will always find new places and things to do and see.
Our requirements and procedures will be constantly reviewed, and amended when necessary, and we will update you of these before your trip departure.

We hope that the above has been helpful and answered some of the questions you may have. We realise the above may not appeal to everyone, which is why we want to be as upfront with you as we can about a trip that will be travelling during this Pandemic. So, if you don’t think you would be happy with the above, then we would suggest waiting a bit longer until things have settled down more, and you feel comfortable travelling again. Travelling during these times may not be for everyone, but for those of you who are wishing to escape and satisfy your travelling itchy feet, and the above hasn’t put you off – then we can’t wait to see you out on the road and back out on one of our custom-built yellow trucks.

Please note this information goes alongside our essential information which can be found on every trip page of our website, which helps you prepare for a trip, from visas, what to pack, budgeting and so much more!

The Team @ Oasis!