The Latest News – Corona update
October 22, 2020 – It’s a strange feeling. To sit here on a flower and sunbird-surrounded porch in Covid free Tanzania, while my homeland struggles with a re-emerging virus. Covid free? Yes, Tanzania hasn’t had a Covid 19 story to tell since the beginning of June. It’s quiet and the hospitals are empty. In recent months there have been several events where thousands of people have been celebrating closely together and the presidential election has been going on for some time. There’s not a single outbreak. Tanzania seems to be one of the few countries where the population has already forgotten this Covid 19 virus and is living daily life as ever before. However, there is still a code Orange on Tanzania. It’s not clear why. You could think it’s because President Magufuli hasn’t given official figures since 29 April 2020 or because he has refused to lock but Uganda and more African countries sigh also under a code Orange, even though they have locked and there has never been a high number of spreading. We, therefore, hope that Code Orange will be discontinued as soon as possible, so we can prepare to disappear in the bush of Tanzania during our beautiful Coaching Mindfulness Nature safaris.
About the virus
Knowledge we have gained about the virus now shows that none of this was wrong and will have prevented a lot of spreading. In addition, Tanzania meets just about all natural conditions to prevent dispersion. Outdoors and UV radiation weakens the virus; good ventilation eliminates aerosols. A nature trip in remote areas is therefore the safest trip you can make and certainly safer than living or being in a city.
Last week, however, the Dutch government issued a negative travel advice for all countries outside Europe. As a result, insurance companies refuse to reimburse if people do leave for Code “Orange” countries. Some insurance companies will reimburse. So please inquire about that. Unfortunately, based on this negative travel advice, Mindful Adventure has decided to move safaris planned until mid September to 2021.
If you still need or want to travel to Tanzania, you will get a medical check and have to show a health certificate (questionnaire).
Flying to Tanzania
Also flying is very safe according to the RIVM. Most aircraft have a very modern hepa filter system that also filters virus particles. Mouth caps are mandatory. The Tanzanian Ministry of Tourism has drawn up a package of security measures in consultation with the organisation of tour operators. Our trips are therefore particularly suitable to do in this Corona time. Tanzania’s safety requirements are showing a very professional impression and will be easy to implement by us given the character of our nature tours. Many natural conditions are already present. You can think of living, walking and sleeping outdoors in secluded places in the wild.
We will continue to monitor developments and as soon as possible we will restart the trips. If you have any questions about this, please feel free to contact us.
This Corona crisis has has brought a lot of problems to the lives of people all over the world. We therefore offer online coaching.