Health & Safety Measures
Gladys Adventure along with the government of Tanzania has implemented measures to give you the best chance for a safe and healthy holiday in Tanzania. Naturally, Corona Virus is the hot topic and of the biggest concern. Gladys Adventure has one staff member whose duty to is to insure that safety & health regulations are adhered to and that you are comfortable with the safety and health measures at all times. You will have access to communicating with our Health & Safety Representative at any time during your trip as well as a COVID-19 hotline number that the Tanzanian government has put into place. To be in contact with our Health & Safety Coordinator you can email direct email@example.com.
The current status is that Tanzania has been declared to be free of Corona.
Tanzania has been awarded Safe Travel Stamp by World Travel and Tourism Council! For details see the video in the media links portion of this web page.
Corona Precautions Before and After Your Trek/Safari
Airport & Hotel -- The updated policy (effective 09 August 2020) is that if your country or airlines require a Corona test to be taken before your return flight, then a Corona test exhipiting negative results will be required to enter the country. For all other cases, no test is required to enter Tanzania. Be sure to check with your airline regarding any requirements they may have put into place to board your flight. There will be basic health screening of all passengers upon entering Tanzania. Anyone exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms will go for further screening/testing. If you are being picked up by a Gladys Adventure driver (standard for all Kilimanjaro treks/offered as an option for safaris), he will meet you just past the control area of the airport wearing a mask holding a signboard with your name. He will take you to our sanitized vehicle and after your hands are sanitized, you will be given a face mask to wear during transport. A distance of one meter will be kept in between guests during all transport. Displayed in all our vehicles will be COVID-19 Hotline contact displayed.
Gladys Adventure will only use hotels, restaurants, and accommodations where we are confident that they adhere to health guidelines established by the Tanzanian government for preventing Corona Virus. But we do not have direct authority over these. If the health and safety are making you feel in doubt, please let us know immediately. If you think that you may be having Corona Virus during your stay in Tanzania, let us know immediately. The Tanzanian Government has put into place emergency transport and medical facilities reserved specifically for tourists. We will request that you have medical insurance with evacuation in place or that you sign a waiver showing your willingness to accept financial responsibility in case of medical emergency. In the most extreme cases, there is helicopter evacuation available for both mountain treks and for safaris.
Corona Precations During Mountain Treks
The advantage of being outdoors and the large advantage that Corona Virus does not last long in high UV radiation (high altitudes = high UV radiation). During the day's trek, face masks will not be required since they can limit oxygen intake. But at the camps, any interaction that you have will our staff will be with them wearing proper protection. Hand washing facilities will always be available. Gladys Adventure treks always include private toilets (1 toilet/every 7 clients) and will be disinfected after each use. During meals, social distancing will be practiced. All gear and food items will be sanitized before your trek. Since some camps can be crowded during busy months, the government for the first time will be regulating and if necessary restricting the number of groups on certain routes. For open group climbs, unless you signed up with a family member/partner everyone will have a single tent. There is not an extra charge for this but be aware that the number of porters needed will be larger than normal so you may have to adjust your tipping budget a little.
Other health and safety topics are addressed as separate articles on this page.
Corona Precautions While On Safaris
You can expect our safari vehicles to be santized with and hand sanitization always available. There will be a distance of 1 meter between all passengers in our safari vehicles. Facemasks are requested to be worn when the situation warrents their use. For lodges/tented camps they will comply with govenment reguations regarding sanitization and social distancing. For camping safaris, your guide will make sure that your tents and dining do not put you at health risk. Communal toilet/shower facilities will be under control of campsite personnel who are trained to insure proper sanitization. We welcome any questions about these issues. For health and safety questions you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org