African Airport Stops during COVID-19: Here is a quick guide to technical and overnight stops at African airports during the COVID-19 pandemic.
|Country Airports T/Stop N/Stop|
|Angola||FNLU, FNCA, FNGI, FNMO, FNME||Yes||Yes||Tech stops allowed for crew only
Night stops at specific hotels only.
|Benin||DBBB||Yes||No||Tech, night and fuel stops permitted
No crew quarantine.
|Botswana||FBSK, FBMN, FBMN, FBFT||Yes||No||Tech stops for fuel only
No night stops allowed.
|Burkina Faso||DFFD, DFOO||No||Yes||Medevac, cargo, and repatriation
with special government approval only.
|Burundi||HBBA||No||No||Medevac, cargo, and repatriation with MOFA approval
Crew cannot leave the airport.
|Cape Verde||GVAC, GVNP||Yes||No||Tech stops, cargo, medevac, humanitarian flights
are permitted but no night stops.
|Cameroon||FKKD, FKYS||Yes||No||Permit applications through normal channels, Exempted flights must try to operate from Monday – Friday between 7:00-19:00UTC|
|Central African Republic (CAR)||FEFF||Yes||No||Airport open from 0600 – 1600Z.|
|Chad||FTTJ, FTTC||No||No||Medevac, cargo, and essential flights with MOFA
|Comoros||FMCH||No||No||Cargo flights with government approval.|
|DRC||FZAA, FZNA, FZQA, FZIC||No||No||Cargo, medevac, repatriation with
Special government approval only
Handler to be given 48hrs notice.
|Republic of Congo||FCBB, FCPP, FCOO||Yes||No||Cargo, medevac, repatriation with
government approval only
Handler to be notified.
|Cote d’Ivoire||DIAP||Yes||Yes||International flights resumed on July 1.|
|Djibouti||HDAM||Yes||No||Strict permission processes underway.|
|Equatorial Guinea||FGSL, FGBT||No||No||Cargo, Medevac, humanitarian allowed
No night stops and a 15-day quarantine
for anyone who disembarks.
|Eritrea||HHAS, HHSB, HHMS||No||No||Cargo, Medevac, humanitarian allowed
Make permit request as early as possible.
|Ethiopia||HAAB, HADR||Yes||Yes||Tech stops permitted with 1 hour ground time
night stops permitted for cargo, medevacs,
humanitarian with special government approval.
Diplomatic flights quarantine at specified hotels.
|Gabon||FOOL||No||No||Cargo, medevacs, humanitarian flights
Night stops with special approval only.
|Gambia||GBYD||Yes||No||Medical, cargo, special flights only
Permit prior to arrival is required.
|Ghana||DGAA||Yes||No||Cargo, medevac, humanitarian flights allowed
with special approval only.
|Guinea Conackry||GUCY||Yes||No||Permit through the CAA
Ministry of Transport approval is required.
|Guinea-Bissau||GGOV||Yes||No||Aircraft in distress, humanitarian, cargo,
tech stops without disembarkation, security-related
flights, rescue missions are allowed.
|Kenya||HKMO, HKJK, HKNW, HKEL||Yes||Yes||Cargo, medevac, humanitarian flights
subject to KCAA and government approval
Night stop crew will be quarantined in a
|Liberia||GLRB||Yes||No||Cargo, medevac, ferry and tech stops
Crew must remain on board during transit.
|Madagascar||FMMI||No||No||Cargo flights are allowed
Crew must stay airside.
|Malawi||FWCL,FWKI||Yes||No||Cargo flights and tech stops onlyNight stops not allowed.|
|Mali||GABS, GAGO||Yes||No||Crew must stay in aircraft during transit.|
|Mauritania||GQNO, GQPP||Yes||No||Permit requests should be sent on time to the CAA
as final approval must come from Transport Ministry.
|Mauritius||FWCL,FWKI||No||Yes||Cargo only no tech stops allowed.|
|Mayotte||FMCZ||Yes||No||Airport open from 0600Z-1400Z. All operations
through government approval.
|Mozambique||FQMA, FQNC, FQBR, FQNP||Yes||Yes||Tech stops and night stopped allowed.|
|Namibia||FYWE, FYWH||Yes||Yes||Apply through the Ministry of Health
for clearance Crew may disembark
but must quarantine for 14 days.
|Niger||DRRN||Yes||No||Night stops for cargo, medevac, ferry flights
with special approval
Radison Blu is designated for crew rest.
|Nigeria||DNMM, DNAA, DNKN||Yes||No||Permit approval subject to the Ministrywith no guarantees.|
|Re-Union Islands||FMEE, FMEP||No||No||—|
|Rwanda||HRYR||Yes||Yes||Airport is open to GA, aircraft in states of emergency, cargo, tech, medevac, repatriation, and charter or private flights.|
|Sao Tome and Principe||FPST||No||No||Cargo and medevac only
with special approval.
|Senegal||GOBD, GOSS||Yes||Yes||Permits must be obtained through MOFA
Copies must be sent for coordination with police.
|Seychelles||FSIA||Yes||Yes||Crew for night stop must pass basic screening
Only nationals and permanent residents can enter.
|Sierra Leone||GFLL||Yes||No||Tech stops and medevacs permitted
Quick turnaround is vital.
|Somalia||HCMM||Yes||No||Tech stops allowed with no embarkation or
Government approval required 72 hours prior.
|Somaliland||HCMH||Yes||No||Tech stops allowed with no embarkation or
Government approval required 72 hours prior.
|South Africa||FAOR, FALE, FACT||Yes||Yes||Medevac, cargo, repatriation flights only
with special approvals
Crew can stay at designated hotels only.
|St. Helena / Ascencion||FHSH||No||No||—|
|Tanzania||HTDA, HTZA, HTKJ||Yes||Yes||Flight restrictions have been lifted.|
|Togo||DXXX||No||No||Evacuation, cargo, technical stops, and special
flights require special authorization
Disembarkation of passengers is prohibited.
|Uganda||HUEN||Yes||Yes||Night stops are allowed for medevac, cargo,
and humanitarian flights allowed
Expect a strict permit process.
Transport of human remains in is suspended.
|Zambia||FLKK||Yes||Yes||Night stops are allowed for Medevac flights and
diplomatically cleared flights only
Crew will undergo quarantine for their rest
for a max of 3 days.
|Zimbabwe||FVJN, FVRG, FVFA||No||No||Tech or night stops are not allowed.|
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