There are some general things everyone should consider before traveling. Here you will find an overview per destination. We strive to keep the information up-to-date at all times.
(Status: 18 August 2023)
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Passport & Kenya Visa
All travelers require a valid Kenya tourist visa. This is regardless of nationality (only East African citizens are excluded).
You must apply for your Kenya visa in good time before the trip. You pay online and get your e-visa on this site. It costs 51 US dollars. There are many sites where you can apply for your Kenya visa. Please only use the official site mentioned above.
To enter Kenya you need a passport that is valid for at least six months after departure and contains two blank pages.
Kenya trips are safe. You are with your driver-guide the entire time. However, you are of course in an African country and not in Europe. There are a few simple tips: Don't take any flashy jewelry with you on your trip, you don't need it anyway. Striking other accessories don't like the safari dust either. The more inconspicuous, the better. In addition, you should no longer wander through the winding streets of the Kenyan cities after dark. Stay away from large crowds. Do not use local transport such as minibuses without a local guide. Do not leave any valuables in the car.
The following are the recommended vaccinations for Kenya:
- Hepatitis A
- Yellow fever (Certificate required when entering from a yellow fever endemic area)
- Hepatitis B
Proof of the Covid-19 vaccination and a pre-departure test are no longer necessary. Only travelers arriving in Kenya with flu-like symptoms will be required to fill a form to locate the traveler throughout their journey. They are also required to take an antigen test upon arrival at their own costs. Find more information here.
There is malaria in Kenya. Please talk to your family doctor about an adequate prophylaxis.
Passport & Tanzania Visa
For a trip to Tanzania and/or a stay in Zanzibar you need a Tanzania tourist visa (called ordinary visa (single entry visa). You can get this when you arrive at one of the international airports or land borders. The Tanzania visa costs 50 US dollars. You may need to present your return ticket. The Tanzania visa is valid for 90 days.
For your trip to Tanzania you need a passport that is valid for 6 months beyond the trip and has two blank pages for stamping.
Tanzania is a safe travel destination. You are with your private guide for the entire trip, who knows his home country and special security measures very well. As in Kenya, there are a few small special features: Do not take any flashy jewelry with you on your trip, or preferably none at all. Do not use public transport without your guide and stay away from crowds. Please do not walk through villages and towns after dark. Do not leave any valuables in the car.
Tanzania is a malaria country. Therefore, please discuss the right medication with your family doctor as early as possible.
Yellow fever vaccination is not currently a requirement for travelers arriving directly from Europe.
Travelers are not required to to present a COVID 19 vaccination certificate or negative COVID 19 test on arrival. But they might be screened for symptoms of the Covid-19 virus on arrival. Find more and always updated information by clicking here.
Passport & Namibia Visa
For a trip to Namibia you need a machine-readable passport (not an emergency passport) with at least two free pages. It has to be valid for at least 6 months after travelling.
You will receive your free Namibia tourist visa, which is valid for 90 days, upon arrival. Please check the stamped date immediately! A valid return ticket and proof of sufficient monetary means (credit card, cash) are often asked for.
Namibia is a very safe travel destination. Nevertheless, there are occasional thefts and muggings in Windhoek and also in the rural regions. Do not take any (valuable) jewelry with you on your trip and keep your valuables with you. Do not drive or walk in the dark and only stay in monitored accommodation.
Namibia has lifted the restrictions regarding Covid-19.
North of Windhoek is a mild malaria area. Therefore, please discuss the right medication with your family doctor as early as possible.
Passport & Egypt Visa
For your trip to Egypt you need a machine-readable passport that is valid for another 6 months after the end of the trip.
As a Norwegian citizen or EU citizen you need a visa for your holiday in Egypt. You can get this online on the e-visa portal. Or you can buy your tourist visa when you arrive in Egypt - this only works with cash. The visa costs 25 US dollars (270 NOK/ 24 EUR)
The security situation in Egypt is very stable in most parts of the country. However, as in any unfamiliar environment, travelers should move carefully and deliberately. Travel to North Sinai and travel closer than 50km to the Libyan border is not recommended. Of course we do not offer these regions in our trips.
Before and during your trip, keep yourself actively up to date on the situation in your travel region. You can and should register your trip at reiseregistrering.no.
In the event of illness during your holiday in Egypt, we recommend that you visit a private clinic/hospital in an emergency. The public hospitals often have a lower standard of hygiene. Often hospitals in Egypt only accept cash. A comprehensive list of hospitals can be found here.
Before traveling to Egypt, you should check your vaccination status. You should be vaccinated against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough and poliomyelitis and get boosters if the last vaccination was more than 10 years ago. Vaccination against hepatitis A is also recommended for short stays.
Southwest of Cairo in the Al Fayyum area, malaria is endemic between June and October. Talk to your doctor about appropriate malaria prophylaxis.
Important to know
Sexual relations between persons of the same sex are not socially accepted or tolerated behaviour, even if it is not prohibited by law.
It is not allowed to import or export more than 5.000 Egyptian Pound (1.700 NOK) but there are no regulations on international currency. If you import more than the sum of 10.000 USD you have to declare on arrival.
It is prohibited to export Egyptian antiques or things that are more than 100 years old without a permission.
Passport & Morocco Visa
For your trip to Morocco you need a passport that is still valid for at least 6 months upon entry.
Norwegian and European citizens do not need a visa for a trip of up to 90 days
The security situation in Morocco is stable in most parts of the country. However, as in any unfamiliar environment, travelers should move carefully and deliberately. Travel to west sahara and close to the Algerien border not recommended. Of course we do not offer these regions in our trips.
There is a lot of traffic in Morocco, the frequency of accidents is high. Take good care on the road! Be especially careful at roundabouts and when crossing roads, even at traffic lights. There is a good standard on the motorways, but the roads are poorly lit.
There is an increased risk of robbery and theft, especially in the vicinity of tourist attractions and historic city centers (medinas). In the event of an attack, remain calm and do not resist. It is better not to take important documents, ID cards, valuables and large amounts of money with you on excursions, but to store them safely in your accommodation.
For your trip it is very important to have valid travel insurance that covers expenses for medical treatment in Morocco and possible medical transport to Norway / your home country.
Sanitary conditions are relatively good in the big cities and tourist areas, and a stay in Morocco does not entail any particular risks of disease. The material standard at public hospitals varies and is below what one is used to in Norway. There are private clinics in the big cities, where the standard is good. Hospitals require proof of valid travel insurance. Payment is usually in cash.
Bottled drinking water is recommended. Meat should be well cooked. Fruit and vegetables should be washed thoroughly.
Important to know
Sexual intercourse outside marriage, cohabitation and homosexual practices are punishable.
From 20 July 2023, the Moroccan central bank will no longer exchange Norwegian banknotes. Norwegians planning a trip to Morocco should exchange currency before departure or use cards or other electronic means of payment during the trip itself.
Strict foreign exchange regulations apply in Morocco: Foreign exchange must be declared from an equivalent value of 100,000 MAD (NOK 105.000,-)
A maximum of MAD 2,000 (NOK 2,100) in cash may be imported or exported.
The import of drones of any kind is strictly forbidden.
Passport & Jordan Visa
For your trip to Jordan you need a valid passport that is valid for at least 6 months after the trip and has at least two free pages.
You can get a Jordan visa at one of the international airports or land borders. It costs 70 JD (Jordanian Dinars) (approx. 1066 NOK / 92 EUR).
We would also be happy to organize the Jordan Pass for you, which includes the Jordan visa and many entrance fees.
Jordan is a very safe travel destination. However, due to its neighboring countries, Jordan has tightened the security measures. Travel to the Syrian-Jordanian border area and the border area with Iraq is not recommended. In addition, you should avoid crowds of people and do not make cross-country journeys after dark.
No vaccinations are mandatory, but hepatitis A (Havrix), polio, tetanus and typhoid are recommended.
The Baltic States
Passport / Visa
Since Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia belong to the Schengen area, you as a Norwegian or EU citizen do not need a visa for your trip to the Baltic states. For a trip in the Baltic States, you need your ID card or valid passport.
All three countries are considered safe. Attention and mindfulness should always accompany you on a journey. You should generally stay away from large crowds of people. You should be on the lookout for pickpockets, especially in tourist areas and in big cities.
Car accidents are more common on the streets than in Norway but among the lower ones at european level.. Always drive carefully and attentively.
The public hospitals and clinics are developing and improving, still Norwegians and Western Europeans might perceive them as unsatisfactory. There are private alternatives. It is usually a good idea to ask the hotel for a recommendation in the event of illness, often the accommodations also have doctors who can be reached by phone.
Tap water is drinkable.
No additional travel vaccinations are neccessary.