Why We’re Requiring Vaccination Records

Written by Thomson Safaris
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Head Guide Robert Chama receiving his COVID-19 vaccination

Dear Travelers,

When one million vaccine doses arrived in Tanzania in early August, we literally wept tears of joy – and Thomson guides and staff got in line immediately. It’s inspiring to see these front-line workers doing their part for their health, the safety of their communities and the well-being of visitors like you.

That’s not the only good news: guests coming back from safari are raving about the exclusivity on their trips – many are saying now is the best time to travel, when you have some of the world’s greatest natural wonders practically to yourself. And of course, the guides and staff are so happy to be back to doing what they love, sharing their unique corner of the world with visitors.

We believe it’s our duty to travel to Tanzania as responsibly as possible for your sake, for our staff’s sake, for the sake of being good citizens of the world. That’s why all Thomson guests will be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination starting with travel on or after Nov. 1, 2021. A simple snapshot of your CDC vaccination card will do, showing the date (or dates) and type of vaccination you received. It’s one quick, extra step that goes a long way in securing peace of mind for you, your fellow travelers and those who look forward to welcoming you to Tanzania.

Once again, we want to thank everyone who has supported us and sent encouraging notes during these challenging times. And we want to thank you for your patience as we continue to train up new members of the team in the office to meet the impressive demand.

Even if the phrase “we’re in it together” has been overused, we still think it’s the best strategy for returning to a brighter and more open world.

If you have any questions, please call, email, or read more about our protocols on our COVID updates page.

Happy travels!

Ina Steinhilber
President, Thomson Safaris