COVID-19 Precautionary Measures in Comoros (19 April Update)

*Can a resident enter the country? *

  • Yes

  • Citizens and residents are allowed to enter.

*Can a foreigner enter the country? *

  • Yes

  • Foreign nationals are allowed to enter Comoros with a valid visa.

*Is transit allowed through the country? *

  • Yes

  • Transit through Comoros is currently allowed.

*Is a test required on arrival? *

  • No with exceptions

  • Enhanced screening measures are in place on arrival, including between the islands of Grande Comore, Moheli and Anjouan.

  • Travellers with symptoms of coronavirus will undergo a COVID-19 test upon arrival.

*Is a test certificate accepted? *

  • Yes

  • Test certificates issued outside of Comoros are accepted. They must be issued in French and printed out (not shown on an electronic device) from an approved diagnostic center.

*Test certificate required? *

  • Yes

  • Travellers must have a negative PCR test result issued within 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.

*Is quarantine required on arrival? *

  • No with exceptions

  • Travellers without a negative PCR test report must undergo PCR testing at their own expense. They must quarantine for three to five days at a government-designated facility until a negative PCR test report is obtained.

  • Based on the above restrictions, travellers will be required to spend between zero and 5 days in quarantine.

*Entry form required? *

  • Yes

  • Passengers must complete a health form before departure from the point of origin. This form can be found here.

Is a vaccination required?

  • No.

  • A COVID-19 vaccination is not required to enter the country.

Insurance required?

  • No.

  • Proof of insurance coverage for COVID-19 expenses is not required to enter the country.

Airline restriction

  • International commercial flights to and from Comoros are operating.

  • Domestic flights are operating.

Border restrictions

  • Minimal

  • Land borders are open. Sea borders are closed.

  • UK Emergency travel documents (ETDs) are valid for entry to, transit through, and exit from Comoros.

Curfew restrictions

  • Moderate.

  • There is a curfew from 21:30 to 5:00.

Social restrictions

  • Moderate

  • Social distancing of one to two meters is required.

  • Public gatherings are banned.

Internal travel restrictions

  • Moderate

  • Local maritime transport among the islands Grande Comore, Moheli, and Anjouan has resumed with screening procedures, strict social distancing, and hygiene protocols.

  • Public transportation is operating, but the number of passengers is limited.

  • There are no restrictions in inter-state or inter-city movements.

  • Masks are required for public transportation.

*Non-essential shops open? *

  • Yes

  • Shops, markets, and banks are open.

  • Markets are open Monday through Saturday until 16:00 and are closed on Sundays for a day of cleaning and disinfection.

*Accommodations open? *

  • Yes with exceptions

  • Some hotels and rental accommodations are open.

*Restaurants open? *

  • Yes

  • Restaurants are allowed to open.

*Personal care services open? *

  • Yes

  • Personal care services are allowed to open.

*Places of worship open? *

  • Yes

  • Places of worship are open. Mosques are open

*Events allowed? *

  • No

  • Events such as weddings, commemorations, and political events are banned.

*Masks required in public? *

  • Yes

  • Masks are currently required in public areas, including on public transportation. Anyone found violating this rule is subject to a fine.

Other

  • Daycares and schools have resumed.

Advice For Travellers

The COVID-19 epidemic is constantly changing worldwide. Travel and border restrictions may change with little or no notice. Airlines may have their own requirements for testing, masking, and distancing. It is recommended that travellers carry a supply of face masks since the requirement can vary by location. It is recommended that travellers practice social distancing and maintain a 6-foot distance other individuals and avoid crowded areas. Check with your airline, booking agent, or country's embassy for information on your specific travel plans.