What you need to know to leave and enter Mafia Island.

What are we doing to keep your safety a priority.


Your Saftey at Pole Pole

Your safety remains our priority during your stay at Pole Pole. Fortunately, the island and lodge is very spacious reducing the chances of encountering the virus. Nevertheless, we have also put in various procedures to minimize any risk.  See SOPs here.

Regulations in Tanzania

As of 3rd May 2021, you must enter Tanzania with a PCR negative test. You are also required to get tested before departure. You may be subject to a quick test or quarantine if you are coming from a high-risk country. Airlines may also have requirements therefore, we recommend you check with the airline and country of origin to ensure you are up to date with everything you may need before arriving and departing from Tanzania.

See Travel Advisory for all the important details.

COVID Test on Mafia

Mafia Island does have a testing center. We will help you every step of the way to ensure you obtain your results for your departure. We have already helped many Pole Pole guests throughout the process without any issues. See full procedure here.

We can also help take care of the whole process for you for 180 USD per person this includes the cost of the test, transport and hospital fee. You can pay this amount to us in cash at Pole Pole in USD or TZS.

COVID Resources on Mafia

We will walk you through the whole process, however, here is some information you may want to know. 

The tests in Mafia are done at: 

Mafia District Hospital 
PO Box 51,  Mafia. 
Dr. Emanuel Mlengwa: +255718534460

Booking Link: https://pimacovid.moh.go.tz

Cancelations & COVID Policy

We understand that planning in advance is difficult with the current pandemic. We, therefore, want to be as flexible as possible to accommodate you. Our COVID policies are as follows:

Free amendments ( 2-4 weeks before arrival)

Payment and confirmation required only 2-4 weeks before arrival

The weeks will depend on season and availability,  if we have high demand we may require payment to confirm your booking before.

These policies may change depending on the global situation.

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