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Lead Time of Overflight and Landing Permits Across Africa

Updated: Mar 26


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Lead Time of Overflight and Landing Permits Across Africa

One crucial element that flight operators must contend with is the lead time required for overflight and landing permits. Lead time refers to the duration necessary before the estimated departure time within which the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of a particular country processes the flight permit. This timeframe varies considerably from one country to another, posing challenges and considerations for flight planning and execution.

The lead time for overflight and landing permits can depend on various factors, including the efficiency of the aviation authority, the efficiency of the permit service provider, the complexity of the permit process, CAA regulations, and even seasonal variations in air traffic. Understanding these lead times is essential for ensuring smooth and timely flight operations and permit obtaining.



Lead Time Variations Across Africa


Here in this guide, we are providing insights into the lead times for overflight and landing permits in African countries.


At VarnaJet, we understand that unforeseen circumstances may arise, necessitating short notice flights that require overflight and landing permits in countries with lead time constraints. In such scenarios, our experienced team is well-equipped to assist our clients promptly. Through established networks, strong connections, and expedited processing services, we strive to secure the necessary permits efficiently, ensuring minimal disruption to flight plans.


It is essential to emphasize that although the lead times provided are drawn from our substantial expertise in securing permits throughout Africa, they do not necessarily align with the general requirements published by the Civil Aviation Authorities (CAAs). Additionally, it's crucial to acknowledge that while we strive to accommodate short-notice flights, there remains a possibility that such flights may not adhere to the lead time requirements outlined.


Country

Lead Time - Overflight Permit

Lead Time - Landing Permit

Algeria

24H

48-72H

Angola

24-48H

48-72H

Benin

24H

48-72H

Botswana

24H

48-72H

Burkina Faso

24H

48-72H

Burundi

24H

48-72H

Cameroon

24H

72H

Cape Verde

24H

24-48H

Central African Republic

24-48H

72H

Chad

24H

72H

Comoros

24H

24-48H

Congo

24H

48-72H

Congo Democratic Republic

48H

05DAYS

Cote D'Ivoire

48-72H

48-72H

Djibouti

24-48H

48-72H

Egypt

24H

48H

Equatorial Guinea

24H

72H

Eritrea

24H

48H

Ethiopia

24H

48-72H

Gabon

48H

72

Gambia

24H

48H

Ghana

24H

48-72H

Guinea

24H

72H

Guinea-Bissau

24H

72H

Kenya

24H

48-72H

Liberia

24H

48-72H

Libya

24-48H

48-72H

Madagascar

24H

48-72H

Malawi

24-72H

48-72H

Mali

72H

72H

Mauritania

24H

24-48H

Mauritius

24H

24H

Morocco

24H

24-72H

Mozambique

24-72H

48-72H

Namibia

24H

48H

Niger

24H

24H

Nigeria

24H

48-72H

Rwanda

24H

24-72H

São Tomé & Principe

24H

24H

Senegal

24H

24-48H

Seychelles

24H

48-72H

Sierra Leone

24H

48-72H

Somalia

24H

72H

South Africa

24-48H

03-05DAYS

South Sudan

24H

24-48H

Sudan

24-48H

72H

Swaziland

24H

48-72H

Tanzania

24-48H

48-72H

Togo

24H

72H

Tunisia

72H

72H

Uganda

24-28H

48-72H

Zambia

48H

48-72H

Zimbabwe

24-72H

48-72H





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