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Permit Validity Across Africa

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Overflight and Landing Permit Validity Across Africa

Overflight and landing permits stand as crucial prerequisites for any flight operation, particularly in the vast expanse of Africa. Yet, understanding the validity of these permits is not merely a matter of bureaucratic compliance; it's a navigational imperative and essential for flight operations. "Overflight and landing permit validity across Africa"


Overflight and landing permits grant aircraft the authorization to enter and operate within the airspace and airports of a particular country, respectively. Permit validity refers to the duration during which these authorizations remain in effect. For flight operators, knowing the validity of permits is indispensable for planning and executing seamless flights.


The significance of understanding permit validity lies in its direct impact on flight operations. Without up-to-date permits, aircraft risk being denied entry into foreign airspace or landing at designated airports, leading to costly delays, reroutes, or even cancellations. Moreover, adherence to permit validity ensures compliance with international aviation regulations and maintains safety standards.


One of the challenges in navigating African airspace is the diversity in permit validity across countries. While some CAAs issue overflight or landing permits valid to +24, others issue permits valid to +48, or even +72 hours.


In addition to facilitating seamless flight operations, understanding permit validity is crucial for flight operators to determine when to revalidate permits with Civil Aviation Authorities (CAAs). In cases of flight revisions or delays, knowing the expiration date of permits becomes imperative. Without timely revalidation, operators risk non-compliance and potential disruptions to their schedules. Therefore, keeping abreast of permit validity enables operators to proactively engage with authorities and ensure continuous authorization for their flights.


To provide clarity to flight operators, below is a list of African countries along with their respective overflight permit validity and landing permit validity. Bear in mind, that It is essential to emphasize that this permit validity list is drawn from our substantial expertise in securing permits throughout Africa for the past 30+ years and shall always be checked with our team at the time of granting every permit:


Country

Permit Validity - Overflight Permit

Permit Validity - Landing Permit

Algeria

+72

+24

Angola

+72

+72

Benin

+72

+72

Botswana

+72

+72

Burkina Faso

+72

+72

Burundi

+72

+72

Cameroon

+72

+72

Cape Verde

+72

+72

Central African Republic

+24

+24

Chad

+72

+72

Comoros

+72

+72

Congo

+72

+72

Congo Democratic Republic

+72

+72

Cote D'Ivoire

+72

+72

Djibouti

+72

+72

Egypt

+24

+24

Equatorial Guinea

+72

+72

Eritrea

+72

+72

Ethiopia

+72

+24

Gabon

+72

+24

Gambia

+72

+24

Ghana

+72

+72

Guinea

+72

+72

Guinea-Bissau

+72

+72

Kenya

+72

+72

Liberia

+72

+72

Libya

+72

+72

Madagascar

+48

+48

Malawi

+72

+72

Mali

+72

+72

Mauritania

+72

+24

Mauritius

+72

+24

Morocco

+72

+72

Mozambique

+72

+72

Namibia

+72

+24

Niger

+72

+72

Nigeria

+72

+72

Rwanda

+72

+72

São Tomé & Principe

+72

+72

Senegal

+72

+72

Seychelles

+48

+48

Sierra Leone

+72

+72

Somalia

+72

+72

South Africa

+24

+48

South Sudan

+72

+72

Sudan

+72

Slot

Swaziland

+72

+72

Tanzania

+72

+72

Togo

+72

+72

Tunisia

+24

+24

Uganda

+72

+72

Zambia

+24

+24

Zimbabwe

+72

+72



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