Entry / Entrée
All travellers to South Africa must come with valid COVID-19 Test.
- A) On arrival, travellers will need to present a negative COVID-19 test results not older than 72 hours from time of departure. This test must be conducted by a certified medical practitioner and should have the name and signature of the practitioner who conducted such test.
B) All travellers will be subjected to screening by Port Health Officials upon arrival and departure.
C) All travellers detected with symptoms will be required to remain in quarantine until a repeat COVID-19 test is conducted at their own costs.
D) All travellers to complete Traveller Health Questionnaire prior to arrival or upon arrival at the PoE.
E) Travellers will also need to provide proof of accommodation address should they need to self-quarantine at the time of arrival in the country.
F) All travellers should wear masks at all times whilst within the Ports of Entry controlled area;
G) International travellers should possess a mandatory travel insurance which is supposed to cover the COVID-19 test and quarantine costs (This doesn’t not apply to citizens and permanent resident holders of South Africa). All these travellers will be subjected to COVID-19 screening on arrival.
Leisure Travellers from the following high risk countries will not be permitted to travel to South Africa:
please refer this link for updated countries list.
1. Dominican Republic
3. Faroe Islands
5. French Polynesia
34. North Macedonia
41. Puerto Rico
45. San Marino
46. St Marteen
51. Trinidad and Tobago
52. Turks and Caicos Islands
54. United Kingdom
55. United States of America
56. US Virgin Islands
The exception will be business travellers with scarce and critical skills including diplomats, repatriated persons, investors and people participating in professional sporting and cultural events will undergo the same health protocol screenings.
If the passport of the traveller from a high risk country indicates that he/she has spent 10 days or more in a low risk country before departure, he/she will be considered to be arriving from a low risk country.
A) International Air travel is restricted to OR Tambo, King Shaka and Cape Town International Airports.
B) It remains the responsibility of all airlines to ensure that no passenger is allowed to board the flights without valid COVID-19 test results; failure to adhere to this condition will be viewed as contravention and might lead to administrative penalties.
- Condition 1
Condition 2 etc…NA
Last update: March 24/2021