Covid Entry Check: South Africa Travel Restrictions

This South Africa dashboard provides you with information on travel restrictions, quarantine on entry, Covid-19 cases, entry requirements and green lane updates.

Overview
  • Partially Open
  • Up to 10 Days

Covid-19 Statistics
NEW CASES
1,631
-6.05% (last 7 days)
TOTAL CASES
4,017,788
Local Restrictions & Policies
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  • Workplace
  • Public events
  • Gatherings
  • Movement
  • Testing
  • Contact tracing
  • Facial Coverings
  • Vaccination

As travel returns to normalcy, please be advised that the travel restrictions on this page are no longer updated regularly. As always, we recommend checking the links provided, the country's official government website or other sources before you travel. We use Google Translate for quick and timely translations, please excuse any errors. Thank you.

Can you enter?

Travel is not restricted by traveller type (e.g., PR, Citizen, Resident).

What to expect in South Africa?

💉 Vaccine exemptions

There are no vaccine exemptions at this time.

These exemptions only apply to:
Authorities announced that, effective 4 May, travellers who have received at least one dose of an approved vaccine or who have recovered from COVID-19 within 10-90 days prior to the date of arrival will be allowed entry into South Africa. Unvaccinated travellers must present a negative PCR or antigen test taken not more than 72 hours and 24 hours before the date of departure, respectively. Travellers under 12 years old and daily commuters from neighbouring countries are exempt.

📝 Forms

There are no pre-arrival forms/permissions at this time.

Details:
Authorities announced on 22 June that all COVID-19 entry restrictions were lifted, following an improvement in the pandemic situation.

For more information you may go to:
https://sa-covid-19-travel.info/

🌡️ Testing requirements

There are no pre-arrival test requirements at this time.
On Arrival you may be required to complete a test for Covid-19 and/or some form of medical screening, the cost borne by the traveller

Details:
Unvaccinated travellers must present a negative PCR or antigen test taken not more than 72 hours and 24 hours before the date of departure, respectively. Travellers under 12 years old and daily commuters from neighbouring countries are exempt.

For more information you may go to:
https://www.gov.za/covid-19/individuals-and-households/travel-coronavirus-covid-19

😷 Quarantine requirements

There are no quarantine requirements at this time.Quarantine is to be served at your home / hotel

Details:
All travellers will be screened upon arrival. Those who fail to pass screening protocols will also be required to quarantine. Unvaccinated travellers wiithout a pre-arrival Covid-19 test must quarantine.

Other important information:
• Travellers can only land at Cape Town (CPT), Durban (DUR), Nelspruit (MQP) or Johannesburg: Lanseria International (HLA) and Tambo International (JNB)
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