Will travellers from high-risk countries be allowed to transfer through South Africa’s international airports, if they are only in-transit out of the country and do not enter through immigration?

All entry, regardless of compliance with visa requirements, of foreign travellers with ordinary passports, travelling from or transiting through high-risk countries, is prohibited until further notice.

In a case where some of the passengers from high-risk countries arrive in South Africa, connecting or transiting to other neighbouring countries, the airport authorities, port health, together with the immigration team will conduct a robust assessment and do a thorough travel history check to implement quarantine where required.

We are seeking further clarity of the particulars of travellers in transit and will keep all members updated.

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