- All arrivals must present a valid certificate of a negative COVID-19 PCR test, obtained not more than 72 hours (3 days) from the time of departure to South Africa, from an accredited laboratory.
- All arrivals will be screened for any COVID-19 symptoms and/or for contact with people who have been infected with the COVID-19 virus.
- Should the traveller display any COVID-19–related symptoms or have been in contact with an infected person, they will be expected to take a mandatory COVID-19 test. This test will be at the traveller’s cost. If the COVID-19 test comes back positive, the traveller will be subjected to quarantine at a designated site, at the traveller’s cost.
- All arrivals must provide proof of accommodation address (or place of residence) should they need to self-quarantine at the time of arrival in the country.*
- All arrivals will be asked to download the COVID Alert South Africa mobile app. Information on the app can be found here.*
- All foreign national arrivals are subject to the prevailing visa requirements. Foreign national arrivals from high-risk countries may enter with an application in compliance with the business travel exemptions laid out by government, in addition to the prevailing visa requirements.
- All foreign national arrivals must have travel insurance that covers the cost of any testing or quarantine.*
- All arrivals will be given an entry screening health questionnaire to complete (either on the plane or at arrival).
*Note that these points were included in Minister Naledi Pandor’s briefing on 30 September, but have not appeared in government gazettes as of yet and we are seeking further clarity and confirmation.
PLEASE PRINT OUT ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS to present at check-in before boarding your flight to South Africa.