International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Allowed

Entry into South Africa From Cocos (Keeling) Islands is Allowed with Additional Requirements

Description

Travellers are allowed to enter South Africa by air. Please check the documentation, quarantine and/or testing requirements before traveling.

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Some land borders remain closed.

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South African Government
Start Date
1/11/2021
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Before You Leave

Mandatory

Proof of negative COVID-19 test results

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Description

Travelers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must be taken a maximum of 72 hours before departure to South Africa.

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Travelers may travel without a negative test result but they must check with their airline before traveling. Those without valid negative test results must quarantine on arrival.

Testing Options
  • A Pcr Test Up To 72 hours Before Departure
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South African Government
Start Date
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Mandatory

Mandatory health declaration form before arrival

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Description

Travelers are required to complete a health declaration form with details on arrival in South Africa, including address, contact information, and recent travel history.

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South African Government
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On Arrival

Not Required

No quarantine required

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Description

Travelers are not required to quarantine on arrival in South Africa.

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Travelers arriving without their mandatory pre-travel negative COVID-19 test result need to quarantine on arrival in South Africa at their own cost.

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South African Government
Start Date
Changed
Mandatory

Mandatory COVID-19 mobile app

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Description

Travelers must install the COVID Alert South Africa mobile app on their phones.

Start Date
Changed
Mandatory

Temperature screening on arrival

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Description

Travelers are required to undergo health checks including temperature screening on arrival in South Africa.

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South African Government
Start Date
Changed

While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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Description

Travelers must wear masks while in public places such as on public transport.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 6.
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South African Government
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COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in South Africa.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
77.16
Increased by-40.79
at 9/15/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
11.80%
Increased by-3.70%
at 9/12/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
18.66%
Increased by18.66%
at 9/15/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
11,206,776
Increased by11,206,776
at 9/15/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
0.71
Increased by-0.05
at 9/13/2021

Data is sourced from Our World In Data, and risk levels are assessed and scored based on the CDC guidelines.

Local Guidelines

General

Adjusted alert level 2 restrictions are in place across the country, including a nationwide curfew between the hours of 11 pm and 4 am. In addition to safety guidelines, preventative health measures such as frequent hand washing and social distancing are encouraged to combat further outbreaks. Information relating to the COVID-19 response in South Africa can be found at https://www.gov.za/covid-...
Last Checked
9/16/2021

Use of mask

local guidelines for use of mask
Status
Required
Severity
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Face masks are required in public spaces and while on public transport.

Public transportation

local guidelines for public transportation
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Restrictions in place
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Public transportation is operating at a limited capacity.

Restaurants

local guidelines for restaurants
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Restrictions in place
Severity
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Restaurants are open until 10 pm with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing.

Bars

local guidelines for bars
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Restrictions in place
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Bars are open until 10 pm with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing.

Nightclubs

local guidelines for nightclubs
Status
Closed
Severity
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Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

local guidelines for shops
Status
Open
Severity
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Shops and services are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

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