International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Allowed

Entry into South Africa From Egypt is Allowed with Additional Requirements

Description

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

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South African Government
Start Date
1/11/2021
Changed
7/22/2021

Before You Leave

Mandatory

Proof of negative COVID-19 test results

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Description

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

Travelers arriving without a COVID-19 PCR test result are required to take a COVID-19 test and quarantine on arrival at their own cost.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 5.
Testing Options
  • A Pcr Test Up To 72 hours Before Departure
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South African Government
Start Date
11/11/2020
Changed
7/22/2021
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
Start Date
1/2/2021
Changed
7/22/2021

On Arrival

Possible

Quarantine may be required

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Description

Travelers arriving without a negative COVID-19 test or with symptoms will be required to take a COVID-19 test and may be required to quarantine on arrival at a designated facility at the traveler’s cost.

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Travelers will also need to provide proof of accommodation address should they need to self-quarantine at the time of arrival in the country.

Enforcement Conditions
  • No Test Result
  • Test Positive
Alternative Measures

Test Result Negative

Minimum Number of Days
10 days
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South African Government
Start Date
10/1/2020
Changed
7/22/2021
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
10/1/2020
Changed
7/22/2021

While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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Description

Travelers aged 5 years and older must wear masks while in public places such as on public transport.

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South African Government
Start Date
5/1/2020
Changed
7/22/2021

COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in South Africa.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
192.27
Increased by-22.33
at 7/29/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
24.50%
Increased by-2.90%
at 7/29/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
9.98%
Increased by1.47%
at 7/29/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
5,921,627
Increased by875,832
at 7/29/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
0.83
Increased by-0.01
at 7/27/2021

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 3 restrictions are in place across the country, including a nationwide curfew between the hours of 10 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
7/28/2021

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
Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Public transportation is operating at a limited capacity.

Restaurants

local guidelines for restaurants
Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Restaurants are open until 9 pm with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing.

Bars

local guidelines for bars
Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Bars are open until 9 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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