Travel Restrictions Entering South Africa from Portugal for Vaccinated Travelers

Travel Restrictions Entering South Africa from Portugal for Vaccinated Travelers

Summary

Border Status
Allowed

Travel is allowed with restrictions

Allowed

Transit is allowed for vaccinated travelers

Policies
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Mandatory Masks

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Mandatory Health Assessment

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2x Mandatory Documents

Last Major Change
Cases Per Million
122.65
Decreased by16.11
at 5/14/2022
Vaccinated
35.80%
Increased by0.19%
at 5/14/2022
Return Status
Allowed

Travel is allowed with restrictions

The information on this page is applicable to people who are fully vaccinated and traveling from Portugal to South Africa.

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Governments may change their policies with little notice. We recommend checking in regularly and verifying requirements with the linked sources before making travel plans.

Border Status

Allowed

Travel is allowed with restrictions

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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Some land borders remain closed.

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Allowed

Transit is allowed for vaccinated travelers

Description

Fully vaccinated travelers are allowed to transit through South Africa.

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Visas

Before You Leave

Not Required

No proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results for vaccinated travelers

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Travel Purpose
TourismMedicalBusinessTransit
Description

Fully vaccinated travelers are not required to have proof of negative COVID-19 test results before traveling to South Africa.

Travelers unable to present valid proof of vaccination electronically with a QR code are required to comply with the rules for unvaccinated travelers. Please see ‘Mandatory proof of vaccination for South Africa’ for more details. Physical vaccination cards are not accepted.

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Mandatory

Mandatory health declaration form on 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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Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination for South Africa

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Description

Vaccinated travelers are required to present a valid digital vaccination certificate with a QR code. Physical vaccination cards are not accepted.

Travelers unable to present valid proof of vaccination electronically with a QR code are required to comply with rules for unvaccinated travelers.

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On Arrival

Not Required

No quarantine is required for vaccinated travelers

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Description

Fully vaccinated travelers arriving with a valid vaccination certificate are not required to quarantine on arrival in South Africa.

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Mandatory

COVID-19 mobile app required for all arrivals

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Description

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

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Mandatory

Health 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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While There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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Travelers are required to wear masks in indoor public places and on public transportation.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 6.
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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
122.65
Decreased by16.11
at 5/14/2022
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
25.47%
Decreased by4.64%
at 5/11/2022
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
35.80%
Increased by0.19%
at 5/14/2022
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
21,497,152
Increased by114,024
at 5/14/2022
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
1.54
Decreased by0.11
at 5/7/2022

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

Local Guidelines

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-...
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Use of mask

Required
Face masks are required in indoor public spaces, on public transportation, and outdoors where social distancing cannot be maintained.

Public transportation

Restrictions in place
Public transportation is operating with limits to capacity in place.

Restaurants

Restrictions in place
Restaurants are open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing and proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 testing may be required.

Bars

Restrictions in place
Bars are open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing and proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 testing may be required.

Nightclubs

Restrictions in place
Nightclubs are open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing and proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 testing may be required.

Shops

Restrictions in place
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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