South Africa’s borders have been re-opened effective 11 November 2020 and international travel to the country is permitted. Please note the health procedures for travel to South Africa and the Dutch government’s advice regarding international travel.
Important information regarding travel under South Africa's Alert Level 3
President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that South Africa will, from 28 December 2020, move from Level 1 back to an adjusted Level 3 of lockdown in an intensified effort to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus. International and domestic travel will not be impacted by the adjusted Level 3 lockdown, although travellers must adhere to the health protocols in place when travelling.
For more information, please see the official regulations:
Measures taken by the South African Embassy in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic
In support of the measures being implemented by the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Embassy of the Republic of South Africa will render services to the public by appointment, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only. Embassy office hours during this period are between 10h00 – 15h00.
Embassy operations (immigration and civic services) remain suspended until further notice.
No new appointments will be scheduled during this period; while confirmed appointments will be attended to, to the extent that the service does not require physical contact (i.e. birth certificates, child passports under 16 and legalisations do not require physical contact and will be attended to- the Embassy will contact affected clients). We appreciate your understanding during this period as we seek to adhere to the lockdown measures being implemented in the Netherlands.
Please see the Consular tab for additional information (e.g. business visas).
Kindly contact the Embassy to make an appointment in terms of the above (on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 10h00 and 15h00, Mon-Fri):
Landline: 070 392 4501
Mobile: 00 31 612 4040 31
Mobile: 00 31 651 2781 39
WhatsApp: +31612 404031
Embassy physical address:
South African Embassy
2596 CJ The Hague