South African Embassy in the Kingdom of the Netherlands
South African Embassy in the Kingdom of the Netherlands
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Important Travel Information


On 28 February 2021, South Africa  moved to Alert Level 1, the lowest level of its lockdown. Domestic and international travel is allowed and some restrictions have been eased. However, travellers must adhere to the health protocols in place when travelling. These include:

Negative PCR test certificate

From 11 November 2020, international travel will resume subject to the traveller providing a valid certificate of a negative COVID‑19 PCR test which was obtained not more than 72 hours before the date of travel. Passengers are required to carry a COVID‑19 negative PCR test certificate when travelling.

Verification of the COVID‑19 negative PCR test certificate taken no more than 72 hours before departure will be managed by the airport team as part of documentation checks at the time of flight departure.

All travellers will be screened for COVID‑19 symptoms and will be required to answer any questions required by the Health Authorities on arrival.

Required forms

All passengers must complete the traveller health questionnaire before arrival.

All travellers must provide proof of accommodation and their address while in South Africa in case they are required to self‑isolate.

All foreign passengers, irrespective of country of origin arriving in South Africa must have travel insurance that covers the cost of any testing or quarantine.

Required apps

All passengers must install the COVID Alert South Africa app prior to travel.

For more information, please see the official regulations:

Alert Level 1 regulations

Embassy operations during the COVID-19 pandemic

General operations

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.

The processing of adult passport applications have been resumed and we now accept appointments for passports.

Please see the consular tab for additional information (e.g. business visas).

New online bookings suspended as of 20 April 2021

To make a new appointment booking, please contact us telephonically or email us at [email protected]

For online appointments already confirmed or pending:

Confirmed: Please bring a print-out of the appointment confirmation when visiting the Embassy. Clients who arrive late, may forfeit their appointment dates. Please ensure that you arrive on time.

Pending: Our consular section will contact you in due course to confirm the appointment date.

Landline: 070 392 4501

Citizens in distress and emergencies only:

Mobile: 00 31 612 4040 31
Mobile: 00 31 651 2781 39

Embassy physical address:

South African Embassy
36 Wassenaarseweg
2596 CJ The Hague

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