TRAVEL TO SOUTH AFRICA
South Africa has moved from Level 1 back to an adjusted Level 3 of lockdown on 28 December 2020, 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. 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.
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.
All passengers must install the COVID Alert South Africa app prior to travel.
For more information, please see the official regulations: