Important Travel Information
TRAVEL TO SOUTH AFRICA
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.
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:
Embassy operations during the COVID-19 pandemic
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. Our consular section can only be reached on Mon, Wed and Fri and appointments scheduled on these days.
To the extent that the consular service does not require physical contact (i.e. birth certificates, child passports and legalisations) these services will be offered. 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).
Online appointments: 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.
The earliest availability on our online appointment system is sometimes months ahead. If your matter is urgent please state this in the comment section. You must motivate why, in which case and depending on the merits, our consular section will contact you to reschedule to an earlier date.
Kindly use our online appointment system or contact the Embassy telephonically to make an appointment (only on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays between 10h00 and 15h00):
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