South African Embassy in the Kingdom of the Netherlands
South African Embassy in the Kingdom of the Netherlands
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Important information regarding travel under South Africa's Alert Level 3


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.

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:

South Africa’s Alert Level 3 Regulations


The Dutch Government has introduced a flight ban on flights from, amongst others, South Africa. This measure will remain in place for approximately four weeks or until such time as mandatory quarantine procedures have been put in place.

These measures will take effect on Saturday 23 January 2021 at 00.01.

For more information, see:

SA Fast Facts

Measures taken by the South African Embassy in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic


Embassy operations (immigration and civic services appointments) remain suspended until further notice.

The Embassy of the Republic of South Africa will render services to the public by appointment on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Embassy office hours during this period are between 10h00 – 15h00.

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.


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
36 Wassenaarseweg
2596 CJ The Hague

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