COVID-19
TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS DATABASE
Travel restrictions updates for South Africa
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07.04.2021 18:14: updated entry restrictions.
Passengers entering or transiting through South Africa must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
- This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.
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A completed "Traveller Health Questionnaire" must be submitted not more than 2 days before departure. The questionnaire can be found at https://sa-covid-19-travel.info/ .


15.03.2021 19:12: updated entry restrictions.
Passengers entering or transiting through South Africa must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
- This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.
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A completed "Traveller Health Questionnaire" must be submitted on https://sa-covid-19-travel.info/ at most 2 days before departure.


08.03.2021 15:34: imposed quarantine policy.
Passengers entering or transiting through South Africa without a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point are subject to isolation upon arrival at their own expense.
- This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.


08.03.2021 15:34: updated entry restrictions.
Passengers entering or transiting through South Africa without a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point are subject to a COVID-19 rapid antigen test.
- This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.
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A completed "Traveller Health Questionnaire" must be submitted on https://sa-covid-19-travel.info/ at most 2 days before departure.


05.01.2021 13:04: updated entry restrictions.
Passengers entering or transiting through South Africa must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
- This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.
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A completed "Traveller Health Questionnaire" must be submitted on https://sa-covid-19-travel.info/ at most 2 days before departure.


18.12.2020 20:24: updated entry restrictions.
Passengers entering or transiting through South Africa must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
- This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.
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A completed "Traveller Health Questionnaire" must be submitted on https://sa-covid-19-travel.info/ at most 2 days before departure.
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Visas issued by South Africa to nationals of China (People's Rep.) have been cancelled.


16.12.2020 14:12: updated entry restrictions.
Passengers entering or transiting through South Africa must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
- This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.


08.12.2020 16:30: updated entry restrictions.
Passengers arriving in South Africa:
- are subject to medical screening; and
- must install COVID Alert South Africa mobile app.
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Passengers entering or transiting through South Africa must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
- This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.


08.12.2020 16:30: cancelled quarantine policy.
Passengers entering or transiting through South Africa without a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point are subject to quarantine at their own expense.


30.11.2020 18:48: updated quarantine policy.
Passengers entering or transiting through South Africa without a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point are subject to quarantine at their own expense.
- This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.


12.11.2020 17:12: cancelled ban entry for passengers who arrive from or have been in Argentina, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Spain, United Kingdom, United States.
Passengers arriving from Argentina, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Philippines, Russian Fed., Spain, USA or United Kingdom are not allowed to enter.


20.10.2020 18:10: imposed ban entry for passengers who arrive from or have been in Bangladesh, Canada, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Philippines, Spain.
Passengers arriving from Argentina, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Philippines, Russian Fed., Spain, USA or United Kingdom are not allowed to enter.
- This does not apply to passengers with a long term visa.


20.10.2020 18:10: updated entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or have been in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, France, India, Iran, Iraq, Netherlands, Peru, Russia, United Kingdom, United States.
Passengers arriving from Argentina, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Philippines, Russian Fed., Spain, USA or United Kingdom are not allowed to enter.
- This does not apply to passengers with a long term visa.


20.10.2020 18:10: cancelled ban entry for passengers who arrive from or have been in Albania, Armenia, Austria, Bahrain, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Ecuador, Georgia, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Nepal, North Macedonia, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Panama, Paraguay, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Slovakia, Suriname, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela.
Passengers arriving from Albania, Armenia, Austria, Bahrain, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Ecuador, Georgia, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Moldova (Rep.), Montenegro, Nepal, North Macedonia (Rep.), Oman, Palestinian Territory, Panama, Paraguay, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Slovakia, Suriname, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Venezuela are not allowed to enter.


13.10.2020 14:30: updated quarantine policy.
Passengers without a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 72 hours before departure are subject to quarantine at their own expense.
- This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.


08.10.2020 17:04: updated entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or have been in Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Georgia, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Nepal, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Suriname, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela.
Passengers arriving from Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Georgia, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Moldova (Rep.), Montenegro, Nepal, Netherlands, North Macedonia (Rep.), Oman, Palestinian Territory, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russian Fed., Slovakia, Suriname, Switzerland, USA, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom or Venezuela are not allowed to enter.
- This does not apply to passengers with a long term visa.


05.10.2020 16:48: updated quarantine policy.
Passengers without a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 72 hours before departure are subject to quarantine at their own expense.


05.10.2020 16:48: updated entry restrictions.
Passengers arriving in South Africa:
- are subject to medical screening; and
- must install COVID Alert South Africa mobile app.


01.10.2020 13:26: imposed ban entry for passengers who arrive from or have been in Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Georgia, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Nepal, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Suriname, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela.

01.10.2020 04:24: imposed quarantine policy.
Passengers without a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result are subject to quarantine at their own expense.


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