Requirements for international travel in/out of South Africa

Travel Advisory

Requirements for international travel in/out of South Africa

Thursday, December 17, 2020

South Africans are permitted to travel freely as mentioned during the ministerial brief on 30 September, however will be required to check the entry requirements of the country they wish to travel to. There are still many entry restrictions and border closures that remain in effect globally. Any returning South African citizens and residents will be subject to entry regulations and protocols.

Travellers entering South Africa will need to produce a negative PCR test, to be presented on arrival and not older than 72 hours from the date of departure from the country of origin.

  • A person entering the Republic must be subjected to screening on arrival at the point of entry, including the completion of a traveller health questionnaire which can be found HERE.
  •  A person who, during screening, is found to have had exposure to COVID-19 or is presenting with any signs and symptoms of COVID-19, must be subjected to a medical examination which may include testing and isolation.
  • A person entering the Republic must on arrival at the point of entry, provide to the port health official the following; A completed Traveller Health Questionnaire; and a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test result, not older than 72 hours from the date of departure from the country of origin.
  • A person who is not in possession of a valid negative COVID-19 PCR rest will be subject to antigen testing at the point of entry and may be subject to quarantine at an approved facility at his or her own cost.

Should you have any questions, please contact your dedicated Travel Manager or contact us HERE

Further information related to COVID-19 and risk-adjusted strategies for South Africa can be found HERE

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