Travellers from all African countries are allowed to visit South Africa however, leisure travellers from 60 high-risk countries will not yet be permitted to travel to South Africa. Countries will be assessed every fortnight.
The following list was announced by Home Affairs Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi and published on the government’s news website.
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
- North Macedonia
- Puerto Rico
- United Emirates
- United Kingdom
“All travellers visiting the country will be expected to abide by the regulations which include mandatory wearing of masks at all times, practising social distancing in public spaces, regular washing or sanitizing of hands and presenting a negative COVID-19 test result not older than 72 hours from the time of departure.” – DIRCO Minister Pandor
The exception for travellers from high-risk countries will be business travellers with scarce and critical skills, including diplomats, repatriated persons, investors and people participating in professional sporting and cultural events.
Watch the NCCC media briefing below.
Those needing to get to SA urgently could fly via a non-banned country and spend 10 days there before flying to SA.
If you need to travel on business to South Africa from a ‘Banned’ Country read this informative article. It contains information on visas too.
For UK Government travel advice to South Africa click here.