On Monday, 21 September 2020, South Africa will move to Lockdown Level 1. The move to Level 1 will entail some changes that will also affect travel to and from South Africa.
South African International Borders
The South African international borders will open on 1 October 2020. However, it will be restricted to the three international South African airports – Oliver Tambo (Johannesburg), Cape Town International, and King Shaka (Durban) International airports.
A limited number of border posts will remain open at South Africa’s land borders.
There will be restrictions in place for travellers from high-risk countries. The list of high-risk countries is not yet released. We will update our clients as soon as more information becomes available.
International travellers to South Africa have to meet the following requirements;
- On arrival in South Africa, travellers will need to prevent a negative Covid-19 test result. The test may not be older than 72 hours from the time of departure.
- On arrival, all travellers will be screened. If a person shows symptoms of Covid-19, they will be required to have a Covid-19 test.
- Where a traveller has not done a Covid-19 test prior to departure, they may be asked to enter mandatory quarantine facilities at their own cost.
- Travellers will also be asked to download the Covid-19 Alert South Africa mobile application.
South African Missions abroad
South African missions abroad will re-open again for visa applications. All long-term visas will be re-instated.
Please be assured that our SA Immigration consultants are in constant communication with the Department of Home Affairs. We will update clients on all SA Immigration and travel-related issues, as it becomes available.
For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.