International Travel to South Africa for UK travellers – Lockdown Level 1

UK Travellers

UK travellers to South Africa must please take note that the South African Government has confirmed that the UK is listed as a high-risk country during level 1 of the South African lockdown. This decision is mainly due to the UK’s high rate of Covid-19 infections. The implications of this are;

Business Travel

UK citizens who wish to undertake business travel into South Africa, need to apply in writing for permission from the Minister of Home Affairs to do so. The request must among, other things demonstrate reasons for their wish to enter the Republic of South Africa.

Please contact our SA Immigration Department for assistance and further instructions.

Medical Treatment / Bereavement / Hospitalisation of Family Members in South Africa

UK passport holders who wish to travel to South Africa for medical treatment, bereavement or the hospitalisation of family members residing in South Africa, have to get permission to do so. The request must be accompanied by motivation and proof of why travel is essential. The person will also need to provide proof of address in South Africa.

Please contact our SA Immigration Department for assistance and further instructions at [email protected]

Long-Stay Visas

It is now possible to once again apply for long-stay visas, including; Study, Research, Relative, Exchange, Critical Skills, General Work, Intra Company, Retired and Business Visas

Please contact our SA Immigration Department for assistance to apply.

Tourism to South Africa

South Africa does not currently allow travellers from the UK to travel to South Africa for holiday or leisure activities.

As soon as restrictions are lifted or amended, Breytenbachs will inform clients.

COVID-19 Test Results

ALL travellers to South Africa have to take note of the following requirements;

  • You have to provide a paper copy of a negative Covid-19 test result.
  • The test result may not be older than 72 hours from the time of departure from the country of origin to South Africa.
  • A certified medical practitioner had to conduct the test.
  • The test should include the name, official stamp and signature of the medical practitioner who conducted the test.

Please note that the current rules during Lockdown Level 1 are constantly changing. We highly recommend that you get in touch with your SA Immigration Consultant for up to date advice before you travel to South Africa.