Travelers visiting the country will be expected to abide by the regulations which include mandatory wearing of masks at all times, practicing 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.
What are the requirements for the 72 hour PCR test for COVID-19?
Travelers intending to visit the country will be expected to produce a PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test that is not older than 72 hours from the time of departure from the country of origin to South Africa; and be presented before travelling to South Africa. This test must be conducted by a certified medical practitioner and should have the name and signature of the practitioner who conducted such test.
What is the health screening process on arrival in South Africa?
Upon arrival in the port of entry, the traveler will be screened for any COVID-19 symptoms or for contact with people who have been infected with the COVID-19 virus. Travelers will also need to provide proof of accommodation address should they need to self-quarantine at the time of arrival in the country. Should the traveler display any COVID-19–related symptoms or been in contact with an infected person(s), they will be expected to take a mandatory COVID-19 test. This test will be at the traveler’s cost. If the COVID-19 test comes back positive, the traveler will be subjected to a 10-day quarantine at a designated site. The accommodation at a quarantine site will be at the traveler’s cost.
We will make all the arrangements around the COVID-19 tests on our side, at the traveler’s cost.