Recovery from coronavirus* 91%
Peak date*: 7/24/2020

This page contains information about the current situation with COVID-19 recovery in South Africa.

Last update: 2020-08-25T16:59:05.7070000

Can foreign nationals enter South Africa?

All entry of foreign travellers into South Africa from high-risk countries is suspended until further notice.

Entry into South Africa of a declared medical emergency of foreign nationals must be approved by the Port Health Services who are situated at all South African ports of entry.

Are foreign nationals of any other country prevented from entering South Africa?

As a precaution, South Africa has imposed extra screening measures (i.e. travel history checking and testing) from places such as:

  • Hong Kong
  • Portugal
  • Singapore

This list is subject to change in line with the risk rating of WHO. As for countries not mentioned on the WHO list, travel in South Africa is allowed and will be subjected to screening measures on arrival at any port of entry (land, sea, and air).

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