International Travel

International Travel

What health travel documentation do I need to produce when I enter South Africa?
Travellers arriving into the country are required to produce a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test result taken not more than 72 hours before the ...
Is the 72 hours for the negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test counted from date of sample analysis or from date when the test result was received?
The 72 hours is counted from the time of sample collection.
Can I use a negative antigen test result to enter South Africa?
No, only a negative PCR test result is accepted on entry.
Can a test taken before leaving South Africa be used on return if the return date is within 72 hours?
If you depart and return to South Africa within 72 hours of the sample collection date then the test result can be used on return. If your return is delaye...
What screening measures are implemented on arrival into South Africa?
On arrival in the port of entry, port health officials will screen a traveller to determine if they are not experiencing any symptoms related to COVID-19. ...
Are fully vaccinated persons allowed to enter South Africa without a negative PCR test result?
Fully vaccinated individuals are permitted to enter South Africa but they are still required to produce a negative PCR test result on entry.
What if during screening at the port of entry a traveller is found to have been exposed to COVID-19 or experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19?
If a traveller is found to have been exposed or is experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 during the screening that is done at the port of entry, f...
Can I complete my isolation at home if the test conducted during the assessment at the port of entry comes back as positive?
If the test result comes back as positive and the traveller is symptomatic, a decision will be made on whether the isolation can be completed at a travelle...
Are there any categories of travel exempted from producing a negative PCR test result?
Yes, the following categories of persons are exempted from producing a negative PCR test result; a) Daily commuters from neighbouring countries who attend o...
What if I am entering South Africa through a seaport?
If a passenger or crew is arriving in South Africa through a seaport, the negative PCR test result should have been taken not more than 72 hours on embarkat...