Traveller safety is still top priority with great focus on limiting unnecessary exposure.
Our Lockdown Travel page provides you with a step-by-step guide, detailing current protocols and precautions which need to be taken when taking to the skies.
On arrival, travellers will need to present a negative COVID-19 test result not older than 72 hours from time of departure
Travellers (5 years +) arriving without a COVID-19 test, or those presenting symptoms, will be required to undergo a test at their own cost
Where necessary, travelers will need to enter mandatory quarantine facilities for 10 days, at their own cost
Travellers will be asked to download the COVID Alert South Africa mobile app.
Travel may be restricted to and from certain countries that are deemed high risk
Five airports are open for international travel with standard infection control measures include
OR Tambo International Airport • King Shaka International Airport • Cape Town International Airpor • Lanseria International Airport • Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport
33 land border posts that have been closed throughout this period will remain closed, while the other 20 will remain open.
Accommodation establishments are allowed full capacity, with patrons observing a distance of at least one and a half metres in common spaces. (b) Conferencing, dining and entertainment facilities are subject to a limitation of a maximum of 100 persons for indoor venues and 250 persons for outdoor venues, or not more than 50 percent of the capacity if the venue is too small to accommodate these numbers.
Masks must be worn in public places (excludes children under 2 years) and social distancing must be maintained.
What to take along (travel essentials):
- Face mask
- Valid passport, E-Ticket and boarding pass
- Valid visa for arrival destination (if applicable)
- Quarantine arrangements upon arrival (if applicable)
- Completed Exit Health Form
- Negative COVID-19 test
- Children under the age of 18 years: unabridged birth certificate. (If travelling with only one parent, a parental consent letter and a copy of the passport and contact details of the absent parent is required.)
Lockdown Travel Resources
|https://www.gov.za/Coronavirus/travel||Alert levels with regards to travel|
|https://www.kayak.com/travel-restrictions/||Travel restrictions map|
|https://www.airports.co.za/Pages/covid-19.aspx||ACSA airport updates|
|https://www.traveldoc.aero/||Information on arrival country information|
|https://tripsguard.com/||Information on arrival country information|
|https://www.ampath.co.za/covid-19-collection-sites||Testing stations in South Africa|
|https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/world.php||Travel regulations map|
|www.dha.gov.za||High risk countries – reviewed fortnightly|
|https://sacoronavirus.co.za||COVID 19 South African Resource Portal|
|https://sa-covid-19-travel.info||SA COVID Travel Info|
|https://need2know.tripsource.com/||COVID-19 Information Hub|