South Africa

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South Africa is open for you · Not recommended for travel by United States
Details & Exceptions
Tests
Required
Quarantine
None
Before entry
PCR up to 72 hours before
Coming back to United States
PCR or Lab Antigen up to 1 days before
Public Transportation
Operating
Attractions
Open
Businesses
Open
Masks
Required in some cases
Restaurants
Open
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Required Documents

To enter South Africa

3 Documents

To return to United States

2 Documents

Information

General

South Africa's has re-opened its airports and land borders, and domestic restrictions are being lifted.

Can I travel to South Africa?

  • Flights to South Africa have resumed from all countries, and land borders are open.
  • All arrivals must complete a registration form.

Do I need to go into quarantine when arriving to South Africa?

  • Quarantine is not required when arriving to South Africa.
  • Quarantine may be required if tested positive upon arrival.

Are COVID-19 tests required to travel to South Africa?

  • All arrivals to South Africa will be required to present a negative PCR test, no older than 72 hours, or self-quarantine.
  • Fully vaccinated arrivals are exempt.
  • A health screening will be conducted upon arrival.
  • All travelers must present valid health insurance.

Is public transportation open in South Africa?

Public transportation in South Africa is operating.

Are the restaurants and bars open in South Africa?

Restaurants and bars in South Africa are open.

Are businesses and attractions open in South Africa?

  • Non-essential businesses and attractions in South Africa are open.

Do I need to wear a face mask in South Africa?

Wearing face masks is required in some public places and on public transportation.

Sources

  1. https://www.gov.za/Coronavirus
  2. https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/south-africa
  3. https://za.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-2/
COVID-19 In South Africa
23
NEW CASES
PER 100K
23
WEEKLY CHANGE
WEEKLYCHANGE
-19%
172
DEATHS
In the last 7 days
172
WEEKLY CHANGE
WEEKLYCHANGE
-28%
FULLY VACCINATED
31%
31%
FULLY VACCINATED
OF POPULATION
Updated: Data From: Johns Hopkins University
COVID-19 Test Centers in South Africa
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Destination
Test Centers
In South Africa
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South Africa
Origin
Test Centers
In United States
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United States
Test centers in Cape Town
3 Test Centers
Starting from ZAR 275
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