Updated African Travel Restrictions Due to COVID-19 – South Africa

Posted on August 24th, 2020 by Overland Africa

Updated African Travel Restrictions Due to COVID-19 – South Africa – Updated  22 September 2020 –

In Discussion – South Africa

 *The city of Cape Town is an approved and recognised user of the World Travel and Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Safety Stamp.*

The South African government announced on 16 September 2020 that the country’s borders will reopen for tourism on 1 October 2020. Travel to and from certain high-risk countries (to be confirmed) will be limited. Only one land border post and three international airports – OR Tambo, King Shaka and Cape Town – will reopen to international travellers.

Date of reopening

  • 1 October 2020

Health screening and COVID-19 protocols

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test result on arrival, conducted within 72 hours of arrival in South Africa.
  • Visitors will be requested to download a government contact-notification app on arrival.

Mandatory quarantine

  • Travellers arriving without a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to quarantine at their own cost.
  • All travellers will be screened on arrival and those who show any symptoms of COVID-19 will be required to quarantine until they test negative for COVID-19.

Airlines flying into the destination

  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
  • Air France

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