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.
- 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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