South Africa will be opening its international borders amid further easing of restrictions as announced in a statement by South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa on 16 September 2020:

We will be allowing travel into and out of South Africa for business, leisure and other travel with effect from 1 October 2020.

 

This is subject to various containment and mitigation measures:

 

- Travel may be restricted to and from certain countries that have high infection rates. A list of countries will be published based on the latest scientific data.

- Travellers will only be able to use one of the land border posts that have remained operational during the lockdown or one of the three main airports: King Shaka, OR Tambo and Cape Town International Airport.

- On arrival, travellers will need to present a negative COVID-19 test result not older than 72 hours from time of departure.

- Where a traveller has not done a COVID-19 test prior to departure, they will be required to remain in mandatory quarantine at their own cost.

- All travellers will be screened on arrival and those presenting with symptoms will be required to remain in quarantine until a repeat COVID-19 test is conducted.

- All travellers will be asked to install the COVID Alert South Africa mobile app.

 

We are ready to open our doors again to the world, and invite travellers to enjoy our mountains, our beaches, our vibrant cities and our wildlife game parks in safety and confidence.

 

ENDS