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South Africa: Covid-19 travel restrictions

Updated information as of 22/05/2023
International travel to South Africa is permitted. There are currently no requirements in place, such as quarantine or health testing. Transmission of COVID-19 is moderate in South Africa. The level of transmission is based on global health and disease data from John Hopkins University, updated to May 2023.

This means that... :
  • This country does not require amedical examination upon arrival
  • No PCR test is required by this country (but may be required by the airline)
  • No health pass is required by this country
  • This country does not require Covid-19 vaccination for incoming travelers
  • No quarantine is required upon arrival in this country
  • No health form is required to go to this country

South Africa: is the country living normally with Covid-19?

  • In addition to safety precautions, preventive health measures such as frequent hand washing and social distancing are encouraged to combat further outbreaks. Information on the COVID-19 response in South Africa is available at
  • Face masks are recommended but should not replace other safety measures such as social distancing.
  • Public transport is working as usual.
  • The restaurants are open as usual.
  • The bars are open as usual.
  • The nightclubs are open as usual.
  • Stores and services are opened with appropriate safety measures, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.