Coronavirus Travel Guide for South Africa COVID-19 updates for South Africa

Information about the status of Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel disruptions affecting South Africa

If you are planning meetings and trips, our site is valuable to see when countries such as South Africa are on holiday. As international travel has been seriously affected by the coronavirus(COVID-19) pandemic, we are updating the latest travel information about South Africa in our interactive maps to help you plan your trips better.

Coronavirus Guidance for: South Africa

Coronavirus: Travel status International travel to South Africa has restarted from an approved list of countries (check the map below for details). Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.
Coronavirus Notice South Africans are advised to cancel or postpone all non-essential foreign travel. South African Airways announced on March 20 it would suspend international flights. At a briefing on May 27, it was reported that South Africa's Department of Tourism predict that domestic tourism won’t resume until December this year, while international tourism won’t resume until February 2021.

last update: 02 Oct 2020

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Please note that travel to South Africa from the following places may be limited or unavailable. Even if travel is allowed, there may be specific stipulations in place, so please check the comments below:

   Afghanistan: Afghanistan resumed international air travel on June 24. updated: 26 Jun 2020
Afghanistan South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Albania: Flight restrictions have been lifted. updated: 03 Jul 2020

   Algeria: All international flights to Algeria are suspended. updated: 18 Jun 2020
Algeria South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   American Samoa: ALL ENTRY PERMITS are suspended until further notice. All entries will be facilitated via OK Boards issued by the Office of the Attorney General. ALL Travelers entering American Samoa will be subject to American Samoa Department of Health (DOH) screening which may result in being quarantined for 14 Days. updated: 18 Jun 2020
American Samoa South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Angola: Passengers and airline crew who have been in China, France, Iran, Italy, South Korea, Portugal or Spain are not allowed to enter Angola. This does not apply to nationals or residents of Angola. updated: 20 Jun 2020
Angola South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Anguilla: All airports are closed. Passengers who have travelled outside of the Caribbean region within the past 14 days, will be quarantined for 14 days upon arrival. updated: 18 Jun 2020
Anguilla South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Antigua and Barbuda: Antigua and Barbuda opened its borders on June 1 in a phased plan that includes reopening the international airport. Visitors are required to wear a mask in all public places. Additionally, visitors must take a COVID-19 test 48 hours prior to arrival and be able to present documentation of negative results. If they're unable to do so they must pay for a test locally or agree to quarantine at a hotel for 14 days. updated: 18 Jun 2020
Antigua and Barbuda South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Argentina: Argentina has extended its entry ban as part of the national quarantine that began on March 20th. Only flights carrying cargo and those involved in the repatriation of citizens will be allowed to operate, the government said. Further, only citizens and permanent residents of Argentina are permitted to enter the country and are subject to a 14-day quarantine. updated: 21 Jul 2020

   Armenia: Passengers are not allowed to enter Armenia. Arriving passengers are subject to quarantine and self-isolation. updated: 24 Aug 2020

   Aruba: See above/map for countries permitted to enter. Passengers must complete an online health questionnaire 72 hours before departure at www.edcardaruba.aw, and have health insurance. Passengers arriving must have proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within the last 72 hours before arrival and upload it to www.edcardaruba.aw. Passengers without a test must take one upon arrival at the own expense and be quarantined for 1 day. updated: 16 Jul 2020
Aruba South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Australia: Passengers are not allowed to enter Australia, except for nationals of the country, immediate family members of nationals, permanent residents and their immediate family members, airline crew and diplomats. The restriction also does not apply to transit nationals of Fiji, Kiribati, Marshal Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa (American), Solomon Island, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. Transiting passengers are required to self-isolate until their departing flight. updated: 25 Jun 2020
Australia South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Austria: Foreign travelers from outside the Schengen area and the UK must show proof of a negative Covid-19 test. updated: 20 Sep 2020

   Azerbaijan: Foreigners, except residents or work permit holders, are not allowed to enter Azerbaijan. Passengers will be tested for COVID-19 and placed in quarantine for 14 days. The issuance of e-visas and visa on arrival has been suspended. updated: 18 Jun 2020
Azerbaijan South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Bahamas: International commercial flights and commercial vessels carrying passengers will not be permitted to enter the Bahamas unless they are from Canada, the UK or the European Union. updated: 02 Aug 2020
Bahamas South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Bahrain: Only nationals and residents of Bahrain, and nationals of Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates are allowed to enter. updated: 01 Jul 2020

   Bangladesh: All flights from Bahrain, Bhutan, Hong Kong, India, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, UAE and UK have been suspended until further notice. updated: 02 Jul 2020
Bangladesh South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Barbados: COVID-19 testing on arrival is required for travellers without proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test. updated: 20 Aug 2020
Barbados South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Belarus: Belarus requires most foreign citizens arriving in the country to either come with a negative COVID-19 test issued within 48 hours before arrival or quarantine for 14 days. updated: 10 Jul 2020
Belarus South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Belgium: Passengers arriving from outside the EEA/UK/Switzerland are not allowed to enter Belgium. updated: 20 Sep 2020

   Belize: Passengers must download the Belize Health App before arrival. Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days. updated: 01 Oct 2020
Belize South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Benin: Passengers are subject to medical screening at their own expense. Travel restrictions and social distancing measures have been extended indefinitely; however, domestic restrictions have been eased, and some academic activities resumed May 10. Places of worship, bars, and public transport services also resumed June 2. Other measures are in place indefinitely. Only essential travel is allowed at border crossings with neighboring countries. The land border with Togo is closed. updated: 25 Jun 2020
Benin South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Bermuda: Bermuda is accepting tourists arriving by air from all countries, as long as they adhere to health protocols set out by the local government, which include bringing a certified negative Covid-19 test. updated: 01 Jul 2020
Bermuda South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Bhutan: Visa on arrival is suspended. There is a restriction on the entry of all foreign tourists to Bhutan. updated: 18 Jun 2020
Bhutan South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Bolivia: Persons traveling to Bolivia must provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 7 days before arrival. The result must be certified by a Bolivian consulate. updated: 16 Sep 2020

   Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba: Borders for the Dutch islands are currently closed, and the Bonaire airport will remain closed through at least September 1. updated: 01 Aug 2020
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Bosnia and Herzegovina: Only nationals and residents of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and nationals of Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia are allowed to enter. updated: 24 Jun 2020

   Botswana: Passengers are not allowed to enter Botswana. Exceptions include nationals and residents of Botswana. Residents arriving from Austria, Belgium, China, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United States or the United Kingdom are not allowed to enter Botswana. updated: 20 Jun 2020
Botswana South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Brazil: Brazil reopened its borders at the end of July. The government abolished ban of foreigners arriving by air, but still maintains restrictions for those arriving by land or sea. updated: 16 Sep 2020

   British Virgin Islands: The British overseas territory will reopen its borders in June for returning residents and citizens who will each be subject to a 14-day quarantine. updated: 18 Jun 2020
British Virgin Islands South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Brunei: Non-resident foreigners are not allowed to transit or enter Brunei. All visa exemptions and visas on arrival are temporarily suspended. updated: 18 Jun 2020
Brunei South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Bulgaria: Only passengers from European Union and Schengen nations are allowed to enter Bulgaria. updated: 20 Sep 2020
Bulgaria South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Burkina Faso: Land and air borders are closed; however, authorities have hinted at a possible reopening in the coming weeks. A state of emergency remains in places. updated: 19 Jul 2020
Burkina Faso South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Burundi: International passenger flights at Melchior Ndadaye Airport (BJM) are suspended indefinitely. Cargo and humanitarian flights will be allowed to continue. Authorities have also imposed restrictions at land border crossings. updated: 20 Jun 2020
Burundi South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Cambodia: Foreign nationals travelling from the following countries/regions are not permitted to enter or transit through Cambodia: France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Iran and United States. updated: 02 Jul 2020
Cambodia South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Cameroon: Limited international air travel to Cameroon is ongoing as of July 17 after authorities partially reopened air borders. Services by Air France, Brussels Airlines, and Ethiopia Airlines will operate out of Douala International Airport and Yaounde Nsimalen International Airport. All passengers intending to travel to Cameroon must present a negative COVID-19 test taken up to three days before the flight. An indefinite closure of Cameroon's land and sea borders remains in place. Cargo transport will not be affected. updated: 19 Jul 2020
Cameroon South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Canada: Passengers are not allowed to enter Canada. updated: 09 Sep 2020
Canada South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Cape Verde: Domestic sea travel, excluding Santiago, is ongoing. Air travel restrictions remain in place at least through June 30. updated: 20 Jun 2020
Cape Verde South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Cayman Islands: Airports will remain closed for international leisure and non-essential travel until at least October 1. All cruise ships and private yachts are banned, and travel to the Sister Islands is restricted to residents and essential personnel. updated: 11 Aug 2020
Cayman Islands South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Central African Republic: Bangui M'Poko International Airport (BGF) remains closed since April 1. Persons entering the country from locations with local-transmission of COVID-19 are required to self-isolate for 14 days. Border closures with neighboring countries are in place. updated: 20 Jun 2020
Central African Republic South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Chad: Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival. Passengers are subject to quarantine. updated: 31 Jul 2020
Chad South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Chile: Passengers are not allowed to enter Chile. This does not apply to nationals and residents of Chile and their spouses, partners, parents, or children, who will have to undergo a 14 day quarantine upon entering the country. updated: 16 Oct 2020

   China: European passport holders from 36 countries can now apply for a Chinese visa without an invitation letter updated: 13 Aug 2020
China South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Colombia: Passengers need a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 test result taken at most 96 hours prior to departure. An entry form must be completed online before departure. updated: 02 Oct 2020

   Comoros: On 23 March, all international flights were suspended until further notice. Ports are closed to traffic from affected countries. updated: 18 Jun 2020
Comoros South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Congo: Passengers without a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 test result are subject to a test upon arrival and quarantine at their own expense. updated: 16 Sep 2020
Congo South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Costa Rica: Permitted passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 test result issued at most 72 hours before departure. updated: 16 Oct 2020

   Croatia: Citizens from European Union or Schengen area can enter with no restrictions. updated: 20 Sep 2020

   Cuba: All non-resident foreigners are barred from entering Cuba until at least June 30. Nationals and residents arriving on the island are subject to a 14-day quarantine. From the 1st of July flights to Cayo Coco, Cayo Largo del Sur and Santa Clara will resume. updated: 25 Jun 2020
Cuba South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Curaçao: The Government of Curaçao has decided to maintain the Curaçao International Airport closed for all inbound passengers from all countries. Passengers are not allowed to enter, expcept those from Aruba, Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba and St. Maarten. updated: 23 Jun 2020
Curaçao South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Cyprus: Cyprus has placed countries into three lists: A, B and C. updated: 20 Sep 2020
Cyprus South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Czech Republic: Restrictions on travel to and from European Economic Area (EEA) and Schengen states have now been lifted. All other international arrivals - with the exception of those traveling from Australia, Canada, Japan, Montenegro, New Zealand, Serbia, Sweden, South Korea, Thailand, or the UK - require a similar health certificate or must self-isolate for 14-days. updated: 11 Jul 2020

   DR Congo: DRC has suspended all flight routes both into and out of the country until further notice. Land and maritime borders are closed and only open to cargo. updated: 11 Aug 2020
DR Congo South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Denmark: Only citizens or residents of Denmark, EU (exc. Portugal and Sweden), EFTA and UK are allowed entry. Entry for foreign nationals is permitted for a variety of reasons including work, business, study, seeing family, and medical reasons/care giving. See the Further Information link for a complete list. updated: 03 Oct 2020

   Djibouti: Travel and business confinement measures have been relaxed since May 17. All land, sea, and air borders remain closed, except for cargo and humanitarian services until Sept. 1. updated: 19 Jul 2020
Djibouti South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Dominica: All flights are suspended. updated: 03 Jul 2020
Dominica South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Dominican Republic: The Dominican Republic has reopened to tourists. International airports in the Dominican Republic have also restarted all operations. updated: 03 Jul 2020
Dominican Republic South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   East Timor: Passengers are not allowed to enter Timor-Leste. updated: 18 Jun 2020
East Timor South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Ecuador: Arriving passengers will need to show a medical certificate with a negative PCR test for Coronavirus taken within 72 hours before arrival. Without the certificate, passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days. updated: 09 Jul 2020

   Egypt: Egypt has reopened all its airports for scheduled international traffic. Foreign tourism is limited to resorts in three coastal provinces. updated: 11 Sep 2020
Egypt South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   El Salvador: Airports will open for international flights starting September 19. updated: 13 Sep 2020
El Salvador South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Equatorial Guinea: Flights to Equatorial Guinea have restarted. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival. Passengers without a medical certificate with a negative test result are subject to medical screening and quarantine. updated: 01 Jul 2020
Equatorial Guinea South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Eritrea: An indefinite stay-at-home order remains in place. All international commercial passenger flights remain suspended until further notice. Other COVID-19 measures have been extended indefinitely. updated: 20 Jun 2020
Eritrea South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Estonia: Estonia has opened it borders to residents from EU/Schengen and UK countries and the 14 countries on the EU safe list. updated: 07 Jul 2020
Estonia South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Eswatini: From Friday 27 March, border restrictions will be imposed, limiting entry and exit to Eswatini to citizens and residents only. Returning residents will be subjected to mandatory 14- day quarantine in designated locations, apart from those permitted to self-isolate. updated: 20 Sep 2020
Eswatini South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Ethiopia: All arriving passengers must have a negative Covid-19 test done within the last 72 hours and undergo medical checks and quarantine for 14 days at a government designated hotel. updated: 25 Jun 2020
Ethiopia South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Faroe Islands: Because of the current global situation regarding COVID-19, Visit Faroe Islands is appealing to tourists to NOT TRAVEL to the Faroe Islands in until June 30 at the earliest. Please note that this date may be extended, depending on how the situation develops. updated: 18 Jun 2020
Faroe Islands South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Fiji: Passengers and airline crew are not allowed to enter Fiji. The country’s main airport in Nadi was closed on 25 March. Fiji Airways, the country’s national airline, has grounded 95% of flights. updated: 18 Jun 2020
Fiji South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Finland: Entry is not permitted until August 11. This does not include nationals or residents from EU/Schengen states, or students arriving from Algeria, Australia, Georgia, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Thailand, Tunisia or Uruguay. updated: 14 Jul 2020
Finland South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   France: With the exception of the list provided by the EU on July 1, passengers arriving from a non-Schengen Member State are not allowed to enter France. This does not apply to nationals of EEA Member States, Switzerland, passengers with a British passport, and those with residence permits issued by France for the purpose of returning home. updated: 04 Jul 2020

   French Guiana: All international flights have been suspended. updated: 18 Jun 2020
French Guiana South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   French Polynesia: On July 15, quarantine measures will be completely lifted and French Polynesia’s borders will re-open to international tourism from all countries, and will not be requiring a mandatory 14-day isolation period for visitors. updated: 15 Jul 2020
French Polynesia South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Gabon: Passengers from EU/EFTA/UK are not allowed to enter. updated: 19 Jul 2020
Gabon South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Gambia: Flights to The Gambia are suspended as part of measures to stem the spread of the coronavirus. updated: 20 Jun 2020
Gambia South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Georgia: Georgia is open to all international tourists to set zones of the country. updated: 01 Jul 2020

   Germany: All border limitations are for visitors from the E.U., Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and the United Kingdom. updated: 16 Oct 2020
Germany South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Ghana: International air travel has resumed; land and sea borders remain closed until further notice. updated: 01 Sep 2020
Ghana South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Gibraltar: The 'Rock' is Unlocked! updated: 24 Jun 2020
Gibraltar South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Greece: Travel from within the EU/Schengen countries is permitted. From July 1st restrictions on non-essential travel from non-EU+ countries may be applicable, pending guidance from the European Union. Current guidance dictates that residents of these additional 14 countries are permitted to enter the EU: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, South Korea, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay. Flights from Sweden are suspended. updated: 04 Aug 2020

   Greenland: On March 13, Denmark said it would temporarily close its borders to non-citizens, except residents.Persons wishing to enter Denmark must expect to be rejected entry at the Danish borders, including in Danish airports, unless they have a worthy purpose for entering, e.g. if the person lives or works in Denmark or has been commissioned to provide goods or services in Denmark. updated: 19 Jul 2020
Greenland South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Grenada: Travel to Grenada has restarted. Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 7 days prior to arrival, must install the official Contact Tracing App, and complete an online health declaration form prior to departure. updated: 02 Oct 2020
Grenada South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Guadeloupe: Passengers arriving from a non-Schengen Member State are not allowed to enter France. This does not apply to nationals of EEA Member States, Switzerland, passengers with a British passport, and those with residence permits issued by France. updated: 18 Jun 2020
Guadeloupe South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Guam: Incoming travelers whose point of origin is from a low-risk area and whose stay on Guam is less than 5 nights will not be subject to quarantine. updated: 25 Jul 2020
Guam South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Guatemala: All passengers must have a negative PCR test, taken at most 72 hours prior to the flight. updated: 21 Sep 2020

   Guernsey: Exercising her powers under the Emergency Powers (Coronavirus) (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Regulations, 2020, the Medical Officer of Health has imposed a requirement on all persons arriving in the Bailiwick from anywhere in the world to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival. This is a legal requirement, and failure to comply is a criminal offence. updated: 18 Jun 2020
Guernsey South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Guinea: Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 test result issued at most 5 days before arrival. updated: 28 Jul 2020
Guinea South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Guinea-Bissau: National borders have been reopened May 27. Flights to Guinea-Bissau are suspended until 25 July. Entry and exit into Guinea-Bissau permitted only with the presentation of a certificate of negative COVID-19 status. updated: 19 Jul 2020
Guinea-Bissau South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Guyana: Flights to Guyana are suspended. Nationals and residents of Guyana may still enter the country. updated: 18 Jun 2020

   Haiti: Flights to Haiti have restarted. Passengers are subject to medical screening. A completed Health Declaration Form must be presented to immigration upon arrival. updated: 19 Jul 2020
Haiti South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Honduras: Airports are closed and Honduras has ordered all borders closed except for cargo. updated: 10 Jul 2020

   Hong Kong: Travellers arriving in Hong Kong on flights from overseas countries/territories, who are not Hong Kong residents, will be denied entry to Hong Kong. updated: 03 Jul 2020
Hong Kong South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Hungary: Hungary has closed its borders for internationals starting from September 1 for at least a month. updated: 31 Aug 2020

   Iceland: Foreign nationals - except EU/EEA, EFTA, UK nationals and nationals on the EU safe list (see map/above) - are not allowed to enter Iceland. updated: 08 Aug 2020

   India: International commercial air travel is suspended until July 31. updated: 07 Jul 2020

   Indonesia: Effective April 2, non-resident foreigners are not allowed to transit or enter Indonesia. All visa exemptions and visa on arrival to foreigners are suspended. updated: 12 Sep 2020
Indonesia South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Iran: Passengers must go through medical screening upon arrival and will be subject to be tested for COVID-19 and to be placed in quarantine. updated: 19 Jul 2020

   Iraq: The Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority have suspended all flights, including the Kurdistan Region of Iraq with the exception of cargo flights and aircraft crossing Iraqi airspace. updated: 18 Jun 2020

   Ireland: Passengers arriving in Ireland are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. This does not apply when arriving from Northern Ireland or the countries on the green list (see map). updated: 18 Sep 2020

   Isle of Man: The Isle of Man closed its borders to non-residents from 9am on Monday March 23rd 2020 to help contain the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus. updated: 18 Jun 2020
Isle of Man South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Israel: The Israel border is closed for all, except nationals, residents and those with a specific entry approval from the Immigration Authority. updated: 06 Aug 2020

   Italy: Passengers arriving from European Union, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican City will not face any restrictions upon entering Italy. Passengers can arrive from the list of other countries issued by the EU on July 1. Passengers from other countries are not allowed to enter until 31 July. updated: 16 Jul 2020
Italy South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Ivory Coast: Air travel to Cote d'Ivoire has resumed and a Health Declaration Form must be completed before arrival. updated: 19 Jul 2020
Ivory Coast South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Jamaica: Jamaica reopened both of its international airports on June 15th. Cruise ports remain closed for now. All arriving passengers are required to have a Travel Authorization prior to check-in for a flight to Jamaica. updated: 18 Jun 2020

   Japan: Japan has banned the entry of foreign travellers from 111 countries and regions including China, South Korea, the United States, Russia and all of Europe since March, and suspended visas issued to people from the rest of the world. updated: 07 Jul 2020
Japan South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Jersey: Jersey has a level of risk to all countries and arrivals from a country are subject to the restrictions depending on its risk. updated: 09 Jul 2020
Jersey South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Jordan: Passengers from allowed countries must have a medical certificate with a negative CCOVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure. updated: 08 Sep 2020

   Kazakhstan: Except for the countries listed, passengers are not allowed to enter and exit from/to Kazakhstan until further notice. updated: 28 Aug 2020
Kazakhstan South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Kenya: Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine. 18 countries are exempt from quarantine if they have a negative COVID-19 test. updated: 05 Aug 2020
Kenya South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Kiribati: Kiribati will now deny entry to any travellers who have been in or transited countries with confirmed local transmission within 14 days immediately prior to entering Kiribati. This means most countries. updated: 18 Jun 2020
Kiribati South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Kosovo: On June 1, Kosovo opened several of its land borders and there are currently no quarantine measures in place, according to the U.S. Embassy in Kosovo. On June 22, Kosovo expanded that to all land borders. updated: 30 Jun 2020
Kosovo South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Kuwait: Travel to and from Kuwait is allowed, except for residents coming from Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, and Sri Lanka. updated: 06 Aug 2020

   Kyrgyzstan: Arrivals from some countries are allowed with prior approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kyrgyzstan updated: 26 Aug 2020
Kyrgyzstan South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Lao: Flights to Lao People's Dem. Rep. are suspended until August 31. updated: 01 Aug 2020
Lao South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Latvia: From May 15, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia are opening their borders to allow citizens from each country to travel freely in and out. Additionally, nationals and residents of nationals and residents of Switzerland, EEA Member States, United Kingdom, Andorra, Monaco, Montenegro, North Macedonia, San Marino, Serbia, Vatican City, Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, South Korea, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay may enter. Anyone entering from any other state will have to remain in quarantine for 14 days. updated: 24 Jul 2020
Latvia South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Lebanon: Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 96 hours before arrival. updated: 31 Jul 2020

   Lesotho: All arrivals will be tested. If test is negative, passenger must self-isolate for 14 days. If positive, the passenger will be placed in quarantine. updated: 20 Jun 2020
Lesotho South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Liberia: Flights to Liberia have restarted. Passengers without a negative COVID-19 test are subject to medical screening and quarantine. updated: 01 Jul 2020
Liberia South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Libya: Libya's UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli suspended all flights at the Misrata Airport for three weeks on March 16. Borders have also been closed. updated: 18 Jun 2020
Libya South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Liechtenstein: From 18 March, the border crossings at Schellenberg and Mauren will be closed, the border crossings at Ruggell and Schaanwald will remain open for commuters, goods traffic and transit. updated: 18 Jun 2020
Liechtenstein South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Lithuania: Open borders to EU/Schengen countries. No quarantine for EU/Schengen countries with low infection rates. As of 29.05.2020 entry from the following countries is not permitted due to the infection rate falling above the allowed limit: UK, Sweden, Belgium, Portugal. Entry from the following countries is permitted with a 14-day quarantine: Malta, Ireland, Spain. Entry from one of the remaining EU/EEA countries is permitted with no quarantine requirement. updated: 18 Jun 2020
Lithuania South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Luxembourg: Passengers arriving from an EU/EFTA/GB country and the 14 countries on the EU safe list are allowed to enter Luxembourg. updated: 07 Jul 2020

   Macau: Starting on March 25, residents of the Mainland China, the Hong Kong SAR and the region of Taiwan who have been to countries/ areas outside China in the past 14 days are banned from entering the Macao SAR. updated: 18 Jun 2020
Macau South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Madagascar: All flights to Madagascar are suspended. updated: 20 Jun 2020
Madagascar South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Malawi: All international flights have been suspended. Land borders are reportedly open; however, delays at crossings are likely due to enhanced screening measures. Enhanced screening measures are in place for all travelers. updated: 20 Jun 2020
Malawi South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Malaysia: Non-resident foreign nationals are not allowed to enter Malaysia. The country's nationals and residents will be quarantined for 14 days upon arrival. updated: 15 Sep 2020
Malaysia South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Maldives: All visitors must present a negative COVID-19 test on arrival. updated: 13 Sep 2020

   Mali: Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 3 days before arrival. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days. updated: 29 Jul 2020
Mali South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Malta: Passengers are not allowed to enter unless arriving from one of the approved countries above, and have been in one of the approved countries continuously for the past 14 days. updated: 11 Sep 2020

   Martinique: Passengers arriving from a non-Schengen Member State are not allowed to enter France. This does not apply to nationals of EEA Member States, Switzerland, passengers with a British passport, and those with residence permits issued by France. updated: 18 Jun 2020
Martinique South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Mauritania: Airports in Mauritania reopened. updated: 16 Sep 2020
Mauritania South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Mauritius: Internation travel to Mauritius has restared. Arriving passengers must have a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 7 days before arrival, and will be subject to another test on arrival. All arriving passengers must quarantine at a government approved hotel for 14 days. updated: 02 Oct 2020
Mauritius South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Mexico: On April 20, the United States, Mexico and Canada announced they are extending restrictions on non-essential travel across their shared borders.. updated: 16 Jun 2020

   Moldova: Entry is restricted to many countries. See map for details. updated: 22 Sep 2020

   Monaco: All non-essential travel is banned. The closest airport is Nice, in France, which is subject to French restrictions. updated: 18 Jun 2020
Monaco South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Mongolia: There is a ban of entry into Mongolia of all foreign nationals. All international air and rail routes are suspended. updated: 18 Jun 2020
Mongolia South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Montenegro: Entry to Montenegro is provided without prescribing quarantine or self isolation for persons coming from a country, where a rate of active coronavirus cases is specified as less than 25 per 100, 000 inhabitants and to foreign nationals with the additional condition that the rate of active coronavirus cases is specified in the country of residence as less than 25 per 100, 000 inhabitants. updated: 21 Jun 2020

   Montserrat: From 26 March only resident permit holders and Montserratians (and family members) will be allowed to enter Montserrat. updated: 18 Jun 2020
Montserrat South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Morocco: Morocco has suspendeded all flights into the country. updated: 17 Aug 2020
Morocco South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Mozambique: Flights to Mozambique are suspended until 30 August 2020. updated: 11 Aug 2020
Mozambique South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Myanmar: All international flights to Myanmar are suspended. updated: 28 Aug 2020
Myanmar South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Namibia: International commercial flights have resumed from September 18. updated: 18 Sep 2020
Namibia South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Nepal: The government has suspended regular international and domestic flights. updated: 03 Jul 2020

   Netherlands: Passengers are not allowed to enter the Netherlands except for permanent residence permit holders, nationals, and family members of nationals of EEA Member States, Switzerland, the UK and 14 other countries on the EU permitted list. updated: 02 Jul 2020

   New Caledonia: Flights to New Caledonia are suspended until 31 May 2020. updated: 19 Jul 2020
New Caledonia South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   New Zealand: From March 19, New Zealand will close its borders to all non-citizens or non-permanent residents. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on March 15 everyone arriving in New Zealand will require to self-isolate for 14 days, excluding people from the Pacific Islands. updated: 18 Jun 2020
New Zealand South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Nicaragua: Airports in Nicaragua have reopened. updated: 07 Oct 2020
Nicaragua South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Niger: Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival. updated: 02 Aug 2020
Niger South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Nigeria: Sea and land borders are closed until further notice. The measure does not apply to freight transport. International passenger flights are suspended until further notice; the ban does not apply to cargo and emergency flights. updated: 19 Jul 2020
Nigeria South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   North Korea: Tourists are not allowed to enter. Business travellers must spend 14 days in quarantine upon arrival. updated: 18 Jun 2020
North Korea South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   North Macedonia: International travel to North Macedonia restarted on July 1st. updated: 18 Jul 2020

   Norway: Anyone arriving in Norway from abroad shall be in quarantine for 10 days, with the exception of specified countries in Europe with sufficiently low transmission. updated: 08 Aug 2020
Norway South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Oman: Oman suspended tourist visas from all countries and banned cruise ships from docking. From March 18, it enforced an entry ban on all non-Omanis, including expatriates with residency visas. updated: 18 Jun 2020

   Pakistan: Since 5 October, all international travelers to Pakistan will be required to present evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 96 hours of the start of travel. A list of countries exempted from this test requirement can be found at the link below and on the map. updated: 16 Oct 2020
Pakistan South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Palestine: Palestine does not have entry restrictions, but has begun to quarantine all travelers arriving from abroad. updated: 26 Jul 2020

   Panama: Panama has suspended all international commercial passenger flights into the country except humanitarian flights until at least July 22. updated: 10 Jul 2020

   Papua New Guinea: International Flights are open for Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and the Solomon Islands. updated: 19 Oct 2020
Papua New Guinea South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Paraguay: Flights to Paraguay restarted. updated: 22 Oct 2020

   Peru: After declaring a state of emergency on March 15, Peru announced it would shut down its border for at least 15 days starting on March 16. The measure includes the cancellation of all commercial international flights into the country. updated: 18 Jun 2020

   Philippines: Airports in Philippines are closed and the Philippine Bureau of Immigration is restricting the entry of foreign nationals to the Philippines. updated: 18 Jun 2020
Philippines South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Poland: The suspension of international passenger air travel was lifted on June 16, for flights to and from other EU / EFTA countries. Border restrictions for non-EU / EFTA citizens remain unchanged. updated: 23 Jun 2020
Poland South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Portugal: Flights to Portugal other than those arriving from Angola, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Cape Verde, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mozambique, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sao Tome and Principe, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, USA, United Kingdom or Venezuela are suspended. updated: 18 Jun 2020

   Puerto Rico: All passengers will have to wear a mask and take a COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to their arrival. Those who test positive, or do not have test result, will be required to quarantine for 14 days. Another option would be taking a test at the airport upon arriving. updated: 15 Jul 2020

   Qatar: Passengers must have a quarantine hotel reservation made at www.discoverqatar.qa for a duration of 7 days. updated: 30 Jul 2020

   Romania: Only residents, and EU/Schengen/GB nationals and the countries on the EU 'safe' list are permitted to enter the country. updated: 08 Jul 2020

   Russia: Russia announced that it would close its borders starting on March 30 in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Citizens of neighbouring Belarus and official delegations were exempt. updated: 18 Jun 2020

   Rwanda: As of June 17, Rwanda has reopened for tourism, with no restrictions based on nationality or country of departure. updated: 28 Jun 2020
Rwanda South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Saint Kitts and Nevis: The Caribbean country asked anyone who has travelled to China, Italy, Iran, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, the UK, France, Germany and Spain to not visit. If an individual does arrive from one of these countries, he or she must go through a 14-day quarantine. updated: 18 Jun 2020
Saint Kitts and Nevis South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Saint Lucia: Passengers are required to show proof of a negative coronavirus test taken within 48 hours of boarding a flight. updated: 09 Jul 2020
Saint Lucia South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Saint Martin: Visitors are required to complete a health declaration, bring a negative COVID-19 test result, and travel wearing a mask. updated: 07 Jul 2020
Saint Martin South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: St. Vincent and the Grenadines have officially reopened for tourism. updated: 01 Jul 2020
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Samoa: The Samoan Government has announced that with effect from 26 March all international travel to and from Samoa by plane will cease until further notice. All international cruise ships and yachts will not be granted entry into Samoa at this time. updated: 18 Jun 2020
Samoa South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   San Marino: Passengers arriving from the European Union, the Schengen Area or the United Kingdom will not face any restrictions upon entering San Marino. updated: 18 Jun 2020
San Marino South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia has partially lifted its suspension of international flights to allow “exceptional categories” of citizens and residents to travel. updated: 14 Sep 2020
Saudi Arabia South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Senegal: Flights to Senegal have restarted. Passenger will have to present evidence of a negative Covid-19 test taken within the last 7 days. Passengers may be subjected to medical screenings and quarantine. updated: 19 Jul 2020
Senegal South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Serbia: As of May 22nd 2020, Serbia is allowing visitors to travel to the country under normal 'pre-Covid' regulations. That includes no mandatory testing and no isolation period for arriving tourists. updated: 28 Jun 2020
Serbia South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Seychelles: Passengers from allowed countries must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival. updated: 01 Aug 2020
Seychelles South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Sierra Leone: The government of Sierra Leone has announced that all flights scheduled to and from Freetown International Airport have been suspended and all land borders closed until further notice. updated: 19 Jul 2020
Sierra Leone South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Singapore: Singapore is allowing travellers to transit through its main airport, but borders remain effectively closed. updated: 24 Jun 2020
Singapore South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Sint Maarten: St. Maarten is officially open for international tourism, following the reopening of Princess Juliana Airport (SXM) on July 1st. updated: 01 Jul 2020
Sint Maarten South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Slovakia: Passengers from low-risk countries are allowed to enter Slovakia. Other arrivals are ordered to remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative RT-PCR test result for COVID-19. updated: 08 Sep 2020

   Slovenia: Passengers arriving from countries which are not on Slovenia's green list with a negative test no older than 48 hours and performed by a credible lab either in Slovenia, the EU or the Schengen zone, will not have to quarantine. updated: 27 Sep 2020
Slovenia South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Somalia: International flights are canceled in Mogadishu until further notice. Land and sea borders are closed. updated: 19 Jul 2020
Somalia South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   South Korea: From 1 April, all arrivals – regardless of their nationality and length of stay – will be required to undergo quarantine for a period of 14 days. All visa exemptions for the 90 normally exempt countries are suspended. updated: 04 Aug 2020
South Korea South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Spain: Foreign Passengers are not allowed to enter Spain, with the exception of European member or Schengen and UK member states or the list of safe countries issued by the EU. updated: 05 Jul 2020
Spain South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Sri Lanka: Travellers must carry a COVID-19 free certificate issued not earlier than 72 hours before boarding. updated: 01 Aug 2020
Sri Lanka South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Sudan: The government has enacted a state of emergency; all land, air, and sea borders remain closed. Interstate and intercity travel has been banned. updated: 06 Aug 2020
Sudan South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Suriname: Suriname closed all of its land and sea borders on March 14. updated: 19 Jul 2020

   Sweden: Borders opened to tourists from the E.U. on June 15, although some European countries, including Norway and Denmark, are not permitting entry to people traveling from Sweden. Passengers can arrive from the list of other countries issued by the EU on July 1. updated: 04 Jul 2020
Sweden South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Switzerland: Switzerland has lifted all entry restrictions for EU, EFTA and UK countries. While restrictions on workers from non-EU/EFTA/UK states have been relaxed, tourists from these third-countries citizens are still ineligible to travel as a stay of fewer than 90 days will only be authorised in cases of special necessity. Arriving passengers who have been in any of the following countries in the past 14 days are subject to 10 days quarantine: Argentina, Armenia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Guatemala, Honduras, Iraq, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Luxembourg, Maldives, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Oman, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Qatar, Romania, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain (mainland), St. Maarten, Suriname, Turks and Caicos Islands, USA. updated: 08 Aug 2020

   São Tomé and Príncipe: As part of the state of emergency introduced on 19 March, the São Tomé and Príncipe authorities have prohibited the entry of all foreign travellers into the country. updated: 19 Jul 2020
São Tomé and Príncipe South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Taiwan: There is currently a ban on air travellers transiting Taiwan. Foreign nationals are no longer permitted to enter Taiwan with the exception of holders of a valid Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) or Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC). updated: 18 Jun 2020
Taiwan South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Tajikistan: All flights are suspended. Tajikistan closed its borders to foreigners on April 10. updated: 31 Jul 2020
Tajikistan South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Tanzania: All international commercial flights and crossborder transportation have resumed as of May 19. Under the new measures, all travelers arriving at all airports will be required to undergo enhanced screening for COVID-19 upon arrival. updated: 20 Jun 2020
Tanzania South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Thailand: The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand has lifted a landing ban on international flights. But it will still apply a new set of stringent international travel restrictions that will last until further notice. Under those measures, tourists will effectively continue to be kept out of the kingdom. updated: 29 Aug 2020
Thailand South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Togo: Land borders have been closed since 20 March and flights are suspended. There are limited commercial options for departures. updated: 19 Jul 2020
Togo South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Tonga: The Government of Tonga has announced that all international flights to Tonga are diverted from Tonga until Saturday 18 April. updated: 18 Jun 2020
Tonga South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Trinidad and Tobago: Trinidad and Tobago closed its airports until July 19. updated: 03 Jul 2020
Trinidad and Tobago South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Tunisia: Tunisia has reopened its sea, land and air borders to 45 countries with no restrictions and over 50 countries with testing needed. updated: 28 Jun 2020
Tunisia South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Turkey: Turkey has openedg the majority of its international air, land, and sea borders. The borders with Iran and Syria remain closed. Passengers arriving from Afghanistan or Bangladesh are not allowed to enter. updated: 26 Jul 2020
Turkey South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Turkmenistan: Turkmenistan has suspended all international flights. updated: 18 Jun 2020
Turkmenistan South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Turks and Caicos Islands: All airports and sea ports were closed to international traffic on March 24th. Turks and Caicos plans to reopen to tourists on July 22. The Grand Turk Cruise Center, however, will remain closed until August 31. updated: 07 Jul 2020
Turks and Caicos Islands South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   US Virgin Islands: From August 19, leisure travel businesses are prohibited from admitting any new check-ins or registering any new guests for 30 days. updated: 15 Aug 2020
US Virgin Islands South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   USA: Passengers who have transited or have been in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, Czech Rep., Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or in the UK, in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter and transit. updated: 26 Jul 2020

   Uganda: International travel to Uganda has restared. Arriving passengers must have a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours before departure and may be subjec to medical screening on arrival. updated: 02 Oct 2020
Uganda South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Ukraine: Red Zone Passengers must have medical insurance that covers COVID-19 treatment, as well as a negative PCR test. updated: 23 Aug 2020

   United Arab Emirates: Tourists are allowed to enter the UAE again through Dubai airport. Arriving passengers must have proof of adequate health insurance and a negative Covid-19 PCR test done within the last 96 hours. Passengers without a test will be tested on arrival and qurantined for 14 days if the result is positive. updated: 10 Oct 2020

   United Kingdom: Passengers arriving from over 55 countries will not have to self-isolate for 14 days. Passengers from other countries will need to self-isolate for 14 days. updated: 15 Aug 2020

   Uruguay: Foreign nationals can enter the country for family reunification cases involving parents, spouses, concubines or single children with incapacities; and duly and previously authorized transitory entrances regarding labor, economic, business or judicial related affairs. Currently, other foreign nationals are still forbidden to enter Uruguay. updated: 19 Jun 2020
Uruguay South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Uzbekistan: Uzbekistan has barred entry for all foreigners. updated: 19 Jul 2020
Uzbekistan South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Vanuatu: International flights in and out of Vanuatu have been suspended since 23 March and are not expected to resume while the State of Emergency is in place. updated: 18 Jun 2020
Vanuatu South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Vatican City: Passengers arriving from the European Union, the Schengen Area and the United Kingdom will not face any restrictions upon entering the Vatican City. updated: 18 Jun 2020
Vatican City South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Venezuela: On March 12, Venezuela announced it would cancel all flights from Europe, Colombia, Panama and the Dominican Republic for at least 30 days. updated: 19 Jul 2020

   Vietnam: Vietnam announced on March 21 that it will suspend all inbound international flights to contain the spread of coronavirus in the country, without giving a time frame. The government also announced it would bar entry for all foreigners from March 22, except for special cases. updated: 18 Jun 2020
Vietnam South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Yemen: On March 14, the internationally-recognised government of war-torn Yemen said it would suspend all flights to and from airports under its control for two weeks starting on March 18. updated: 18 Jun 2020
Yemen South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Zambia: Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (LUN) in Lusaka will remain open while Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport (NLA), Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport (LVA), and Mfuwe Airport (MFU) are closed to international passenger traffic. The border with Tanzania at Nakonde and the DRC crossing at Kasumbalesa have been reopened. A mandatory 14-day quarantine is in place at a government health facility for all persons entering Zambia. updated: 19 Jul 2020
Zambia South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

   Zimbabwe: Flights to Zimbabwe have restarted effective October 1st. Passengers must show a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 48 hours before departure. updated: 01 Oct 2020
Zimbabwe South Africa specific information: Arriving passengers need a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure.

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