Valid passport and E-Ticket
*Visa to enter South Africa (if applicable)
Upon arrival into South Africa, all travellers must present a negative PCR or Covid-19
test certificate not older than 72 hours from departure time from the country of
origin.Tests must be conducted and signed by a certified medical practitioner. South
African authorities reserve the right to verify the authenticity of test certificates.
Passengers and crew entering South Africa via Johannesburg must fill in the digital
Travel Health Questionnaire here. Once completed, you will be issued a unique number
(look-up ID), to present to the Port Health Officers as part of the screening process,
along with any other entry requirements.
Children below the age of 5 years do not need to provide a PCR test. Children over 5
years must produce a negative PCR test to enter South Africa. Should your child display
positive symptoms or a parent tests positive while in South Africa, children below 6
years old may self-isolate with the parent without needing a test.
Children under 2 years old do not have to wear masks on airplanes.
Any traveller who exhibits Covid-19 symptoms when screened upon arrival will be required
to take a Covid-19 test at their own expense. Should the test display positive results,
travellers will be subject to mandatory quarantine for 10 days at their own expense.
All travellers will be screened by Port Health Officials upon arrival and departure.
Those presenting symptoms must remain in quarantine until a repeat COVID-19 test is
All travellers must wear masks at all times within the airport or port of entry. Children
below six years old do not need to wear face masks in public spaces.
Travellers must show proof of accommodation or address in South Africa in the event
self-quarantine is required.
The following airports are open for international travel:
OR Tambo in Joburg,
Lanseri Airport in Joburg,
King Shaka in Durban,
Cape Town International Airport and
Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport in Nelspruit.
Long-term visas will be reinstated and South African visa application centres abroad will