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What borders are open for all types of travel to South Africa?
Oct 16, 2020

What borders are open to all types of travel to South Africa?

On the 11th of November, the president of South Africa announced that travellers from all countries are permitted to enter South Africa, subject to the presentation of a negative PCR Covid-19 test.




Which airports are open for international travel?

International air travel is restricted to the following airports:

  • OR Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg);
  • King Shaka International Airport (Durban); and
  • Cape Town International Airport (Cape Town).


Are seaports open?

All commercial seaports are open.

Small crafts will be allowed entry into seaports, subject to health and border law enforcement protocols.

Passenger ships for international leisure purposes remain prohibited.


Are South Africa’s land borders open?

The 18 land borders which were partially operational, will be fully operational, and the 33 land borders which were closed, will remain closed.


Do you want to find out more about entry and visa regulations and the COVID-19 App? 

To help you make a confident choice, we have put together more information relating to entry regulations impacting different forms of travel (e.g. leisure and business), the COVID-19 App and other important information regarding your trip to South Africa.





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