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What borders are open for all types of travel to South Africa?
Sep 1, 2021

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

South Africa is open to all travellers for any type of travel, subject to normal visa requirements and the presentation of a negative PCR Covid-19 test upon entry.


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);
  • Cape Town International Airport (Cape Town)
  • Lanseria International Airport (Johannesburg);
  • Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (Mbombela).


Are seaports open?

All commercial seaports are open.

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

The prohibition on international leisure passenger ships has been lifted


Are South Africa’s land borders open?

20  of South Africa’s land borders are open, 33 remain closed.  For more information about land borders, click here.


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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