With international borders having reopened as of 1st October 2020 the SA tourism industry cannot wait to open its doors with safety and confidence and wants to let the world know that #SouthAfricaIsTravelReady
Experts and tourism lobby groups are hoping that this re-opening will happen before the end of 2020.
Whilst South Africa is known primarily for its warm climate and even warmer hospitality, the wide-open natural spaces we have in abundance means travellers can literally escape to the great outdoors and appreciate our wildlife in small, Covid-safe manageable groups. Add to this well-equipped and organised tourism venues ready and willing to make your stay your best holiday ever and those who choose to venture into South Africa will soon realise why we always say, “When you step into Africa you leave a piece of your soul, so that you will always be destined to return”.
As the major airports re-open and flights return strict health measures have been put in place to ensure that anyone arriving in SA has the necessary Covid-19 test clearances to enter.
At present business and leisure travel from certain countries are allowed, however the SA government is taking a Risk-Adjusted approach. A list of high-risk countries from which leisure travel is currently NOT allowed to South Africa can be found on the Home Affairs website: www.dha.gov.za and will be updated on a regular basis.
No leisure travellers will be allowed from those on the list of High-risk countries although business travellers may be given special permission on application by emailing : Covid19BusinessTravel@dha.gov.za
All travellers must provide a negative test certificate not older than 72hrs on arrival to South Africa.
For more information about Covid-19 restrictions for travellers to SA visit TraveltoSouthAfrica.org
To view the latest statistics on Covid-19 cases in SA follow the link CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
Statement by the Minister regarding re-opening of borders under Alert Level 1 which came into effect Oct 1 2020.