Travelling in South Africa - Coronavirus Covid-19: South African Tourism update

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Coronavirus Covid-19

Adjusted alert level 1 was in place from 1 October 2021 to 4 April 2022. The National State of Disaster was lifted on 5 April 2022.

The following transitional measures are in place following the lifting of the National State of Disaster.

• All international travellers who are fully vaccinated must produce a valid vaccination certificate upon arrival

• Unvaccinated travellers must provide a valid certificate of a negative COVID-19 test, recognised by the World Health Organisation, which was obtained not more than 72 hours before the date of travel. This does not apply to: Passengers younger than five (5) years old

• Outbound travellers from South Africa must comply with the requirements of the country of destination.

• All persons in an open public space need not wear a face mask but must maintain a distance of at least one metre from another person.

• The wearing of a face mask is mandatory for every person when in an indoor public place, excluding a child under the age of six years.

• A valid vaccination certificate or valid certificate of a negative COVID-19 test may be required to attend large gatherings, including faith-based or religious, social, political, and cultural, gatherings at restaurants, bars, shebeens and taverns; gatherings at conferencing, exhibitions, dining, gyms, fitness centres, casinos and entertainment facilities, gatherings at venues hosting auctions including agricultural auctions and sporting activities

• Interprovincial travel for leisure allowed

• There is no curfew in place

• Alcohol establishments that have licences to operate beyond 23h00 will revert to licence conditions.

• The thirty-two land border posts that have been closed throughout this period will remain closed, while the other twenty-one will remain open.

• Passengers can only land at Johannesburg O.R Tambo International Airport; Lanseria International Airport; Cape Town International Airport, Durban King Shaka International Airport and Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport.

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