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South Africa

South Africa

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Date of search

20 September 2021

Certificate adoption


Instrument type

Both vaccination and immunity based

Certificate name


Certificate details

Record of vaccination and test results

Certificate format


Entry protocol

All international travellers arriving at the above airports 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.

In the event of the traveller’s failure to submit a certificate as proof of a negative COVID-19 test, the traveller will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and in the event of a traveller testing positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate him or herself at his or her own cost, for a period of 10 days.

An online travel health questionnaire is also required to be completed on your phone before arriving to South Africa.

Passengers can only land at Cape Town (CPT), Durban (DUR), Nelspruit (MQP) or Johannesburg: Lanseria International (HLA) and Tambo International (JNB).

Vaccine authorised to be used in the country

Pfizer BioNTech, Janssen, Covishield, Coronavac

Vaccine accepted for inbound travellers

Pfizer BioNTech, Janssen, Covishield

Border status

Partially opened