Visas for South Africa

TRAVEL INFORMATION
COVID 19

International passenger flights to and from South Africa are currently permitted, subject to the following conditions: Unvaccinated travellers must provide a valid certificate with a negative Covid-19 test outcome, recognised by the WHO, or equivalent local accredited authority, obtained not more than 72 hours before the date of travel.

Vaccinated travellers are not required to provide a valid certificate with a negative Covid-19 test outcome.

In the event of the unvaccinated traveller’s failure to submit a valid negative test certificate the traveller shall be required to do an antigen test at his or her own cost.

In the event of the traveller testing positive for Covid-19, he or she shall be required to isolate at their own cost, for 10 days.

Please check with the South African Government website as well as your own country’s requirements for return travel.

Face masks are required in all public places in South Africa.

The event venue requires that on arrival a face mask or shield is worn; that you complete a guest screening questionnaire; have your temperature taken and make use of the hand sanitising stations.

VISAS

Please note that citizens of the following countries DO NOT require Visas to travel to South Africa if the visit does not exceed 30 days:

African Union Laissez Passer; Andorra; Antigua; Argentina; Australia; Austria; Bahamas; Barbados; Belgium; Belize; Benin; Bolivia; Botswana; Brazil; Canada; Cape Verde; Chile; Costa Rica; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Ecuador; Finland; France; Gabon; Germany; Greece; Guyana; Hong Kong; Hungary; Iceland; Ireland; Israel; Italy; Jamaica; Japan; Jordan; Lesotho; Liechtenstein; Luxemburg; Macau; Malaysia; Malawi; Malta; Maldives; Mauritius; Monaco; Mozambique; Namibia; Netherlands; New Zealand; Norway; Panama; Paraguay; Peru; Poland: Portugal; San Marino; Seychelles; Singapore; South Korea; Spain; St Vincent & the Grenadines; Sweden; Swaziland; Switzerland; Tanzania; Thailand; Trinidad & Tobago; Turkey: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; British Islands Bailiwick of Guernsey and Jersey, Isle of Man. British Oversees Territories, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, St Helena and Dependencies, USA, Uruguay; Venezuela; Zambia; Zimbabwe.

LETTERS OF INVITATION FOR VISA APPLICATIONS

If you require a Visa, please send us a copy of your passport by email to enable us to provide you with a letter of invitation to assist with your Visa application.

PASSPORT ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

South African law requires travellers to have two (2) blank (unstamped) visa pages in their passport to enter the country; one for the South African temporary residence permit sticker that is issued upon entry to the country, and an additional page to allow for entry and exit stamps for South Africa and other countries to be visited en route to South Africa or elsewhere in the region.

Passports should also be valid for a minimum period of 30 days from the date of exit from South Africa.

YELLOW FEVER REQUIREMENTS FOR SOUTH AFRICA

Please note that a vaccination certificate against yellow fever, issued at least 10 days before arrival in South Africa for travellers from a country with yellow fever, or for those who have transited more than 12 hours through the airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission. This includes when entry is solely to transit through a South African airport. Please check the following link for the Countries concerned: Click Here  (World Health Organisation).

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