International Travel is Open.

International travel into and out of South Africa is permitted subject to specific conditions and safety protocols.

The following countries have been deemed high-risk and all leisure travel to and from South Africa is prohibited.

Only business workers, investors, skilled professionals and diplomats from these countries will be allowed to enter.

High Risk Countries

  • Albania
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Austria
  • Bahrain
  • Belgium
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Columbia
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Greece
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Jamaica
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Luxemburg
  • Maldives
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • North Macedonia
  • Oman
  • Palestine
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Slovakia
  • Suriname
  • Switzerland
  • Ukraine
  • United Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • USA
  • Venezuela


  • Travellers may use one of the 3 main airports: OR Tambo, King Shaka and Cape Town International Airport.
  • Upon arrival into South Africa, travellers must present a negative COVID-19 (Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)) test result not older than 72 hours from departure time.
  • Any traveller who has not done a test before departure will be subject to mandatory quarantine for 10 days at their own expense.
  • All travellers must complete a Traveller Health Questionnaire either prior to or on arrival.
  • All travellers must wear masks at all times within the airport or port of entry.
  • Travellers must have travel insurance in place before boarding their flight to South Africa.
  • Travellers are required to install the COVID Alert SA mobile app.
  • Long-term visas will be reinstated and South African visa application centres abroad will reopen.
  • All travellers will be screened by Port Health Officials upon arrival and departure. Those presenting symptoms must remain in quarantine until a repeat COVID-19 test is carried out.
  • If the traveller is unable to produce a negative Covid-19 test, the traveller will be required to quarantine at their own cost.


High risk travellers are those who come from countries with higher numbers of Covid-19 infections and reported deaths compared to South Africa. If the passport of the traveller from a high risk country indicates that they spent 10 days or more in a low risk country before departure, they will be considered to be arriving from a low risk country.


Medium risk travellers are from countries with relatively equal number of infections and death toll to SA.


This list will be updated on a regular basis, reviewed every two weeks, Pandor said. Low risk travellers obviously originate from countries with lesser number of infections of Covid-19 and death toll than SA.

South Africans are free to travel to any country that currently allows travellers from the country to visit.

Travellers from African Countries

  • Travellers from all African countries are allowed and must possess relevant travel documents, and will also be screened for Covid-19 symptoms.
  • To allow ease of travel from the African countries, 18 borders will be opened.
  • 35 border posts will continue to offer restricted services due to insufficient capacity for screening, testing, and quarantine. Travellers who present themselves at borders that are unable to accommodate them will be directed to the currently operational border posts for processing.
  • Daily commuters who reside in cross-border areas/towns and those who are from neighbouring countries including those with relevant work permits and school children and teachers will be allowed to enter and exit the borders for work purposes.
  • These commuters will be screened for Covid-19 symptoms and where necessary will be subjected to quarantine and isolation.
  • Furthermore, these commuters will be expected to wear face masks, wash hands, and sanitise regularly and practice social distancing measures.

The Traveller Health Questionnaire must be completed before your arrival at the airport. Failure to produce this form may result in denied boarding, resulting in your ticket being non-refundable.

International airlines flying under Level 1

We will inform you of flight availability as soon as we have confirmation from the airlines.

Now is a good time to start planning your next holiday. All new enquiries can be made on our website or with one of our agents.

Please email sales@beachholidays.za.com or phone us on 011 875 2162 or 072 347 3365 Monday – Friday 09:00 – 16:30.