16 September 2020

South Africa to welcome international travellers again from 01 October 2020! [update]

update (16 September 2020): King Shaka International Airport (DUR) in Durban will also reopen for international air travel from 01 October 2020. Travellers will only be able to use those land border posts that have remained operational during the lockdown.

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa just announced during a televised address to the nation that South Africa will reopen its borders with effect from 01 October 2020. The country's two main airports, OR Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg and Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in Cape Town, will reopen for international air travel and will welcome travellers from 01 October 2020.

Cape Town, South Africa, tourism, travel

Please note that international travel may be restricted to and from certain countries that are deemed high risk. A list of countries will be published based on the latest scientific data. International travellers must meet the following requirements to ensure safety:
  • On arrival, travellers will need to present a negative Covid-19 test result not older than 72 hours from time of departure.
  • All travellers will be screened on arrival and those presenting with symptoms will be required to have a Covid-19 test.
  • Where necessary travellers will need to enter mandatory quarantine facilities at their own cost
  • Travellers will be asked to download the "Covid Alert South Africa" mobile app for smartphones.
We'll keep you posted!

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