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 South Africa Tourism Guidelines for International Travelers

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Cape Town Beach


Due to Covid-19 pandemic all the countries are suffering the economic crisis, to make economy strong now almost all the countries are reopening the tourism. Travel and Tourism is the important key sector for economic development and job creation through the world. According to report by WTTC - (World Travel and Tourism Council) 10.3% contribution of global GDP and 330 Millions Job around the world.

In a news conference on 11th Nov'2020, Cyril Ramaphosa - South African President, announced that South Africa tourism is reopening for all the countries. He also state that the restrictions for travelers who coming from high risk countries, as per their risk protocol tourists must be followed the tourist guidelines.

Here,are the Guidelines to arriving in Johannesburg, Cape Town South Africa and Durban must adhere to the following guidelines: 

 On Arrival, South Africa International Guidelines :

  • Face mask is required in all public places
  • Maintain Social distancing in all public places
  • All the international traveler must show negative PCR Test resort on arrival at airport.
  • Arriving travelers who present a negative PCR test won’t need to quarantine.
  • Every international traveler must passing through Health screening including temperature checks on arrival at Airport
  • Where necessary, travelers will need to enter mandatory quarantine facilities at their own cost.
  • International travel is restricted to arrival at Tambo International Airport & King Shaka International Airport
  • Travelers must download the Covid Alert South Africa App and you have to use it for the duration of stay in South Africa.
  • Tourist may purchase alcohol for personal consumption from Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tourist must be followed curfew from midnight to 4 a.m. on every night.

Before Departure:

Before departure, Travelers must show the negative result of a COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of departure time. If any traveler who either fails to present a timely PCR test report or shows additional symptoms upon arrival will be asked to quarantine for 14 days in the country at their own expense.


What Open for Tourist in South Africa:

  • Beaches, wildlife game parks and other outdoor tourist attractions will be open
  • Hotels, restaurants, and other tourism-related businesses will be open


Does an Americans are allowed to visit  South Africa Now?

Cyril Ramaphosa the president of South Africa has announced on the September that tourist from other countries are again welcome, but who citizens of fellow American nations,  At the time weren’t welcome. But this time Cyril Ramaphosa open the all borders for American also.

However, we don't know when exactly Americans will again be able to go South Africa as Americans are till have struggling hard with COVID-19 compare to other country. Cyril Ramaphosa hoping to boost their economy through Tourism. According to data before pandemic they hosted approximate 17 millions tourist every year and they generated billions of dollar through Tourism.  

South Africa is safe for tourist right now?

South Africa was closed its borders to foreign travelers in late March of 2020 in response to the corona virus pandemic. South Africa is the hardest-hit country in Africa with more than 20,000 deaths. After 7th month of struggling with Covid-19 now South Africa have little bit relief as daily Covid cases below 2000 and the President of South Africa Ramaphosa said “By using rapid tests and strict monitoring we intend to limit the spread of the infection through importation. We expect that these measures will greatly assist businesses in the travel, tourism and hospitality sectors.”

However, Yes South Africa is now safe for Tourist, If they maintaining the proper Covid-19 protocol and Tourist guidelines.

Disclaimer: South Africa tourism guidelines regulations are subject to change without prior notice, please also visit the South Africa official website for further details.

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