South Africa travel alerts

 

We are aware of reports that flights operated by Comair have been temporarily suspended. We continue to monitor the ongoing situation and will be in touch with any impacted customers due to travel imminently shortly to discuss their options.

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Please check the travel advice for all countries in your itinerary.

Entry requirements

You must check all requirements before heading to the airport.

Travel health questionnaire

You must complete your Travel health questionnaire no more than 2 days before arriving and departing South Africa.  The questionnaire is available from the South Africa Department of Health

 

Pre-departure test

Customers who are fully vaccinated effective 23 June 22 are no longer required  to take a Covid-19 test before arrival into South Africa. 

Proof of Vaccination

There is no need to provide proof of vaccination status on arrival into South Africa.

Quarantine

You won't need to quarantine on arrival if you are fully vaccinated. 

Passport

Your UK passport should be valid for at least 30 days beyond the date you plan to leave South Africa and have at least two blank pages.

If your passport was issued by another country, check the requirements for travelling to South Africa with the relevant government department.

 

Visa

Most customers can visit South Africa for up to 90 days without a visa.

Check with the South African Department of Home Affairs for an official list of visa-exempt countries.

 

Documents for children

The following documents are required if your child is travelling unaccompanied into or out of South Africa:

  • A copy of their birth certificate or equivalent document
  • parental consent letter(s)
  • A copy of the passport(s) or identity document(s) of the parent(s) or legal guardian(s)
  • contact details of the parent(s) or legal guardian(s)
  • or where applicable-
    • copy of a death certificate
    • copy of an adoption order
    • copy of a court order granting full parental responsibilities and rights or legal guardianship in respect of the child.

If your child is South African, additional documents will be required, even if you’re travelling with them.

Documents required for South African children travelling together with both parents:

  • A copy of the child’s birth certificate (or equivalent document) showing the details of both parents.

Documents required for South African children travelling with one parent/guardian or with anyone else:

  • A copy of the child’s birth certificate (or equivalent document) showing the details of both parents.
  • A letter of consent from the parent(s) not travelling with the child.
  • Contact details of the parent(s) not travelling with the child.
  • A copy of the passport(s) or identity document(s) of the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) not travelling with the child.
  • or where applicable-
    • copy of a death certificate
    • copy of an adoption order
    • copy of a court order granting full parental responsibilities and rights or legal guardianship in respect of the child.

Further information can be found on the Department of Home Affairs website or the UK Foreign and Commonwealth website.

Travel health questionnaire

You must complete your Travel health questionnaire no more than 2 days before arriving and departing South Africa.  The questionnaire is available from the South Africa Department of Health

 

Pre-departure test

If you are unvaccinated effective 23 June 22 there are no longer any requirements for you to take a Covid-19 test before arrival into South Africa.

Quarantine

There are no quarantine requirements for entry into South Africa.

Passport

Your UK passport should be valid for at least 30 days beyond the date you plan to leave South Africa and have at least two blank pages.

If you passport was issued by another country, check the requirements for travelling to South Africa with the relevant government department.

 

Visa

Most customers can visit South Africa for up to 90 days without a visa.

Check with the South African Department of Home Affairs for an official list of visa-exempt countries.

 

Documents for children

The following documents are required if your child is travelling unaccompanied into or out of South Africa:

  • A copy of their birth certificate or equivalent document
  • parental consent letter(s)
  • A copy of the passport(s) or identity document(s) of the parent(s) or legal guardian(s)
  • contact details of the parent(s) or legal guardian(s)
  • or where applicable-
    • copy of a death certificate
    • copy of an adoption order
    • copy of a court order granting full parental responsibilities and rights or legal guardianship in respect of the child.

If your child is South African, additional documents will be required, even if you’re travelling with them.

Documents required for South African children travelling together with both parents:

  • A copy of the child’s birth certificate (or equivalent document) showing the details of both parents.

Documents required for South African children travelling with one parent/guardian or with anyone else:

  • A copy of the child’s birth certificate (or equivalent document) showing the details of both parents.
  • A letter of consent from the parent(s) not travelling with the child.
  • Contact details of the parent(s) not travelling with the child.
  • A copy of the passport(s) or identity document(s) of the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) not travelling with the child.
  • or where applicable-
    • copy of a death certificate
    • copy of an adoption order
    • copy of a court order granting full parental responsibilities and rights or legal guardianship in respect of the child.

Further information can be found on the Department of Home Affairs website or the UK Foreign and Commonwealth website.

Please note, on your flight to Johannesburg it will be your personal choice to wear a face mask onboard, now that mask-wearing is not a legal requirement in England and South Africa.

Masks remain available for anyone still wishing to wear one during the flight.

South Africa airport guides

Cape Town

 Cape Town International Airport (CPT)

View airport guide

Johannesburg

O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)

View airport guide