International Flights - from 01 October 2020
- Leisure travel to and from high-risk countries may be restricted.
- Important to also check the entry requirements of your destination country. South Africa may still on the high-risk country list in most countries. Quarantine or testing might be a requirement when arriving from South Africa.
- It is each passenger’s responsibility to find out about current entry and exit regulations and to take the required documents with them. Passengers are obliged to obtain all the necessary documents and visas for themselves and their children as well as to comply with all the regulations of their destination countries. Our travel experts are able to assist against a service fee.
- Airlines will slowly add their flights to our booking system and increase the frequency gradually.
- At this stage only three airports are open for international flights: Cape Town International Airport, King Shaka International Airport and OR Tambo International Airport.
- When entering South Africa all travellers need to present a negative PCR test not older than 72 hours. Important: check your airline’s requirements, some might require a test not older than 48 hours prior to departure.
- Travellers who do not present a negative test certificate, an invalid one or if presenting symptoms of COVID, a mandatory 10-day quarantine at a government approved facility at own costs is mandatory (if option of self-isolation cannot be proved).
- It will also be required to download the COVID ALERT South Africa App either from the App Store or from Google Play. The app is Zero listed with all network providers, meaning no cost will occur.
- South African Embassies around the world will re-open for Visa submissions at of 01 October 2020. Long-stay visas will also be re-instated.
The New Normal in Flying
What you need to bring to the airport
Face masks have to be worn to enter the airport terminal building and all the way through until you reach your destination.
Make sure you check-in online. Your boarding pass will then be sent to you via email or via WhatsApp. You can display the boarding pass barcode on your smartphone to be scanned at the airport barcode readers just before the security check, or if you prefer, it can also be printed at home and presented at the security checkpoint.
Please ensure that you have a valid form of ID like an ID Book, South African Driver's Licence or Passport on you when travelling. Children must have a Birth Certificate or a certified copy of a Birth Certificate no older than 3 months. This does not need to be an Unabridged Birth Certificate.
The Health Declaration is a form that has been put together by the Department of Health. Each passenger will need to complete this document for the purposes of tracking and tracing. Each passenger will need need to (print out) this document and sign it - one copy will have to be given to the Port Health Authority agent at the entrance to the airport terminal. Remember if you have a return flight, you need two copies - one for each flight.