The Ministers of Health, Home Affairs and Tourism were tasked with reviewing the list of high-risk countries. The Ministers had to find a balance between saving lives and protecting livelihoods.
People from high-risk countries who are allowed to visit South Africa can be investors, travelling for business, holders of critical skills visas, and people travelling for sports, arts, culture and science.
Travellers from African countries are still allowed to travel to South Africa, as long as they follow the standard health protocols.
On average, the government receives applications from 335 investors a day hoping to visit South Africa. This has been an encouraging sign for the country’s investment potential.
The government has also allowed European travellers who have properties in South Africa to travel and stay for a 3 month period or more. These visitors will have to follow Covid-19 protocol during their stay.
Emails for those hoping to request to travel to South Africa can be sent to [email protected]
The following documents will be required:
(a) a copy of passport and/or temporary residence visa;
(b) proof of business activities that will take place in South Africa during your stay;
(c) proof of travel itinerary; and
(d) proof of address or accommodation in South Africa
The Department of Home Affairs said it will try its best to respond to applications within 24 hours.
This is the latest list of high-risk countries:
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