Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa recently announced that the country will reopen its international borders to travellers from October 1st.
Visitors travelling to South Africa will have to provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test. This has to be taken within 72 hours of departure to avoid being quarantined for 14 days. Visitors will also have to take a temperature check once they land at the airport.
Visitors need to install a mobile contact-tracing app and wear a face mask at all times
South Africa’s beaches, wildlife parks, and other tourist attractions will be open along with hotels and restaurants. However, a curfew will be in effect each night from midnight to 4 am as the country slowly moves to Level 1 of the Risk-Adjusted Strategy.
Ramaphosa said, “We will gradually and cautiously ease restrictions on international travel. We will allow travel into and out of South Africa for business and leisure with effect from October 1, 2020. However, travel may be restricted to and from certain countries that have high infection rates.”