Covid-19 ‘Fit to fly’ certificates – South Africa

Regulations applied by different countries for both entry into the country and quarantine whilst in the country change daily.

Recently South Africa re-opened it borders to returning South Africans, many of whom were stranded in the UK following lockdown and closure of borders.

Global Health Travel Clinic are aware of the regulations and have processes in place to satisfy these entry requirements. Already many South Africans have returned home with the support of Global Health.

We strongly suggest ALL regularly check entry details for any country you are visiting. Responsibility for meeting the regulations lies with those travelling.

Generally for any travel visit and select your country of travel.

South Africa

On 1 October South Africa reopened its borders, subject to certain restrictions.

Whilst international commercial air travel has resumed, the UK has been classified as a high-risk country.

Travel from the UK for tourism or leisure is prohibited.

Business travellers from the UK must gain permission to enter South Africa before they travel.

Travellers with valid long-term visas and permanent residents do not require permission to enter South Africa before travel.

Anybody allowed to travel to South Africa must have a paper copy of a negative COVID-19 test performed no more than 72 hours prior to their departure. If you do not have this you will be sent to government-appointed quarantine facilities at your own cost.

We strongly suggest all check details on official SA Government websites. In some cases different rules apply to returning national compared with general UK visitors/business persons.