Open with restrictions

South Africa Travel Restrictions

168.8 active COVID-19 cases out of 100,000 people
1.08% of citizens have been vaccinated decrease from 1.08% last week
Most visitors from Israel need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter South Africa.

Outgoing travel to South AfricaTraveling from Israel to South Africa

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type
Visitors from Israel must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to South Africa.
Exceptions

Children under the age of 5 are exempted from presenting a COVID-19 test.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Israel will need to quarantine for days upon entering South Africa.
Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Return travelReturning to Israel from South Africa

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type
Travelers returning from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to Israel.
Exceptions

All passengers, including protected individual (vaccinated and individual who recovered from COVID-19) must present a PCR test. It must be written in English and the passport number of the tested person must be indicated.

All inbound international passengers must pay for COVID-19 (PCR) tests required for entry to Israel.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors returning from South Africa will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Israel.
Details and exceptions

This may be shortened to 10 days upon the completion of two negative coronavirus tests (one upon arrival and one after 9 days of self-isolation).


Other COVID-19 restrictions for South Africa

Masks:Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

FAQs

  • Most visitors from Israel can enter South Africa but you need to provide a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure and to isolate for days

  • Travelers from from Israel are required to isolate for days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Travelers coming from Israel will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure

  • Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.

  • Open with restrictions