Temporary measures in respect of foreign nationals in light of the COVID-19 epidemic

 

The Following Borders are closed under Alert Level 3 in addition to the borders that were already closed:

The closure will exempt certain, very important, services which will include movement of cargo and commercial goods, emergency medical treatment, movement of diplomats, deportation, people who need to go back to their home countries and allowing South Africans to return and learners who attend school daily in South Africa. >>>Full regulations can be downloaded here:GAZETTED Regulations - Adjusted Alert Level 3 (Section 42 deals with Border Closures) *Document is 40MB

If people do not fall into any of the categories mentioned, but believe their case is worth considering, they can apply to the Minister of Home Affairs seven working days before the date of intended travel for exemption, and must provide;

  1. a copy of passport;
  2. a copy of a temporary residence visa;
  3. demonstration of exceptional circumstances for the request to enter the Republic;
  4. number of days of intended stay; and
  5. proof of accommodation or place of residence.

Such applications can be sent to the following email address, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

People who are allowed into South Africa are still subject to the prescribed screening procedures and isolation or quarantine rules, as the case may be, which include:
  1. provision of a valid certificate of a negative COVID-19 test obtained not more than 72 hours before the date of travel; and
  2. in the event of failure to submit a certificate as proof of a negative COVID-19 test, such person will be required to do an antigen test at his or her own cost and if he or she tests positive to COVID-19, he or she will be required to quarantine at his or her own costs.

 

 Bordering Country  Border post
 Botswana
  • Kopfontein
  • Groblersbridge
  • Skilpadshek
  • Ramathabama
 Zimbabwe
  • Beitbridge
 Mozambique
  • Lebombo
  • Kosibay
 Lesotho
  • Maserubridge
  • Ficksburg
  • Van Rooyensgate
  • Qachasnek
  • Caledonspoort
  • Sanipass
 eSwatini
  • Oshoek
  • Golela
  • Jeppes Reef
  • Mananga
  • Mahamba
 Namibia
  •  Nakop
  • Vioolsdrift

 

     

DOWNLOAD: GAZETTED Regulations - Adjusted Alert Level 3 (Section 42 deals with Border Closures) Document is 40MB

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