Countries open to South Africans

The world is starting to open up more and more to South Africans wanting to travel. Different requirements may still apply depending on the country of travel. These may include but are not limited to quarantine upon arrival, additional testing, or vaccination requirements. The introduction of a digital vaccination card by the South African government, will be a welcome advantage for travel and we will update you on these developments as received. The list of countries open to South Africans is updated on a weekly basis, for up-to-date information please check our travel map here or contact your Travel Expert.

Open for VACCINATED South Africans
with some restrictions (please check Travel Hub)
Open for South Africans
with testing restrictions (please check Travel Hub)
Abu Dhabi Albania
Andorra Algeria
Angola Armenia
Austria – (entry within 270 days of last vaccine) Aruba
Bangladesh Bahamas
Barbados Belize
Belarus Benin
Belgium Botswana
Bermuda Burkina Faso
Bolivia Burundi
Bosnia and Herzegovina Cape Verde
Canada Colombia
Central African Republic Comoros
Chad Congo, Rep of
Chile Costa Rica
Croatia – (entry within 210 days of last vaccine) Cote d’Ivoire
Cuba Dominican Republic
Dominica DRC
Egypt Dubai
Equatorial Guinea Ecuador
Eritrea El Salvador
Finland  Eswatini
France Ethiopia
Georgia Gabon
Grenada Gambia, The
Guadalope Germany
Guyana Ghana
Hungary (Digital Vac Cert Only) Guinea
Iceland Guinea-Bissau
Ireland  Jamaica
Kosovo Jordan
Latvia Kenya
Liechtenstein Kosovo
Mauritius (1 October) Lebanon
Moldova Lesotho
Monaco Malawi
Montenegro Maldives
Morocco Mali
Netherlands Mexico
Niger Mozambique
North Macedonia Namibia
Oman Nicaragua
Qatar North Macedonia
Reunion Panama
Romania Paraguay
Saudi Arabia Rwanda
Serbia San Marino
Slovakia Maldives
Slovenia Senegal
Spain Seychelles
Switzerland Tanzania
Togo Uganda
Trinidad & Tobago Ukraine
Tunisia Uzbekistan
Zambia Venezuela
                                                                                      On our watchlist for opening
Italy- no tourism, but business visa’s can be applied for.
Portugal – open to EXISTING visa holders who are fully vaccinated HOWEVER FOR ESSENTIAL TRAVEL ONLY
USA (November)
Greece – open to EXISTING visa holders visa holders
Malaysia (Lankawi)
Indonesia (Bali)
**** Please note restrictions may include PCR testing and Vaccination passport – PLEASE check requirements****
                                                                                               Airlines Flying
INTERNATIONAL Carriers Flying ex RSA – Please check what entry restrictions apply for South African travellers DOMESTIC
Air France Airlink
Air Seychelles BA Comair
British Airways Cemair
Delta Airlines FlySafair
Egypt Air Kulula
Emirates SAA
Ethiopian Airlines
Kenya Airways
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Qatar Airways
SAA – Regional Routes
Singapore Airlines
Swiss International Airlines
Taag Angola Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Uganda Airlines
United Airlines
Virgin Atlantic
                                                                                     Not Flying to RSA currently 
Airline  Resume Flying
Air Mauritius 01-Oct-21*
Air Peace 01-Oct-21*
Alitalia Ceased Operation
Asky Until Further Notice (Potentially Dec 2021)
Austrian Airlines Until Further Notice
Cathay Pacific 2022*
El Al 01-Nov-21*
Etihad Indefinite
Italia Tansporto Aereo (ITA) Waiting on confirmation if RSA will open
Latam Until Further Notice
Mango Until further Notice
Qantas SA route April 2022
** Dates Subject to Change ***