South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, announced last night in his State of the Nation Address that the restrictions for travellers from ‘high risk’ countries, based on a previous risk strategy, will fall away and international travel will open to all countries.

Key factors of the President’s speech include: 

  • All International travel will resume subject to stringent health protocols.
  • On arrival, travellers will need to present a negative COVID-19 test result not older than 72 hours from time of departure.
  • Where necessary, travellers will need to enter mandatory quarantine facilities at their own cost.
  • International travel is restricted to OR Tambo International Airport, King Shaka International Airport and Cape Town International Airport. 
  • The 18 land borders that were partially operational, will be fully operational.