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COVID-19 – What can I expect when flying to South Africa?

Passengers flying to South Africa should allow extra time for check-in and screening at the airport. The airline will check that you havethe required documentation and meet the requirements to enter the country.

For flights to South Africa, the airline will check that passengers have a valid certificate of a negative COVID-19 PCR test, obtained less than 72 hours from your departure, a valid visa to enter South Africa and travel insurance.   You should print out all required documents to present at check-in before boarding your flight to help prevent delays.

On the plane, all passengers will be given a health declaration form to complete. The form asks where passengers have been for the last 14 days.  When you arrive, there will be officials standing by to collect the COVID-19 test certificates. At passport control, the health declaration forms will be collected and the immigration officer will ask to see your passport and visa, if applicable.