I am a South African, can I travel outside the country, at present?

Home » Lockdown » Level 3 » I am a South African, can I travel outside the country, at present?
}

Published: March 21, 2020

Published: June 1, 2020

 

Approved essential overseas travel for South Africans wishing to return to countries where they are based.

South Africans who wish to leave the Republic are permitted to depart only for the following reasons:

  1. Work
  2. Study
  3. Family reunion
  4. Take up permanent residency
  5. Receive medical attention

South Africans wishing to return to the countries where they reside should have the following:

(a) A copy of their valid South African passport

(b) A letter confirming their admissibility under the current circumstances from the embassy or other diplomatic/consular representative of the country they want to travel to. If returning by road or connecting via flights, the proof submitted needs to include permission from each transiting country.

(c) Proof of means of travel such as air or bus tickets and the intended date of departure.

South Africans who fall in these categories and satisfy the criteria can send an email to Covid19travel@dha.gov.za.

An email will be sent to travellers who meet the criteria to enable them to proceed with their travel arrangements.

People applying as a group can send one email with the supporting documents for each member of the group.

PUBLIC ENQUIRIES: 0800 60 11 90

 

This is based on a Statement by the Minister of Home Affairs on 23 May 2020, under Alert Level 4.

 

The Alert Level 3 Regulations, issued on 28 May 2020, make provision for the Minister of Home Affairs to issue directions allowing certain categories of international travel to resume once it is deemed safe to do so.

 

Best Practice

PAYE and UIF Compliance

PAYE and UIF Compliance

How this webinar will benefit your business Save time and money Inefficient tax processes and outdated procedures eat into your productivity and profits, and can even result in penalties which could easily have been avoided. Protect your employees Learn how to ensure...

How to do VAT returns and E-Filing

How to do VAT returns and E-Filing

Need help doing your VAT returns and E-Filing? While most South African businesses want to remain compliant with tax laws and regulations, understanding exactly what is required of you, which supporting documents you might need, which rebates might apply to your...

Business Pivot: From exhibition stands to UVC light units

Business Pivot: From exhibition stands to UVC light units

How have businesses pivoted during COVID-19 in South Africa? Established in 2011 out of a factory in Diep River, Cape Town, Cape Customs grew into a well-known exhibition company in the region. Working with multi-national corporates, architects to small businesses...

More travel FAQS

AM I PERMITTED TO BE OUTSIDE MY HOUSE DURING CURFEW HOURS FOR WORK DURING ALERT LEVEL 1 IN South Africa?


Am I permitted to be outside my house during curfew hours for work during Alert Level 1 in South Africa? Yes, you are. According to the Level 1 Disaster Management Regulations, you may leave your residence between 12pm and 4am if you have...

WHAT PERMIT DO I NEED IF I HAVE TO WORK AFTER THE 12PM CURFEW UNDER ALERT LEVEL 1?


 WHAT PERMIT DO I NEED IF I HAVE TO WORK AFTER THE 12PM CURFEW UNDER ALERT LEVEL 1? If you need to be outside your place of residence between 12pm and 4am to perform a service permitted under Alert Level 1, then you need to carry a permit with...

Can I travel to South Africa under Alert Level 1?


Can I travel to South Africa under Alert Level 1? The Government of South Africa has announced that it will begin to partially open its borders from 1 October 2020. All travellers from the African Continent will be allowed, as well as other...

WHAT PERMIT DO I NEED IF I HAVE TO WORK AFTER THE 10PM CURFEW?


 WHAT PERMIT DO I NEED IF I HAVE TO WORK AFTER THE 10PM CURFEW? If you need to be outside your place of residence between 10pm and 4am to perform a service permitted under Alert Level 2, then you need to carry a permit with you. Click here to...

AM I PERMITTED TO BE OUTSIDE MY HOUSE DURING CURFEW HOURS FOR WORK?


AM I PERMITTED TO BE OUTSIDE MY HOUSE DURING CURFEW HOURS FOR WORK?   Yes, you are. According to the Level 2 Disaster Management Regulations, you may leave your residence between 10pm and 4am if you have a Permit to Perform an...

We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By agreeing you accept the use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.

Privacy Settings saved!
Privacy Settings

When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. Control your personal Cookie Services here.


In order to use this website we use the following technically required cookies
  • wordpress_test_cookie
  • wordpress_logged_in_
  • wordpress_sec

Decline all Services
Accept all Services