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South Africa travel advice
Explore Covid-19 statistics relating to new cases and the vaccine rollout in South Africa plus up-to-date travel advice on entry requirements from government agencies.
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Vaccine rollout (%)
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South Africa covid live updates
- Travel advice for South Africa - UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO)
- Travellers' health for South Africa - Health Department of the Republic of South Africa
- Coronavirus timeline in South Africa - Our World in Data
- Latest info on travel to South Africa - South African Government
FCDO travel advice
Covid-19 vaccine rollout
Below are the latest statistics on Covid-19 vaccinations in South Africa showing the number of people and percentage of the population who are partially or fully vaccinated.
|As of 25/12/2022||Number of people||Percentage of population|
Covid-19 statistics - new cases
The figures below show the average numbers of new cases per 100,000 of population for South Africa recorded in the latest 7-day period and the percentage difference from the week before, plus charts showing the numbers of new cases recorded over the past 10 weeks.
|Week ending||7-day average||7-day weekly change|
New cases 7-day average
The 7-day average number of new Covid-19 cases per 100,000 of population for South Africa recorded over the past 10 weeks.
The number of newly recorded cases per 100,000 of population for South Africa is provided by Our World in Data and is updated weekly.
Entry requirements & travel restrictions
Below is the latest information on the travel and tourism status of South Africa including entry requirements and the rules on pre-departure Covid-19 testing and quarantine.
Are there entry restrictions to South Africa due to Covid-19?
South Africa is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for South Africa.
Check out South African Government for more information.
- OOpen for tourism
- O*Open for vaccinated arrivals
- Q*Quarantine for unvaccinated
- VVaccination required
- T|VTest or vaccination required
- QQuarantine required
- TTest required
- T+VTest + vaccination required
- CClosed for tourism
Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from South Africa?
You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from South Africa. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.
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