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Countries banned from leisure travel in South Africa cut from 60 to 22

19 October 2020 6:47 PM
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The USA and the UK are still among the countries that have been red-listed under the revised list of high-risk Covid-19 countries.

The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has revised its list of countries that aren't allowed to travel into South Africa for leisure purposes.

The list has been reduced from 60 to 22.

While leisure travellers from these countries will be banned, the DHA has made special exceptions for visitors conducting business, critical skills visa holders and investors among others.

The department says clearances may also be granted to visitors who are staying in South Africa for a three-month period or more subject to Covid-19 protocols.

The list of high-risk countries will be reviewed and updated every two weeks under lockdown alert level 1.

Travellers from African countries are still welcome to visit the SA subject to Covid-19 protocols.

These are the high-risk countries currently banned from leisure travel in SA, according to the DHA website:

  • Argentina

  • Germany

  • Peru

  • Bangladesh

  • India

  • Philippines

  • Belgium

  • Indonesia

  • Russia

  • Brazil

  • Iran

  • Spain

  • Canada

  • Iraq

  • United Kingdom

  • Chile

  • Italy

  • USA

  • Colombia

  • Mexico

  • France

  • Netherlands


19 October 2020 6:47 PM
Tags:
international travel
leisure travel
South Africa travel
high-risk countries
Covid-19 travel ban list
level 1 travel

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