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Top tips for finding cheap flights to South Africa
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be January, November and December. The cheapest month to fly to South Africa is February.
FAQs - booking South Africa flights
Are there South Africa travel restrictions currently due to Coronavirus?
Entry restrictions South Africa has restarted commercial flights into the country. International air travel is restricted to the following airports: OR Tambo International Airport, King Shaka International Airport, Cape Town International Airport.
Entry requirements Travelers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to departure. Travelers will need to provide proof of accommodation upon arrival in case they need to self-isolate during their trip. Travelers must have a medical travel insurance with international coverage that covers COVID-19 before traveling. Travelers must complete and produce an online travel health questionnaire on your personal device before arriving in South Africa. The questionnaire is available from the South Africa Department of Health website.
Quarantine requirements Travelers arriving in South Africa are subject to medical screening. Travelers who are symptomatic or been in contact with an infected person, they will be required to take a mandatory COVID-19 test, at their own expense. If the test is positive, they are subject to 10-day quarantine at a government-appointed facility, at their own expense. Travelers without a valid medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test results are subject to quarantine at a government-appointed facility, at their own expense.
Transiting rules Travelers transiting through South Africa must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to departure.
All other info The government of South Africa has allowed foreign nationals with expired visas and permits to legally remain in South Africa until March 31, 2021 without being declared as undesirable when leaving.
There are currently 31,363 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in ZA and 50,566 deaths as of Mar 6 2021
How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights to South Africa?
KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights to South Africa.
How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Portland to South Africa?
KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to South Africa is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.
What is the Hacker Fare option on flights to South Africa?
Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional round-trip ticket. You could then fly to South Africa with an airline and back with another airline.
What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight to South Africa?
Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to South Africa up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.
Safety measures for airlines flying from Portland to South Africa
Airlines flying from Portland to South Africa have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Portland to South Africa
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Portland to South Africa
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Portland to South Africa
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Portland to South Africa