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South Africa

51.3 active COVID-19 cases out of 100,000 people
0.49% of citizens have been vaccinated decrease from 0.49% last week
Most visitors from the United States need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter South Africa.

Outgoing travelTraveling from the United States to South Africa

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type
Visitors from the United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to South Africa.
Exceptions

Children under the age of 5 and are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from the United States are not required to quarantine after entering South Africa.
Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Return travelReturning to the United States from South Africa

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type
Travelers returning from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to the United States.
Quarantine requirements
Visitors returning from South Africa will need to quarantine for 7 days upon entering the United States.