South Africa have lifted the last of their “Covid-19” entry requirements.
Travellers heading to South Africa are no longer required to undergo any testing regardless of vaccination status.
Along with this change, domestic rules have also been lifted with the mask mandate being lifted for indoor areas and public settings.
There are no longer any requirements on gatherings.
South Africa’s Tourism Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu highlighted how this change would benefit the country stating that it was the “return to life as we knew it before the pandemic.”
Further commenting that, “This will go a long way in boosting the tourism sector’s growth as travellers will be able to participate in more activities, including attending big events and gatherings that not only contribute to our country’s appeal but also to our economy.”
In an address, Kgomotso Ramothea, acting head of UK and Ireland for South African Tourism added “The end of Covid-19 measures, coupled with increased capacity from Virgin Atlantic’s announcement of direct flights from London to Cape Town from 5 November, will give tourism the boost it needs to reach, or even exceed, the record numbers experienced in 2019.”