Learn More: Traveler Health Questionnaire
SOUTH AFRICA IS OPEN: South Africa re-opened for tourism on 1 October 2020.
The South Africa Traveler Health Questionnaire is a new screening required for all travelers who plan to enter South Africa. This travel document was designed to help the South African health authorities to keep in touch with those travelers who may have been exposed to COVID-19.
WHO CAN ENTER SOUTH AFRICA WITH THIS DOCUMENT?
All the travelers wishing to enter South Africa must apply for this document.
OBTAIN THE SOUTH AFRICA TRAVELER HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE To obtain the South Africa Traveler Health Questionnaire, you'll have to offer your travel and health information from 2 days ahead of your journey to ensure that your information regarding exposure and symptoms is consistent.
Keep in mind that unvaccinated travelers aged 5 and older, including those in transit, must have a paper copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure.
Check our application page to complete the South Africa Traveler Health Questionnaire.
DISPLAY THE FORM
After you complete the online form, we’ll forward the South Africa Traveler Health Questionnaire form to your email before your trip. After you receive this document, be sure to print it out and hand-sign it to show it to the immigration officers upon arrival.
Visit the FAQs below to find out more about traveling to South Africa.
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Required Documents to Apply
US RESIDENTS ONLY: To return to the US you’ll need to take a COVID-19 test the day before your entry date. Don’t waste time looking for a test lab in South Africa. Simplify travel with the purchase of an eMed test kit. Order yours now and pack it in your luggage. Then follow the Certified Guide’s online instructions to take the mandatory test 24 hours before your journey back to the US.
You can apply and complete your travel and symptomatic information before your arrival date in South Africa. However, remember that we will process it 2 days ahead of the journey to ensure the validity of your form.
You must present the document we will send you to the Port Health official at the respective port of entry to proceed with the screening process.
Unvaccinated travelers will still be subjected to the screening protocols in ports of entry, including temperature screening, and are still required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result obtained not more than 72 hours before departure.
Travelers arriving in South Africa must download the COVID Alert SA application on their mobile phones.
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Do I need a COVID vaccine or vaccination certificate to enter South Africa?
No, you don't. COVID vaccination certificates are not mandatory to enter South Africa. Now if you are a Covid vaccine certificate holder, you won't need to present a negative PCR test nor to follow a quarantine.
The approved vaccines by the World Health Organisation are accepted.
Since information may change quickly, we advise you to follow up on the latest South African travel updates and/or contact your local embassy.
Do I need to take a COVID-19 test before traveling to South Africa?
- COVID test prior to arrival: PCR within 72 hours
- COVID test exemptions: Children under 5, and fully vaccinated travelers.
Why buy a COVID-19 self-testing kit? (US residents only)
The eMed self-test COVID-19 kit includes 6 rapid antigen tests that meet major US airline's entry requirements- perfect for travelers on round-trip journeys from the United States!
Order your test kit before your trip and it will be delivered to your home address for easy testing, anywhere, anytime. The Certified Guide will help you get results in 15 minutes on the NAVICA app. Get the eMed self-test COVID-19 kit for $150- that’s only $25 per test.
Do I have to quarantine once I arrive in South Africa?
Quarantine requirements: There are no quarantine requirements in South Africa
How much does the South Africa Traveler Health Questionnaire cost?
- Standard Processing Time: 24 hours - USD 20.00.
- Rush Processing Time: 8 hours - USD 35.00.
- Super Rush Processing Time: 4 hours - USD 60.00.
When should I apply for the South Africa Traveler Health Questionnaire?
You can apply for your travel certificate at any time. However, we suggest applying for it no less than 72 hours before your trip. Keep in mind that our work team will always start processing the certificate when the time is right so that it is valid for your entire journey.
Get your document now and forget about having to verify if you’re eligible to apply.
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How long is the South Africa Traveler Health Questionnaire valid for and how many times can I apply for one?
What’s the South Africa Traveler Health Questionnaire?
The South Africa Traveler Health Questionnaire is a new travel paper that all passengers must complete before traveling to South Africa. All the information you write in this Health Questionnaire will assist the South African public health authorities to trace travelers who may have been endangered by COVID-19. Start your application now.
Take into account that this Health Questionnaire DOES NOT replace a visa. If you need a visa to enter South Africa, the immigration officials will ask for it after you arrive at the airport. If you need a paper visa, we recommend you keep in touch with the nearest South African embassy.
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Learn more about South Africa Tourism
South Africa is one of the most striking countries on the African continent due to its many national parks, beaches, as well as other hidden treasures that you can locate with proper travel planning. It is also a famous country for its capital city, Cape Town, where you can find, in addition to some beach resorts. Many vineyards around Stellenbosch and Paarl, and rugged cliffs at the Cape of Good Hope. In South Africa, you can also find forests and lagoons along the Garden Route, not to mention the countless local and commercial spots that you can enjoy in the most important cities.
To enter this country you must have some travel documentation ready, including your valid passport, and the South Africa Traveler Health Questionnaire. Currently, the South Africa Traveler Health Questionnaire is mandatory because it works as a health prevention measure, so keep that in mind before planning your trip to South Africa.
When planning your journey, remember to consider visiting Cape Town first, as this is the capital city and probably the most important place in the entire country. In Cape Town, you can visit interesting tourist sites like Table Mountain, a flat-topped mountain located in a well-known prominent place in the city. It is one of the most representative symbols in this region, and that’s why it appears on the South African flag and other insignia of local governments. As a central part of Table Mountain National Park, it is also a major tourist attraction where many visitors access it using a cable car or hiking to reach the top. In November 2011, she was declared one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World!
Another important place in Cape Town is the Cape of Good Hope, which you can find at the southern end of the city. This place has a great wealth of endemic flora, as well as being the smallest but richest of the biological flora domains on the continent. It has a great variety of shrubs, and more than 1100 species of plants, of which many only grow in this place. If you are a nature lover, this point is a must for you.
As for historical sites, you can plan a visit to Robben Island, just 12 km off the coast of Cape Town. This island was used years ago as a point of isolation for certain people, especially prisoners. Additionally, it was also used as an island for lepers between 1836 and 1931, which might be a controversial fact, but it also left a lot of teachings for both locals and visitors, especially with the union that has emerged in South Africa in recent years. The fame of this island is also due to having been a prison for part of the 20th century where political prisoners of the apartheid regime were detained.
South Africa has more to offer than Cape Town, even if this is the most important city in the country. One of the most notorious environments here are the savannas and beaches, especially when we talk about National Parks. One of the most important national parks in South Africa is the Kruger National Park, considered the largest animal reserve in South Africa. The South African authorities are increasing tourism in this park to reduce the serious consequences that hunting has left for more than a century, in addition to the extraction of gold. Due to these activities, the park lost a large part of its fauna over time, although it has currently been reestablished and stabilized, so that the park can safely maintain the animal species that may be in danger of extinction.
As for the beaches you can visit in this country, you cannot lose sight of Boulders Beach. This beach is made up of entrances between granite rocks, hence its name. This tourist stop is very popular due to a colony of African penguins that settled there in 1982. This beach is part of the Table Mountain National Park, so you can visit it without any problem with the proper permits.
Another place that you can take advantage of on your tour of South Africa is the Victoria and Alfred seaside town, in Cape Town. This place is striking for its colorful houses next to the port, besides, you can go boating around the area.
More beaches you can visit to relax in South Africa are Camps Bay Beach, Clifton 4th, and Muizenberg, to name a few.
Now, something that’s important to take into account before traveling to South Africa is travel documentation. Do not forget that before entering this country you need to have your valid passport, and you will also need a South Africa Traveler Health Questionnaire. The latter document is mandatory because it was launched as a health measure by the South African government.
The South Africa Traveler Health Questionnaire is available through an application form that you can find on our website. It won’t cost you too much and it won’t require you to spend a lot of time filling out a form, as we offer a reliable and easy-to-use application system.
Take into account that all travelers are subject to the screening protocols in ports of entry, and that includes temperature screening and a negative COVID-19 PCR test result obtained not more than 72 hours from the time of departure. Additionally, all travelers arriving in South Africa must download the COVID Alert SA application on their mobile phone, as this will help the health authorities to have better tracking of foreign entry.
The only exception to the COVID-19 PCR test are children younger than 5 years old, as they won’t have to take the test at any time.
The South Africa Traveller Health Questionnaire isn’t a complicated document, as you’ll only need to get some basic items to get the process started. Besides, you might have ready all the things required, especially the passport. We recommend you save time on your travel plans and start applying now by using our platform.
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