Where can you travel to?

Domestic airlines are open and are ready to welcome you with all the necessary COVID-19 precautions in place. We have seen quite a few changes in terms of times and frequency of flights due to the pandemic. We hope to make it as clear as possible to you.
International travel is open to many countries. We will keep this list as up to date as possible.

International travel is open, South Africans are able to enter South Africa from any country provided the correct procedures are followed. Please note travel to selected countries from South Africa is still not allowed.

Please note that all information on this page is accurate and reliable at the time of publication, however, it may not reflect the very latest updates on travel bans and restrictions. It is the sole responsibility of the traveller to stay updated on the latest travel regulations.

Domestic airlines in operation

All the major airlines are still in operation, frequency and certain routes have been affected. The following lists the airlines in operation:

  1. BA Comair
  2. Airlink
  3. kulula
  4. FlySafair
  5. Lift
  6. Mango
  7. Cemair

Airports currently open


  • OR Tambo International Airport
  • Cape Town International Airport
  • King Shaka International Airport (Durban)
  • Lanseria International Airport
  • Bram Fischer International Airport (Bloemfontein)
  • Kruger Mpumalanga Airport
  • Port Elizabeth International Airport
  • George Airport
  • East London Airport
  • Kimberley Airport
  • Upington International Airport
  • Margate Airport
  • Eastgate/Hoedspruit Airport
  • Pietermaritzburg Airport
  • Mthatha Airport
  • Richards Bay Airport (no flights currently available)
  • Skukuza Airport
  • Plettenberg Bay Airport
  • Phalaborwa/ Kruger Park Gateway Airport (no flights currently available)
  • Sishen Airport

Requirements to fly

  • Face mask
  • Photo ID – ID Book, South African Driver’s Licence or Passport. Children must have a Birth Certificate or a certified copy of a Birth Certificate no older than 3 months. (This does not need to be an Unabridged Birth Certificate)
  • Copy of E-Ticket AND boarding pass

International Travel

  • The following airlines are operating flights to and from South Africa:

    • Air Botswana
    • Air France
    • Air Peace
    • Airlink
    • Air Seychelles
    • BA Comair
    • British Airways
    • CemAir
    • Delta Air Lines
    • EgyptAir
    • Emirates
    • Ethiopian Airlines
    • Fastjet
    • FlyWestair
    • Kenya Air
    • KLM
    • LAM
    • Lufthansa
    • Proflight Zambia
    • Qatar
    • RwandAir
    • Singapore Airlines
    • Swiss Air Lines
    • TAAG
    • Turkish Airlines
    • Virgin Atlantic
    • Uganda Airlines
    • United Airlines

What do you need to leave South Africa?

  • Valid passport and E-TicketValid visa for arrival destination (if applicable)


  • Quarantine arrangements upon arrival (if applicable)
  • Any additional documents required for entry into your destination or transit country
  • Travel insurance to cover Covid-19 related risks (highly recommended)
  • Always check entry requirements at your arrival destination (visas, PCR tests, any additional requirements).
  • All minor children (under the age of 18 years old) travelling through any South African port of entry must have an unabridged birth certificate or an equivalent document. If a child is accompanied by only one parent then a parental consent letter is needed, including a copy of the passport and contact details of the absent parent.
  • South Africa does not require a negative PCR test for departure, unless it is required by the country you’re travelling to. Certain countries require negative PCR when transiting through them.


More details can be found here

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