Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to South Africa.
traveler with no proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and if positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate at their own cost, for a period of 10 days.
Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.
Visitors from New Zealand are not required to quarantine after entering South Africa.
Travelers who display any COVID-19–related symptoms must be tested on arrival. In the event that the result of the COVID-19 test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The cost of testing and quarantine will be on the travelers' expense.
Travellers returning from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.
Exemptions apply to the following:
1. Children who are under two years of age.
2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19
3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19
Visitors returning from South Africa will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.
Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.
Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.
Most visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter South Africa.
Vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter South Africa with a negative COVID-19 test result.
Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter South Africa with a negative COVID-19 test result.
Travelers coming from New Zealand will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure.
Travellers from New Zealand are not required to quarantine.
Mask usage in South Africa is required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants in South Africa are open with restrictions. Bars in South Africa are open with restrictions.
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