After months of not being able to travel cross-border to our neighbouring countries, today marks the opening of 18 of our ground-based borders for business and leisure travel. While this is certainly reason to start planning that African odyssey, it does unfortunately not mean all travel will be permitted, regardless of your COVID-19 status and certification.
While South Africa is leading the way with the re-opening many neighbouring countries are not yet accepting South Africans back with open arms; having their own travel restrictions still in place. Herewith what we could confirm in regards to cross-border traveling to the following countries:
Leisure travel is allowed to Namibia, on the provision you have a certified negative COVID-19 test (not older than 72 hours).
The Mozambique Consulate in Nelspruit confirmed that leisure travel is allowed into Mozambique, on the provision that tourists are in the possession of certified negative COVID-19 test (not older than 72 hours).
The consulate in Durban could not verify the situation with regards to leisure and tourism – stay connected for more information.
Botswana & Zimbabwe:
Currently the border with Botswana remains closed for tourism and only open for commercial traffic, diplomats and returning residents.
*As travel regulations are changing by the day and is still very fluid, we advise that you contact the Consulates of the country you intend to visit.