South Africa coronavirus travel advice

The latest coronavirus statistics for South Africa and up-to-date resources on travel advice including government organisations and international agencies. Track daily changes of the coronavirus outbreak in South Africa.

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Are there entry restrictions to South Africa due to the coronavirus?

South Africa is open for tourism from the UK. Travel from South Africa to the UK is banned until further notice. Negative PCR test results required for arrivals from the UK.

Check out South African Government for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from South Africa?

If you arrive in the UK from South Africa you do need to self-isolate for 10 days.

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South Africa coronavirus - latest statistics

Below is the latest South Africa coronavirus statistics on the Friday 15th January 2021 reported at 05:22 (UTC) on 15th January 2021.

  • Total number of confirmed cases to date: 1,296,806
  • Total number of deaths to date: 35,852
  • New cases confirmed in the past day: 18,503
  • Deaths recorded in the past day: 712

South Africa coronavirus timeseries

Cases over time

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Cases by day

14.8k
11.6k
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12.6k
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Deaths over time

26.3k
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28.9k
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Deaths by day

293
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214
336
497
465
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418
288
402
434
513
844
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The data displayed is from the 2019 Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 (2019-nCoV) Data Repository developed by Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering (JHU CSSE) in Baltimore, United States.

Coronavirus in Africa

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
Algeria 103,127 2,822 267 3 15/01/21
Angola 18,613 425 188 1 15/01/21
Benin 3,413 46 0 0 15/01/21
Botswana 17,365 71 597 12 15/01/21
Burkina Faso 8,809 97 263 4 15/01/21
Burundi 1,103 2 41 0 15/01/21
Cameroon 27,336 451 0 0 15/01/21
Cape Verde 12,664 115 72 0 15/01/21
Central African Republic 4,973 63 0 0 15/01/21
Chad 2,773 110 64 1 15/01/21
Congo-Brazzaville 7,160 112 0 0 15/01/21
Congo-Kinshasa 20,479 626 476 0 15/01/21
Djibouti 5,900 61 9 0 15/01/21
Egypt 153,741 8,421 1,022 59 15/01/21
Equatorial Guinea 5,316 86 0 0 15/01/21
Eritrea 1,805 6 209 0 15/01/21
Ethiopia 129,922 2,008 467 2 15/01/21
Gabon 9,819 66 0 0 15/01/21
Gambia 3,893 126 8 1 15/01/21
Ghana 56,981 341 0 0 15/01/21
Guinea 14,051 81 0 0 15/01/21
Guinea-Bissau 2,478 45 0 0 15/01/21
Ivory Coast 24,578 140 209 0 15/01/21
Kenya 98,693 1,723 138 3 15/01/21
Lesotho 6,356 89 115 2 15/01/21
Liberia 1,878 84 1 0 15/01/21
Libya 107,434 1,645 764 16 15/01/21
Malawi 9,991 275 591 21 15/01/21
Mali 7,759 305 21 2 15/01/21
Mauritania 15,893 396 99 1 15/01/21
Morocco 456,334 7,854 1,279 44 15/01/21
Mozambique 24,269 211 543 6 15/01/21
Namibia 29,570 275 387 4 15/01/21
Niger 4,058 137 60 1 15/01/21
Nigeria 105,478 1,405 1,479 23 15/01/21
Rwanda 10,316 133 194 5 15/01/21
Sao Tome & Principe 1,119 17 14 0 15/01/21
Senegal 22,178 496 295 7 15/01/21
Sierra Leone 2,933 77 46 0 15/01/21
Somalia 4,744 130 18 0 15/01/21
South Africa 1,296,806 35,852 18,503 712 15/01/21
South Sudan 3,670 63 0 0 15/01/21
Sudan 25,730 1,576 0 0 15/01/21
Swaziland 12,327 335 203 3 15/01/21
Tanzania 509 21 0 0 15/01/21
Togo 4,165 73 56 0 15/01/21
Tunisia 170,895 5,478 2,327 63 15/01/21
Uganda 38,085 304 0 0 15/01/21
Western Sahara 10 1 0 0 08/12/20
Zambia 32,800 514 1,700 5 15/01/21

*Recorded in the past day.

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