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South Africa covid statistics & travel advice
The latest Covid-19 statistics on new cases and vaccine rollout in South Africa plus up-to-date travel advice and resources from government organisations and international agencies.
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South Africa Covid-19 vaccine rollout
Below are the latest statistics on Covid-19 vaccinations in South Africa showing the number of people and percentage of the population who are partially and fully vaccinated.
|As of 05/12/2021||Number of people||Percentage of population|
South Africa Covid-19 statistics - new cases
The figures below show the average numbers of new cases per 100,000 of population for South Africa recorded in the latest 7-day and 14-day period and the percentage difference from the week before, plus charts showing the numbers of new cases recorded over the past 10 weeks.
|Week ending||7-day average||7-day weekly change||14-day average||14-day weekly change|
New cases 7-day average
The 7-day average number of new Covid-19 cases per 100,000 of population for South Africa recorded over the past 10 weeks.
New cases 14-day average
The 14-day average number of new Covid-19 cases per 100,000 of population for South Africa recorded over the past 10 weeks.
The number of newly recorded cases per 100,000 of population for South Africa is provided by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and is updated weekly.
South Africa coronavirus live updates
- Travel advice for South Africa - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)
- Travellers' health for South Africa - Health Department of the Republic of South Africa
- Coronavirus timeline in South Africa - Wikipedia - coronavirus update
- Latest info on travel to South Africa - South African Government
FCDO travel advice
South Africa travel status
Below is the latest information on the travel and tourism status of South Africa including entry rules, pre-departure & in-destination Covid-19 testing and quarantine requirements plus current status on the UK travel list for returning to the UK.
Are there entry restrictions to South Africa due to the coronavirus?
South Africa is open for tourism from the UK.
Negative PCR or NAAT test results required for arrivals from the UK.
Check out South African Government for more information.
- OOpen for tourism
- VVaccine passport accepted
- TTest required
- QVQuarantine excl. vaccinated
- TQVTest + quarantine excl. vaccinated
- V+Fully vaccinated only
- T+QTest + quarantine required
- QQuarantine required
- C/BClosed for tourism/Travel ban
Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from South Africa?
South Africa is on the Red list in the UK.
If you have been in or through South Africa in the previous 10 days, you will be refused entry to the UK unless you are a British or Irish national, or you have residence rights in the UK.
All arrivals who are permitted to enter must quarantine in a government approved hotel for 10 days at their own expense.
A pre-departure test in South Africa is required as well as PCR tests on days 2 & 8 in the UK while in quarantine.
UK status - traffic light system
- ROWROW (Rest of the world)
- CTACommon Travel Area
- RRed list country
- BInternational travel ban
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