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Information for travelling to South Africa from Ireland

If you’re travelling to South Africa, our travel advice and updates give you practical tips and useful information. 

Information for travelling to Ireland from South Africa

If you’re travelling to Ireland, read the latest infromation on quarantine requirements. 

Here is the link to the official South African COVID-19 Vaccine Certificate System Portal

  • Only people who are COVID-19 vaccinated can retrieve their COVID-19 Vaccine Digital Certificate.
  • The QR Code generated is not intended to be readable by the general public, it is meant to be used by entities requiring to verify the certificate’s validity, using a Vaccine Certificate System inbuilt QR scanner which will be available in the near future.

Travel Updates

Plan to end South Africa’s Covid-19 lockdown

The government expects it could lift South Africa’s Covid-19 lockdown entirely by February or March 2022.

This suggestion formed part of discussions at a Cabinet meeting on the relaxation of lockdown measures last week, leading up to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement that the country would be moved to an adjusted level 2 lockdown

Only seven countries remain on mandatory hotel quarantine list

The Department of Health has added one and removed 23 countries from the State’s mandatory hotel quarantine list.

Comair restarts Kulula and BA flights in South Africa – including new fares and routes

Airline operator Comair says it will resume flights in South Africa from 1 September 2021.

The airline, which operates and British Airways (operated by Comair), temporarily halted services on 5 July in response to the implementation of an adjusted level 4 lockdown.

Quarantine scrapped for vaxxed Irish tourists to SA

A total of 23 countries, including South Africa, that were previously on a list of ‘designated countries’, are no longer on the list, nor are travellers who have spent time in them in the 14 days prior to flying to Ireland. This means they are no longer subject to a hotel quarantine on arrival in Ireland.

South Africa Covid-19 Response

Western Cape Government Covid-19 Response

The Western Cape Government endorses the Covid19 vaccine programme COVID-19 vaccines have been rigorously tested, and have been found to be safe, and effective, providing excellent protection against serious COVID-19 related illness and death. You can find out more about the vaccines used in South Africa and their efficacy on our website. The WCG urges residents to get information from reliable, official sources, and to avoid spreading information that is misleading and false. The vaccination programme is the most important tool we have to beat COVID-19 and to save lives in the Western Cape. Fake news on vaccinations undermines this incredibly important effort. To find official, verified information on the vaccine, visit or

South African Government Official Covid-19 Information

Information on lockdown levels and regulations

South Africa Coronavirus On-line Resource & News Portal

All the latest Covid-19 figures, news updates, vaccination information and registration sites

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