Latest Travel & Covid-19 Information
Department of Foreign Affairs Latest Travel Information
- 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.
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
Airline operator Comair says it will resume flights in South Africa from 1 September 2021.
The airline, which operates Kulula.com and British Airways (operated by Comair), temporarily halted services on 5 July in response to the implementation of an adjusted level 4 lockdown.
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
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 www.westerncape.gov.za, www.sahpra.org.za or www.who.int