November/ December 2021 update

More and more countries are joining the ranks and opening their borders to South Africans.
See below the updated list.

Countries passengers can enter with a negative PCR test and or if fully vaccinated:

  • Algeria: Business visas and work visas are allowed at present.
  • Angola: The Pretoria Consulate is currently issuing visas on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
  • Australia: Borders should be opened to South Africans and its residence from January 2022.
  • Democratic Republic of Congo: Visas for holiday and business is allowed. Only 3- and 6-months validity visas are being issued.
  • Cyprus: The Consulate is open and is processing business visas.
  • Denmark: Assisting with long-stay visas. No tourist applications accepted; authorization to be obtained for business applications at Embassy.
  • Egypt: Open for all applications.
  • Equatorial Guinea: Accepting business visas only.
  • Ethiopia: Open for all applications.
  • Ghana: The High Commission is accepting visa applications for business and tourism. No additional documents are required and can process urgent visas.
  • Guinea: The Embassy is accepting business and tourism visa applications. No additional applications
  • India: Business visas are accepted by the Consulate.
  • Ivory Coast: The Embassy is accepting business and tourism visa applications. A negative Covid PCR test will be required on submission.
  • Kenya: High Commission is accepting visa applications. No additional requirements
  • Liberia: Embassy accepts visa applications. No additional requirements
  • Libya: Embassy accepts visa applications. No additional requirements
  • Morocco: Consulate once again accepts business visas.
  • Mozambique: Consulate is open for applications. Visas will only be issued once Authorization from Immigration in Mozambique approves the application. Visa processing is currently 4-6 weeks.
  • Namibia: Our Lodgment Centre is accepting work visa applications. No additional requirements
  • Nigeria: The Embassy is accepting all types of visa applications. No additional requirements.
  • Saudi Arabia: Business visas can be applied for from South Africa
  • Senegal: The Embassy is open and accepting applications. No additional requirements
  • Sierra Leone: The Embassy is open and accepting applications. No additional requirements.”
  • Tanzania: Visas can be obtained on arrival or through any of our offices.
  • Thailand: Visitors can now enter the country without having to quarantine – visas are now required.
  • Tunisia: Embassy open for visa applications. No additional requirements
  • Uganda: Embassy open for visa applications. A negative COVID test will be required on submission.

 

List of added countries South African citizens and residents can enter for holiday or business if fully vaccinated and quarantines not required: (Different regulations apply for each country, please enquire within)

  • Austria
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Belgium 
  • Canada:  If you qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption, you are exempt from quarantine.
  • Denmark and Iceland 
  • Dubai
  • Estonia (Swiss Consulate)
  • Germany
  • France
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Lithuania
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Switzerland
  • Spain
  • Ukraine 
  • United Kingdom – As from 26 November 2021 New COVID variant: UK urgently brings in travel restrictions to stop spread of ‘the worst one we’ve seen so far’- Source – SKY NEWS
  • The United States of America – Non-Immigrant Visa Operating StatusThe U.S. Consulates General in South Africa is accepting and processing non-immigrant visa applications from South Africans.  To protect the health and safety of our applicants and staff, we have limited appointments available.  Applicants should expect a longer-than-normal wait time for scheduling an appointment and visa processing, and plan accordingly.

 

Please take note: Together with our partner, IATA, we update our requirements and communications to the best of our ability and knowledge.**It is essential to understand that Covid-19 regulations change daily. Therefore, it is in the travellers’ best interest to double-check all Covid regulations 72-hours before departure of the transit and final destination**.

Click here for Requirements and Applications Forms & Up-to-date info on travel restrictions during Covid 19 pandemic.

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October 2021 update

More and more countries are joining the ranks and opening their borders to South Africans.
See below the updated list.

Countries passengers can enter with a negative PCR test and or if fully vaccinated:

  • Algeria: Business visas and work visas are allowed at present.
  • Angola: The Pretoria Consulate is currently issuing visas on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
  • Democratic Republic of Congo: Visas for holiday and business is allowed. Only 3- and 6-months validity visas are being issued. 
  • Cyprus: The Consulate is open and is processing business visas.
  • Denmark: Assisting with long-stay visas. No tourist applications accepted; authorization to be obtained for business applications at Embassy.
  • Egypt: Open for all applications.
  • Equatorial Guinea: Accepting business visas only.
  • Ethiopia: Open for all applications.
  • Ghana: The High Commission is accepting visa applications for business and tourism. No additional documents are required and can process urgent visas.
  • Guinea: The Embassy is accepting business and tourism visa applications. No additional applications
  • Ivory Coast: The Embassy is accepting business and tourism visa applications. A negative Covid PCR test will be required on submission.
  • Kenya: High Commission is accepting visa applications. No additional requirements
  • Liberia: Embassy accepts visa applications. No additional requirements
  • Libya :Embassy accepts visa applications. No additional requirements
  • Morocco: Consulate once again accepts business visas. 
  • Mozambique: Consulate is open for applications. Visas will only be issued once Authorization from Immigration in Mozambique approves the application. Delays are eminent due to political unrest.
  • Namibia: Our Lodgment Centre is accepting work visa applications. No additional requirements
  • Nigeria: The Embassy is accepting all types of visa applications. No additional requirements.
  • Saudi Arabia: Business visas can be applied for from South Africa
  • Senegal: The Embassy is open and accepting applications. No additional requirements
  • Sierra Leone: The Embassy is open and accepting applications. No additional requirements.”
  • Tanzania: Visas can be obtained on arrival or through any of our offices.
  • Thailand: Visitors can now enter the country without having to quarantine – visas are now required.
  • Tunisia: Embassy open for visa applications. No additional requirements
  • Uganda: Embassy open for visa applications. A negative COVID test will be required on submission.

 

List of added countries South African citizens and residents can enter for holiday or business if fully vaccinated and quarantines not required: (Different regulations apply for each country, please enquire within)

  • Austria
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Belgium 
  • Canada:  If you qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption, you are exempt from quarantine.
  • Denmark and Iceland 
  • Dubai
  • Estonia (Swiss Consulate)
  • Germany
  • France
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Lituania
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Switzerland
  • Spain
  • Ukraine 
  • United Kingdom – From 4 am on Monday 11 October, South Africa will no longer be on the red list for entering England.
  • The United States of America – The Biden Administration has taken the decision to allow vaccinated travellers into the US from early November, including traffic originating in South Africa.

 

Please take note: Together with our partner, IATA, we update our requirements and communications to the best of our ability and knowledge.**It is essential to understand that Covid-19 regulations change daily. Therefore, it is in the travellers’ best interest to double-check all Covid regulations 72-hours before departure of the transit and final destination**.

Click here for Requirements and Applications Forms

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22 September 2021

List of added countries South African citizens and residents can enter for holiday or business if fully vaccinated and quarantines not required: (Different regulations apply for each country, please enquire within)

  • Austria
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Belgium 
  • Canada:  If you qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption, you are exempt from quarantine.
  • Denmark and Iceland 
  • Dubai
  • Estonia (Swiss Consulate)
  • Germany
  • France
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Lituania
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Switzerland
  • Spain
  • Ukraine 
  • The United States of America – The Biden Administration has taken the decision to allow vaccinated travellers into the US from early November, including traffic originating in South Africa.

 

Please take note: Together with our partner, IATA, we update our requirements and communications to the best of our ability and knowledge.**It is essential to understand that Covid-19 regulations change daily. Therefore, it is in the travellers’ best interest to double-check all Covid regulations 72-hours before departure of the transit and final destination**.

Click here for Requirements and Applications Forms

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9 September 2021 

More and more countries are joining the ranks and opening their borders to South Africans.

See below the updated list.

Countries passengers can enter with a negative PCR test and or if fully vaccinated:

  • Algeria: Business visas and work visas are allowed at present.
  • Angola: The Pretoria Consulate is currently issuing visas on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
  • Democratic Republic of Congo: Visas for holiday and business is allowed. Only 3- and 6-months validity visas are being issued. 
  • Cyprus: The Consulate is open and is processing business visas.
  • Denmark: Assisting with long-stay visas. No tourist applications accepted; authorization to be obtained for business applications at Embassy.
  • Egypt: Open for all applications.
  • Equatorial Guinea: Accepting business visas only.
  • Ethiopia: Open for all applications.
  • Ghana: The High Commission is accepting visa applications for business and tourism. No additional documents are required and can process urgent visas.
  • Guinea: The Embassy is accepting business and tourism visa applications. No additional applications
  • Ivory Coast: The Embassy is accepting business and tourism visa applications. A negative Covid PCR test will be required on submission.
  • Kenya: High Commission is accepting visa applications. No additional requirements
  • Liberia: Embassy accepts visa applications. No additional requirements
  • Libya: Embassy accepts visa applications. No additional requirements
  • Morocco – Consulate once again accepts business visas. 
  • Mozambique: Consulate is open for applications. Visas will only be issued once Authorization from Immigration in Mozambique approves the application. Delays are eminent due to political unrest.
  • Namibia: Our Lodgment Centre is accepting work visa applications. No additional requirements
  • Nigeria: The Embassy is accepting all types of visa applications. No additional requirements.
  • Saudi Arabia: Business visas can be applied for from South Africa
  • Senegal: The Embassy is open and accepting applications. No additional requirements
  • Sierra Leone: The Embassy is open and accepting applications. No additional requirements.”
  • Tanzania: Visas can be obtained on arrival or through any of our offices.
  • Tunisia: Embassy open for visa applications. No additional requirements
  • Uganda: Embassy open for visa applications. A negative COVID test will be required on submission.

List of added countries South African citizens and residents can enter for holiday or business if fully vaccinated and quarantine’s not required: (Different regulations apply for each country, please enquire within)

  • Austria
  • Belgium 
  • Canada:  If you qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption, you are exempt from quarantine.
  • Dubai: As of 30 August 2021, South African residents can now apply for holiday and business visa category visas. 
  • Germany
  • France
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Portugal
  • Switzerland
  • Spain

 

Please take note: Together with our partner, IATA, we update our requirements and communications to the best of our ability and knowledge.**It is essential to understand that Covid-19 regulations change daily. Therefore, it is in the travellers’ best interest to double-check all Covid regulations 72-hours before departure of the transit and final destination**.

Click here for Requirements and Applications Forms

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July/ August 2021 Global Covid-19 and Travel Industry update.

 

The below countries are currently high in demand, and many of our corporates obtain visas, providing they meet the entry requirements and test negative for Covid-19. Therefore, don’t hesitate to contact us should you require visa assistance:

 

  • Algeria: Business visas and work visas are allowed at present.
  • Angola: Cape Town and Pretoria Consulates are once again issuing visas.
  • Democratic Republic of Congo: Visas for holiday and business is allowed. Only 3- and 6-months visas are allowed.
  • Brazil: Consulate is open for work visas. Admission and transit restrictions.
  • Cyprus: The Consulate is open and is processing business visas.
  • Denmark: Assisting with long-stay visas. No tourist applications accepted; authorization to be obtained for business apps at Embassy.
  • Egypt: Open for all applications.
  • Equatorial Guinea: Accepting business visas only.
  • Estonia: Assisting with long-stay visas. No tourist apps accepted; authorization to be obtained for business apps at Embassy.
  • Ethiopia: Open for all applications.
  • France: is open for extended stay and seaman visas. Admission and transit restrictions
  • Ghana: The High Commission is accepting visa applications for business and tourism. No additional documents are required, and urgent visas can be processed.
  • Guinea: The Embassy is accepting business and tourism visa applications. No additional applications
  • Ivory Coast: The Embassy is accepting business and tourism visa applications. A negative COVID test will be required on submission.
  • Kenya: High Commission is accepting visa applications. No additional requirements
  • Liberia: Embassy accepts visa applications. No additional requirements
  • Libya: Embassy accepts visa applications. No additional requirements
  • Mozambique: Consulate is open for applications. Visas will only be issued once Authorization from Immigration in Mozambique approves the application. Delays are eminent due to political unrest.
  • Namibia: Our Lodgment Centre is accepting work visa applications. No additional requirements
  • Netherlands: Assisting with long-stay visas and seaman’s visas. No tourist apps accepted; authorization to be obtained for in-person business apps at Embassy.
  • Nigeria: The Embassy is accepting all types of visa applications. No additional requirements.
  • Senegal: The Embassy is open and accepting applications. No additional requirements
  • Sierra Leone: The Embassy is open and accepting applications. No additional requirements.”
  • Spain: Consulate accepts seaman’s applications only.
  • Tanzania: Visas can be obtained on arrival or through any of our offices.
  • Tunisia: Embassy open for visa applications. No additional requirements
  • Uganda: Embassy open for visa applications. A negative COVID test will be required on submission.

 

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT – Upfront payment of Visas Zone invoices

Friendly reminder that all invoices are to be settled upfront:

  1. Accounts are no longer available.
  2. All payments can be made via our Pay Zone (Pay Gate) option or via EFT. Cash or cheques cannot be accepted.
  3. Retainer options are also available – please send requests for this option to accounts@visaszone.co.za
  4. Note: Multiple invoices may be sent for additional surcharges due to urgency.

 

Disclaimer

The information contained in this notification and the IATA dashboard is provided and sourced to benefit Visas Zone clients by the third-party supplier, IATA. While the information is correct to the best of IATA’s knowledge at the time of publication, given the rapidly evolving nature of the international response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Visas Zone cannot guarantee its accuracy and can accept no liability for any errors or omissions. Visas Zone expresses no opinion on third parties’ websites’ content and does not accept any responsibility for third-party information. It will be in your best interest to conduct independent inquiries with the host company and final destination or your local travel agent before relying on any information or materials contained on this platform. Visas Zone Advisory/ Consultancy fees apply for any additional information requested on behalf of travellers.

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