Amendments to South Africa's Adjusted Alert Level 1

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

President Ramaphosa's latest speech can be found HERE
South Africa will remain at Adjusted Alert Level 1 with the following amendments taking effect on 23 March 2022:

Indoor and outdoor gatherings are permitted at 50% of the total venue capacity, if there is evidence that a person is fully vaccinated (vaccination certificate), or a negative Covid test is provided, obtained no more than 72 hours from the date of the gathering. 

If proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test is not available, the current limits apply for venues (maximum of 1000 people indoors and no more than 2000 people outdoors. Where a venue does not permit these numbers with appropriate social distancing, only 50% of the capacity of the venue will be permitted).

Safety protocols

All COVID-19 health and safety protocols must be followed, including observance of guidelines for social distancing, sanitation, hygiene, and use of appropriate personal protective equipment, such as face masks where required. 

Masks are no longer required when outdoors. Masks are still required indoors and when utilizing public transport. 

A space of 1 meter must be maintained between persons in all settings, except for schools. 

International travel

All international travellers arriving in South Africa must produce either proof that they are fully vaccinated, or a negative PCR test not older than 72 hours. Masks must be worn for the duration of travel.

A person entering the Republic must be subjected to screening on arrival at the point of entry, including the completion of a traveller health questionnaire which can be found HERE

It remains essential to check the entry requirements of the country you wish to travel to, inclusive of any transits, stop overs as well as the end destination. Any returning South African citizens and residents will be subject to entry regulations and protocols.

Should you have any questions, please contact your dedicated Travel Expert, or contact us HERE

Further information related to COVID-19 and risk-adjusted strategies for South Africa can be found HERE

Please visit our Travel News website HERE for the latest traveller updates and news.

A list of countries and airlines that have imposed a travel ban or restriction on travel from South Africa, can be found HERE