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South Africa Travel Information

Visa Requirements

Passports must be valid for at least 30 days beyond the period of intended stay. An onward or return ticket is required, as well as sufficient funds and documents needed for further travel. Note that visitors to South Africa must have at least three blank (unstamped) pages in their passport, each time entry is sought; these pages are in addition to the endorsement/amendment pages at the back of the passport.

Americans:
United States nationals need a valid passport, but no visa is needed for stays of up to 90 days.

Canadians:
Canadian nationals need a valid passport, but no visa is needed for stays of up to 90 days.

UK nationals:
British Nationals need a valid passport, but no visa is needed for stays of up to 90 days if passport holder is an endorsed British Citizen including Guernsey, Jersey and Isle of Man, British Dependent Territories Citizen, or British Overseas Territories Citizen (Virgin Islands). Those whose passports state British National (Overseas) may stay up to 30 days without a visa. All others require a visa.

European Union:
European Union nationals need a valid passport, but no visa is needed for stays of up to 90 days.

Australians:
Australian nationals need a valid passport, but no visa is needed for stays of up to 90 days.

New Zealanders:
New Zealand nationals require a valid passport, but no visa is necessary for stays of up to 90 days.

Irish nationals:
Irish nationals require a valid passport, but no visa is necessary for a stay of up to 90 days.

South America Countries:
Most South American countries require a valid passport, but no visa is necessary for a stay of up to 90 days.

• Countries exempt from South African visas

• Countries subject to South African visa fees

Health

Travellers arriving in South Africa from infected areas require a yellow fever vaccination certificate; otherwise no vaccination is required. There is a malaria risk in the following areas; low-lying areas of the Northern Province and Mpumalanga (including the Kruger National Park) and northeastern KwaZulu-Natal, and precautions are advised when travelling to these areas. Tap water is safe in urban areas but bottled water is advisable elsewhere. Medical facilities in South Africa are very good, but medical insurance is strongly advised as private hospitals expect payment up front and public hospitals are best avoided.

Driving

Drive on the left and give way to traffic approaching from the right. The general speed limit is 120km/h on open roads and 60km/h in urban areas.


 
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