Current travel advisories for South Africa

Last Update: Friday, 10. July 2020 at 07:22

Please reconsider your need to travel to South Africa.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3.6 / 5

South Africa is a country in Africa (Southern Africa) with around 44 million citizens and a land mass of 1,219,912 km². We detected travel advisories from 8 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 3.1 / 5

South Africa shares land borders with 6 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.1 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Zimbabwe (3.3), Botswana (3.2), Lesotho (3.2), Mozambique (3.2), Namibia with (3.2) and Swaziland with (2.3 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports 224,665 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 3,602 reported deaths associated with the disease in South Africa.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

US American government

Quelle: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/south-africa-travel-advisory.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in South Africa due to crime, civil unrest, and drought. Violent crime, such as armed robbery, rape, carjacking, mugging, and "smash-and-grab" attacks on vehicles, is common. There is a higher risk of violent crime in the central business districts of major cities after dark. Demonstrations, protests, and strikes occur frequently. These can develop quickly without prior notification, often interrupting traffic, transportation, and other services; such events have the potential to turn violent. South Africa’s Western, Eastern, and Northern Cape Provinces are experiencing a severe drought. Water supplies in some areas may be affected. Residential water-use restrictions are in place in Cape Town and other municipalities. Please see links below for current information. Please see our Alerts for up-to-date information. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Danger level: 2

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Finnish government

Quelle: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/ZA

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Iaktta särskild försiktighet - Brottslighet och våld är stora problem i Sydafrika. Var ständigt på din vakt när du rör dig ute. Undvik besök i förorter (township). Även trafikkulturen är farlig.

Danger level: 3

Travel with higher caution..

Canadian government

Quelle: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/south-africa

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel.

Irish government

Quelle: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/south-africa/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Avoid non-essential travel

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel.

Danish government

Quelle: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/sydafrika/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til hele verden, herunder Sydafrika. Det gør vi, fordi mange lande i øjeblikket indfører omfattende restriktioner med kort varsel for at forebygge smittespredning med coronavirus/COVID-19. Restriktioner omfatter i flere lande ind- og udrejserestriktioner, udgangsforbud o. lign. Den danske ambassade i Pretoria har de seneste oplysninger på sin hjemmeside om myndighedernes restriktioner i Sydafrika og mulighederne for at rejse hjem til Danmark. Flere fly-, færge-, bus-, og togforbindelser bliver aflyst eller indstillet. Det kan gøre det meget svært at komme hjem til Danmark. Ambassadens hjemmeside opdateres løbende. Alle danskere, der i øjeblikket rejser i udlandet og ønsker at komme hjem, opfordres derfor til at gøre det nu. Du bør undersøge mulighederne for at udrejse i dialog med dit rejse-, fly- og/eller forsikringsselskab. Denne opfordring gælder ikke for danskere, der er fastboende i udlandet. Har du din hverdag i udlandet, er opfordringen, at du følger anbefalinger og anvisninger fra lokale myndigheder. Du bør følge de lokale myndigheders anvisninger og løbende holde dig opdateret om udviklingen via ambassadens hjemmeside, de lokale myndigheder og nyhedsmedier. Danske grænser vil ikke blive lukket for danske statsborgere eller andre personer, der bor i Danmark. Du bør følge Sundhedsstyrelsens råd. Du kan også læse mere om udviklingen i COVID-19 i udlandet hos Statens Serum Institut. Du kan læse mere om danske myndigheders tiltag på www.coronasmitte.dk. Hvis du rejser til Sydafrika, bør du til enhver tid være opmærksom på din personlige sikkerhed pga. risikoen for voldelig kriminalitet, herunder væbnede røverier, overfald, bilkapringer og tyverier.

Danger level: 4

Avoid all unnecessary travel..

Australian government

Quelle: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/south-africa

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Borders remain closed, and international travel is prohibited. Only essential domestic travel is permitted. From 1 June, some restrictions will be easing, but you're still required to wear a cloth mask at all times when you're out in public. Monitor local media, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you're safe and well. Register with the Australian High Commission, and follow the High Commission's website and social media for updates (see Local Contacts). We advise you: Do not travel to South Africa.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

Austrian government

Quelle: https://www.bmeia.gv.at//reise-aufenthalt/reiseinformation/land/suedafrika/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Austrian Government advises again travelling Südafrika.

Danger level: 5

Travel Warning.

If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information. Additional Disclaimer: Since the evaluation is an automated process, it can only provide first steps for your own research. Please make sure to consult the sources.


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Country information

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Basic facts

Citizens
around 44 million
Covering landmass
1,219,912 km²
Electricity
220V - 50Hz
Currency
Rand (ZAR)
ISO 2-Letter Code
ZA
Phone prefix
+27
Top Level Domain
.za
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
900/1800

Airports in South Africa (extern)

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Frequently asked questions

This section gives some brief answers to common questions regarding travel safety in South Africa.

Is South Africa safe to travel in 2020?

There are some travel advisories for South Africa. With a risk index of 3.6 out of 5 possible point, we suggest you consult your local authorities before booking a flight.

How many countries have issued advisories for South Africa?

We currently know of 8 countries having issued advisories for South Africa.

What countries does South Africa share land borders with?

South Africa shares land borders with 6 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.1 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Zimbabwe (3.3), Botswana (3.2), Lesotho (3.2), Mozambique (3.2), Namibia with (3.2) and Swaziland with (2.3 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Note of the displayed travel advisories
These travel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown is a first indicator. Additional remark: the websites address does not endorse the situation of a 'Reisewarnung' (with its name). Often, it's just formal notifications by other countries. These can be the reason a country reaches scores of aorund 2.0 and still be a generally safe country to visit. Lower risk grades are usually no sign of a immanent threat!