Travelling to South Africa has become easier since the country has lifted its coronavirus travel restrictions. Visitors no longer need to present proof of vaccination status or a PCR test. However, children entering the country must still take certain precautions. All travellers from African countries must take a 72-hour PCR test at all ports of entry when entering South Africa.
This requirement does not apply to students and educators who travel daily to the country. Instead, they will be tested for symptoms of COVID-19 before entering the country. The Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) recommends that visitors fill out the all-in-one travel form to Mauritius before departure. This form, with its QR code, must be printed and presented at the airport upon arrival.
Alternatively, the landing card can be refilled upon arrival. Emergency travel documents (ETD) from the United Kingdom are accepted for entry, transit and departure from South Africa. In conclusion, children entering South Africa do not need to take a PCR test unless post-arrival tests are positive. All travelers must complete a traveler health questionnaire before arrival or upon arrival.
This is an important step in ensuring that everyone entering the country is healthy and safe.