Great news – kind of…
South Africa will re-open for international travelers October 1, 2020.
Travelers will be required to present a negative Covid test result not older than 72 hours from the time of departure. Travelers will be screened upon arrival, and if exhibiting symptoms, be tested. If necessary travelers will be quarantined at their own expense.
Travel from high risk countries will be restricted – this includes the USA, UK, Spain, and Italy. Interestingly travelers from China, Brazil, and India will be allowed.
This is similar to how Kenya opened to international travel where residents from Florida, California, and Texas were restricted. After several weeks this was dropped. We are hopeful South Africa will do the same over time.
Only the Johannesburg International Airport, Durban, and Cape Town Airports will be open for international air travel.
Ultimate Africa President
“I first visited Africa in the late 1980s. I came face to face with a wild elephant, and fell in love with being on safari! I made it my goal to create an African travel company that was all about authentic wildlife experiences. Many years later we are one of the top African travel companies in the Americas – known for arranging custom safaris to East and Southern Africa; personal trips, no cookie cutter stuff.”