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21. August 2020

New Notification on TRavel to South Africa

Foreign nationals with valid visas wishing to return to South Africa due to exceptional circumstances may send a request with relevant supporting documents to this email address: Covid19Exceptions(at)

Please ensure that your request contains the following:-

1. a fully motivated letter on why your travel to SA is essential; and

2.  all the necessary supporting documents such as:

(a) Copy of Passports & visas for SA
(b) Copies of SA Id, birth certificate of children, marriage certificate or death certificate where applicable.
(c) Proof of residence in SA

The processing time is 15-20 days as the request is received and prepared for consideration by Minister. The outcome of your request will be sent directly to you via email. 

Kindly note the South African Embassy and the Consulate are unable to intervene in these requests.

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