Measures taken by the South African Embassy in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

In support of the measures taken by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany to contain the spread of COVID-19 and the protection of personnel, the Embassy of the Republic of South Africa will close as of 19 March 2020, until further notice with non- essential staff required to work from home. The Embassy of the Republic of South Africa will continue to provide essential and urgent consular services.

The Embassy will continue to observe the situation and provide further updates about any change in the status of operations.

Closure of Consular Office

Please note that due to the travel ban, no foreign nationals who depart from Germany will be allowed to enter the Republic of South Africa, therefore no visa applications will be processed. For urgent civic services matters please send email to Berlin.dha(at)dirco.gov.za

South Africa Imposes Travel Ban on all Foreign Travellers from Germany from 18 March 2020

Please note that the Republic of South Africa is imposing a Travel Ban on all Non-South African travellers from High-Risk Countries including Germany, starting 18 March 2020. No visas will be issued to visitors from those countries and previously granted visas are hereby revoked. More information |+| here


On the following 12 Public Holidays the Embassy of the Republic of South Africa will stay closed.

  • Wed, 1 Jan 2020, New Year's Day    
  • Fri, 10 Apr 2020, Good Friday
  • Mon, 13 Apr 2020, Family Day
  • Mon, 27 Apr 2020, Freedom Day
  • Fri, 1 May 2020, International Workers' Day
  • Fri, 8 May 2020, Day of Liberation
  • Thurs, 21 May 2020, Ascension Day
  • Mon, 1 June 2020, Pentecost Day
  • Tue, 16 Jun 2020, Youth Day (in South Africa)
  • Mon, 10 Aug 2020, South African National Women's Day
  • Wed, 16 Dec 2020, Day of Reconciliation
  • Fri, 25 Dec 2020, Christmas Day

Topnews, Embassy, Politics, Bilateral...

19. May 2020

Historical Meeting Between RKI, MRC and NICD

A historical technical collaborative meeting between the RKI and the South African Medical Research Council (MRC) and the SA National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) was convened on Covid-...

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01. May 2020

Videoconference of Embassy RSA with Robert-Koch-Institute (RKI)

On 30 April 2020, Minister Plenipotentiary Cassimjee attended a video conference with RKI´s Professor Hanefeld and team on ZIG´s cooperation with South Africa during the recent Corona outbreak and...

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27. April 2020

Freedom Day 2020

South Africans will for the first time since 1994 not gather in numbers to commemorate Freedom Day on 27 April 2020. This comes as the COVID-19 continues to spread across the country, forcing...

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19. April 2020

Repatriation of SA Citizens from Germany

On 8 and 18 April 2020, a total of 256 stranded South African citizens from Germany and Europe were flown from Frankfurt to Johannesburg as part of the repatriation process. The process was a direct...

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Embassy, Vacancies, Topnews

24. February 2020

Job Advertisement: Accountant Post

The Embassy of the Republic of South Africa hereby advertises a post of a full time Accountant. Interested individuals should submit completed |+| read article

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