South Africa is now open to all international leisure and business travel from all over the world.

This follows President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement on Wednesday that South Africa would be moving to augmented alert level 1 – thus opening up international borders for all countries with effect from November 11.

Travellers to South Africa need to submit a negative PCR (polymerase chain reaction) Covid-19 test not older than 72 hours from the date of departure from their country.

“We are excited by the full opening of our international borders because this is a strong testament of the fact that we are open for both business and leisure travel. This opening brings certainty for South Africa, as a travel destination putting us back on the map and on the radar for many travellers who want to come explore our beautiful country,” says Sisa Ntshon, chief executive officer, South Africa Tourism.