The Covid-19 pandemic has introduced a new normal in commercial air travel. Countries around the world have imposed travel requirements to manage the risk brought on by Covid-19. For your convenience we have summarised the entry requirements for countries within our current route network, which can be viewed below. Non compliance with these requirements may result in refused entry. Airlines are required to ensure that travellers meet entry requirements prior to embarkation.  

Note: It is the responsibility of all travellers to ensure that they comply with the requirements for their transit and destination countries. Click here to view travel restrictions across the world.

Destination Countries within SAA Operated Route Network

    1. Passengers entering or transiting through South Africa must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
    • This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.
    1. Passengers must complete a "Traveller Health Questionaire" upon arrival.
    2. Passengers and airline crew are subject to medical screening.
    3. In the event of the traveller's failure to submit a certificate as proof of a negative COVID-19 test, the traveller will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and in the event of a traveller testing positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate him or herself at his or her own cost, for a period of 10 days.
    1. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival. The test result must be in English or French.
    2. Passengers must complete a “Travellers Registration Form" before arrival at https://inrbcovid.com/index.php/user/home_en. This will generate a QR code which must be presented upon arrival.
    3. Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival at their own expense.
    1. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The test result must have a QR code obtained at www.globalhaven.org or https://africacdc.org/trusted-travel/.  This does not apply to:
    • nationals and residents of Ghana returning within one week
    • passengers younger than 5 years.
    1. Nationals and residents of Ghana returning within one week without a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point are subject to a test upon arrival. The test result must have a QR code obtained at www.globalhaven.org or https://africacdc.org/trusted-travel/.
    • This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.
    1. Passengers must complete a Port Health Declaration Form at https://www.ghs-hdf.org/hdf/ before arrival.
    2. Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at their own expense. They must have a payment confirmation obtained at: https://myfrontierhealthcare.com/Home/Ghana
    • This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.
    1. Passengers are subject to medical screening upon arrival.
    2. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 7 days at their own expense.
    1. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the last embarkation point.
    2. Passengers must have health insurance to cover COVID-19 expenses.
    • This does not apply to nationals and residents of Mauritius.
    1. Unvaccinated travellers are required to be quarantined on arrival for a minimum of 14 days at an official quarantine hotel. A confirmed hotel reservation must be produced on arrival. Book now. This does not apply to passengers with:
    • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinovac, Sinopharm or Sputnik V at least 14 days before arrival; or
    • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with Janssen at least 28 days before departure; or
    • a COVID-19 recovery certificate and a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they received the first vaccine dose of AstraZenec (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinovac, Sinopharm or Sputnik V at least 14 days before arrival
    1. Passengers are subject to medical screening and a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.
    2. To be allowed entry into Mauritius and to have a seamless experience, travellers are requested to complete all information on this link prior to arrival
    1. Flights to Mozambique are suspended. This does not apply to:
    • flights arriving from Ethiopia, Kenya, Portugal, Qatar, South Africa and Turkey
    • humanitarian, medevac and repatriation flights.
    1. Suspension of visa on arrival facilities for nationals of Bangladesh, Eritrea, India, Pakistan, Somalia and Sri Lanka.
    2. Passengers must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure. The test result must be issued in English, French or Portuguese. This does not apply to:
    • nationals and residents of Mozambique who have been outside of Mozambique for less than 7 days. The PCR test they have obtained before departure is valid for 7 days
    • passengers younger than 5 years.
    1. Passengers could be subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days.
    2. Airline crew are subject to medical screening and quarantine until their next scheduled flight.
    1. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
    • This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.
    1. A completed "Traveller Health Questionnaire" must be presented upon arrival.
    2. Passengers and airline crew are subject to medical screening upon arrival.
    3. Passengers could be subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival at their own expense.
    4. Passengers could be subject to self-isolation for 14 days.
    • This does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they are fully vaccinated at least 14 days before departure
    1. Passengers without a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point are subject to a PCR test and quarantine upon arrival.