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 outcome, recognised by the World Health Organisation, or equivalent local accredited authority, obtained not more than 72 hours before the date of travel. South African Authorities reserve the right to verify the authenticity of the presented certificate.
    • This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.
    1. Passengers must complete a "Traveller Health Questionnaire" upon arrival.
    2. Passengers and airline crew are subject to medical screening.

    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. Travellers who have recovered from a recent infection can travel provided that:
      • They have completed their 10-day isolation,
      • They have a letter from a Medical Practitioner indicating they are fit to travel and have completed the 10-day isolation,
      • They have the initial test result that they received prior to isolation,
      • They have the test result taken after completion of the isolation for the purpose of travel (i.e. the test result obtained 72 hours before travel, this would most likely come back as positive due to the recent infection).
    2. All these documents must be handed over to a Port Health Official on entry into the country.   
    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 older than 18 years MUST provide evidence of full vaccination for COVID-19. Unvaccinated Ghanaians and residents of Ghana who are currently outside the country intend to return within 14 days from 12 December midnight are exempted. These passengers will be vaccinated on arrival.
    2. Approved vaccines:
      1. Astra Zeneca
      2. Sputnik V
      3. Johnson and Johnson
      4. Pfizer
      5. Moderna
    3. 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. Do not refuse passengers if this is not done. Guide them to complete online.
    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.

    3. Unvaccinated passengers must have a confirmed accommodation reservation booked for 14 days at https://mauritiusnow.com/where-to-stay-in-mauritius/ including airport-hotel transfers and PCR tests on day 0, day 7 and day 14.

    • Only Gold Beach and le Grand Bleu are the designated quarantine hotels.
    • 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 Johnson & Johnson 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, Johnson, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinovac, Sinopharm or Sputnik V at least 14 days before arrival; or
    • having produced documentary evidence that they have recovered from COVID-19 and thereafter, have been vaccinated with one dose of the above-mentioned vaccines at least 14 days prior to their departure to Mauritius.

    4. Fully vaccinated passengers booked at a registered hotel shall:

    • take a COVID test on arrival at the hotel;
    • take a COVID test on day 5 at the hotel.

    5. Fully vaccinated passengers not booked at a registered hotel shall:

    • take a COVID test on arrival at the airport;
    • take a self-administered test on day 5.

    6. Fully vaccinated passengers with negative test result taken on arrival at the hotel or the airport will be allowed to leave their hotel or their place of residence.

    7. Passengers are subject to medical screening and a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.

    8. Passengers to complete the arrival form https://mauritiustravelform.com prior to departure.

    9. Passengers under the age of 18 who are:

    • accompanying a vaccinated or unvaccinated adult will be subject to the same conditions applicable to the adult.
    • travelling alone will be subject to the same conditions as a vaccinated adult.
    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. Travellers arriving in Nigeria must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result conducted not more than 48 hours before boarding.
    2. Register via an online national travel portal (Nigeria International Travel Portal – https://nitp.ncdc.gov.ng) and proceed to fill in the online Health Declaration/ Self-Reporting form located on the portal. Passengers must be in possession of a paid permit to travel with a QR code and a negative PCR test 48 hours from time of boarding.
    3. Upload the negative COVID-19 PCR test on to the portal. Only children less than 10 years old are exempted from uploading a pre-arrival negative COVID-19 PCR test result. Once this is successfully done, travellers will proceed to the payment section of the travel portal.
    4. Travellers are advised to still bring along a hard copy of their negative COVID-19 PCR test for presentation at the airport.
    5. Fully vaccinated in-bound travellers will not be required to observe the mandatory 7-days self-isolation but will be required to do a COVID-19 PCR test on Day 2 of arrival in Nigeria (Fully vaccinated means: 2 completed or mixed doses of either Astra Zeneca, Pfizer or Moderna vaccines; OR a single dose of Johnson and Johnson vaccine).
    6. Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated in-bound passengers will be required to observe a mandatory 7-day self-isolation in addition to a COVID-19 PCR test on days 2 and 7 after arrival. Choose a bank payment gateway on the link mentioned in number 2 and then proceed to pay for the Day 2 (arrival day + 1 day) and Day 7 (arrival day + 6 days) in-country COVID-19 PCR tests.
    7. Following successful payment, travellers should download the Permit to Travel Certificate/ QR Code using the “Get Permit to Travel” button visible at the top right corner of the portal, save and print the form for presentation at the point of boarding. The Permit to Travel Certificate/ QR code will have a “PAID” label.
    8. If payment is successful and “UNPAID” label if payment had not gone through yet or is unsuccessful. A copy of the Permit to Travel Certificate/QR Code will also be sent to the email address provided by the traveller.
    9. Boarding checks:
      • A negative COVID-19 PCR test not later than 48 hours prior to time of boarding; and
      • Permit to Travel Certificate/QR Code - generated from the Nigeria International Travel Portal on completion of a health questionnaire, uploading of a negative COVID-19 PCR result and schedule of PCR tests on Days 2 and 7 (for partially vaccinated or unvaccinated travellers) and on Day 2 (for fully vaccinated travellers) on arrival in Nigeria. Travellers failing to show a Permit to Travel Certificate/QR Code will not be allowed to board.
    10. Failure to provide the documents above will result in SAA being fined USD 3,500 per traveller for failure to comply with any of the pre-boarding requirements.
  • 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.

    2. A completed "Traveller Health Questionnaire" must be presented upon arrival.

    3. All passengers must adhere to the COVID-19 public health measures:

    • Wearing of a mask in all public places
    • Frequent hand washing and sanitisation
    • Keep physical distance of no less than 1 meter
    • Avoid crowded places
    • Seek medical attention early if feeling unwell.

    4. All passengers are encouraged to be fully vaccinated.

    1. Passengers, returning residents and visitors, must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
    2. Passengers arriving in Zimbabwe will be subject to a PCR test at the airport.
    3. Passengers who have a negative PCR result will be quarantined for 10 days at their own cost at a government designated site.
    4. Passengers who have a positive PCR result will be quarantined for a period of 14 days.
    5. Returning residents found to be negative may self-quarantine at any premises cleared for purpose in advance by an enforcement officer.
    6. Quarantine centres will be published by the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC).