Airports in South Africa

The main airports in the country included in our guide are listed below

Johannesburg airportCape Town airportDurban airportEast London airportGeorge airportPort Elizabeth airportBloemfontein airportKimberley airportUpington airportPilanesberg airport
CORONAVIRUS: Check the restrictions in force with your airline or by contacting the airport, taking into account its origin and destination. In the case of international flights you can see the situation of each country at International Map current country restrictions.

  Recommendations for travelers to South Africa

Information about South Africa
Population: 47.432.000 (est. 2006)
Capital: Pretoria (1,884,046 millon inhab. - est. 2005)
Official Languages: english - Afrikaans
The flag carrier of South Africa is South African Airways
Main cities: Johannesburg; Cape Town; Pretoria; Durban; Port Elizabeth; Bloemfontein; Soweto; Mdantsane; Pietermaritzburg; Umtata; Sada; Zwelitsha

According to your nationality, before planning your trip, please check with the embassy or consulate of South Africa in your country of residence, if you need Visa in order to enter the country. Make sure to have the health insurance required and the valid passport, as well.

In addition to passport and visa, if you plan to travel to South Africa, whether for business or pleasure, we suggest to review the following information: International Airports - Airport Safety Rules - baggage allowance, size and weight restrictions - Most visited cities - Driving in South Africa - Electricity - Time Zone - Business hours - National Holidays - Weights and Measures - Rules of Etiquette and Commercial Practices


Currency: Rand

Time Zone: (GMT+2) Summer time (GMT+3)


Covid-19: Regulations for travel to South Africa

International travel to South Africa is allowed. You need to meet the requirements to ensure entry is allowed.

It is mandatory to submit medical certificate / proof

Upon arrival, proof of a negative PCR test must be presented, taken no longer than 72 hours. The certificate must be a paper copy as digital certificates will not be accepted. This also applies to travelers in transit. Those without a valid test result will be screened upon arrival and are subject to mandatory quarantine for 10 days at a government-designated facility. All costs for testing and quarantine will be borne by the traveler.

Other medical measures

All passengers are subject to health checks on arrival, such as temperature checks and visual evaluation. More health tests may be required for those showing symptoms of COVID-19. Those who test positive must be quarantined for 10 days in a designated facility.

Additional documents required

A 'travel health questionnaire' must be completed within 48 hours of departure. This can be requested on departure and arrival.

For more details on the website of the Government of South Africa