Coronavirus and FAQs at (JNB) airport

Coronavirus Answers and Frequently Asked Questions for Passengers at Johannesburg airport (JNB)

IMPORTANT: The information provided below is only a quick guide, but it may be subject to change due to permanent changes in the health situation. Therefore, always corroborate the information with the official entities and the airline with which you intend to travel to and also check if at the time of your trip, the country you are coming from is not within the list of High Risk Countries.

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

There are several laboratories inside the enclosure where you can take a test for COVID-19 from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm:

- NHLS (Tel +27 119 212 887 / 113 903 006 / 724 156 335), on the Arrivals level, in front of the police station.
- Dis-Chem (Tel +27 113 903 192), next to the security and immigration control of Terminal A.
- Navomix (Tel +27 871 641 203 / 725 716 836), third level of Terminal A, next to the International Departures Hall.


Latest updates: May 01, 2022


World situation. General considerations
Due to the advancement of vaccination worldwide, documentation and testing restrictions have been eliminated in many countries. In fact, in some countries, by presenting the complete vaccination certificate against Coronavirus, RT-PCR or antigen test results are no longer required, nor is a health affidavit form.

However, we insist once again, that in the situation of constant changes, it is always important to consult and finalize details with the airline and, if necessary, with the airport as well as, in the case of international flights, with the embassy or consulate near the final destination, and also with the countries involved for connecting flights, if any.
In this sense, it is useful to review the International Map of the current restrictions of each country.

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