What are the requirements to enter South Africa?

Entry into our beautiful country is usually hassle-free. Please note that all visitors need to be in possession of a valid passport, however, visas are not required, depending on which passport you are travelling on and the number of days you intend to be in South Africa..
Please take note: As of June 2015, people travelling with minors (people under the age of 18) are required to be carrying an unabridged birth certificate, in addition to their passport.

Furthermore, as per South African law, upon your arrival in the country, you need to ensure that your passport has at least two full pages open for stamps upon your arrival in South Africa.

Please contact your nearest South African Embassy or consulate, for the latest visa requirements. Additionally, travellers over 1 years of age coming from a high risk area need to bear a Yellow Fever inoculation certificate. Alternatively, click here and here for more information.