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UK to remove SA off its red list + more international travel updates

Last updated: 8 October 2021

 

Confirmed: The UK has officially removed South Africa from its red list of countries not permitted to enter the country, effective from Monday 11 October.

 Plus digital vaccine certificates have officially launched, allowing fully vaccinated South Africans to obtain one for international travel.  Read more about this in our updates about coronavirus.

  

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL UPDATE


  

SA OFF UK RED LIST 

The UK has officially removed South Africa from its red list of countries, effective from Monday 11 October. That means fully vaccinated South Africans can enter the country without mandatory quarantine. Western Cape Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities David Maynier welcomed the move, stating that it will provide much needed relief to the tourism and hospitality sector in the Western Cape. “The decision couldn’t have come at a better time, allowing long separated friends and families to reunite and the many tourists who regularly visit the Western Cape to enjoy our affordable and unique attractions over the summer season,” he said.

Prior to this decision, only British and Irish nationals and permanent residents were allowed to go to the UK from red-listed countries and subjected to a mandatory 10-day quarantine.

 

US OPEN TO VACCINATED SOUTH AFRICANS FROM 1 NOVEMBER

The United States (US) will begin to allow entry to South African travellers from 1 November, as long as they’re fully vaccinated against Covid-19. These measures, announced on Monday, 20 September, also ease restrictions on a number of European countries, as well as Ireland, China and India, according to The Guardian. Those wishing to travel to the US must prove they’re fully vaccinated and must present a negative Covid-19 test at least 72 hours before arrival. 

  

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