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Latest News from Akorn South Africa
South Africa remains OPEN to International guests
On 11 January 2021, the South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, announced that South African land borders would be closed until 15 February 2021 which means travel across borders by vehicle would be prohibited however air travel is still allowed. Therefore, International travel is still allowed and Akorn guests are not affected by this ruling as they always fly between South Africa and Namibia, Botswana Zimbabwe and or Mozambique.
Please click here for up to date information for South Africa including International travel status, access, entry requirements and PCR Testing options.
South Africa is Travel Ready
South Africa has opened its borders to all International Travellers and we look forward to welcoming guests back to our beautiful country.
Click here to see our COVID-19 protocol.
Yellow Fever vaccination certificate required for entry into South Africa
When planning your next holiday, please make sure that you have read all the health entry requirements for your intended destination. Due to the high incidents of yellow fever in other countries along with other infectious illnesses, the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) South Africa has introduced a strict programme to control the importation of these diseases. Warnings have been issued to all border officials and foreign affairs missions to enforce stricter control.
A valid international yellow fever certificate is required for all passengers over the age of one, travelling from a yellow fever risk country or having been in transit exceeding twelve hours, through the airport of a country with risk of Yellow fever transmission.
Passengers who are unable to produce a valid international certificate of vaccination on arrival in South Africa will either be placed under quarantine surveillance until their certificate becomes valid or a period not more than six days or refused entry into South Africa. Please note that passengers in transit in Dakar and Accra (not leaving the aircraft), do not require a certificate. The yellow fever certificate becomes valid/offers protection 10 days after date of vaccination.
Please note the new regulations are valid with immediate effect. It is important that you check with a qualified health professional for the most current information concerning your travel itinerary and personal health history.
A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for entry into South Africa when travelling to, via or from any of the below mentioned countries:
Central and South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela
Africa: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Ethiopia, Liberia, Mali, Muritania, Nigeria, Niger, Panama, Senegal Sierra Leone, Southern Sudan, Sudan, Togo and Uganda.
Travellers from Zambia, Tanzania, Eritrea, Somalia, Sao Tome and Principe will no longer be required to produce proof of the yellow fever certificate when coming to South Africa after they were included on the World Health Organization Low risk yellow fever countries list.
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