COVID-19 | South Africa states: “unnecessary panic”.
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Due to its large number of ethnic groups, there are 11 official languages in South Africa. It is the country with the most official languages in the world. It also has many different religions practiced throughout the country.
A valid passport is required to enter the country for at least 30 days following the scheduled period of stay. In all cases a business or tourist visa is required and must be obtained from Mexico. There are no visa procedures at South African ports of entry.
Mexican consular services help resolve any problems travelers may encounter, including passport services. Once in South Africa, the contact information for the Mexican Embassy is as follows:
If you have any questions about traveling to South Africa or about the vaccinations you need for travel, schedule an appointment with your local Passport Health travel medicine clinic. Call us at or book online now to protect yourself.
EU considers ban on flights with South Africa
If you can’t wait any longer and want to make this South Africa itinerary a reality, you don’t have to, as travel is possible and easy. The country has been open to tourism for a few months now and restrictions are minimal.
Moreover, as we will tell you throughout this article, the requirements for travel to South Africa now in 2022 are very easy to meet. Both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers against the coronavirus can enter the African nation.
What will you find if you travel to South Africa now? A climate of normality. On June 23, all pandemic-related measures were lifted. In fact, it is not even necessary to wear masks indoors.
South Africa promises you a thousand adventures, which is why IATI Backpacker is the best insurance for this trip. Not only does it cover you for a silly accident like a sprained ankle while walking around Cape Town, but you’ll also be protected while doing adventure sports like diving with the great white shark or hiking in search of animals in the Kruger Park.
COVID19/ South Africa criticizes ‘draconian’ prohibitions
I am very pleased to welcome you to the website of the South African Embassy in Madrid. South Africa is the gateway to Africa. My country is guided by the African philosophy of “UBUNTU” whose core values are, among others:- humility, solidarity, integrity, hospitality, respect, service, love and care.
In these pages you will discover a country that offers the best investment opportunities in Africa with a stable economic and political environment; sound legal frameworks and investor and business-friendly policies; attractive investment incentives; and an advanced industrial sector as well as diverse and sophisticated infrastructure and telecommunications.
On these pages you will also find important links to other websites that provide specific information on trade, investment opportunities, tourism and our government in general. The Consular Section will provide you with all the information you need for your first or next exciting visit to our beautiful country.
Omicron variant isolates South Africa
The World Health Organization (WHO) today determined that the new variant of the coronavirus detected in South Africa, which it has named with the Greek letter omicron, is “at risk” and possibly more contagious, on a day when many states, including the U.S. and the EU, suspended travel with southern Africa.
South African scientists and health authorities reported Thursday the detection of a new variant of the coronavirus, identified as B.1.1.529, and although few cases have been confirmed elsewhere outside Africa, concerns about its transmissibility and potential ability to evade immunity sparked fears.
Before and after the WHO experts’ opinion, fear of this new variant of the coronavirus today led to a cascading suspension of travel and restrictions on some southern African states.
The U.S. government, which had decided to wait for more information before deciding whether to suspend air traffic with South Africa and other African countries, announced later that as of next Monday it will place restrictions on travelers from South Africa and seven other southern countries: Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Malawi.