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ENTRANCE TO SOUTH AFRICA. UPDATE (3)

Date:

12/23/2020


ENTRANCE TO SOUTH AFRICA. UPDATE (3)

As a result of the Decree no.1199 issued by the South African Government, travelers in possession of a Covid-19 type "PCR" test with a negative result and within 72 hours before departure are admitted to South Africa - whatever the country of origin. The test must have been conducted by a licensed doctor / laboratory and signed by the person in charge. Travelers who are unable to produce suitable certification will be subjected to a quarantine period at their own expense.

It should be noted, however, that following the emergence in South Africa of a variant of the Sars-Cov-2 virus deemed potentially more contagious, some airlines have suspended air connections to and from South Africa or introduced the mandatory requirement of a Negative PCR test performed no later than 48 hours before departure. It is advisable to check in advance with the airline if there have been flight suspensions or if any new requirements for boarding, have been introduced.

Given the high number of infections in South Africa, further restrictions on travel cannot be ruled out, which may complicate returns to Italy. It is therefore recommended that all citizens travel to South Africa only for essential reasons, whilst travel for tourism reasons is prohibited under the current Italian legislation.

For further information on the legislation currently in force in Italy, it is recommended to consult the following link https://www.esteri.it/mae/it/ministero/normativaonline/decreto-iorestoacasa-domande-frequenti/focus-cittadini-italiani-in- return-from-abroad-and-foreign-citizens-to-Italy.html


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