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In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, the following provisions are into force:

1. Travel from South Africa to Italy

For passengers coming from South Africa, entry into Italy is allowed only for reasons of work, business, study or absolute urgency. It is mandatory for all passenger over the age of 6 to present a negative (PCR or antigenic) COVID-19 test carried out within 72 hours before entering Italy. Furthermore, the obligation of self isolation remains in force for 10 days, regardless of vaccination or possession of "green certification" (so-called "Green Pass"), as well as the obligation of a further COVID-19 at the end of the self-isolation period. It also mandatory to fill the Passenger Locator Form:

Italian citizens who have been vaccinated in South  Africa against SARS-CoV-2 or who have recovered from COVID-19 in South Africa, will be able to apply for the issue of COVID-19 green pass by contacting the local Health  Authorities of territorial jurisdiction (ASL), presenting, in addition to the identification document, the South African vaccination certificate or a recovery medical certificate.

2. Travel from Italy to South Africa

Regarding entry to South Africa - whatever the country of origin - only travellers in possession of a Covid-19 molecular "PCR" test with a negative result carried out no earlier than 72 hours after departure are allowed. The test is mandatory for all passengers over the age of 5 and must have been conducted by a licensed doctor / laboratory signed by the person in charge. It is also advisable to attach a courtesy translation in English to the report. Travellers who are unable to produce suitable certification will be subjected to a 10-day quarantine period at their own expense.

For clarification on the legislation currently in force, it is recommended to consult the following link and complete the short questionnaire: It is also recommended to consult the airline's official websites for any additional requirement.