Travel News

We aim to give you the latest travel news updates in a brief and compact overview. We know that planning a trip or deciding to take a booked trip in Corona times can be confusing. Additionally to the info on this page, please always make sure you read the latest official governmental websites, especially when it comes to travel warnings and high risk country lists.

South Africa’s High Risk Country list

AHere is the revised list of countries that the South African government lists as high risk countries and doesn’t allow tourists to visit South Africa:

  • Argentina 
  • Germany
  • Peru
  • Bangladesh
  • India
  • Philippines 
  • Belgium
  • Indonesia 
  • Russia 
  • Brazil 
  • Iran 
  • Spain
  • Canada
  • Iraq
  • United Kingdom 
  • Chile 
  • Italy
  • USA 
  • Colombia
  • Mexico
  • France
  • Netherlands

Please keep in mind, that South Africans need to check their destination country’s restrictions to see if travelling to these countries is allowed.

Seychelles to welcome South African travellers

Air Seychelles has announced weekly (Saturday) flights to Johannesburg fromNovember 2020, as well as three times a week from December. 

Seychelles has so far, recorded an exceptionally low number of COVID-19 cases, and there has been no community transmission nor deaths associated with the Virus. 

With travellers and locals’ wellbeing in mind, Seychelles has put in place protocols to ensure safe travel for its visitors: 

✅ All travellers to Seychelles must apply for their Health Travel Authorisation 

✅ Health Travel Authorisation will be issued electronically by email to applicants. 

✅ Travellers must present the Authorisation in printed or electronic form at check-in and on arrival. 

✅ negative PCR test at arrival 

✅ itinerary

✅ accommodation booking confirmation 

✅ travel and health insurance cover for Covid-19 related quarantine and medical care. 

International Flights

What you need to consider when taking an international flight