COVID-19: New list of high-risk countries issued

File: The government says it recognises that there are many regular visitors from mainly European countries who enjoy SA's summer sun and add to economic activity. Pixabay/Jacqueline Macou

Pixabay/Jacqueline Macou

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa will now allow visitors from any European country, even those on the high-risk list.

There is a condition. If you have a property in South Africa, you'll have to stay for three months and subject yourself to COVID-19 protocols.

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The government says it recognises that there are many regular visitors from mainly European countries who enjoy SA's summer sun and add to economic activity. 

In a statement issued by the GCIS, the government says the visitor-list was reviewed in a way that strikes a balance between saving lives and protecting livelihoods. 

Nothing has changed for travellers from the African continent. 

The latest high-risk list countries include Germany and Canada. 

The US and the UK remain on the list..

The latest list of high-risk countries includes:

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