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South Africa Visa requirements
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Traveling to South Africa? Wonderful! If your citizenship is from any of these South Africa visa free countries, you’re good to travel without a visa.

South Africa Visa Free Countries

To enter South Africa, (or any other country,) you need a passport. If you are from any of the visa-exempt countries below, you’re good to travel visa-free for a limited time.

The following information is taken from the South African visa site. According to South Africa’s Home Affairs, this information is subject to change, without notice.

Visa-Exempt Countries: Visa-free travel for 90 days

Citizens of the following countries can enter South Africa without a visa, for up to 90 days.

  • Andorra
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Russia
  • St Vincent & the Grenadines
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Tanzania
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
Visa-Exempt Countries: Visa-free travel for 30 days

Citizens of the following countries can enter South Africa without a visa, for up to 30 days.

  • Angola
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bolivia
  • Cape Verde
  • Costa Rica
  • Cyprus
  • Eswatini
  • Gabon
  • Guyana
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Jordan
  • Lesotho
  • Macau
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mauritius
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Seychelles
  • South Korea
  • Thailand
  • Turkey

If your country of citizenship is not on the above list, you will need a visa to enter South Africa.

Citizens who require visas for travel to South Africa

South Africa Visa Free Countries

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Djibouti
  • Dominican Republic
  • DR of Congo
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • French Guiana
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greenland
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Honduras
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kiribati
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos

South Africa Visa Free Countries

  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Lithuania
  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • North Korea
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Puerto Rico
  • Romania
  • Rwanda
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Syria
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen

To get a South African visa, you can apply in person for a visa at a South African embassy or consulate. For your visa application, you will need to provide biometric data. Here are the South African visa requirements.

South Africa has recently launched a new online system for visa applications. At the time of this writing, (Oct 2020), it has not been finalized. If you’d like to apply for your visa online, you can apply for an e-visa here.

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