Entry Requirements


Visitors should have a passport valid for 30 days after your intended departure with at least two blank pages. 

Though immigration officers rarely ask, be prepared to show evidence of onward travel, or a return flight, from South Africa. 



Travelers from most European countries, Canada, Australia, the UK, and the US are issued free 90-day visitor permits upon arrival in South Africa.

Travelers from anywhere else, including New Zealand as of January 2017, must first acquire a visa from a nearby South African diplomatic embassy.