NATIONAL NEWS - The Department of Home Affairs has revised the list of high-risk countries based on a risk categorisation model.
“We continue to be reminded that the Covid-19 pandemic is still with us and we need to continue to take precautions,” the Department of Home Affairs said in a statement on Monday.
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 and Netherlands.
The list of these high-risk countries will also be found on the Home Affairs website.
“Nothing has changed as far as travellers from the continent of Africa are concerned. They are still welcome to visit the country subject to Covid-19 protocols,” Home Affairs said in its statement.
“People from high risk countries, who may visit SA, fall in the following categories: business travellers, holders of critical skills visas, investors and people on international mission in sports, arts, culture and science.”
“In addition, we recognise that there are a number of regular visitors from mainly European countries, who have been accustomed to long periods of visitation to our country during our summer season when it is winter in the Northern Hemisphere. To this end, we will also allow visitors, in whichever category, who are coming to stay for a three-month period or more subject to Covid-19 protocols,” the department said.
For more information, visit the official Home Affairs website by clicking here.