Intervention Categories: International travel measures
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Overview: The Government of South Africa introduced a travel ban on foreign nationals from high risk countries. The ban took effect on 18 March 2020.
High risk countries included Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Germany, the United States, the United Kingdom and China. All visas to visitors from these countries were cancelled, and previously granted visas were revoked.
Any foreign national who visited a high risk country within 20 days was also denied a visa.
The Government also advised South Africans against travel to or through high risk countries.
Full details here: https://www.gov.za/speeches/statement-president-cyril-ramaphosa-measures-combat-covid-19-epidemic-15-mar-2020-0000