Although it appeared in Minister Naledi Pandor’s briefing on 30 September that the certificate must have the name and signature of the practitioner who conducted such test, this requirement does not yet appear in a gazette (and is therefore not law). The gazette only stipulates that the test must be from an accredited laboratory and in line with the World Health Organization requirements.

The gazette further stipulates that South African authorities reserve the right to verify the authenticity of presented PCR or COVID-19 test certificates.

The PCR test certificate, however, should clearly state (whether in English or a foreign language) the result of the test, the date/time it was administered, and the contact and details of the practice or facility, etc. in case South African authorities want to verify it.

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