The Department of Home Affairs has reinstated the visa exemption status of the citizens of the following countries which had been revoked at the commencement of the COVID-19 lockdown in March: South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, USA, UK, France, Portugal, and Iran.

A list of all visa exemptions can be found on the Department of Home Affair’s website.

Citizens of countries which require a visa to visit South Africa, or applicants of long-term visas, can submit applications through VFS Global.

Visa services, including applications for a visitor’s visa, will also be rendered at the South African Missions abroad. 

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