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In this page: Passport and Visa Requirements | Taxes and Restrictions On Persons When Going Through Customs | Health Precautions | Safety Conditions


Passport and Visa Requirements

Passport and Visa Service
Requirements for a visa (South African Government)
Hotel reservation websites
Contact the Embassy
South African Embassy in Mauritius
4th Floor, British American Insurance Building
25 Pope Hennessy
St - Port Louis
Phone: (230) 212 6925
Fax: (230) 212 6936
Contact the Embassy per E-mail.
Check IATA Travel Website for visa requirements and health advices.

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Taxes and Restrictions On Persons When Going Through Customs

How to Refund Consumption Tax
The foreign visitors to South Africa can claim 14% VAT refunds on any unused purchases over the value of R250 purchased within the country on departure at the airports or land borders from the customs officer at the VAT refund desk. For more information, visit Tax Refund for Tourists
Other Requirements

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Health Precautions

Obligatory Vaccination and Other Recommendations
It is recommended that everyone 16 years of age and older should get fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before travel and present, if necessary, evidence of COVID-19 vaccination at the border. The updated information on all health entry requirements as well as on routine and recommended vaccines for South Africa are provided on the dedicated pages on TravelHealthPro and CDC websites.
A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travelers arriving from an infected area. The following vaccines are strongly recommended: chickenpox, diphtheria, influenza, measles, polio, tuberculosis, hepatitis A and B, tetanus, typhoid, cholera and rabies. There is a risk of malaria all year round in the low altitude areas of the country. The risk is highest from September to May. To prevent contracting malaria, mosquito repellent and nets (and even mosquito-proof rooms) are recommended. Avoid swimming in stagnant or slow-moving water as there is a low risk of contracting bilharzia. Tap water is of good quality but those with a sensitive digestive system are advised to drink bottled water. Please be aware that there is an epidemic of HIV/AIDS in South Africa.
Hotel reservation websites
Department of Health
World Health Organisation - South Africa Profile
Health Information for South Africa
Travel Health Advice
The Mauritian government up-to-date advice on health entry requirements, including routine and recommended vaccines while travelling abroad can be verified at the Ministry of Health and Wellness website.

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Safety Conditions

Hotel reservation websites
Travel Report South Africa
U.S. Department of State

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