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List of High Risk Countries Revised

October 20, 2020

Department of Home Affairs

The list of high risk countries has been revised.

In a statement, the home affairs department announced that the list has been revised based on a risk categorisation model.

The department also points out that the “review of the list of high risk countries was done in such a way that it strikes a balance between saving lives and protecting livelihoods”.

Business travellers, holders of critical skills visas, investors and people on international mission in sports, arts, culture and science are able to visit South Africa from high risk countries.

The department also announced that visitors, in whichever category, who are coming to stay for a three-month period or more will be allowed to visit subject to Covid-19 protocols.

According to the department, 335 investors a day have applied to visit South Africa since the launch of COVID-19 Business Travel, sending a “strong message that South Africa remains an attractive investment destination”.