The Minister of Home Affairs, Aaron Motsoaledi, announced on Sunday, 4 October 2020 that 11 countries would be allowed to enter South Africa without visas, thus reinstating the visa exemption status of citizens of the following countries:
1) South Korea
8) Hong Kong
11) United Kingdom
At the beginning of the National Lockdown, this exemption was revoked, however, nationals of these countries are now free to visit South Africa should they comply with the health protocols and regulations.
It is important to note that France, Iran, Portugal, UK and the USA are still in South Africa’s red list and are currently not permitted to enter the country as they are high-risk countries.