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Important information regarding travel to South Africa under South Africa's Alert Level 1

06 October 2020:

 

South Africa has developed a risk categorisation model for different international travellers. This model classifies international travellers according to a scale of high, medium and low risk.  High risk travellers are those who come from countries with higher numbers of COVID-19 infections and reported deaths compared to South Africa.

Medium risk travellers are from countries with relatively equal number of infections and death toll to South Africa and low risk travellers originate from countries with lesser number of infections of COVID-19 and death toll than South Africa.

Travellers from the Netherlands are currently not able to travel to South Africa for leisure purposes. For detailed information, see the below link:

http://www.zuidafrika.nl/viewer/file.aspx?FileInfoID=573

 

 

Measures taken by the South African Embassy in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

In support of the measures being implemented by the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Embassy of the Republic of South Africa will resume its operations on a limited scale from 02 June 2020.  Only civic services will be available from this date to South African citizens and permanent residents, apart from essential and urgent consular services in respect of stranded citizens. Embassy office hours during this period are between 10h00 - 15h00.

Please note that due to the current ban on international travel to South Africa, no foreign nationals will be allowed to enter the Republic of South Africa until further notice. Consequently, no visa applications will be processed at this stage.

NB: Civic services will be rendered by appointment only. Embassy visitors are required to strictly follow the hygiene measures in place on the Embassy premises, to ensure the safety of the public and Embassy personnel.

Kindly contact the Embassy to make an appointment in terms of the above (only between 10h00 and 15h00, Mon-Fri):

Landline: 070 392 4501

Emergencies: 

Mobile: 00 31 612 4040 31

Mobile: 00 31 651 2781 39

Embassy physical address:

South African Embassy
36 Wassenaarseweg
2596 CJ The Hague
Netherlands

After hours number:

For international calls: +31 61 240 4031
For domestic calls: +31 61 240 4031
   

 

Civic services - Telephonic Appointments:

The Embassy's operations remain limited with reduced staff in line with COVID-19 regulations. Our telephone lines are busy and we urge members of the public who require civic services and are unable to reach the landline, to instead WhatsApp the Embassy's mobile on +31612 4040 31 and/or send an email to: info.thehague@dirco.gov.za.

Please include your contact details and the Embassy will call to schedule an appointment.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this period.

SA Embassy

SOUTH AFRICAN EMBASSY – THE HAGUE
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 2020

(Embassy and Consular will be closed during these holidays)

01 JANUARY WEDNESDAY NEW YEAR’S DAY
10 APRIL FRIDAY GOOD FRIDAY
13 APRIL MONDAY EASTER MONDAY
27 APRIL MONDAY NATIONAL DAY & ROYAL DAY
01 MAY FRIDAY WORKER'S DAY
05 MAY TUESDAY LIBERATION DAY
21 MAY TUESDAY ASCENSION DAY
01 JUNE MONDAY WHIT MONDAY
16 JUNE TUESDAY YOUTH DAY
10 AUGUST MONDAY NATIONAL WOMENS DAY
16 DECEMBER WEDNESDAY RECONCILIATION DAY
25 DECEMBER FRIDAY CHRISTMAS DAY