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

12 November 2020:

 

South Africa's borders have been re-opened effective 11 November 2020 and international travel to the country is permitted. The country risk categorisations no longer apply and travellers from the Netherlands who wish to travel to South Africa for leisure purposes are allowed from this date (visa exemption has been reinstated in respect of the Netherlands). Business, study or other visa catergories will have to be applied for at the Embassy by appointment. Please note the health procedures for travel to South Africa and the Dutch government's advice regarding international travel. 

Travellers intending to visit the country will be expected to produce a PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test that is not older than 72 hours from the time of departure from the country of origin to South Africa; and be presented before travelling to South Africa. This test must be conducted by a certified medical practitioner and should have the name and signature of the practitioner who conducted such test. Children under 5 years are not required to undergo a PCR test. 

 

 

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

 

[Update: 10 November 2020] - Embassy operations (immigration and civic services) are suspended from 10 November - Tuesday, 17 November 2020. The Embassy shall tentatively resume its operations on Wednesday, 18 November 2020. No new appointments will be scheduled during this period, while confirmed appointments will be rescheduled (the Embassy will contact affected clients). We appreciate your understanding during this period as we seek to safeguard the health of the public and Embassy personnel during 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.  Embassy office hours during this period are between 10h00 - 15h00.

NB: Civic and immigration 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