COVID 19  COUNTRY ENTRY REGULATIONS
MALDIVES ISLANDS

(updated 01 October 2021)


Entry into Maldives From South Africa is Allowed with Additional Requirements

Vaccinated travelers must have a vaccination certificate showing they completed the recommended doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by the WHO Emergency Use Listing or by the Maldives Food and Drug Authority and at least 14 days have passed after the recommended doses.


Travelers unable to present a valid certificate may be required to comply with rules for unvaccinated travelers.

The United Kingdom’s proof of a COVID-19 recovery test and vaccination record is also accepted in the Maldives.

All travelers must have a printed or electronic negative COVID-19 PCR nucleic acid test result. The test must be taken a maximum of 96 hours before departure from the first point of departure to the Maldives.

TESTING OPTIONS

  • A Pcr Test Up To 96 hours
  • A Nucleic Acid Test Up To 96 hours

Temperature screening is required for all travelers on arrival in the Maldives.

Fully vaccinated travelers are not required to quarantine on arrival.


https://airheart.com/travel-bans/from/south-africa/to/maldives

MAURITIUS 

(updated 01 October 2021)

https://mauritiusnow.com/

Vaccinated Travellers

        You  can book through your tour operator, travel agent or directly with the hotel reservation

        To enter Mauritius, you must present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure.

        It is mandatory to arrange COVID-19 insurance health cover (Mauritian citizens, resident permit holders and occupational permit holders are exempted)

         For hotel stays a mandatory antigen test is required on arrival at your hotel (day 0) and again on day 5 of your stay. These will be chargeable subject to your hotel policy

        You can explore the island after you receive a negative result from your antigen test on day 0

        All travellers must fill out the mandatory health forms before or during your flight to Mauritius. To save time, you can fill out the ALL IN ONE FORM link below. This will generate a PDF for you to print, sign and take with you. Please hand to immigration and health officials on arrival at Mauritius airport.

Unvaccinated Travellers

        To enter Mauritius, you must present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure.

        You must book a 14-night quarantine stay in an official quarantine hotel, including meals and transfers.

       It is mandatory to arrange COVID-19 insurance health cover (Mauritian citizens, resident permit holders and occupational permit holders are exempted)

          You will be required to stay in your hotel room for 14 nights and meals will be delivered to your room

       You will have a PCR test on arrival (day 0), day 7 and day 14 of your stay

         The cost for all three PCR tests will be Rs12,000

        After a negative PCR test on day 14, you can freely explore the island and move to new accommodation or go home

        All travellers must fill out the mandatory health forms before or during your flight to Mauritius. To save time, you can fill out the ALL IN ONE FORM link below. This will generate a PDF for you to print, sign and take with you. Please hand to immigration and health officials on arrival at Mauritius airport.

THAILAND 

Entry into Thailand From South Africa is Allowed with Additional Requirements


DESCRIPTION

Fully vaccinated travelers who have been in selected countries for at least 21 days before travel are allowed to enter some regions of Thailand. Travelers must stay in one of these regions for at least 7 days before traveling to other areas of Thailand. Travelers are not allowed to enter other regions of Thailand unless they have entered through one of the specified regions first. Please see the source for a list of regions. Please check the documentation, quarantine, and/or testing requirements before traveling.


MORE DETAILS

Other travelers allowed entry are:

  • Unvaccinated travelers under the age of 18 who are traveling with their fully vaccinated parents or guardians. The minors must have a valid negative test result;
  • Unvaccinated Thai citizens and residents.

MORE INFORMATION

Tourism Authority of Thailand

https://airheart.com/travel-bans/from/south-africa/to/thailand

 

Thailand The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Thailand has just announced that they will replace the Certificate of Entry (COE) system for international air travelers from November 1, 2021 and replace it with a digital solution called “Thailand Pass”.

Travelers will fill in particulars through an application that is going to be available at a later point this month for their travel to the Kingdom although the COE system will remain in place for certain categories of travel.

Those who travel as part of group arrivals, by sea (yacht & cruise ships) as well as Alternative Hospital Quarantine (AHQ) stays will continue to use the established COE system for the time being.

Required information for the app to produce an entry code as per this chart will be:

Passport Information
Vaccination Certificate
Covid-19HealthInsurance Coverage
SHA+/AQ Hotel Booking

https://travelbans.org/asia/thailand/

SEYCHELLES

(updated 30 September 2021)

https://seychelles.govtas.com/.

The Seychelles is open to South African Travellers from 30 September 2021 subject to the following:

Passengers must hold a negative PCR test certificate from an accredited laboratory obtained within

72 hours prior to departure.

In addition travellers must obtain a Travel Authorisation via within

3 to 72 hours prior to departure and save a copy of their approval.

Airlines may verify passengers' authorisations at Travel Authorisation Status Check.

Parents or an accompanying adult must complete the application on behalf of passengers

aged younger than 18 years. In case of an emergency or unplanned travel, passengers may use an

express application at an additional cost of 90 Euros per passenger.


You also need to ensure that you hold travel insurance that will cover Covid-19 related isolation, quarantine, and clinical care for the duration of their stay.

A Health Travel Authorisation is required for travellers entering Seychelles by sea. Travellers arriving by sea who have spent at least 14 days at sea since their last port of call do not require a PCR test. Clients or crew who wish to disembark before completion of 14 days since their last port of call must have proof of vaccination and undertake a PCR test on arrival. If you are travelling by sea, you should follow the guidelines on the ‘conditions for entry’ at the Ministry of Health website.
Cruise ships from any country worldwide will not be permitted to berth in Seychelles until further notice.
*Screening on arrival: All visitors must present a negative PCR test on arrival, taken within the 72 hours prior to their departure. All passengers will be temperature checked at all ports of arrival. If symptoms of COVID-19 are found to be present, tests will be conducted. Those found to be positive will be quarantined and re-checked.


*Quarantine requirements: There will be no quarantine requirements and no restriction on movement for most visitors upon entry to Seychelles. Seychellois nationals and permanent residents may enter Seychelles from any country and will not face quarantine if they have completed a full dose of vaccination at least two weeks before travelling. Unvaccinated Seychellois nationals and permanent residents must undergo 7 days of home quarantine.
Gainful Occupational Permit (GOP) holders may enter Seychelles from any country and will not face quarantine if they have completed a full dose of vaccination at least two weeks before travelling. All unvaccinated GOP holders travelling to Seychelles will be expected to undergo 7 days of quarantine in a private quarantine facility or a certified tourism establishment. If you intend to travel to Seychelles, you should familiarise yourself with the ‘conditions for entry’ section of the Ministry for Health website.