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Welcome to the South African Embassy Bangkok Information Portal

Welcome to the South African Embassy in Bangkok's Information Portal, your gateway to news and information about South Africa and South African-Thai interaction. It is designed to provide South Africans, Thais, and other nationals with a vast array of information on South Africa. Our Service Charter outlines the Embassy's wide range of services.

Whether your curiosity about South Africa is based on your plans as a tourist, an investor, an international student, or you are just someone who is curious about our country, you are sure to find what you need by navigating this site, contacting the Embassy by phone or email, or stopping by our offices.

Welcome to South Africa

President Cyril Ramaphosa

"Our vision is for an economy that encourages and welcomes investment, rather than one that chases it away. As we stand here, we say South Africa is open for investment. We invite everyone to come and invest here, so we can end poverty, create jobs, beat inequality, and do it by increasing the number of people involved."
From the Desk of The President, 28 March 2022

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Ubuntu NewsFlash Issue 515 of 25 March 2022

(Select the image to view - NewsFlash Issue 515 of 25 March 2022)

Arrival of visitors from African countries under the sandbox scheme

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that visitors leaving from African countries can register for the Thailand Pass to enter Thailand under the Sandbox scheme from 11 January 2022.

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South Africa’s response to travel restrictions imposed by several countries

The South African Government has noted the announcements by several countries to institute temporary travel restrictions on South Africa and other countries in our region.

This follows the detection of the new Omicron variant.

South Africa aligns itself with the World Health Organisation’s position on the latest travel bans.

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Africa Month 2022:

The month of May is recognised as Africa month – a time when the continent of Africa commemorates the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), established in 1963.

The African continent became a pioneer in being the first continent to focus on continental unity and to encourage nation building through unity and freedom from oppression. It is in celebration of this milestone of the OAU and its successor, the African Union, that Government will host a series of events to celebrate Africa Day on 25th May and throughout May for Africa Month.

Adjusted Alert Level 1 COVID-19 Regulations

South Africa remains on Alert Level 1

Information Regarding Entry Thailand System for travelers:

Thailand's Ministry of Tourism and Sports has developed an e-service system called "Ease of Traveling," which runs on Application Programming Interface (API).

Thus, the website "Entry Thailand" is a collection of related links to the website that provides vital information for international tourists. It also offers an e-service to access topics such as applying for an e-visa, health insurance, booking reservations for Safety and Healthy Administration Plus (SHA+) certified hotels, requesting COVID-19 vaccination certification, flight schedules, tax refund, and Tourist Police application via www.EntryThailand.go.th

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Thailand's entry requirements:

From 1 July, 2022, foreign nationals are only required to show proof of either a certificate of vaccination or a negative RT-PCR or professional ATK test result within 72 hours of travel. These can be in a print or digital format. Random checks will be made on arrivals at Thailand’s international airports or land border checkpoints (in 22 provinces).

For more information: https://www.tatnews.org/.../06/thailands-entry-requirements/


SA's Economic Situation

South Africa remains open for business government working together with business and labour is doing to ensure an improved economic outlook and nurturing for a higher economic growth trajectory. South Africa has a stable and predictable macroeconomic framework which continues to underpin economic policy.

SA has plans to transform the economy to ensure that its citizens enter new jobs and benefit from the new investments attracted in partnership with business and organised labour.

14 Actions to boost investor confidence have been developed in 2017 with specific deadlines with deliverables including to ensure continuity of fiscal consolidation trajectory and the funding and broader reforms in the areas of governance and private sector participation in SOEs as well as finalising outstanding legislation and policy positions to enhance investor confidence.

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