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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."

The New Entry Process to The Kingdom of Thailand


Revision of quarantine period for all travellers to the Kingdom of Thailand

On October 1, 2021 the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) revised the quarantine period for all travellers who wishes to enter the Kingdom of Thailand and the Phuket Sandbox Scheme as follows:

1. Reduced Quarantine Period

1.1 No less than 7 days: Travellers vaccinated with the list of vaccines approved by the Ministry of Public Health of Thailand as follows:

(as of 22 September 2021)

• CoronaVac (Sinovac Biotech ltd.)
• AstraZeneca or Covishield (AstraZeneca & University of Oxford / SK Bioscience (Korea) / Siam BioScience / Serum Institute of India (SII))
• Pfizer — BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine or Comimaty (Pfizer Inc., & BioNTech)
• Janssen or Janssen/Ad26.COV2.S (Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc.)
• Moderna (Moderna Inc.)
• Sinopharm vaccine or COVILO (Sinopharm Co., Ltd.)
• Sputnik V (Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology)

1 .2 Travellers must be fully vaccinated for more than 14 days prior to traveling date. Additionally, travellers must present the vaccine certificate (either the original or a printed copy) at the port of arrival. The quarantine period will be determined by the Health Control officers upon arriving in the Kingdom of Thailand.

1.3 No less than 10 days: Travellers without vaccine certificate (or did not receive a full dose of vaccination). The quarantine period will be determined by the Health Control officers upon arriving in the Kingdom of Thailand.

1.4 Travellers under the age of 18 who do not fulfill the vaccination requirements are eligible to undergo the same quarantine period as their guardians should the guardians fulfill all vaccination requirements.

2. Phuket Sandbox and Samui Plus Scheme

As of 1 October 2021, travellers from all countries and territories are now eligible to enter the Kingdom of Thailand via the Phuket Sandbox and Samui Plus Scheme as long as they have all the required documents and satisfy all criteria of the sandbox programme.

3. Other Required Documents

For entry into the Kingdom of Thailand, the Fit to Fly/Fit to Travel health certificate is no longer required. However, all other relevant documents are still required including, but not limited to, Certificate of Entry (COE), and a medical certificate with RT-PCR laboratory result with the validity of 72 hours prior to departure indicating that COVID-19 is not detected (COVID_Free).

SA Voter Registration

Dear SA Nationals,

Please kindly check below links for the “Online Voter Registration Service” for the Municipal Election 2021.

South African Government

Register to vote - https://www.gov.za/services/voting/register-vote

IEC’s website

How do I register - https://www.elections.org.za/pw/Voter/How-Do-I-Register

Voter portal - https://registertovote.elections.org.za/Welcome

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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