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Current Issues

This page features a variety of information that focuses on specific current situations around the world that directly affect South Africans living and travelling abroad.

2017/10/12 Department of Health: Plague outbreak in Madagascar causes international concern

Hurricane Irma

2017/03/24 Department of Health: Malaria outbreak in South Africa and Yellow Fever in Brazil
2016/10/03 New Zealand visa requirements for South Africans

Australia: Biometric Data Capturing for Visa Applicants

2016/02/03 Department of Health: Zika virus – affected countries
2016/01/22 Department of Health: Ebola Travel Advisory for travel between South Africa and West Africa
2015/10/26 Removal of Ebola travel restrictions between South Africa and Liberia (Department of Health)
2015/09/30 Prohibition of entering Hong Kong with stun guns/tazers
2015/06/17 Travel Advisory to prevent the importation of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona-Virus (MERS-CoV) into South Africa, 10 June 2015
2014/08/26 Ebola Virus - Department of Health Guide
2014/08/01 Ebola Virus Disease
2014/08/01 Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever Facts Sheet
2013/11/08 2014 General Elections: Voter Registration Abroad (.html)
2013/08/16 Closing of the Legalisation Section: Tuesday, 24 December 2013 (at 10H00) (.html)

Yellow Fever Documents - Advice to Travellers 2013

2013/08/06 Port Health Services - Guidelines Yellow Fever 2013
2013/06/19 France: Introduction of biometric visas
2011/10/01 Prevention of yellow fever in South Africa
2011/08/29 Prevention of Yellow Fever in South Africa
2011/08/04 Press Release: Yellow Fever Vaccination Requirements and Shortages
2011/08/04 Yellow Fever Vaccination Requirements
2010/03/05 Iraq: Entry Requirement: Health Restrictions
2010/02/05 Egyptian Guidelines to Foreign Media
2009/11/11 Non Recognition by Denmark of the South African Passport issued to Minor Children

Influenza A (H1N1)

2009/04/03 Visa Regime: UK
2008/12/12 Switzerland - Visa and Non-Recognition of the South African Temporary Passport
2008/09/09 Registration of South Africans Abroad - ROSA
2008/05/06 Egypt: Travel Insurance
2008/04/01 Schengen Visa: Republic of Latvia
2008/01/31 Entry Requirements: Republic of Turkey
2007/11/23 Passport Requirements: The People’s Bureau of the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
2007/06/01Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA): New Security Measures Effective 01 June 2007
2007/03/26Identify Theft Scam Offering Overseas Jobs
2007/02/13South African Temporary Passports - Benelux countries
2007/02/13Immigration and Civic Services Assistance to South African citizens in the United Kingdom
2006/10/20Statement issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs of South Africans on working abroad
2006/10/20Eye on Human Trafficking, Issue 11, 2006 (an IOM publication)


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Last updated: 21 September 2018
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