Comoros ( The Union of )

History of Relations| Diplomatic Representation | Travel Info | Health Requirements | Climate Info | Currency Info | Trade Info | Visits and Meetings | Agreements | Interest Groups/ Organisations

History of Relations

South Africa and the Comoros have had official relations since 1983. Following the signing of the Fomboni All-Party Framework Agreement of 17 February 2001, presidential elections for the three sister islands and for the Union of Comoros were held in March and April 2002. South Africa, as the AU-mandated Co-ordinator of the Countries of the Region on the Comoros, is currently facilitating and closely monitoring the transition process.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Comoros

H E Mr M S Bungane
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

South African High Commission

Comoros Representation in South Africa

H E Mr M Chamsidine
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Embassy of the Federal Islamic Republic of Comoros

Travel Info

Visa Requirements for South Africans

For more information contact the Comoran Embassy in Pretoria.

Health Requirements

A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travellers coming from an infected area. Malaria prophylaxis is essential.

For further information go to Travelers' Health.

Climate Info

The islands are the summits of a submerged volcanic ridge. Mount Karthala, rising to 2 040 m on Grande Comore is still active. The climate of all the islands is tropical, hot and humid, with rainfall abundant in most places but there are some semi-arid spots. The islands are occasionally ravaged by summer cyclones.

For up-to-date weather information click here

Currency Info

The monetary unit is the Comorian Franc (CF), divided into 100 centimes. It is linked to the French Franc at a fixed exchange rate of 1 French Franc = 75 CF. The current rate of exchange is about CF 589.5845 to the US Dollar. The currency is not freely convertible.

For current exchange rates click here

State and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings

No Information

Bilateral Agreements

If you have any queries with regard to treaties please contact the Treaty Section at 012 351 0872/0851/0837

Trade Statistics

For current information on trade statistics between South Africa and Comoros, visit the web site of the Department of Trade and Industry of South Africa

Interest Groups and Information

No Information



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