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. Through South Africa’s role as an AU-mandated Co-ordinator, the Comoros signed the Fomboni All-Party Framework Agreement of 17 February 2001, which led to years of relative peace and stability.  South Africa also played a pivotal role in supporting the process of application and subsequent admission of the Comoros as a member of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Comoros

H E Mr A Maistry
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. 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 of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) at 012 351 1000.

Trade Statistics

For current information on trade statistics between South Africa and Comoros, visit the website of the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition of South Africa.

Interest Groups and Information

No Information

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