South Africa: restrictions and entry requirements 2023

South Africa: country’s borders status

Borders are open

Coronavirus information

Arriving passengers are subject to medical screening 

National holidays in South Africa in 2023

Public holidays and festivals in South Africa in 2023. Non-working days:

  • January 1, Sunday: New Year’s Day;
  • January 2, Monday: New Year;
  • March 21, Tuesday: Human Rights Day;
  • April 7, Friday: Good Friday;
  • April 10, Monday: Family Day;
  • April 27, Thursday: Freedom Day;
  • May 1, Monday: Workers’ Day;
  • June 16, Friday: Youth Day;
  • August 9, Wednesday: National Women’s Day;
  • September 24, Sunday: Heritage Day;
  • September 25, Monday: Heritage Day Holiday;
  • December 16, Saturday: Day of Reconciliation;
  • December 25, Monday: Christmas;
  • December 26, Tuesday: Day of Goodwill.

If a holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday becomes a holiday.

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