Latest border protocol when travelling to Mozambique from South Africa

car crossing Lebombo border

Heres latest border protocol when traveling to Mozambique from South Africa

GoBundu has been holding back on sending all our followers an update on the current border procedure due to the volatile changes that keep on taking place.  We are very happy to have an answer in black and white from the South African government regarding the current crossing of borders between South Africa and Mozambique.

On 16 September 2020, the President of South Africa announced that South Africa is moving to level 1 as part of the continuous effort to contain the spread of Covid 19.  As of 1 October 2020 the Lebombo border post (known to some as the Komatipoort border post) is the only border, currently, open between South Africa and Mozambique, all other borders between South Africa and Mozambique remain closed for now. 

The Lebombo border post requires a negative PCR covid19 test, not older than 72 hours from your date of your departure. This test can also be used on the Mozambique side of the border.  The negative covid19 test must be produced to the Port Health Official on arrival and shall be valid for a period of 14 days from the date that the result was issued by the laboratory.  The day that you have the test done is counted as day number 1.

You can have a covid19 test done at the border at a cost of R600 HOWEVER you will wait 24-36 hours for the result.

All travelers including those in possession of a negative covid19 test must be subjected to mandatory primary screening at the port which will include completion of the travel health questionnaire and submitting it to the Port Health officials on arrival or prior to departure, temperature screening, and visual observation by Port health.


Children 5 years and below

Children who are 5 years old and below shall be excluded from the test requirement and will not be required to produce a negative covid19 test on arrival into the country.  However, they will still be required to comply with other screening requirements including completion of traveler health questionnaire on arrival and departure.


Travelers arriving without a negative Covid19 test result

All travelers who are not in possession of a valid negative covid19 test result will be subjected to mandatory quarantine at a state identified facility at their own cost.  Travelers without a valid covid19 test result as mentioned above, on arrival, complete and sign a written declaration committing to adhere to quarantine requirements.  Travelers will be liable for all costs related to quarantine and transportation.  A list of approved quarantine facilities closest to each port of entry has been identified and shall be utilized for this purpose.  Where necessary, Port Health will issue travelers with the details of the nearest facility, whereby travelers will be required to make booking arrangements and produce proof of payment for their stay at the facility for not less than 5 days prior to entering the country.

Should you have any further questions you can contact Beverly at Port Health on +27762742214.

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