|Notice on the requirement of entry by foreign nationals holding valid Chinese Residence Permits of three categories|
In order to reduce cross-border transmission of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of passengers, starting from February 26, 2021, all foreign nationals holding valid Chinese Residence Permits for work, personal matters or reunion who will take flights from South Africa to China, are required to contact the Chinese Embassy in Pretoria, or Chinese Consulates General in Durban, Cape Town or Johannesburg to get the confirmation before booking flight tickets and taking the nucleic acid and IgM antibody tests. Neither HDC QR Code application nor boarding will be approved for passengers without the confirmation.
In addition to the above three categories of residence permit holders, the Chinese government announcement on March 26, 2020 about the temporary suspension of the entry of foreigners holding valid Chinese visas and residence permits still apply. However, visas issued on and after this date are still valid.
The Chinese Embassy once again reminds all people in South Africa to ensure that "non-essential, non-emergency, no travel ", especially to avoid frequent cross-border travel.
If you have further inquiries, please contact the relevant mission according to the principle of consular district. Details are as follows:
Consular district of Chinese Embassy: Pretoria, Northwest, Limpopo, Mpumalanga.
Consular district of Chinese Consulate General in Durban: KwaZulu-Natal.
Consular district of Chinese Consulate General in Cape Town: Eastern Cape, Western Cape, Northern Cape.
Consular district of Chinese Consulate General in Johannesburg: Gauteng, Free State.