COVID-19 Lockdown What to do if you are a South African Stranded Abroad

NEWS | COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE A SOUTH AFRICAN STRANDED ABROAD

Worldwide travel restrictions are accompanied by various national strategies aimed at limiting the movement of people to prevent transmission of COVID-19.

Coronavirus Efforts to Flatten the curve in Africa

NEWS | CORONAVIRUS: EFFORTS TO FLATTEN THE CURVE IN AFRICA

African state leaders have learned from the issues experienced in various countries around the world in minimising the spread of COVID-19 and in response have implemented measures to enforce social distancing and restrict travel in order flatten the curve of the virus on the African continent.

The Impact of COVID-19 on Immigration and Global Mobility

NEWS | THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON IMMIGRATION AND GLOBAL MOBILITY

On 30 March 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa once again addressed the nation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and provided an update on the country-wide “lockdown”.

COVID-19: Travel Restrictions, Border Shutdowns By Country

NEWS | CORONAVIRUS: TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS BORDER SHUTDOWNS BY COUNTRY

Countries around the world have taken drastic measures, including border closures, in an attempt to curb COVID-19.

Minister-Patel-Announces-Essential-Service-Application-Portal

NEWS | MEDIA RELEASE: 25 MARCH – MINISTER PATEL ANNOUNCES ESSENTIAL SERVICE APPLICATION PORTAL

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Ebrahim Patel has announced that all businesses that will be allowed to provide essential services are required to seek approval from the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic)  in order for them to trade during the period of the lockdown in terms of the regulations published […]

Embassy closures may affect access to certain services for SA expats

NEWS | EMBASSY CLOSURES MAY AFFECT ACCESS TO CERTAIN SERVICES FOR SA EXPATS

The idea of living in a foreign country sounds quite adventurous for many people, but in a time of isolation it can become frustrating and near impossible to access certain essential services.

President-Nation-Address-South-Africa-21-Day-Lockdown

NEWS | UPDATE: PRESIDENT NATION ADDRESS – SOUTH AFRICA ON 21 DAYS LOCKDOWN!

On 24 March 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa updated the nation on further stringent measures that will be put in place to combat COVID-19. Inter-alia with the lockdown of the country from midnight 26 March 2020 up until midnight 16 April 2020, he has strengthened the precautionary measures of South African residents and other foreign travellers […]

Corona-Virus-Mozambique

NEWS | CORONAVIRUS MOZAMBIQUE CLOSES SCHOOLS, SUSPENDS VISA ISSUANCE – PRESIDENT

President Nyusi has just addressed the nation, announcing new coronavirus prevention measures due to take effect as from Monday, March 23,  for the next 30 days. Mozambique will subject all travellers , Mozambicans or foreigners, entering the country to a mandatory 14-day home quarantine.

Foreign Nationals are Urged to Make Use of Visa Concessions To Remain Compliant in SA

NEWS | FOREIGN NATIONALS ARE URGED TO MAKE USE OF VISA CONCESSIONS TO REMAIN COMPLIANT IN SA

The Department of Home Affairs has made some concessions to foreign nationals in South Africa whose visas are about to expire and where travelling to their home countries is not an option.

Civic Consular and Immigration Update SA Embassy Abu Dhabi

NEWS | CIVIC, CONSULAR AND IMMIGRATION UPDATE: SOUTH AFRICAN EMBASSY ABU DHABI

Due to various health and travel restrictions that are implemented not only in South Africa and the United Arab Emirate but also worldwide, the South African Embassy is, with immediate effect implementing the undermentioned minimum precautionary measures to avoid spreading the COVID-19 / Corina Virus.