Repatriation Flights

The South African Embassy has been notified of several commercial repatriation flights available for travel to South Africa. Passengers interested in these flights must book directly through the airlines. Additional information regarding COVID-19 testing requirements may also be found on the airline websites.

QATAR AIRWAYS:

Date Flight Depart DOH Arrive JNB
06-Sep QR 7471 11:20 19:15
08-Sep QR 7471 10:10 18:05
11-Sep QR 7471 10:10 18:05
15-Sep QR 7471 10:10 18:05
17-Sep QR 7471 10:10 18:05

KLM:

Date Flight Flight nr Depart Arrive
28-Aug Amsterdam – Johannesburg KL591 10:35 21:10
28-Aug Amsterdam – Cape Town KL597 21:50 09:20 (+1)
04-Sep Amsterdam – Johannesburg KL591 10:35 21:10
04-Sep Amsterdam – Cape Town KL597 21:50 09:20 (+1)
11-Sep Amsterdam – Johannesburg KL591 10:35 21:10
11-Sep Amsterdam – Cape Town KL597 21:50 09:20 (+1)

Note: These flights are open to South African citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents, and visa holders who have received DHA approval to travel South Africa where required.

Travel Requirements as per airline

  • Qatar Airways
    • South African Citizens: When traveling via Qatar to connect to SA, SA citizens with SA passports need to have DHA confirmation of citizenship status. SA citizens travelling on SA passport do not need travel letters.
    • Foreign passport travelers with special approved visas need to have their DHA approval letter as issued by their nearest Embassy/Consulate in the USA. The Embassy/Consulate must notify the Qatar Country Manager of the foreign traveler as well as the SA Embassy in Doha.

  • KLM
    • South African Citizens:  When traveling via The Hague / Netherlands to connect to SA, SA citizens with SA passports need to have DHA confirmation of citizenship status. SA citizens travelling on SA passport must have travel letters. 
    • Foreign passport travelers with special approved visas need to have their DHA approval letter.  Need travel letter issued by Embassy/Consulate in the USA. The Embassy/Consulate must notify SA Embassy in the Netherlands of the foreign traveler.

  • Turkish Airlines
    • South African Citizens:   When traveling via Turkey to connect to SA, SA citizens with SA passports need to have DHA confirmation of citizenship status. SA citizens travelling on SA passport must have travel letters.
    • Permanent Residents (PR) and visa travelers on foreign passports: Foreign passport travelers with special approved visas need to have their DHA approval letter.  Need travel letter issued by Embassy/Consulate in the USA. The Embassy/Consulate in the USA must notify the SA Embassy in Turkey of the foreign traveler.

  • Emirates
    • South African Citizens: When traveling via Dubai to connect to SA, SA citizens with SA passports need to have DHA confirmation of citizenship status. SA citizens travelling on SA passport must have travel letters and passengers must have a COVID-19 test not older than 96 hours.
    • Permanent Residents (PR) and visa travelers on foreign passports:   Foreign passport travelers with special approved visas need to have their DHA approval letter. Need travel letter issued by Embassy/Consulate in the USA. Note: The Embassy/Consulate in the USA must notify the SA Embassy in Dubai of the foreign traveler.

Note: All travelers to South Africa must complete an online self-quarantine form as manually completed forms will no longer be accepted as of 14 September 2020. Click here for online form. 

For any other queries related to self-quarantine in South Africa, please contact: enquiries@health.gov.za

 

Repatriation Registration with Embassy/ Nearest Consulate

When registering for repatriation with the Embassy or your nearest South African Consulate as indicated below, please send the following information:

  1. Current location in the US
  2. Full Name and ID Number
  3. Passport Number
  4. Contact Info for next of kin in South Africa

Residents of Alabama, District of Colombia, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Texas, Virginia, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands fall under the jurisdiction of the South African Embassy in Washington, DC: MatigwatoP@dirco.gov.za

Residents of Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin fall under the jurisdiction of the South African Consulate General in Chicago: MiyamboM@dirco.gov.za / BawutiN@dirco.gov.za

Residents of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming fall under the jurisdiction of the South African Consulate General in Los Angeles: NepfumbadaA@dirco.gov.za

Residents of Connecticut, Delaware, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, West Virginia fall under the jurisdiction of South African Consulate General in New York City: KgwatlaE@dirco.gov.za  / SolomonA@dirco.gov.za

The South African Embassy has been notified of several commercial repatriation flights available for travel to South Africa. Passengers interested in these flights must book directly through the airlines. Additional information regarding COVID-19 testing requirements may also be found on the airline websites.

QATAR AIRWAYS:

Date Flight Depart DOH Arrive JNB
06-Sep QR 7471 11:20 19:15
08-Sep QR 7471 10:10 18:05
11-Sep QR 7471 10:10 18:05
15-Sep QR 7471 10:10 18:05
17-Sep QR 7471 10:10 18:05

KLM:

Date Flight Flight nr Depart Arrive
28-Aug Amsterdam – Johannesburg KL591 10:35 21:10
28-Aug Amsterdam – Cape Town KL597 21:50 09:20 (+1)
04-Sep Amsterdam – Johannesburg KL591 10:35 21:10
04-Sep Amsterdam – Cape Town KL597 21:50 09:20 (+1)
11-Sep Amsterdam – Johannesburg KL591 10:35 21:10
11-Sep Amsterdam – Cape Town KL597 21:50 09:20 (+1)

Note: These flights are open to South African citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents, and visa holders who have received DHA approval to travel South Africa where required.

Travel Requirements as per airline

  • Qatar Airways
    • South African Citizens: When traveling via Qatar to connect to SA, SA citizens with SA passports need to have DHA confirmation of citizenship status. SA citizens travelling on SA passport do not need travel letters.
    • Foreign passport travelers with special approved visas need to have their DHA approval letter as issued by their nearest Embassy/Consulate in the USA. The Embassy/Consulate must notify the Qatar Country Manager of the foreign traveler as well as the SA Embassy in Doha.

  • KLM
    • South African Citizens:  When traveling via The Hague / Netherlands to connect to SA, SA citizens with SA passports need to have DHA confirmation of citizenship status. SA citizens travelling on SA passport must have travel letters. 
    • Foreign passport travelers with special approved visas need to have their DHA approval letter.  Need travel letter issued by Embassy/Consulate in the USA. The Embassy/Consulate must notify SA Embassy in the Netherlands of the foreign traveler.

  • Turkish Airlines
    • South African Citizens:   When traveling via Turkey to connect to SA, SA citizens with SA passports need to have DHA confirmation of citizenship status. SA citizens travelling on SA passport must have travel letters.
    • Permanent Residents (PR) and visa travelers on foreign passports: Foreign passport travelers with special approved visas need to have their DHA approval letter.  Need travel letter issued by Embassy/Consulate in the USA. The Embassy/Consulate in the USA must notify the SA Embassy in Turkey of the foreign traveler.

  • Emirates
    • South African Citizens: When traveling via Dubai to connect to SA, SA citizens with SA passports need to have DHA confirmation of citizenship status. SA citizens travelling on SA passport must have travel letters and passengers must have a COVID-19 test not older than 96 hours.
    • Permanent Residents (PR) and visa travelers on foreign passports:   Foreign passport travelers with special approved visas need to have their DHA approval letter. Need travel letter issued by Embassy/Consulate in the USA. Note: The Embassy/Consulate in the USA must notify the SA Embassy in Dubai of the foreign traveler.

Note: All travelers to South Africa must complete an online self-quarantine form as manually completed forms will no longer be accepted as of 14 September 2020. Click here for online form.

For any other queries related to self-quarantine in South Africa, please contact enquiries@health.gov.za

Repatriation Registration with Embassy/ Nearest Consulate

When registering for repatriation with the Embassy or your nearest South African Consulate as indicated below, please send the following information:

  1. Current location in the US
  2. Full Name and ID Number
  3. Passport Number
  4. Contact Info for next of kin in South Africa

Residents of Alabama, District of Colombia, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Texas, Virginia, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands fall under the jurisdiction of the South African Embassy in Washington, DC: MatigwatoP@dirco.gov.za

Residents of Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin fall under the jurisdiction of the South African Consulate General in Chicago: MiyamboM@dirco.gov.za / BawutiN@dirco.gov.za

Residents of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming fall under the jurisdiction of the South African Consulate General in Los Angeles: NepfumbadaA@dirco.gov.za

Residents of Connecticut, Delaware, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, West Virginia fall under the jurisdiction of South African Consulate General in New York City: KgwatlaE@dirco.gov.za  / SolomonA@dirco.gov.za