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South Africa, travel formalities

We communicate you the important information for your travel documents to South Africa. The respect of the entrance/stay formalities is the responsibility of the passenger. It's up to the passenger to check with the competent authorities that this information is very applicable to his situation.

Prior information about travellers : South Africa

As asked by the Advanced Passenger Information System (APIS), Air Austral has to collect specific information on every person taking the plane to South Africa. This information aims at assuring the safety of the aviation.

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The information below will be requested :

- First and Last Name : as mentionned on your passeport
- Gender
- Bith date
- Nationality / Country code
- Country issuing the document / Country code


For stays not exceeding three months, a prior visa is not required. A visitor’s permit will be necessarily delivered on the border during when arriving on the South African territory if the following conditions are met :

  • A round-trip ticket
  • A valid passport 30 days after the planned date of return
  • Supporting documents relative to the costs of the stay:

    • Exact address, phone number of the accomodation ,
    • or, a hotel booking

Minor children

Formalities for minor children in South Africa : from 1 october 2014, parents arriving or leaving South Africa will have to provide for their accompanying minor children  the original (or a certified copy) of the unabridged birth certificate not older than 3 months to south african authorities.

Children travelling with only one of their parents have to supply an authorization of the absent one.


For more information to prepare your journey to South Africa, we recommend the website of IATA: IATA Travel centre

*All inclusive - From - LS : Low season / HS : high saison - OW : One way. Subject to availibility. Fares may increase without prior notification.

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