Read Legenda Explanation. This page for South Africa has been latest updated at 2020-03-25 03:13:40

Timeline and information

South Africa is in comparison to other African nations, heavily affected by the coronavirus and imposed different measures. On March 17, the country has banned all access to people coming from corona-affected countries.

A week later, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a complete three-week lockdown to stop the virus from further spreading in South Africa.

Disclaimer: We are publishing information verified by multiple local news organizations and press releases and/or conferences by governments. We will always verify and try to double-check all restrictions. Information and rules are changing rapidly and could be already outdated by the time you read this. Check always with your own government before intending to go abroad. All information published on this page is how it would affect travelers and tourism in South Africa. Please support us by contacting us when things have changed.

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Flag of South Africa South Africa

Capital Pretoria
Time In Capital
Population 58,8 million (2019)

Current Restriction Level: Extreme

Last validated on March 25, 2020:

24 March: South Africa announced a complete three-week lockdown as of Thursday the 26th of March. As of that moment, people have to stay at home except for the necessary reasons, like doing groceries and for medical reasons.


Confirmed Cases


Reported Deaths
Latest update April 05, 2020 [Source]

Latest News Updates

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa announced a complete lockdown of the heavily by corona affected country for [..]

March 25, 2020

We increased the level of restrictions of South Africa from Unknown to Extreme [..]

March 24, 2020

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