Here is a list of restricted countries amid Covid-19 Level 1 lockdown

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As the country settles in on Level 1 lockdown Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has announced ports of entries that are set to be opened.

Minister Motsoaledi said all 18 land ports of entry will be opened with effect from 1 October 2020. The other 35 land ports of entry remain closed.

The Department of Home Affairs is extending the validity period of legally issued visas which expired during the lockdown period to 31 January 2021.

“Holders of such visas are permitted to remain in the country under the conditions of their visas until 31 January 2021. Those wishing to be repatriated to their countries within this period can depart without being declared undesirable persons.”

“The Department is also resuming services for applications for identity cards or documents and for all types of passports” said the minister.

The list below was based on level of risk per country on their number of Covid-19 cases and fatalities. Minister added that the list will be updated as time goes.

  • Albania                 
  • Argentina                 
  • Armenia                 
  • Austria                 
  • Bahrain                 
  • Belgium                 
  • Bolivia                 
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil             
  • Chile             
  • Columbia         
  • Costa Rica         
  • Croatia             
  • Czech Republic     
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador         
  • France            
  • Georgia         
  • Greece             
  • Guatemala         
  • Guyana            
  • Honduras         
  • Hungary        
  • Iceland             
  • India
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Jamaica
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon                 
  • Luxemburg                 
  • Maldives               
  • Malta              
  • Mexico                 
  • Moldova                 
  • Montenegro                          
  • Nepal             
  • Netherlands       
  • North Macedonia       
  • Oman            
  • Palestine         
  • Panama       
  • Paraguay          
  • Peru             
  • Portugal        
  • Puerto Rico         
  • Qatar             
  • Romania      
  • Russia  
  • Slovakia                                
  • Suriname
  • Switzerland
  • Ukraine
  • United Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • USA
  • Venezuela    

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