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Visa-Free destinations for South Africans

IGO TRAVEL | 12 June 2018

Visa-Free destinations for South Africans
Feel like taking a holiday last minute but don’t have the time to wait for a visa? Why not try a visa-free destination. South Africa has ranked 47th on the list with a visa-free score of 94; an improvement on the 90 countries open to South Africans in 2017.

In 2018 a few countries have been added; or have changes to their visa classifications (from visa on arrival to visa free).

Specifically, Angola, Mauritius, Micronesia, Russia, Qatar as well as Senegal are now visa-free; while Gabon has been added as a visa on arrival destination, along with Ghana and Turkey. Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) is now an Electronic Travel Authority destination.

These are the countries South African passport holders can access without a visa:

Visa-free entry

Angola Georgia Malaysia Singapore
Antigua & Barbuda Grenada Mauritius South Korea
Argentina Guatemala Micronesia St Vincent and the Grenadines
Bahamas Guyana Mozambique Swaziland
Barbados Haiti Namibia Tanzania
Belize Honduras Nicaragua Thailand
Benin Hong Kong Palestinian territories Trinidad and Tobago
Botswana Indonesia Panama Tunisia
Brazil Ireland Paraguay Uruguay
Chile Israel Peru Vanuatu
Costa Rica Jamaica Philippines Venezuela
Dominica Kenya Qatar (Visa waiver on arrival)
Dominican Republic Kosovo Russian Federation Zimbabwe
Ecuador Lesotho Saint Kitts and Nevis Zambia
El Salvador Macao Saint Lucia
Fiji Malawi Senegal

Visa on arrival

Armenia Ghana Marshall Islands Tajikistan
Bolivia Guinea-Bissau Mauritania Timor-Leste
Cambodia Iran Nepal Togo
Cape Verde Jordan Oman Turkey
Comoros Kyrgyzstan Palau Tuvalu
Djibouti Laos Rwanda Uganda
Ethiopia Madagascar Samoa
Gabon Maldives Seychelles (visitor’s permit)

Electronic Travel Authority (eTA) entry

Ivory Coast India Sri Lanka

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