Travel Information

Visa Requirements

Flights & Transfers


Requirements To Enter South Africa 

US citizens planning a short-term holiday or business trip to South Africa normally do not need a visa. This is because the United States is on the list of 47 countries whose citizens can enter the state via a visa exemption scheme, in accordance with South Africa’s visa policy.

US citizens holding a valid national passport can enter South Africa for up to 90 days at any port of arrival.

However, Travelers should be aware that due to COVID-19, the South African Department of Home Affairs has imposed restrictions on the visa exemption scheme. The United States has been removed from the visa-free list until further notice.

American citizens who want to travel to South Africa must contact a South African embassy or consulate in their country of residence TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

  • Valid passport with at least six months beyond their intended date of entry to South Africa.
  • Sufficient funds to cover day – to -day expenses during their stay.
  • Return ticket or ticket to an onward destination.

Vaccines required to visit South Africa

  • Chicken pox
  • Diphtheria – Tetanus – Pertussis
  • Flu (influenza)
  • Measles – Mumps – Rubella (MMR)
  • Polio
  • Shingles
  • Covid 19

The South African government announced in June 2022 that the remaining covid – 19 regulations have been repealed. Travelers entering South Africa are no longer required to produce vaccination certificates or recent negative PCR tests. Due to forever changing regulations please attend to your embassy for the latest regulations. The contact details of the American embassy in South Africa are stated below should you be in need of their services.

U.S. Consulate General Johannesburg


Flight Information

O.R. Tambo International Airport, Africa’s largest and busiest, epitomizes a world-class airport with prime location, accessibility, and connectivity. Situated in Johannesburg, South Africa’s commercial hub, and at the heart of the industrial Ekurhuleni Municipality, the airport enjoys excellent road connections to the national network. It features an extensive retail selection, including high-end duty-free shops, African curios, and diverse dining options. Plus, it offers top-tier hotels within and nearby the airport precinct.

Direct flights To South Africa

Atlanta, USA (ATL) – Johannesburg (JNB)

New York, USA (NY)  – Johannesburg (JNB)


The following transport services have been selected for your convenience and safety to commute from the airport to your hotel. Uber has been operating in South Africa since September 2013, and has over 4000 Uber drivers, and the vast majority (~2,500) are in Gauteng and has a 3.5 rating here in South Africa. Please download from Google Play store or Apple store. We would encourage you to inquire with your hotel if they do not offer Shuttle services from the airport to the hotel. We also have listed two reliable and trusted shuttle companies that one can use.

Citi Shuttles

Shuttle services from OR Tambo to Sandton 24hrs

Tel: +27 21 555 2880

EZ Shuttle

Shuttle services from OR Tambo to Sandton.

Tel: +27 21 346 0899

Gautrain is an 80-kilometre higher-speed express commuter rail system in Gauteng, South Africa, which links Johannesburg, Pretoria, Kempton Park and O. R. Tambo International Airport. It takes 15 minutes to travel from Sandton to O. R. Tambo international airport. Please check for train schedules online because this is not a 24hr service.


5 Star Hotel  | 8.9 km from The Tryst (11 mins) – Free Car
+27 11 290 9700

129 Patrick Rd. Sandown. Sandton

5 Star Hotel  | 7.7 km from The Tryst

+27 11 245 8000

No 8 Cnr Rivonia, Daisy Street. Sandton

4 Star Hotel | 7.3 km from The Tryst (11 mins)

+27 10 226 4600

Rivonia Road and Grayston Dr . Sandton

Sandton is a city north of the city of Johannesburg, South Africa. It forms part of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality. The name of the city came from the combination of two of its suburbs, Sandown and Bryanston. Known as ‘Africa’s richest square mile’, Sandton has headed upward with a barrage of Manhattan-style skyscrapers that function as landmarks throughout. One of the most popular attractions in Sandton is Sandton City – one of the largest shopping centres in Africa. It has almost 300 retailers. Sandton is home to a wide variety of restaurants that cater to all tastes. Whether you’re looking for fine dining, casual eats or something quick and tasty, there’s bound to be a restaurant in Sandton that fits the bill. From traditional South African fare to international cuisine, Sandton has it all when it comes to a place to eat. The expo will be happening in Sandton and the below mentioned hotels are in and around Sandton.

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