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For information regarding Immigration and Civic Matters, you can consult the website of the South African Department of Home Affairs:
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Travellers arriving from South Africa can only enter France (including French overseas territories) if they have pressing grounds for travel. They must comply with health check measures to enter France. All passengers must present either a -36h PCR negative test or a -72h PCR negative test accompanied by a -24h negative antigen test prior to the flight when boarding to France).

They will be subject to a compulsory 10-day quarantine (except in case on transit in an international zone of less than 24 hours). They have to give proof of quarantine location (home, or other appropriate accommodation) and, where necessary, access details for inspectors.

The concerned travellers must also ensure that their trip corresponds to one of the reasons listed on the international travel certificate available on the French Ministry of the Interior website.

No additional formalities are requested for travellers from South Africa transiting through a French airport to a third country.

They are not allowed to leave the transit airport for another airport.