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Confused about where you can travel to, the COVID testing regulations & quarantines? 

It is all very confusing, even for us travel experts to keep up to date on what is now required when travelling on holiday. With different countries’ regulations changing daily, it’s a minefield out there and can be quite daunting if you‘re looking for an international getaway. 


But never fear! We at Vivid Holidays have your back. We can guide you along the process, offering advice and tips about where to go and what is required. 

If you are looking to leave South African borders and venture overseas somewhere in the next few months, here are our tips on where you can travel to and how COVID PCR testing works. 

Firstly, most of the countries that are allowing South Africans to their shores, are insisting on travelers having a negative PCR COVID test no older than 48 or 72hours (country depending).  

The cost of the test is R850 - R1000 per person, and we will try and guide you as to the best time to get this test done, as it is dependent on your arrival time in your destination.

Travel insurance is also now required by most countries. Vivid Holidays will advise you of this.

You will need a negative PCR test on arrival back in South Africa, after your well-deserved break. But where would you get one done overseas? Depending on your destination, we will guide you as to where you can get your test done before your return to South Africa. 



There are several countries that will allow South Africans entry, as long as you book into their government quarantine facilities. These will obviously differ from country to country, however, in most cases you will be bound to your hotel room for around 14 days, before being able to enter the country as such. We will refer you to the local government authority should you need or want to travel to any of those destinations. 

As we wait for the world to open up, and the rules and regulations continue to change, it’s best to always check in with your friendly travel agents at Vivid Holidays.