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Eswatini travel restrictions

COVID-19 Vacc. -45.67%
Open for citizens: none Open for foreigners: pcr Open for tourism: none Quarantine: none
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Crossing Rules
  • Passengers not holding a negative Covid-19 certificate obtained within 72 hours prior to arrival in Eswatini, or presenting with Covid-19 symptoms, will be required to submit to testing on arrival at their own cost.
  • Passengers may be required to quarantine for up to 14 days upon arrival in Eswatini.
Flight Restrictions

published 25.05.2020
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Eswatini.
– This does not apply to nationals and residents of Eswatini.
2. Nationals and residents of Eswatini are subject to quarantine in designated locations for a period of 14 days.

Quarantine

Quarantine requirement at government designated site.

Travellers may be required to undergo a quarantine period not exceeding 14 days or isolation as advised by the Port Health Officers.
If you’re fully vaccinated: A valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate (hard or electronic) is required as proof of vaccination status.

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Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

A valid negative COVID-19 PCR test result (hard or electronic) that is not older than 72 hours is required if you are not fully vaccinated.
all travellers, upon arrival at the points of entry will be screened for the following:
• Symptoms of COVID-19
• Temperature checks
• Health declaration form

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Vaccination
COVID-19 Total Vaccination date: 2022-04-26
COVID-19 Total Vaccination: 535393
COVID-19 Daily Vaccination: 702
COVID-19 Vacc. (per 100 citizens, %): 45.67
COVID-19 Daily Vacc. (per 1 million citizens): 599

Eswatini will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record and proof of COVID-19 vaccination issued in the Crown Dependencies. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

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Full Restrictions

  • Eswatini Latest News:

    International Restrictions:

    *All travellers: Travellers entering and exiting the Kingdom of Eswatini must produce either of the following, upon arrival at the points of entry:
    i) If fully vaccinated, a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate (hard or electronic).
    OR
    ii) A valid negative COVID-19 PCR test result (hard or electronic) that is not older than 72 hours, for the unvaccinated.
    “Fully vaccinated” means complete doses of a vaccine, i.e. two doses for a two-dose vaccine, and one dose for a one-dose vaccine.
    Valid vaccination certificates considered are those of COVID-19 vaccine candidates that have been prequalified by WHO. This will be updated periodically as the need arises. Vaccination cards are not allowed at points of entry – only vaccination certificates allowed.

    Outbound travellers from Eswatini must also comply with the requirements of airlines and the country of transit and destination.
    Children under 12 years are exempted from the above measures.
    In addition, all travellers, upon arrival at the points of entry will be screened for the following:
    • Symptoms of COVID-19
    • Temperature checks
    • Health declaration form
    Travellers may be required to undergo a quarantine period not exceeding 14 days or isolation as advised by the Port Health Officers. You should arrange to take a private test.
    If you’re fully vaccinated: A valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate (hard or electronic) is required as proof of vaccination status.
    Proof of vaccination status: Eswatini will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record and proof of COVID-19 vaccination issued in the Crown Dependencies. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    If you’re not fully vaccinated: A valid negative COVID-19 PCR test result (hard or electronic) that is not older than 72 hours is required if you are not fully vaccinated.
    If you’ve had COVID-19 in the past year Entry requirements for Eswatini are the same for all travellers, regardless of whether you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past year.
    Children and young people: Children under 12 years are exempted from the entry requirements.
    If you’re transiting through Eswatini: Transiting is when you pass through one country on the way to your final destination. Check with your airline before departing.
    Exemptions: There are no exemptions to Eswatini’s entry requirements.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Eswatini: Travel within Eswatini is possible, but road blocks or unexpected protests and road closures could occur. You should avoid protests, demonstrations, or marches. Stay alert for signs of disturbances.
    It is compulsory to wear a mask everywhere, even when travelling alone in a vehicle. There is a requirement for 1.5 metres of social distance with others.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are open for business. Strict hygiene measures are in place to ensure guest safety.
    *Public places and services: Only outdoor entertainment is allowed and is subject to COVID-19 precautions. All sporting events are permitted but must adhere to strict COVID-19 precautions. Up to 2,000 vaccinated spectators may attend sporting events in stadiums and up to 500 vaccinated spectators at open grounds.
    It is compulsory to wear a mask everywhere, even when travelling alone in a vehicle. There is a requirement for 1.5 metres of social distance with others.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

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    04.04.2022
  • Eswatini Latest News:

    International Restrictions:

    *Entry and exit rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19): Whether you are fully vaccinated or not, specific conditions must be met in order to enter Eswatini:
    • all travellers must be able to provide evidence, in paper copy, of a negative COVID-19 PCR test on entry to Eswatini. This test must have been taken no more than 72 hours before entry
    • if you are unable to present a negative COVID-19 result on entry, or if you display COVID-19 symptoms, you will be required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival at your own cost. You may be required to undergo a quarantine period not exceeding 14 days, or isolation as advised by the port health officers
    • you should not use the testing service to get a test in order to facilitate your travel to another country. You should arrange to take a private test.
    In addition, conditions apply on exiting Eswatini: You are required to take a COVID-19 test no more than 72hrs before you leave Eswatini. You must make all arrangements for this test at a private laboratory and is at your own expense. On departure, you must be able to provide a paper copy of a negative COVID-19 test.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Eswatini: Travel within Eswatini is possible, but road blocks or unexpected protests and road closures could occur. You should avoid protests, demonstrations, or marches. Stay alert for signs of disturbances.
    It is compulsory to wear a mask everywhere, even when travelling alone in a vehicle. There is a requirement for 1.5 metres of social distance with others.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are open for business. Strict hygiene measures are in place to ensure guest safety.
    *Public places and services: Only outdoor entertainment is allowed and is subject to COVID-19 precautions. All sporting events are permitted but must adhere to strict COVID-19 precautions. Up to 2,000 vaccinated spectators may attend sporting events in stadiums and up to 500 vaccinated spectators at open grounds.
    It is compulsory to wear a mask everywhere, even when travelling alone in a vehicle. There is a requirement for 1.5 metres of social distance with others.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

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    15.03.2022
  • Eswatini Latest News:

    International Restrictions:

    *International Travel: Eswatini Air Link services between Johannesburg OR Tambo and Sikhuphe International Airport in Eswatini were re-introduced on 12 October, with a flight every other day.
    *Entry and exit rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19):
    • A COVID-19 test must be performed no more than 72 hours before departure and you must be able to demonstrate a negative test result on entry;
    • Upon arriving in Eswatini, you will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and asked about your country of origin and any transit stops;
    • If you do not present a negative COVID-19 result on entry, or if you display COVID-19 symptoms, you will be required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival at your own cost;
    • You may be required to undergo a quarantine period not exceeding 14 days, or isolation as advised by the port health officers.
    In addition, conditions apply on exiting Eswatini:
    • You should arrange to have a COVID-19 test no more than 72hrs before you travel. Testing will be at your own expense at a private laboratory;
    • You must be able to demonstrate a negative COVID-19 test result when exiting the country;
    • Upon exiting, you will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms, and asked details about your country of destination and any transit stops;
    • If you display COVID-19 symptoms, you will not be allowed to exit the country;
    • “Essential travellers” such as daily commuters (e.g. scholars, teachers and truck drivers) who have been making cross border travel during the travel restriction period, will continue to be able to travel following the protocols they have previously used.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Eswatini: Travel within Eswatini is possible, but road blocks or unexpected protests and road closures could occur. You should avoid protests, demonstrations, or marches. Stay alert for signs of disturbances. Travel after 9pm is not permitted whilst the curfew is in place.
    It is compulsory to wear a mask everywhere, even when travelling alone in a vehicle. There is a requirement for 1.5 metres of social distance with others.
    *Accommodation: A few hotels are open for business despite the partial lockdown. Strict hygiene measures are in place to ensure guest safety.
    *Public places and services: A curfew has been introduced from 9pm to 4am in response to civil unrest. No one should be on the street after 9pm. From 14 June 2021, all retailers will be shut after 7pm. Gatherings remain prohibited except for funerals, community meetings, weddings, professional low-contact sports and religious services. Gatherings are limited to 2.5 hours, with a maximum of 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors.
    Only outdoor entertainment and arts activities are allowed. The maximum number of people permitted at an outdoor entertainment event has been reduced to 200.
    It is compulsory to wear a mask everywhere, even when travelling alone in a vehicle. There is a requirement for 1.5 metres of social distance with others.

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    14.12.2021
  • Eswatini Latest News:

    International Restrictions:

    *International Travel: Eswatini Air Link services between Johannesburg OR Tambo and Sikhuphe International Airport in Eswatini were re-introduced on 12 October, with a flight every other day.
    *Entry and exit rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19):
    • A COVID-19 test must be performed no more than 72 hours before departure and you must be able to demonstrate a negative test result on entry;
    • Upon arriving in Eswatini, you will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and asked about your country of origin and any transit stops;
    • If you do not present a negative COVID-19 result on entry, or if you display COVID-19 symptoms, you will be required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival at your own cost;
    • You may be required to undergo a quarantine period not exceeding 14 days, or isolation as advised by the port health officers.
    In addition, conditions apply on exiting Eswatini:
    • You should arrange to have a COVID-19 test no more than 72hrs before you travel. Testing will be at your own expense at a private laboratory;
    • You must be able to demonstrate a negative COVID-19 test result when exiting the country;
    • Upon exiting, you will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms, and asked details about your country of destination and any transit stops;
    • If you display COVID-19 symptoms, you will not be allowed to exit the country;
    • “Essential travellers” such as daily commuters (e.g. scholars, teachers and truck drivers) who have been making cross border travel during the travel restriction period, will continue to be able to travel following the protocols they have previously used.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Eswatini:Travel within Eswatini is possible, but road blocks or unexpected protests and road closures could occur. You should continue to avoid protests, demonstrations, or marches. Stay alert for signs of disturbances. Travel after 6pm is not permitted whilst the curfew is in place.
    It is compulsory to wear a mask everywhere, even when travelling alone in a vehicle. There is a requirement for 1.5 metres of social distance with others.
    *Accommodation:A few hotels are open for business despite the partial lockdown. Strict hygiene measures are in place to ensure guest safety.
    *Public places and services: A curfew has been introduced from 6pm to 5am in response to civil unrest. No one should be on the street after 6pm.
    From 14 June 2021, all retailers will be shut after 7pm.
    Gatherings remain prohibited except for funerals, community meetings, weddings, professional low-contact sports and religious services. Gatherings are limited to 2.5 hours, with a maximum of 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors.
    Only outdoor entertainment and arts activities are allowed. The maximum number of people permitted at an outdoor entertainment event has been reduced to 200.
    It is compulsory to wear a mask everywhere, even when travelling alone in a vehicle. There is a requirement for 1.5 metres of social distance with others.

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    06.07.2021
  • Eswatini Latest News:

    International Restrictions:

    *International Travel: Eswatini Air Link services between Johannesburg OR Tambo and Sikhuphe International Airport in Eswatini were re-introduced on 12 October, with a flight every other day.
    *Entry and exit rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19):
    • A COVID-19 test must be performed no more than 72 hours before departure and you must be able to demonstrate a negative test result on entry;
    • Upon arriving in Eswatini, you will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and asked about your country of origin and any transit stops;
    • If you do not present a negative COVID-19 result on entry, or if you display COVID-19 symptoms, you will be required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival at your own cost;
    • You may be required to undergo a quarantine period not exceeding 14 days, or isolation as advised by the port health officers.
    In addition, conditions apply on exiting Eswatini:
    • You should arrange to have a COVID-19 test no more than 72hrs before you travel. Testing will be at your own expense at a private laboratory;
    • You must be able to demonstrate a negative COVID-19 test result when exiting the country;
    • Upon exiting, you will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms, and asked details about your country of destination and any transit stops;
    • If you display COVID-19 symptoms, you will not be allowed to exit the country;
    • “Essential travellers” such as daily commuters (e.g. scholars, teachers and truck drivers) who have been making cross border travel during the travel restriction period, will continue to be able to travel following the protocols they have previously used.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Eswatini: it is compulsory to wear a mask everywhere, even when travelling alone in a vehicle. There is a requirement for 1.5 metres of social distance with others.
    *Accommodation: A few hotels are open for business despite the partial lockdown. Strict hygiene measures are in place to ensure guest safety.
    *Public places and services: From 14 June 2021, all retailers will be shut after 7pm.
    Gatherings remain prohibited except for funerals, community meetings, weddings, professional low-contact sports and religious services. Gatherings are limited to 2.5 hours, with a maximum of 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors.
    Only outdoor entertainment and arts activities are allowed. The maximum number of people permitted at an outdoor entertainment event has been reduced to 200.
    It is compulsory to wear a mask everywhere, even when travelling alone in a vehicle. There is a requirement for 1.5 metres of social distance with others.

    Read more
    29.06.2021
  • Eswatini Latest News:

    International Restrictions:

    *International Travel: Eswatini Air Link services between Johannesburg OR Tambo and Sikhuphe International Airport in Eswatini were re-introduced on 12 October, with a flight every other day.
    *Entry and exit rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19):
    • A COVID-19 test must be performed no more than 72 hours before departure and you must be able to demonstrate a negative test result on entry;
    • Upon arriving in Eswatini, you will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and asked about your country of origin and any transit stops;
    • If you do not present a negative COVID-19 result on entry, or if you display COVID-19 symptoms, you will be required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival at your own cost;
    • You may be required to undergo a quarantine period not exceeding 14 days, or isolation as advised by the port health officers.
    In addition, conditions apply on exiting Eswatini:
    • You should arrange to have a COVID-19 test no more than 72hrs before you travel. Testing will be at your own expense at a private laboratory;
    • You must be able to demonstrate a negative COVID-19 test result when exiting the country;
    • Upon exiting, you will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms, and asked details about your country of destination and any transit stops;
    • If you display COVID-19 symptoms, you will not be allowed to exit the country;
    • “Essential travellers” such as daily commuters (e.g. scholars, teachers and truck drivers) who have been making cross border travel during the travel restriction period, will continue to be able to travel following the protocols they have previously used.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Eswatini: From 12 March 2021, all retailers will be shut after 8pm. Gatherings for funerals, community meetings, weddings, professional low-contact sports, entertainment and religious services are permitted. Gatherings are limited to 2 hours, with a maximum of 100 people.
    The maximum number of people permitted at an outdoor entertainment event has been increased to 500. For an indoor event, the limit will be 300 people, considering the size of the venue and social distancing protocols.
    It is compulsory to wear a mask everywhere, even when travelling alone in a vehicle. There is a requirement for 1.5 metres of social distance with others.
    *Accommodation: A few hotels are open for business despite the partial lockdown. Strict hygiene measures are in place to ensure guest safety.
    *Public places and services: From 12 March 2021, all retailers will be shut after 8pm. Gatherings remain prohibited except for funerals, community meetings, weddings, professional low-contact sports and religious services. Gatherings are limited to 2 hours, with a maximum of 100 people.
    It is compulsory to wear a mask everywhere, even when travelling alone in a vehicle. There is a requirement for 1.5 metres of social distance with others.

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    11.05.2021
  • Eswatini Latest news:

    International Restrictions:

    *International Travel: Eswatini Air Link services between Johannesburg OR Tambo and Sikhuphe International Airport in Eswatini were re-introduced on 12 October, with a flight every other day.
    *Entry and exit rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19):
    • A COVID-19 test must be performed no more than 72 hours before departure and you must be able to demonstrate a negative test result on entry;
    • Upon arriving in Eswatini, you will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and asked about your country of origin and any transit stops;
    • If you do not present a negative COVID-19 result on entry, or if you display COVID-19 symptoms, you will be required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival at your own cost;
    • You may be required to undergo a quarantine period not exceeding 14 days, or isolation as advised by the port health officers.
    In addition, conditions apply on exiting Eswatini:
    • You should arrange to have a COVID-19 test no more than 72hrs before you travel. Testing will be at your own expense at a private laboratory;
    • You must be able to demonstrate a negative COVID-19 test result when exiting the country;
    • Upon exiting, you will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms, and asked details about your country of destination and any transit stops;
    • If you display COVID-19 symptoms, you will not be allowed to exit the country;
    • “Essential travellers” such as daily commuters (e.g. scholars, teachers and truck drivers) who have been making cross border travel during the travel restriction period, will continue to be able to travel following the protocols they have previously used.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Eswatini: Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Eswatini to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). A curfew from 11pm to 4am is in place and all are encouraged to stay at home during these hours unless movement is essential.
    It is compulsory to wear a mask everywhere, even when travelling alone in a vehicle. Non-compliance risks a fine.
    Travelling from Eswatini to other countries will be allowed for medical reasons, education, work and business purposes. You should make sure you are travelling with the correct documents.
    There is restricted capacity on public and private transport. You should follow advice locally.
    *Accommodation: A few hotels are open for business despite the partial lockdown. Strict hygiene measures are in place to ensure guest safety.
    *Public places and services: From 12 March 2021, all retailers will be shut after 8pm. Gatherings remain prohibited except for funerals, community meetings, weddings, professional low-contact sports and religious services. Gatherings are limited to 2 hours, with a maximum of 100 people. It is compulsory to wear a mask everywhere, even when travelling alone in a vehicle. There is a requirement for 1.5 metres of social distance with others.

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    19.03.2021
  • Eswatini Latest news: From 4am on Saturday 9 December, visitors arriving into the UK who have been in or transited through Eswatini in the previous 10 days will not be permitted entry. British and Irish nationals, longer-term visa holders and permanent residents arriving in the UK from Eswatini, need to self-isolate on their return. (Gov.uk, 07.01.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    Eswatini Air Link services between Johannesburg OR Tambo and Sikhuphe International Airport in Eswatini were re-introduced on 12 October, with a flight every other day.
    *Entry and exit rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19): Specific conditions must be met in order to enter Eswatini:
    • A COVID-19 test must be performed no more than 72 hours before departure and you must be able to demonstrate a negative test result on entry;
    • Upon arriving in Eswatini, you will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and asked about your country of origin and any transit stops;
    • If you do not present a negative COVID-19 result on entry, or if you display COVID-19 symptoms, you will be required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival at your own cost;
    • You may be required to undergo a quarantine period not exceeding 14 days, or isolation as advised by the port health officers.
    In addition, conditions apply on exiting Eswatini:
    • You should arrange to have a COVID-19 test no more than 72hrs before you travel. Testing will be at your own expense at a private laboratory;
    • You must be able to demonstrate a negative COVID-19 test result when exiting the country;
    • Upon exiting, you will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms, and asked details about your country of destination and any transit stops;
    • If you display COVID-19 symptoms, you will not be allowed to exit the country;
    • “Essential travellers” such as daily commuters (e.g. scholars, teachers and truck drivers) who have been making cross border travel during the travel restriction period, will continue to be able to travel following the protocols they have previously used.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Eswatini: Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Eswatini to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). A curfew from 8pm to 4am remains in place and all are encouraged to stay at home unless movement is essential.
    It is compulsory to wear a mask everywhere, even when travelling alone in a vehicle. Non-compliance risks a fine. Travelling from Eswatini to other countries will be allowed for medical reasons, education, work and business purposes. You should make sure you are travelling with the correct documents. There is restricted capacity on public and private transport. You should follow advice locally.
    *Accommodation: A few hotels are open for business despite the partial lockdown. Strict hygiene measures are in place to ensure guest safety.
    *Public places and services: From 8 January 2021, all retailers will be shut after 6pm. From 21 January, all alcohol sales are banned. All gatherings are prohibited except for funerals. Funerals are limited to 2 hours, with a maximum of 50 people. It is compulsory to wear a mask everywhere, even when travelling alone in a vehicle. There is a requirement for 1.5 metres of social distance with others.

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    17.02.2021
  • Eswatini Latest news: From 4am on Saturday 9 December, visitors arriving into the UK who have been in or transited through Eswatini in the previous 10 days will not be permitted entry. British and Irish nationals, longer-term visa holders and permanent residents arriving in the UK from Eswatini, need to self-isolate on their return. (Gov.uk, 07.01.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    Eswatini Air Link services between Johannesburg OR Tambo and Sikhuphe International Airport in Eswatini were re-introduced on 12 October, with a flight every other day.
    *Entry and exit rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19): Specific conditions must be met in order to enter Eswatini:
    • A COVID-19 test must be performed no more than 72 hours before departure and you must be able to demonstrate a negative test result on entry;
    • Upon arriving in Eswatini, you will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and asked about your country of origin and any transit stops;
    • If you do not present a negative COVID-19 result on entry, or if you display COVID-19 symptoms, you will be required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival at your own cost;
    • You may be required to undergo a quarantine period not exceeding 14 days, or isolation as advised by the port health officers.
    In addition, conditions apply on exiting Eswatini:
    • You should arrange to have a COVID-19 test no more than 72hrs before you travel. Testing will be at your own expense at a private laboratory;
    • You must be able to demonstrate a negative COVID-19 test result when exiting the country;
    • Upon exiting, you will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms, and asked details about your country of destination and any transit stops;
    • If you display COVID-19 symptoms, you will not be allowed to exit the country;
    • “Essential travellers” such as daily commuters (e.g. scholars, teachers and truck drivers) who have been making cross border travel during the travel restriction period, will continue to be able to travel following the protocols they have previously used.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Eswatini: Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Eswatini to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). A curfew from 8pm to 4am remains in place and all are encouraged to stay at home unless movement is essential. It is compulsory to wear a mask everywhere, even when travelling alone in a vehicle. Non-compliance risks a fine. Travelling from Eswatini to other countries will be allowed for medical reasons, education, work and business purposes. You should make sure you are travelling with the correct documents. There is restricted capacity on public and private transport. You should follow advice locally.
    *Accommodation: A few hotels are open for business despite the partial lockdown. Strict hygiene measures are in place to ensure guest safety.
    *Public places and services: From 8 January 2021, all retailers will be shut after 6pm. From 21 January, all alcohol sales are banned. All gatherings are prohibited except for funerals. Funerals are limited to 2 hours, with a maximum of 50 people. It is compulsory to wear a mask everywhere, even when travelling alone in a vehicle. There is a requirement for 1.5 metres of social distance with others.

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    21.01.2021
  • Eswatini Latest news: From 4am on Saturday 9 December, visitors arriving into the UK who have been in or transited through Eswatini in the previous 10 days will not be permitted entry. British and Irish nationals, longer-term visa holders and permanent residents arriving in the UK from Eswatini, need to self-isolate on their return. (Gov.uk, 07.01.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    Eswatini Air Link services between Johannesburg OR Tambo and Sikhuphe International Airport in Eswatini were re-introduced on 12 October, with a flight every other day.
    *Entry and exit rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19): Specific conditions must be met in order to enter Eswatini:
    • A COVID-19 test must be performed no more than 72 hours before departure and you must be able to demonstrate a negative test result on entry;
    • Upon arriving in Eswatini, you will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and asked about your country of origin and any transit stops;
    • If you do not present a negative COVID-19 result on entry, or if you display COVID-19 symptoms, you will be required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival at your own cost;
    • You may be required to undergo a quarantine period not exceeding 14 days, or isolation as advised by the port health officers.
    In addition, conditions apply on exiting Eswatini:
    • You should arrange to have a COVID-19 test no more than 72hrs before you travel. Testing will be at your own expense at a private laboratory;
    • You must be able to demonstrate a negative COVID-19 test result when exiting the country;
    • Upon exiting, you will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms, and asked details about your country of destination and any transit stops;
    • If you display COVID-19 symptoms, you will not be allowed to exit the country;
    • “Essential travellers” such as daily commuters (e.g. scholars, teachers and truck drivers) who have been making cross border travel during the travel restriction period, will continue to be able to travel following the protocols they have previously used.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Eswatini: Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Eswatini to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). It is compulsory to wear a mask everywhere, even when travelling alone in a vehicle. Non-compliance risks a fine. Travelling from Eswatini to other countries will be allowed for medical reasons, education, work and business purposes. You should make sure you are travelling with the correct documents. There is restricted capacity on public and private transport. You should follow advice locally.

    Read more
    13.01.2021
  • Eswatini Latest news: From 4am on Saturday 9 December, visitors arriving into the UK who have been in or transited through Eswatini in the previous 10 days will not be permitted entry. British and Irish nationals, longer-term visa holders and permanent residents arriving in the UK from Eswatini, need to self-isolate on their return. (Gov.uk, 07.01.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    Eswatini Air Link services between Johannesburg OR Tambo and Sikhuphe International Airport in Eswatini were re-introduced on 12 October, with a flight every other day.
    Specific conditions must be met in order to enter Eswatini. A COVID-19 test must be performed no more than 72 hours before departure and you must be able to demonstrate a negative test result on entry.
    Upon arriving in Eswatini, you will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and asked about your country of origin and any transit stops. If you do not present a negative COVID-19 result on entry, or if you display COVID-19 symptoms, you will be required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival at your own cost. You may be required to undergo a quarantine period not exceeding 14 days, or isolation as advised by the port health officers.
    In addition, conditions apply on exiting Eswatini. You should arrange to have a COVID-19 test no more than 72hrs before you travel. Testing will be at your own expense at a private laboratory. You must be able to demonstrate a negative COVID-19 test result when exiting the country. Upon exiting, you will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms, and asked details about your country of destination and any transit stops
    If you display COVID-19 symptoms, you will not be allowed to exit the country. “Essential travellers” such as daily commuters (e.g. scholars, teachers and truck drivers) who have been making cross border travel during the travel restriction period, will continue to be able to travel following the protocols they have previously used.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Eswatini: Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Eswatini to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). It is compulsory to wear a mask everywhere, even when travelling alone in a vehicle. Non-compliance risks a fine. Travelling from Eswatini to other countries will be allowed for medical reasons, education, work and business purposes. You should make sure you are travelling with the correct documents. There is restricted capacity on public and private transport. You should follow advice locally.
    *Accommodation: A few hotels are open for business despite the lockdown. Strict hygiene measures are in place to ensure guest safety.
    *Public places and services: From 8 January 2021, all retailers will be shut after 6pm. Off licensees and alcohol wholesalers will operate from Monday to Thursday between 11am and 4pm only. All gatherings are prohibited except for funerals. Funerals are limited to 2 hours, with a maximum of 50 people.
    It is compulsory to wear a mask everywhere, even when travelling alone in a vehicle. There is a requirement for 1.5 metres of social distance with others.

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    11.01.2021
  • Eswatini International Restrictions:
    Eswatini Air Link services between Johannesburg OR Tambo and Sikhuphe International Airport in Eswatini were re-introduced on 12 October, with a flight every other day.
    Specific conditions must be met in order to enter Eswatini. A COVID-19 test must be performed no more than 72 hours before departure and you must be able to demonstrate a negative test result on entry.
    Upon arriving in Eswatini, you will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and asked about your country of origin and any transit stops. If you do not present a negative COVID-19 result on entry, or if you display COVID-19 symptoms, you will be required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival at your own cost. You may be required to undergo a quarantine period not exceeding 14 days, or isolation as advised by the port health officers.
    In addition, conditions apply on exiting Eswatini. You should arrange to have a COVID-19 test no more than 72hrs before you travel. Testing will be at your own expense at a private laboratory. You must be able to demonstrate a negative COVID-19 test result when exiting the country. Upon exiting, you will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms, and asked details about your country of destination and any transit stops
    If you display COVID-19 symptoms, you will not be allowed to exit the country. “Essential travellers” such as daily commuters (e.g. scholars, teachers and truck drivers) who have been making cross border travel during the travel restriction period, will continue to be able to travel following the protocols they have previously used.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Eswatini: Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Eswatini to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). From 23 June a partial lockdown in Eswatini was extended. Non-essential travel between towns is currently restricted and it is compulsory to wear a mask everywhere, even when travelling alone in a vehicle. The police will continue to be deployed to ensure compliance with the lockdown measures. Non-compliance risks a fine.
    *Accommodation: A few hotels are open for business despite the lockdown. Strict hygiene measures are in place to ensure guest safety.
    *Public places and services: From 26 October, off licences, alcohol wholesalers and restaurants will be allowed to sell and serve alcohol.

    Public gatherings are limited to a maximum of 100.

    It is compulsory to wear a mask everywhere, even when travelling alone in a vehicle.

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    24.12.2020
  • Eswatini International Restrictions:
    Specific conditions must be met in order to enter Eswatini. A COVID-19 test must be performed no more than 72 hours before departure and you must be able to demonstrate a negative test result on entry.
    Upon arriving in Eswatini, you will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and asked about your country of origin and any transit stops. If you do not present a negative COVID-19 result on entry, or if you display COVID-19 symptoms, you will be required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival at your own cost. You may be required to undergo a quarantine period not exceeding 14 days, or isolation as advised by the port health officers.
    In addition, conditions apply on exiting Eswatini. You should arrange to have a COVID-19 test no more than 72hrs before you travel. Testing will be at your own expense at a private laboratory. You must be able to demonstrate a negative COVID-19 test result when exiting the country. Upon exiting, you will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms, and asked details about your country of destination and any transit stops
    If you display COVID-19 symptoms, you will not be allowed to exit the country. “Essential travellers” such as daily commuters (e.g. scholars, teachers and truck drivers) who have been making cross border travel during the travel restriction period, will continue to be able to travel following the protocols they have previously used.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Eswatini to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). From 23 June a partial lockdown in Eswatini was extended. Non-essential travel between towns is currently restricted and it is compulsory to wear a mask everywhere, even when travelling alone in a vehicle. The police will continue to be deployed to ensure compliance with the lockdown measures. Non-compliance risks a fine. A few hotels are open for business despite the lockdown. Strict hygiene measures are in place to ensure guest safety. From 23 June a partial lockdown in Eswatini was extended, with easing around the opening of some businesses: food outlets and banks are restricted to 20 people; bars and off licenses are closed; public gatherings of more than 20 people are prohibited, with the exception of weddings, funerals and some community gatherings; It is compulsory to wear a mask everywhere, even when travelling alone in a vehicle. The police will continue to be deployed to ensure compliance with the lockdown measures. Non-compliance risks a fine.

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    16.10.2020
  • Eswatini *****International Restrictions:
    There are currently no viable departure options from Eswatini. Border restrictions continue to be imposed, limiting entry and exit to Eswatini to citizens and residents only. Returning residents will be subjected to mandatory 14-day quarantine in government-designated locations or mandatory self-isolation.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Eswatini to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). From 23 June a partial lockdown in Eswatini was extended. Non-essential travel between towns is currently restricted and it is compulsory to wear a mask everywhere, even when travelling alone in a vehicle. The police will continue to be deployed to ensure compliance with the lockdown measures. Non-compliance risks a fine. A few hotels are open for business despite the lockdown. Strict hygiene measures are in place to ensure guest safety. From 23 June a partial lockdown in Eswatini was extended, with easing around the opening of some businesses: food outlets and banks are restricted to 20 people; bars and off licenses are closed; public gatherings of more than 20 people are prohibited, with the exception of weddings, funerals and some community gatherings; It is compulsory to wear a mask everywhere, even when travelling alone in a vehicle. The police will continue to be deployed to ensure compliance with the lockdown measures. Non-compliance risks a fine.

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    13.07.2020
  • Eswatini *****International Restrictions:
    It is no longer possible to leave Eswatini by commercial aircraft until further notice. South African airspace is closed to commercial aircraft. At Eswatini’s main border posts (currently Oshoek and King Mswati III International Airport), there are ongoing screening processes for persons who have recently travelled to mainland China. Some land border posts have been closed, including Sicunisa, Gege, Lundzi, Sandlane, Bulembu, and Nsalitje.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    From 19 May the partial lockdown was extended for another month with minor easing around the opening of some businesses. The army and police will continue to be deployed to ensure compliance with the lockdown measures introduced: movements outside of the home perimeter will be restricted, with exception of acquiring essential services such as healthcare, food and banking services, non-essential travel between towns will be restricted, public transport will only operate for essential movements, food outlets and banks will be restricted to 20 people, all bars and off licenses will be closed, public gatherings of more than 20 people will be prohibited.

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    27.06.2020
  • Eswatini 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Eswatini. – This does not apply to nationals and residents of Eswatini. 2. Nationals and residents of Eswatini are subject to quarantine in designated locations for a period of 14 days. eSwatini has restricted the entry of all travelers who are not returning citizens or legal residents. All arriving travelers will be subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine in a designated location. All commercial flights out of the country have been suspended. The border is closed to everything except the transportation of goods and cargo. Neighbouring South Africa is the only foreign destination served by eSwatini’s international airport. However, the suspension of all international flights by South African authorities means that there will be no flights to and from eSwatini in the coming weeks. The country’s borders are closed, except for returning citizens and legal residents who are subject to a 14-day quarantine upon arrival. Foreign nationals from high-risk countries will not be allowed to enter Eswatini until further notice. Visas already issued are revoked.

    Internal restrictions:

    All domestic flights are suspended. A state of emergency is in place. Until 19/06/2020. During the lockdown, non-essential domestic travel is prohibited; people can only go out for essential purposes, such as buying food, seeking medical treatment and banking services. Until further notice All prohibited gatherings of more than 20 people and required social distancing of three-to-six feet (1-2 metres) for small gatherings. Until further notice Employers have been encouraged to implement work-from-home arrangements. Until further notice Public transportation has been reduced and is only available for essential movement. Until further notice The army and the police have been deployed to ensure compliance with the measures; people caught breaking the regulations may be penalised. Until further notice

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    27.05.2020
  • Source Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    OSAC Travel Advisories/
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
    Government of Eswatini/
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