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All travellers

Usually British passport holders do not require visas for Eswatini.

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).


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 not use the NHS testing service to get a test in order to facilitate your travel to another country. 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 UK’s proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record and proof of COVID-19 vaccination issued in the Crown Dependencies. Your NHS 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 a South African airport with children, see our South Africa travel advice page for information and advice about the documents you’ll need to carry.

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.


There are no exemptions to Eswatini’s entry requirements.

Check your passport and travel documents before you travel

Passport validity

If you are visiting Eswatini, your passport should be valid for 3 months from the date you arrive and have at least 2 blank pages.

If you intend to visit South Africa before or after travelling to Eswatini, you’ll need to have an additional 2 blank pages to enter and leave South Africa.

Check with your travel provider to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements.


Usually British passport holders do not require visas for Eswatini.

Yellow fever certificate requirements

Check whether you need a yellow fever certificate by visiting the National Travel Health Network and Centre’s TravelHealthPro website.