Planning / Travel Documents



You should be familiar with the full range of health risks likely to be encountered at specific destinations and associated with different types of travel.  You are responsible for complying with all mandatory vaccination requirements; we advise you to contact your local doctor or clinic to determine the most up-to-date information or access the IATA Timatic website

For domestic flights, all passengers age six and above must wear their own face masks at check-in, boarding and for the duration of the flight.  For flights to and from South Africa, all passengers above two years must wear their own face masks at check-in, boarding and for the duration of the flight. Hand sanitizers and wipes are available on board.

For international flight to South Africa, please print and carry your completed SA Inbound Health form on your flight. 

For international flight from South Africa, please print and carry your completed SA Outbound Health form to the check-in counter.  Also please print and carry your completed Zambia Inbound Health form onboard the flight.

Current Covid-19 negative test requirements as at 01Oct20

To enter South Africa, all passengers including diplomats are required to present a printed COVID-19 PCR negative certificate in order to check-in for your flight in Zambia.  The following must appear on the document:

  • passenger passport name (first name and surname)
  • “PCR negative test result” or “COVID-19 negative test certificate”
  • Test date/time is within 72 hours of flight departure
  • Medical practitioner name, signature, stamp
  • Children age 5 years and below are exempt from the covid test requirement to enter SA
  • There is a new SARS-CoV-2 Medical Certificate for International Travel mandated by the Zambian Ministry of Health which is required for all passengers exiting Zambia to a country with test requirement.  This certificate will be verified by Port Health at Lusaka airport, prior to allowing the passenger to proceed to international airline check-in counters.  Please ensure you have this certificate for all test results obtained from a Zambian testing laboratory.  Note that diplomats are exempt from this exit-certificate requirement.
  • your test documents may be taken away from you by South African Port Health upon arrival so if you require a copy of your test result to be used to return into Zambia, carry a duplicate result or certified copy.


To enter Zambia, all passengers including diplomats are required to present a printed SARS CoV2 PCR negative test result in order to checkin for your flight in South Africa.  The following must appear on the document:

  • passenger passport name (first name and surname)
  • “PCR negative test result” or “COVID-19 negative test certificate”
  • Test date is within 7 days of flight date
  • There is currently no documented exemption for children or infants


Proflight does not give out information on testing facilities, please contact the government Department/Ministry of Health for advice and further questions


Passports & Visas


Every passenger, including children and infants requires a passport valid for international travel.

Please note that to enter South Africa, all non-South African passport holders must have a passport that is 1) valid for at least 30 days after the intended departure date out of South Africa and 2) has at least two unused visa pages for entry/departure endorsements by South African Immigration Service. These pages are in addition to the endorsement/amendment pages at the back of the passport.  A passenger may present at check-in with two passports:  an expired or full passport containing a valid visa issued by South Africa and a new passport.  South African government regulations prohibit airlines from boarding passengers without the required blank visa pages.

Please note that to enter Zambia, all non-Zambian passport holders must have a passport that 1)is valid for at least six months from date of arrival and 2) has at least four unused/blank facing visa pages.

Domestic travel on Proflight

For travel within Zambia passengers must present a valid photo ID which can be either a passport, National registration card or valid driving licence. For infants or children yet to be issued with a passport- an under-5 vaccination book or birth certificate can be used.

Visa Information

In addition to a passport, citizens of certain countries require a visa to enter Zambia or South Africa.  Some visas can be purchased on arrival whereas some visas must be obtained prior to travel from your local High Commission or Embassy.  You are responsible for having correct travel documents; please consult the Immigration Department website of your destination country or access the IATA Timatic Web Site

Minors under 18 years flying to/from South Africa

All minors under 18 years of age travelling to and from the Republic of South Africa, have to present additional documentation. These new regulations apply to all travellers, regardless of their nationality. They were promulgated (set out) in terms of the South African Immigration Amendment Act of 2010 and define children as persons under the age of 18. It is the responsibility of passengers to ensure their children have the correct documentation or risk being denied boarding. The law will be enforced by airlines and immigration officials at land borders, sea ports and airports.

IMPORTANT – Compliance is your responsibility

Proflight together with every airline operating to/from South Africa are responsible for advising its customers on the new Immigration regulations relating to Minor’s under 18 years. These regulations are enshrined in the laws of the Republic of South Africa. While we will endeavour to provide our customers with timely information any changes to the regulations Proflight accepts no liability for any inaccuracies in the content and/or for consequential loss in the event of denied boarding due to decisions of any government agency.

For more information

We advise parents and guardians of minors under 18 years travelling to/from South Africa to visit the official Department of Home Affairs website.

To download the Parental Consent Letter, click here.