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Health

Health

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 all flights, all passengers age six and above 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 into South Africa, please print and carry your completed SA Inbound Health form on your flight. For international flight into Zambia, please print and carry your completed Zambia Inbound Health form onboard the flight.  These will also be available to you onboard your Proflight flight before arrival.

Current Covid-19 negative test and vaccine requirements

To enter South Africa, as of 23Jun22 all covid entry requirements have been suspended

To enter Zambia, you are required to present either 1)vaccination card/certificate OR 2)COVID-19 PCR negative lab result.  Passengers using international-transit facility at Lusaka must also adhere to these regulations.  Children aged 11 years and under are EXEMPT from these entry requirements into Zambia. 

The following applies to Zambia entry using vaccine card/certificate/QRcode:

  • Proof of vaccine may be shown as 1)actual card/certificate 2)photo-copy of card/certificate 3)phone picture of card/certificate 4)digital certificate on phone
  • passenger passport name (first name and surname)
  • must be fully-vaccinated which is defined by one dose of Johnson vaccine or two doses of all other WHO-recognized vaccine
  • there is no restriction for date of fully-vaccinated and/or booster vaccines

The following applies to Zambia entry using PCR negative test result:

  • lab result must include passenger passport name (first name and surname)
  • “PCR negative test result”
  • Test/Sample Date is within 72 hours of the original flight departure from the country of origin
  • Medical practitioner name, signature, stamp

 

 

Passports & Visas

Passports

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.

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