28 May 2022

The Department of Health has updated the requirements for verified proof of Covid-19 vaccination cards, after hundreds of travellers were stranded on Thursday at OR Tambo International Airport.

In a statement, the Health Department said it is critical that all inbound travellers should present a valid certificate as proof of vaccination against Covid-19, and that it should be verifiable.


Local airlines were previously informed that a scannable QR code must be presented to officials in order to board a flight, and that they would no longer accept a Covid-19 vaccination card as proof of vaccination.


Department of Health spokesperson Foster Mohale said there was an issue of proof of vaccination requirements, at some ports of entry involving international travellers.

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