South African passport visa-free countries

As of October 2021, the 59.3 million holders of South African passports can now travel to 110 countries (Global ranking #94) without a visa – or by obtaining an eVisa/visa on arrival.
South Africa Visa Required Visa Not Required E-visa Visa On Arrival

Visa free countries (69 countries)

Country Visa requirement Allowed stay Population (2020) Area
Angola Not required 30 days 32,866,272 1,246,700 km²
Antigua and Barbuda Not required 6 months 97,929 440 km²
Argentina Not required 90 days 45,195,774 2,736,690 km²
Bahamas Not required 3 months 393,244 10,010 km²
Barbados Not required 6 months 287,375 430 km²
Belize Not required 397,628 22,810 km²
Benin Not required 90 Days 12,123,200 112,760 km²
Botswana Not required 90 days 2,351,627 566,730 km²
Brazil Not required 90 days 212,559,417 8,358,140 km²
Cayman Islands Not required 6 months 65,722 240 km²
Chile Not required 90 days 19,116,201 743,532 km²
Cook Islands Not required 31 days 17,564 240 km²
Costa Rica Not required 90 days 5,094,118 51,060 km²
Dominica Not required 6 months 71,986 750 km²
Dominican Republic Not required 90 days 10,847,910 48,320 km²
Ecuador Not required 90 days 17,643,054 248,360 km²
El Salvador Not required 90 days 6,486,205 20,720 km²
Fiji Not required 4 months 896,445 18,270 km²
Gabon Not required 30 days 2,225,734 257,670 km²
Gambia Not required None 2,416,668 10,120 km²
Georgia Not required 1 year 3,989,167 69,490 km²
Grenada Not required 3 months 112,523 340 km²
Guatemala Not required 90 days 17,915,568 107,160 km²
Guyana Not required 3 days 786,552 196,850 km²
Haiti Not required 3 months 11,402,528 27,560 km²
Honduras Not required 90 days 9,904,607 111,890 km²
Indonesia Not required 30 days 273,523,615 1,811,570 km²
Ireland Not required 3 months 4,937,786 68,890 km²
Israel Not required 90 days 8,655,535 21,640 km²
Jamaica Not required 6 months 2,961,167 10,830 km²
Kenya Not required 30 days 53,771,296 569,140 km²
Lesotho Not required 90 days 2,142,249 30,360 km²
Liechtenstein Not required 90 days 38,128 160 km²
Malawi Not required 90 days 19,129,952 94,280 km²
Malaysia Not required 90 days 32,365,999 328,550 km²
Mauritius Not required 90 days 1,271,768 2,030 km²
Micronesia Not required 30 days 115,023 700 km²
Montserrat Not required 6 months 4,992 100 km²
Mozambique Not required 3 months 31,255,435 786,380 km²
Namibia Not required 3 months 2,540,905 823,290 km²
Nicaragua Not required 90 days 6,624,554 120,340 km²
Oman Not required 10 days 5,106,626 309,500 km²
Panama Not required 180 days 4,314,767 74,340 km²
Paraguay Not required 90 days 7,132,538 397,300 km²
Peru Not required 183 days 32,971,854 1,280,000 km²
Philippines Not required 30 days 109,581,078 298,170 km²
Qatar Not required 30 days 2,881,053 11,610 km²
Russia Not required 90 days 145,934,462 16,376,870 km²
Saint Kitts and Nevis Not required 3 months 53,199 260 km²
Saint Lucia Not required 6 weeks 183,627 610 km²
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Not required 1 month 110,940 390 km²
Singapore Not required 30 days 5,850,342 700 km²
South Korea Not required 30 days 51,269,185 97,230 km²
Eswatini Not required 30 days 1,160,164 17,200 km²
Tanzania Not required 90 days 59,734,218 885,800 km²
Thailand Not required 30 days 69,799,978 510,890 km²
Togo Not required 8,278,724 54,390 km²
Trinidad and Tobago Not required 90 days 1,399,488 5,130 km²
Tunisia Not required 3 months 11,818,619 155,360 km²
Turks and Caicos Not required 90 days 38,717 950 km²
Uruguay Not required 90 days 3,473,730 175,020 km²
Vanuatu Not required 30 days 307,145 12,190 km²
Venezuela Not required 90 days 28,435,940 882,050 km²
Zambia Not required 90 days 18,383,955 743,390 km²
Zimbabwe Not required 3 months 14,862,924 386,850 km²
Kosovo Not required 90 days 1,873,160 10,887 km²
British Virgin Islands Not required 30 days 30,030 153 km²
Saint Helena Not required 183 days 4,534 121 km²
Falkland Islands Not required 30 days 3,398 12,000 km²

Countries that offers e/visa or visa on arrival for South African citizens (41 countries)

Country Visa requirement Visa on arrival/evisa Population (October 2021) Area
Armenia Visa required eVisa / Visa on arrival 2,963,243 28,470 km²
Azerbaijan Visa required eVisa 10,139,177 82,658 km²
Bahrain Visa required eVisa 1,701,575 760 km²
Bolivia Visa required Visa on arrival 11,673,021 1,083,300 km²
Cambodia Visa required eVisa / Visa on arrival 16,718,965 176,520 km²
Cape Verde Visa required Visa on arrival 543,767 4,033 km²
Comoros Visa required Visa on arrival 869,601 1,861 km²
Djibouti Visa required eVisa 988,000 23,180 km²
Timor-Leste Visa required Visa on arrival 1,318,445 14,870 km²
Ethiopia Visa required eVisa / Visa on arrival 114,963,588 1,000,000 km²
Ghana Visa required Visa on arrival 31,072,940 227,540 km²
Guinea Visa required eVisa 13,132,795 245,720 km²
India Visa required eVisa 1,380,004,385 2,973,190 km²
Iran Visa required Visa on arrival 83,992,949 1,628,550 km²
Jordan Visa required Visa on arrival 10,203,134 88,780 km²
Kyrgyzstan Visa required eVisa / Visa on arrival 6,524,195 191,800 km²
Laos Visa required eVisa / Visa on arrival 7,275,560 230,800 km²
Madagascar Visa required eVisa / Visa on arrival 27,691,018 581,795 km²
Maldives Visa required Visa on arrival 540,544 300 km²
Marshall Islands Visa required Visa on arrival 59,190 180 km²
Mauritania Visa required Visa on arrival 4,649,658 1,030,700 km²
Myanmar Visa required eVisa 54,409,800 653,290 km²
Nepal Visa required Visa on arrival 29,136,808 143,350 km²
Pakistan Visa required eVisa 220,892,340 770,880 km²
Palau Visa required Visa on arrival 18,094 460 km²
Papua New Guinea Visa required eVisa 8,947,024 452,860 km²
Rwanda Visa required eVisa / Visa on arrival 12,952,218 24,670 km²
Samoa Visa required Visa on arrival 198,414 2,830 km²
Senegal Visa required Visa on arrival 16,743,927 192,530 km²
Seychelles Visa required Visa on arrival 98,347 460 km²
Sierra Leone Visa required Visa on arrival 7,976,983 72,180 km²
Somalia Visa required Visa on arrival 15,893,222 627,340 km²
Sri Lanka Visa required eVisa / Visa on arrival 21,413,249 62,710 km²
Suriname Visa required eVisa 586,632 156,000 km²
Tajikistan Visa required eVisa 9,537,645 139,960 km²
Turkey Visa required eVisa 84,339,067 769,630 km²
Tuvalu Visa required Visa on arrival 11,792 30 km²
Uganda Visa required eVisa / Visa on arrival 45,741,007 199,810 km²
Ukraine Visa required eVisa 43,733,762 579,320 km²
Guinea-Bissau Visa required eVisa / Visa on arrival 1,874,303 36,125 km²
South Sudan Visa required eVisa 12,778,250 619,745 km²

Fast facts:

  • Total population of countries that South Africa passports can go without a visa: 2,766,115,621 people (est 2021).
  • Total area of countries/territories offering visa-free for South African citizens: 42,334,903 km².
  • Visa free countries by region: Africa (18 countries), Central America and Caribbean (23 countries), South America (9 countries), Oceania (4 countries), Asia (7 countries), Europe (4 countries), Middle East (3 countries), North America 1 country).
  • Visa free by days: 30 days (Angola, Gabon, Indonesia, Kenya, Micronesia, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, South Korea, Eswatini, Thailand, Vanuatu, British Virgin Islands, Falkland Islands), 6 months (Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Jamaica, Montserrat), 90 days (Argentina, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritius, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Russia, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia, Kosovo), 3 months (Bahamas, Grenada, Haiti, Ireland, Mozambique, Namibia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Tunisia, Zimbabwe), 90 Days (Benin), 31 days (Cook Islands), 4 months (Fiji), 1 year (Georgia), 3 days (Guyana), 10 days (Oman), 180 days (Panama), 183 days (Peru, Saint Helena), 6 weeks (Saint Lucia), 1 month (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines)

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