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South Africans may need VISA’s to get to some countries but there are plenty that we don’t! We’ve found a list of 90 countries that you can visit right now! Visa Free!

 

South Africa has the most powerful passport on the African continent, with its citizens able to enter a full 90 countries across the world without a visa, and able to gain a visa on arrival at a further 31 countries.

This is according to the international Passport Index, which ranks passports of the world according to their total visa-free score. On the index, South Africa ranks at 48 – in the top-50 most powerful passports in the world.

If you’re planning an international holiday, here is a handy guide to the countries South Africans can travel to without a visa, where a visa is issued on arrival, and where a visa is required.

Passport and Visa

Countries visa free to South Africans:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Fiji
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Kosovo
  • Lesotho
  • Macao
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nicaragua
  • Palestinian Territories
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Uruguay
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Visa on arrival for South Africans:

  • Armenia
  • Bolivia
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cape Verde
  • Comoros
  • Djibouti
  • Ethiopia
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Iran
  • Jordan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Madagascar
  • Maldives
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Micronesia
  • Nepal
  • Oman
  • Palau
  • Rwanda
  • Samoa
  • Seychelles
  • Tajikistan
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Turkey
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda

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Sources: Brand South Africa | Passport Index / Photo Credit: Mountain Leon – https://mountainleon.com/

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