Travel is now fully open between South Africa and most countries around the world with no quarantine on arrival in South Africa and no quarantine for most when you return home.  Welcome back!!
Our Covid numbers are right down, all of Moonlighting staff & most crew are fully vaccinated and we are now on “Level 1” which means everything is open while still observing safety protocols. Summer is here, we’re shooting  and we can’t wait to see you!

ENTRY TO SOUTH AFRICA 

Entry is open to all countries subject to the usual visa requirements. All travellers arriving in South Africa must complete an arrivals form & present the following:

  • a certificate of a negative PCR Covid test dated within 72 hours of departure for South Africa.
  • Proof of travel insurance with medical cover
  • Proof of accommodation

VISA REQUIREMENTS (for film industry visitors travelling to South Africa with FIVA affiliated production companies).

Producers, Directors, Photographers, DOP’s, Client, Agency are categorised as Oversight & the following rules apply:
Nationals of a visa-exempt country:
you will need to present an Oversight Visa Letter of Authority to immigration on arrival; this will be provided by your service company.
Nationals of a non-visa-exempt country:
you will need to apply for a visa in advance from a South African Embassy as usual.

Actors, models, Assistant Directors, Stylists, Hair & make-up, Camera Operators and other roles – new rules apply:
1) Nationals from the list of 17 visa-exempt countries*
may come in as Oversight for stays of up to 14 days (or 21 days with motivation from your service company), meaning no need for advance visa applications.
2)Nationals of all other countries
must apply for specialist visas in advance from their nearest South African Embassy as usual.

*The 17 visa exempt countries for which the new rule applies: USA, UK, Germany, France, Sweden, Netherlands, Canada, Italy, Poland, Denmark, Belgium, Spain, Australia, Brazil, Norway, Ireland, Switzerland.

For any information on flying to or from South Africa and Visa requirements please contact beccy@moonlighting.co.za

VACCINATIONS

South Africa is leading the African continent with our vaccination drive which started in April with over 60’s and is now open to all ages from 12+. Both Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson are being administered throughout the country. Here at Moonlighting, we can happily say that 100% of us are now vaccinated.

FLYING TO SOUTH AFRICA

Flights: Most airlines are operating to South Africa including: Air France, British Airways, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, KLM,  Lufthansa, Qatar,  Turkish Airlines, United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic

SHOOTING IN THE TIME OF COVID

Strict safety protocols have ensured that not one of our many visiting clients have tested positive for Covid while with us. We have streamlined and perfected our remote capability with clients who could not be physically present joining us for every aspect of a shoot – from recce’s and casting through to the shoot itself and even digital safari’s during downtime.

“We were able to have seamless communication with our team in SF who were joining remotely. For us on the ground, we felt 100% safe and would have not changed being on set for anything.” Veronika Fontaine, Mekanism

You can view the updated South African Production Covid Safety Protocols here.

Please contact  beccy@moonlighting.co.za   for any information on visa requirements or flying to & from South Africa.

FLYING HOME FROM SOUTH AFRICA

  • Most countries have now waived the need for quarantine for fully vaccinated travellers returning from South Africa. We have included details of many of them here.
  • NB – This list is subject to change at any time and is for guidance purposes only. We also add more countries daily as we gather the updated info.
  • A person is only considered fully vaccinated after the designated amount of time has passed after their single dose vaccine or second double-dose vaccine. Please check that you have the required, approved vaccination documentation.
Country Any quarantine? Rules for citizens arriving from South Africa    
Austria No quarantine for the fully vaccinated As of 15 August, South Africa is no longer considered to be a virus variant country; fully vaccinated travellers from South Africa can now enter the country without having to quarantine. See source site here.    
Belgium No quarantine for the fully vaccinated provided you test negative on day 1 or day 2 after arrival.  Travellers arriving in Belgium from South Africa must complete a Passnger Locator Form,  must be fully vaccinated and must take a test on day 1 or day 2 after arrival. If the test is negative, there is no quarantine required. Info can be found here.    
Canada No quarantine for the fully vaccinated Canadian citizens can enter Canada from South Africa without having to quarantine if fully vaccinated. See source site here. All arrivals must present proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arriving in Canada, download the ArriveCAN app and fill out the necessary information.    
Denmark No quarantine for the fully vaccinated from 25/10/21 New regulations will come into force on 25 October 2021 stating that all travellers arriving in Denmark from any country presenting proof of vaccination, a negative Covid PCR or proof of recent recovery from Covid will not have to quarantine. Source info here.    
Egypt No quarantine for the fully vaccinated  Travellers can enter Egypt from South Africa without testing or quarantine provided they are fully vaccinated. See here for info.    
Finland No quarantine for the fully vaccinated Travellers may enter Finland from any country without quarantine if they are fully vaccinated. Other rules apply for the unvaccinated dependng on where they are traveling from. Source info here.    
France No quarantine for the fully vaccinated Fully vaccinated travellers are no longer subject to restrictions to travel to or from France, whatever the country of departure. Click here for requirements for unvaccinated travellers + all information.    
Germany No quarantine subject to proof of vaccination, a negative PCR test or proof of revovery  As of 19 September, Germany no longer lists South Africa as a risk country. No quarantine is required for any travellers who present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, a negative PCR test or proof of recovery from Covid. source site here    
Ireland No quarantine subject to proof of vaccination, negative PCR or proof of recovery. as of 21 August, South Africa is no longer on the list of designated states. This means that arrivals from South Africa are not required to quarantine provided you present proof of full vaccination or a negative PCR test no more than 72 hours old or proof of recovery from Covid. Info from source site here.    
Lebanon No quarantine if fully vaccinated Arrivals from South Africa are exempt from testing or quarantine provided they are fully vaccinated. See info here.    
Netherlands No quarantine for the fully vaccinated As of 22 September, fully vaccinated travellers may enter the Netherlands from South Africa without quarantine. The unvaccinated must present a negative test and check regulations.  source site here.     
Norway No quarantine for the fully vaccinated Norwegian citizens can enter Norway from South Africa without having to quarantine if fully vaccinated. Info from source site here.    
Poland No quarantine for the fully vaccinated Travellers from South Africa do not have to quarantine provided they have been fully vaccinated with an EU approved vaccine. source site here    
Sweden No quarantine for the fully vaccinated Swedish citizens can enter Sweden from South Africa without having to quarantine if fully vaccinated. Info from source site here.    
Switzerland No quarantine for the fully vaccinated Swiss nationals can return to Switzerland from South Africa without quarantine if fully vaccinated. For all other nationalities and statuses, please check     
UAE No quarantine subject to negative Covid test Required for arrival from South Africa – A valid negative COVID‑19 PCR test certificate with a QR code issued within 48 hours of the time the sample was collected from an approved health facility. View source site here    
UK No quarantine for the fully vaccinated from 11 Oct As of 11 October, fully vaccinated travellers arriving from South Africa do not have to quarantine but will have to take a Covid test on Day 2 after their arrival. View source site here    
USA No quarantine for the fully vaccinated

Currently only US citizens or those with permanent US residency may travel to the USA if they have been to South Africa within 14 days travel; however, this will open up to all travellers from South Africa in November (details to be confirmed).

All air passengers coming to the USA, including U.S. citizens and fully vaccinated people, are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result no more than 3 days before travel or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 3 months before they board a flight to the United States. Once in the USA, travellers must be tested 3 – 5 days after travel. View source site here

   
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