Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Here are answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding travel to South Africa. Do I need vaccinations? What are the voltage requirements? What should I pack? And many others.

COVID-19 (1)

Latest Update July 1st, 2020

Go Touch Down is working with all our travelers.

  • Our future travelers can plan for travel anytime in 2021 and 2022.
  • Our current travelers not wanting to travel can contact us to discuss their options.

We know that many of you are concerned about the effects of the COVID-19 and how it may impact your travel to South Africa and Europe. All travelers that were scheduled to travel to South Africa over the past few months have moved their travel dates to 2021. Some clients also contacted their travel insurance company (if applicable) to consider terms and conditions closer to travel departure dates.  We continue to assist each request as they come in. If you are traveling in 2020 and are not sure what the travel restriction will be at that time of travel, you are welcome to contact us to discuss moving your dates to 2021. 

Please note the following important information and note that updates and travel restrictions may change daily. (Keep up to date on a daily basis):

Update on South African Tours:

1.  The South African government announced a travel ban at all the borders. The country is currently in “lock-down”. Everyone to stay at home. The country is currently on level 3 alert. See link for level updates: CLICK HERE

2. The US Travel State Advisory has changed the travel status to “Level 4”

  • Level 4: The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19 See link: CLICK HERE

3. The Canadian Government has issued the following Global Travel Advisory:

  • Avoid non-essential travel outside of Canada until further notice. See link: CLICK HERE

4. The Australian Government has issued the following notice:

  • A ban on all overseas travel. See link: CLICK HERE  

Update on Europe Tours:

Please note currently the European Union has closed its borders to all non-European Union (EU)/European Economic Area (EEA) nationals. The following important information and note that updates and travel restrictions may change weekly. (Stay in touch with us to keep you informed):

1. Update on Hungary. The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory advising U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. CLICK HERE

2. Update on Croatia: The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to not travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19. Please see the Global Health Alert for more information. CLICK HERE

3. The US Travel State Advisory has a status “Level 4”

  • Level 4: The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19 See link: CLICK HERE

4. The Canadian Government has issued the following Global Travel Advisory:

  • Avoid non-essential travel outside of Canada until further notice. See link: CLICK HERE

“Despite this, the tourism industry remains committed to responding proactively and Go Touch Down Travel and Tours will do everything it can to safeguard travelers and their investments during this uncertain time.” ~ Deon Barnard, Chief Operating Officer

We will be updating our FAQ on our website with regards to current status on COVID-19 and Travel Restriction’s as and when they change.

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