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South African Passport Visa Free Countries in 2024

Visa Free Countries for South African Citizens

Updated: June 1, 2024

As of June 2024, South African Citizens can travel visa free to 105 countries and territories.

Visa Free Countries for South African Passport Holders

List of 105 countries and territories that you can visit visa free with a South African passport in 2024:

  1. Angola
  2. Antigua and Barbuda
  3. Argentina
  4. Armenia *
  5. Bahamas
  6. Barbados
  7. Belize
  8. Benin
  9. Bolivia *
  10. Botswana
  11. Brazil
  12. British Virgin Islands
  13. Burundi *
  14. Cambodia *
  15. Cape Verde Islands *
  16. Cayman Islands
  17. Chile
  18. Comoro Islands *
  19. Cook Islands
  20. Costa Rica
  21. Dominica
  22. Dominican Republic
  23. Ecuador
  24. El Salvador
  25. eSwatini
  26. Ethiopia *
  27. Falkland Islands
  28. Fiji
  29. Gabon
  30. Georgia
  31. Ghana *
  32. Grenada
  33. Guatemala
  34. Guinea-Bissau *
  35. Guyana
  36. Haiti
  37. Honduras
  38. Hong Kong (SAR China)
  39. Indonesia
  40. Iran *
  41. Ireland
  42. Israel
  43. Jamaica
  44. Jordan *
  45. Kenya
  46. Kosovo
  47. Kyrgyzstan *
  48. Laos *
  49. Lesotho
  50. Macao (SAR China)
  51. Madagascar *
  52. Malawi
  53. Malaysia
  54. Maldives *
  55. Marshall Islands *
  56. Mauritania *
  57. Mauritius
  58. Micronesia
  59. Montserrat
  60. Mozambique
  61. Namibia
  62. Nepal *
  63. Nicaragua
  64. Nigeria *
  65. Niue
  66. Oman
  67. Pakistan **
  68. Palau Islands *
  69. Palestinian Territory
  70. Panama
  71. Paraguay
  72. Peru
  73. Philippines
  74. Qatar
  75. Reunion
  76. Russian Federation
  77. Rwanda *
  78. Samoa *
  79. Senegal
  80. Seychelles *
  81. Sierra Leone *
  82. Singapore
  83. Somalia *
  84. South Korea
  85. Sri Lanka **
  86. St. Helena *
  87. St. Kitts and Nevis
  88. St. Lucia
  89. St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  90. Tajikistan *
  91. Tanzania
  92. Thailand
  93. The Gambia
  94. Timor-Leste *
  95. Togo *
  96. Trinidad and Tobago
  97. Tunisia
  98. Turks and Caicos Islands
  99. Tuvalu *
  100. Uganda *
  101. Uruguay
  102. Vanuatu
  103. Venezuela
  104. Zambia
  105. Zimbabwe

*visa on arrival
**eTA

Where Can South African Passport Holders Travel Without a Visa?

The South African passport ranks 55th in the world as of 2024 according to Henley Passport Index.

This means that South African citizens can travel visa-free to 105 countries in the world. However, to enter the remaining countries, South African passport holders must apply for a visa in advance.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER
Visa requirements change constantly but we make every effort to keep the information accurate and up to date. We provide links to official sources wherever necessary, so you can conduct your own due diligence to verify the visa requirements before planning your trip. We shall not be held liable for any damages incurred as a result of using the information in this article.

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