South Africa Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations summary

Customs, Currency & Airport tax

All about South Africa
Capital city: Pretoria
Currency: Rand (ZAR)
Local time: GMT + 2
Telephone code: + 27
Bank: Closed on Saturday afternoon and  Sunday.


Customs Rules

Import regulations:

Free import of:1. 200 cigarettes and 20 cigars and 250 grams of tobacco ;2. 2 bottles (2 liters) of wine and 1 bottle (1 liter) of spirit... More information

Arms and Ammunition regulations:

Must be packed separately in a locked firearm case, with all ammunition removed from the firearm. They should also not be packed with clothing. Fur... More information

Export regulations:

Residents of South Africa can register valuables with Customs prior to departure by completing a TC-01 and TRD 1 forms. The TRD 1 form should be re... More information

Crew members customs regulations:

Crew are not entitled to import alcoholic beverages, tobacco products or perfumes but are entitled to an allowance of ZAR 700.- for other goods. ... More information


All animals and animal products must be transported as manifested cargo under Air Waybill, also in case of transit if transshipment is involved. ... More information

Baggage Clearance regulations:

Baggage is cleared at the first airport of entry in South Africa. Exempt: baggage of transit passengers with destination ou... More information

Airport Embarkation Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation from the airport.... More information

Currency regulations

Currency Import regulations: Allowed : Residents and non-residents: loc... More information

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