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Cheap flights to East London, South Africa

COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to East London right now?

There are currently restrictions on flights to East London along with the rest of South Africa. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Entry restrictions

South Africa has restarted commercial flights into the country. International air travel is restricted to the following airports: OR Tambo International Airport, King Shaka International Airport, Cape Town International Airport.

Entry requirements

Travelers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to departure. Travelers will need to provide proof of accommodation upon arrival in case they need to self-isolate during their trip. Travelers must have a medical travel insurance with international coverage that covers COVID-19 before traveling. Travelers must complete and produce an online travel health questionnaire on your personal device before arriving in South Africa. The questionnaire is available from the South Africa Department of Health website.

Quarantine requirements

Travelers arriving in South Africa are subject to medical screening. Travelers who are symptomatic or been in contact with an infected person, they will be required to take a mandatory COVID-19 test, at their own expense. If the test is positive, they are subject to 10-day quarantine at a government-appointed facility, at their own expense. Travelers without a valid medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test results are subject to quarantine at a government-appointed facility, at their own expense.

Transiting rules

Travelers transiting through South Africa must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

All other info

The government of South Africa has allowed foreign nationals with expired visas and permits to legally remain in South Africa until March 31, 2021 without being declared as undesirable when leaving.

If you are looking to book a trip to East London and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about traveling during COVID-19.
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When is the best time to fly to East London?

LAS - ELS
Price
$794 - $9,153
Flying to East London in January is usually considered the best time to fly. However, you will find other deals are always available year round.

East London, with its nostalgic charm and laidback ambience, is a beautiful coastal city. Its broad expanses of white sandy beach are legendary, attracting sun-seekers, swimmers, surfers and other water sports enthusiasts. Away from the beach, East London has a wealth of attractions, from its impressive colonial architecture to the superb Queen’s Park Botanical Gardens and Zoo. East London Museum has some fascinating natural history exhibits, including the coelacanth type specimen and a real dodo egg. It’s possible to take tours from the city to visit the amaXhosa, where visitors can try out local food and watch traditional dance.

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Best Time to Fly to East London

East London is a great place to visit at any time of year although the very humid climate means it is never completely dry. Humidity levels reach over 80% between November and March. The least humid time to visit when the rainfalls are at their lower levels is in June and July which are also the coolest months.

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Getting around East London

There is no organised public transport system in East London, so car rental is the most practical and convenient choice for visitors wanting to explore. Car rental firms have offices at the airport and in town. Otherwise, taxis are not too expensive and can be pre-booked.

Visitors should take the usual safety precautions when out and about, especially at night, and seek local advice where necessary. Always follow local guidance concerning currents and tides when it comes to beach safety.

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