Arrivals & PCR Tests

LAL continues to welcome international students to our school in Cape Town. Below are the requirements for anyone travelling into South Africa.

Students Travelling to South Africa

Students coming to Cape Town will be expected to produce a PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test that is not older than 72 hours from the time of departure from the country of origin to South Africa. This test must be conducted by a certified medical practitioner and should have the name and signature of the practitioner who conducted such test.

Upon arrival, you will be screened for any COVID-19 symptoms or for contact with people who have been infected with the COVID-19 virus.

You will also need to provide proof of accommodation address should they need to self-quarantine at the time of arrival in the country.

If you display any COVID-19–related symptoms or have been in contact with an infected person(s), you will be expected to take a mandatory COVID-19 test. This test will be at the students cost. If the COVID-19 test comes back positive, you will be subjected to a 10 day quarantine at a designated site. The accommodation at a quarantine site will be at the students cost.


Covid-19 Policy

Our covid-19 policy will cover how our operations will be affected and will ensure that staff, parents, students and agencies are aware of how LAL will handle all aspects of the programmes at our schools.

COVID-19 has created an ever-changing landscape with each government’s guidelines being different and circumstances changing all the time. It is extremely important for all third-party stake holders – parents, students and agencies – to check our policy regularly for changes which may have an effect on the trip to the UK or South Africa.

The below policy is written according to current guidelines and is subject to change.

You can download our covid-19 policy here


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