Comoros visa requirements for South Africans

Travel and visa requirements

Comoran Visa is not required for South Africans

Stay Duration: 45 days

Entry Requirements

  • South Africans can visit Comoros for up to 45 days by obtaining a visa on arrival.
  • Intending visitors can enter with a tourist visa.
  • A visa costs 30.00 euros or US$ 50.00 for a stay of up to 45 days.
  • Visa is free for transit visitors who will be staying in Comoros for no longer than 24 hours.
  • All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months. 
  • Visitors are expected to have a return or onward ticket valid and readily available.
  • Intending visitors can get to Moroni, Comoros from any international airport in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Cape Town.
  • South African Airways, Air Madagascar, Kenya Airways, British Airways, are some of the carriers that fly from South Africa to Comoros.
  • The estimated flight time from Johannesburg to Moroni is 5 hours, 30 minutes, 10 hours, 5 minutes from Cape Town and 12 hours, 50 minutes from Bloemfontein.
  • The Comoros Franc is the official currency used in Comoros. Notes come in KMF 10,000, 5,000, 2,500, 1,000, and 500 denominations.
  • ATMs are available in Comoros and are important as credit or debit cards are not accepted in most places in Comoros.
  • The exchange rate is currently at 1 EUR= 492.96 KMF, 1 USD= 439.13 KMF, and 1 ZAR= 31.61 KMF.
  • Comoros’ climate is tropical with a hot and rainy season from December to April when the north-west monsoon prevails, and a relatively cool and dry season from May to November, when the south-east trade winds blow.
  • Comoros’ numerous natural endowments make it a prime spot for tourists and visitors.
  • Comoros uses the East Africa Time (GMT+3) which makes it one hour ahead of South Africa.
  • Power sockets and plugs used in Comoros are of type C and E. The standard supply voltage is 220 V, with a standard frequency of 50 Hz.
  • 99% of Comorians follow Islam, with a large part of this population Sunni Muslims. Christians make up the minority 1%.
  • Getting around in Comoros is possible with shared taxis which are easy to hail in Moroni and Fomboni, buses, planes, and boats and ferries that travel between islands, all under $13470 USD ( 59,150.14 KMF) depending on the destination.
  • While a vast majority of Comorians speak French, Arabic, and Comorian, English is also taught in upper learning institutions. Visitors might want to pick up a few French, Comorian or Arabic phrases before visiting Comoros.
  • Comoros is home to an interesting, unique and fascinating culture and history. Visitors are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

How large is Comoros??
Comoros is the 51st largest country by area in Africa.

What is the population of Comoros??

The population of Comoros in 2018 is 832,347.

What is the official language of Comoros??

The official language of Comoros is French, Arabic and Comorian.

How many islands are in Comoros??
Three major islands form the Comoros Archipelago which are Ngazidja (Grande Comore), Mwali (Moheli) and Nzwani (Anjouan).

Where is Comoros located??

Comoros is located in Africa.