Swaziland

Map of Swaziland

Events in Swaziland

National Events

Event Occurs Description
Ncwala (Festival of the First Fruits) December and January A sacred festival to honour the Royal family.

Plugs and Electric in Swaziland

Electricity

Voltage

230 V

Frequency

50 Hz

Plug

“South African” plug which is technically known as  BS 546 (South African 15 A/250 V).

Flights From the UK to Swaziland

To get into Swaziland you must first fly into Johannesburg and then fly to Swaziland. Airlines that fly to Johannesburg are British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and South African Airways. South African Airways also fly from Johannesburg to Swaziland.

British Airways flights from United Kingdom to Swaziland

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British Airways fly twice daily from London Heathrow to Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport. The flight time is approximately 10 hours 45 minutes. South African Airways fly several times a day from Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport to Swaziland. Flight time is approximately 1 hour.

South African Airways flights from United Kingdom to Swaziland

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South African Airways fly twice a day from London Heathrow to Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport. The flight time is approximately 11 hours 25 minutes. South African Airways fly several times a day from Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport to Swaziland. Flight time is approximately 1 hour.

Virgin Atlantic flights from United Kingdom to Swaziland

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Virgin Atlantic Airways fly daily from London Heathrow to Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport. The flight time is approximately 11 hours 5 minutes. South African Airways fly several times a day from Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport to Swaziland. Flight time is approximately 1 hour.

Swaziland Culture and Traditions

Homosexuality is illegal.

Handshakes are the normal form of greeting for both men and women.

Weather in Swaziland

Swaziland has a warm and tropical climate with high temperatures and high humidity. Summer (December-March) sees temperatures of between 26 and 32 degrees Celcius and the winter (June-September) sees temperatures of between 20 and 25 degrees Celcius. The summer is the wettest season.

Best Time to Visit Swaziland

The best time to visit is in September at the beginning of Spring, when temperatures are pleasant and there is less rainfall.

Money Advice for Swazilande

Local Currency

Lilangeni (SZL)

General Advice

The currency in Swaziland is the Lilangeni and the plural is Emalangeni. Notes come in denominations of E200, 100, 50, 20 and 10 and coins come in denominations of E5, 2 and 1, and 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents.

Money Exchange

You can exchange money at banks and you are recommended to exchange Emalangeni back into their your currency or into South African Rand before leaving Swaziland. Rand are accepted everywhere.

ATM Availability

ATMs are not commonplace and only a few accept international credit cards. For more information check the Visa ATM locator, the MasterCard ATM locator or theAmerican Express ATM locator for the addresses of ATMs around the world.

Credit Cards

Some larger hotels, shops and restaurants accept credit cards.

Entry Requirements for Swaziland

Entry Warning

The documentation and fee required for obtaining visas varies according to both your nationality and where you are applying from. It is the sole right of each country to determine who is allowed to enter.

Passport

All passports must be valid for six months and have two clear pages free.

Taxes

Some countries may charge an arrival or departure tax which may or may not be included in the price of an airline ticket, or may need to be paid in cash on arrival or departure.

Visa Requirements

Travelling from Requirements
Australia Visitors do not require a visa for stays up to 60 days.
Canada Visitors do not require a visa for stays up to 60 days.
Denmark Visitors do not require a visa for stays up to 60 days.
Ireland Visitors do not require a visa for stays up to 60 days.
Netherlands Visitors do not require a visa for stays up to 60 days.
New Zealand Visitors do not require a visa for stays up to 60 days.
South Africa Visitors do not require a visa for stays up to 60 days.
United States Visitors do not require a visa for stays up to 60 days.
United Kingdom Visitors do not require a visa for stays up to 60 days.

Other Nationalities

Other nationalities should either contact Travcour UK (see below) or their nearest embassy for up-to-date information prior to departure.

Passport & Visa Service

For assistance with obtaining passports and visas UK-based ‘Travcour’ have been offering travellers a comprehensive and reliable travel document service since 1985. www.travour.com

Entry Requirements for Swaziland

Entry Warning

The documentation and fee required for obtaining visas varies according to both your nationality and where you are applying from. It is the sole right of each country to determine who is allowed to enter.

Passport

All passports must be valid for six months and have two clear pages free.

Taxes

Some countries may charge an arrival or departure tax which may or may not be included in the price of an airline ticket, or may need to be paid in cash on arrival or departure.

Visa Requirements

Travelling from Requirements
Australia Visitors do not require a visa for stays up to 60 days.
Canada Visitors do not require a visa for stays up to 60 days.
Denmark Visitors do not require a visa for stays up to 60 days.
Ireland Visitors do not require a visa for stays up to 60 days.
Netherlands Visitors do not require a visa for stays up to 60 days.
New Zealand Visitors do not require a visa for stays up to 60 days.
South Africa Visitors do not require a visa for stays up to 60 days.
United States Visitors do not require a visa for stays up to 60 days.
United Kingdom Visitors do not require a visa for stays up to 60 days.

Other Nationalities

Other nationalities should either contact Travcour UK (see below) or their nearest embassy for up-to-date information prior to departure.

Passport & Visa Service

For assistance with obtaining passports and visas UK-based ‘Travcour’ have been offering travellers a comprehensive and reliable travel document service since 1985. www.travour.com

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