Smoking at O. R. Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg) (JNB)

Airport Rating


Before and After Security Smoking

Smoking is only permitted in designated areas outside the terminals.

There is a smoking lounge on the first floor,  it is run by British American Tobacco.

In reply to the next comment from Randolf J. Sept 2018: It is sketchy, if someone is pressing you for a tip, but I can definitely tell you, that tips in other currencies are NOT illegal.

There is a smoking area in Terminal A airside, but it closes at 8pm (entrances are refused by 7:30pm). A word of caution: after closure, airport employees will offer you to smoke in a corridor right beside the smoking area. They’ll then press you for a tip “in any currency” as you’re leaving. Tips in other currencies can be illegal in South Africa, so be warned this is a very sketchy deal. Feedback from Sean B. on the 11th March 2018.

Images of Smoke Areas


Further Information

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