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

Airport Rating


Before Security Smoking

Smoking is only permitted in designated areas outside the terminals.

After Security Smoking

Terminal A

Update from Aeronaut, March 2020: There is a smoking room inside the pizza shop, I think you need to buy something in the overpriced place to access.

Update from Anildo P. on the 30th March 2019: There is a smoking area inside the restaurant Diner "Piece A Pizza", in front of the small Big 5 duty free, direction to the gates A5-A30

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.

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