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As announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 16 September 2020, the Covid-19 lockdown regulations will be lowered to Level 1 as of midnight on the 20th of September 2020. The lowering of levels to level 1 brings about the following changes in terms of travel: NEW POLICY SPECIFICS: The State of Disaster stays in place until at least 15 October 2020. Travel restrictions are eased as of 1 October 2020 and will be as follows:
International travel will be restricted to and from countries depending on their infection rates. A list will be supplied by Government.
Travellers will be required to present their negative Covid-19 test results and these cannot be older than 72 hours from their departure from their origin
If a negative test isn’t presented, the traveller will have to submit themselves to mandatory quarantine at their own cost
If a traveller shows symptoms on arrival in South Africa they will have to submit themselves to quarantine, again at own cost, until a negative test can be produced
Only the three main airports; King Shaka, OR Tambo, and Cape Town International Airport will be open to international flights
A limited number of border posts will remain open at South Africa’s land borders
All travellers will be screened on arrival and will be required to download the COVID Alert SA app.
Visa application processes and offices will also resume their operations
Existing long-term visas are reinstated
WHAT WILL YOU NEED TO TRAVEL?
A negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours of departure
To wear a mask throughout every stage of travelling and potentially a face-screen
The COVID Alert SA app on your cellular device
WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE AIRPORT:
The following three airports within South Africa will be operational for international flights: King Shaka, OR Tambo, and Cape Town International Airport
Make sure to be at the airport 2.5 hours before departure – the new safety precautions take time.
Only the passenger will be allowed into the airport – drop-off and pick-up are only permitted outside the airport building.
A face mask is required at all times.
Check-in online – this minimises contact, queues, and waiting time.
Expect and adhere to maximum safety protocols applied throughout your journey.