South Africa to remain at adjusted alert level four

South Africa to remain at adjusted alert level four

President Ramaphosa’s latest speech can be found HERE

South Africa will remain at adjusted alert level four until 25 July 2021.

All COVID-19 health and safety protocols must be followed, including observance of guidelines for social distancing, sanitation, hygiene and use of appropriate personal protective equipment, like cloth face masks.

Additional measures to be implemented under adjusted alert level four:

  • All social, political, religious or other gatherings are prohibited.
  • Public spaces such as beaches and parks will remain open, however no gatherings will be permitted in these spaces.

  • Curfew will be in place between 21h00 pm and 04h00 am.

  • Non-essential establishments are to close by 20h00 pm.

  • Schools will remain closed until 26 July 2021.

  • The sale of alcohol for on-site and off-site consumption is prohibited.

  • Restaurants are allowed to operate following strict health protocols and operating with a maximum capacity of 50 people or for smaller restaurants, 50% of  their usual capacity.

  • Gyms and fitness centers will be permitted to operate with strict hygiene protocols in place.

Travel in/out of Gauteng Province for leisure purposes is prohibited. If anyone is not in their place of residence at this time, they will be permitted to return home. Travel for business or commercial purposes will be permitted in/out of Gauteng Province as well as travel for transit purposes. Permits for travel can be found HERE

Should your travel to/from an airport fall outside of curfew hours, you will need to produce your ticket or travel itinerary to show your reason for travel.

The 20 land borders reopened remain fully operational and the 33 land borders which were closed will remain closed.

International air travel will only be permitted from OR Tambo International Airport, King Shaka International Airport, Cape Town International Airport, Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport and Lanseria International Airport.

All international travellers arriving at the aforementioned airports must;

Produce a negative PCR test, to be presented on arrival and not older than 72 hours from the date of departure from the country of origin.

A person entering the Republic must be subjected to screening on arrival at the point of entry, including the completion of a traveller health questionnaire which can be found HERE

A person who, during screening, is found to have had exposure to COVID-19 or is presenting with any signs and symptoms of COVID-19, must be subjected to a medical examination which may include testing and isolation.

A person who is not in possession of a valid negative COVID-19 PCR rest will be subject to antigen testing at the point of entry and may be subject to quarantine at an approved facility at his or her own cost.

South Africans are permitted to travel freely internationally as mentioned during the ministerial brief on 30 September 2020, however will be required to check the entry requirements of the country they wish to travel to. With the emergence of COVID-19 variants, some countries have decided to restrict entry from South Africa for a period of time. There are still many entry restrictions and border closures that remain in effect globally. Any returning South African citizens and residents will be subject to entry regulations and protocols and may be required to enter quarantine.

Should you have any questions, please contact your dedicated Travel Expert or contact us HERE

Further information related to COVID-19 and risk-adjusted strategies for South Africa can be found HERE

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