South Africa moves to adjusted alert level three

President Ramaphosa’s latest speech can be found HERE

South Africa will move to adjusted alert level three with immediate effect. 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.

The following measures will be implemented:

A curfew will be in place between 10h00 pm and 04h00 am. 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. 

Inter-provincial travel will resume.

All gatherings are permitted however only a minimum of 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors will be allowed. Smaller venues are only permitted to operate at 50% capacity.

Non-essential establishments such as restaurants, taverns, bars and fitness centers may open however will need to close by 21h00 pm in light of curfew.

The sale of alcohol at retail outlets for off-site consumption is only permitted Monday to Thursday, between 10h00 am and 18h00 pm.

The sale of alcohol for on-site consumption is permitted as per licensing conditions and up to 20h00pm.

Schools will re-open on 26 July 2021 according to strict health protocols.

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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