Traveller safety is still top priority with great focus on limiting unnecessary exposure.
Our Lockdown Travel page provides you with a step-by-step guide, detailing current protocols and precautions which need to be taken when taking to the skies.
On arrival, travellers will need to present a negative COVID-19 test result not older than 72 hours from time of departure
Travellers (5 years +) arriving without a COVID-19 test, or those presenting symptoms, will be required to undergo a test at their own cost
Where necessary, travellers will need to enter mandatory quarantine facilities at their own cost.
Travellers will be asked to download the COVID Alert South Africa mobile app.
Travel may be restricted to and from certain countries that are deemed high risk. Within South Africa, interprovincial travel for leisure may resume.
Five airports are open for international travel with standard infection control measures include
OR Tambo International Airport • King Shaka International Airport • Cape Town International Airpor • Lanseria International Airport • Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport
A curfew will be in place from 00h00 to 04h00. If you are planning a trip, you may travel to or from an airport, or arrive on a flight during the restricted hours provided you have proof of travel. Travellers must present a valid boarding pass or a copy of the flight ticket.
Hotels, lodges, bed and breakfasts, timeshare facilities, resorts and guest houses are allowed full capacity of the available rooms for accommodation, with patrons observing a distance of at least one and a half metres from each other when in common spaces.
Gatherings will be allowed but will be limited to a maximum of 750 people indoors and 2000 people outdoors. Where the venue is too small to accommodate these numbers with appropriate social distancing, then no more than 50% of the capacity of the venue may be used.
What to take along (travel essentials):
- Face mask
- Valid passport, E-Ticket and boarding pass
- Valid visa for arrival destination (if applicable)
- Quarantine arrangements upon arrival (if applicable)
- Completed Exit Health Form
- Negative COVID-19 test
- Children under the age of 18 years: unabridged birth certificate. (If travelling with only one parent, a parental consent letter and a copy of the passport and contact details of the absent parent is required.)
Lockdown Travel Resources
|https://www.gov.za/Coronavirus/travel||Alert levels with regards to travel|
|https://www.kayak.com/travel-restrictions/||Travel restrictions map|
|https://www.airports.co.za/Pages/covid-19.aspx||ACSA airport updates|
|https://www.traveldoc.aero/||Information on arrival country information|
|https://tripsguard.com/||Information on arrival country information|
|https://www.ampath.co.za/covid-19-collection-sites||Testing stations in South Africa|
|https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/world.php||Travel regulations map|
|www.dha.gov.za||High risk countries – reviewed fortnightly|
|https://sacoronavirus.co.za||COVID 19 South African Resource Portal|
|https://sa-covid-19-travel.info||SA COVID Travel Info|
|https://need2know.tripsource.com/||COVID-19 Information Hub|