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
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 9pm to 4 am. 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 & breakfasts, timeshare facilities, resorts and guesthouses are allowed 100% of the 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.
Travel for recreational or leisure purposes is not permitted into and from Gauteng. People may, however, travel for business or other reasons as permitted. Examples of these include:
• Moving to a new place of residence
• Caring for an immediate family member
• Members of parliament performing oversight responsibilities
• Learners and students who are travelling to and from schools or institutions when they are permitted • Attending a funeral
• To transport mortal remains
• To obtain medical treatment
• People returning to their place of residence from quarantine or isolation.
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|