Lockdown Travel

South Africa is currently under Level 1 of Lockdown with international, regional and  domestic travel permitted from 1 October 2020.

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

All travellers will be screened on arrival and those presenting symptoms will be required to have a COVID test

Where necessary, travelers will need to enter mandatory quarantine facilities at their own risk

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

Only King Shaka International, OR Tambo International, and Cape Town International Airports will be open for international flights

A limited number of border posts will remain open at South Africa’s land borders

Gatherings may not exceed 50% of venue capacity, with a maximum limit of 250 indoors and 500 outdoors

Masks must be worn in public places and social distancing must be maintained

What to take along (travel essentials):

  • Face mask 
  • Boarding pass – Check-in required prior to arrival at the airport 
  • Identification documents – ID Book, South African Driver’s Licence or Passport. Children must have a Birth Certificate or a certified copy of a Birth Certificate no older than 3 months. (This does not need to be an Unabridged Birth Certificate)
  • Travel Permit
  • Health Declaration
Form required
Health declaration Form
Health Declaration Document from the Department of Health. All passengers to complete this. Return flight passengers have to print out TWO copies – one for the departure flight and one for the return flight.

Travel process & protocols

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