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Travel Alert Level 1


South Africa to move to alert level one

Wednesday, 16 September, 2020

The latest speech made by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 16 September 2020 can be found HERE.

The National State of Disaster has been extended to 15 October 2020. 

South Africa will enter alert level one as of midnight, 20 September 2020. There will be a gradual easing of restrictions placed on international travel for business and leisure purposes as of 1 October 2020.

Travel may be restricted to/from countries with high infection rates. A list of these countries will be published in the week to come. Travellers will only be permitted to travel to/from OR Tambo International Airport, Cape Town International Airport and King Shaka Airport. A limited number of border posts will remain open at South Africa's land borders. 

A negative COVID-19 test must be presented on arrival, not older than 72 hours from the time of departure from the point of origin. Should a COVID-19 test not be presented, passengers will be required to enter mandatory quarantine at their own cost. All travellers will be screened and should they display symptoms, they will be required to enter and remain in quarantine. All travellers will be required to download the COVID Alert SA App. 

South African Missions abroad will now be able to process visas and long stay visas will be reinstated. Further guidelines related to international travel during alert level one will be communicated in the week ahead.   

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

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