South Africa Adjusted Alert Level 1 - curfew lifted

ZA - CT - Curfew Lifted - LP
Monday, January 3, 2022

The latest update from Cabinet can be found HERE

South Africa will remain at Adjusted Alert Level 1. Curfew will be lifted and there will be no restriction on the hours of movement of people. 

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 face masks.

The following measures will remain in place:

Gatherings are permitted however only a maximum of 1000 people indoors and no more than 2000 people outdoors will be allowed. Where a venue does not permit these numbers with appropriate social distancing, only 50% of the capacity of the venue will be permitted.

Alcohol establishments that have licences to operate beyond 23h00 will revert back to full licence conditions.

Non-essential establishments such as restaurants, taverns, bars and fitness centers that operate beyond 23h00 may revert to usual business hours. 

All international travellers arriving in South Africa 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. Masks must be worn for the duration of travel.

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.

Some travel restrictions and travel bans have been placed on travel from South Africa and it is essential to check the entry requirements of the country you wish to travel to, inclusive of any transits, stop overs as well as the end destination. 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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A list of countries and airlines that have imposed a travel ban or restriction on travel from South Africa, can be found HERE

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