S/Africa to ease restrictions on international travel from Oct.1

Posted: September 28, 2020 in general, travel & tourism

South Africa is set to reopen its borders to international tourists from October 1, this year.

This follows the decision by President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, to ease restrictions on international travel and gradually allow travel into and out of South Africa for business, leisure and other travel starting October 1, 2020.

South Africa has been under lockdown since March, this year, imposed by the government to check the spreading Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic in the country.

The country’s eased reopening is said to include both inbound and outbound tourism, which would allow nationals to travel abroad and tourists to enter the country once again.

Ramaphosa also mentioned that South Africa is ready to open its doors to the world once again and invite travellers to enjoy the mountains, beaches, vibrant cities and wildlife game parks with safety and confidence.

However, it has also been mentioned that travel may be restricted to and from certain countries that are deemed high risk, with a list of such countries set to be announced in days to come.

All international travellers will be required to present a COVID-19 free certificate no later than 72 hours within their date of arrival or quarantine on arrival. The country will open up three international airports- Tambo International Airport, Cape Town International Airport and King Shaka International Airport as well as one port.

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