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Minister Dlamini Zuma’s Statement on Amended Regulations Under COVID-19 Alert Level 3

The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, designated under section 3 of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002) has in terms of section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 issued and gazetted amendments to directions relating the partial re-opening of borders.

The 20 land borders which were partially operational be fully operational and the 30 land borders which were closed, will remain closed.

Travelling to and from South Africa is allowed subject to regulations. Daily commuters from neighbouring countries who attend or teach at schools in the Republic, and who are allowed entry into and exit from the Republic are subject to compliance with health protocols relating to screening for Covid-19. This includes quarantine or isolation where necessary; wearing of masks; transportation, sanitation and social distancing and all relevant health protocols on safety and prevention of Covid-19.

International air travel is restricted to the following airports:
– OR Tambo International Airport
– King Shaka International Airport
– Cape Town International Airport

All international travellers arriving at the airports listed above must provide a valid certificate of negative Covid-19 test recognized by the World Health Organisation obtained not more than 72 hours before travel.

Minister Dlamini Zuma calls on citizens to observe all the necessary Covid-19 health protocols and remaining restrictions to avert possible resurgence.

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