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The National Coronavirus Command Council has announced Risk Adjusted Strategy Regulations effective from 01 May 2020.  These regulations intend to ease the lockdown measures that came into effect on 27 March. South Africa will move from Level 5 to Level 4 of the Risk Adjusted Strategy on 01 May 2020. All domestic and international travel remains prohibited as well as interprovincial movement except in exceptional circumstances. All hotels and establishments must remain closed unless they are accommodating international tourists who remain in South Africa, are appointed as quarantine facilities, or providing accommodation for essential services people.

Restaurants, take-aways, and food establishments are allowed to open for home delivery services only during certain hours.

Click here for a copy of the Risk Adjusted Regulations.

Who is allowed to travel under Level 3 of the risk adjusted strategy?
What domestic travel is allowed under Level 3 of the risk adjusted strategy?
When will the other airports be allowed to operate?
What documentation must be provided by people who are travelling for business?
How will the tourism sector be controlled to ensure that people are travelling for business and not leisure?
Who will be allowed to advertise and take bookings?
What establishments are allowed to operate?
What health and safety protocols must establishments put in place?
What tourist facilities remain closed under Level 3?
What are restaurants allowed to offer under Level 3?
Are game reserves are allowed to open?
When will South Africa open its borders for international travel?
When will the tourism industry be allowed to take bookings for international travellers?
How will the Tourist Guide Relief Fund work?
Are conferences allowed?
What restrictions apply to casinos?

PPublic Hotline

Travellers who develop symptoms of respiratory illness (cough, fever and shortness of breath) after travel to countries where the Coronavirus is prevalent, must seek medical care early and share their travel history with their healthcare providers.

For more information travellers with symptoms can contact the Public Hotline:

0800 029 999

Weekdays, 08h00 to 16h00


Official WhatsApp Help Services

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DAILY UPDATE: 19 March 2020

Please click here to view the daily update for 19 March 2020

SA Tourism Updates

It is very imperative during this national crisis to know what is happening and how it is happening in order for you and your loved ones to stay protected.

In this section the South African Tourism is sharing ways that the workplace can adopt and implement for the protection of employers and employees in order to remain immune from the outbreak of COVID-19.

Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the tourism industry is constantly finding ways to withstand the challenges that the tourism community is faced with.

South African tourism wants to share with travellers the restrictions imposed by government on where to travel, why you should travel and how to travel during the outbreak of COVID-19.

The South African Tourism has postponed Travel Indaba following the government’s instructions inspired by COVID-19.

In this section the South African Tourism shares with you real human stories and how people’s lives are impacted by COVID-19.

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