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RRISK ADJUSTED NATIONAL LOCKDOWN
- Implications of risk adjusted lockdown level one for the tourism industry
- What domestic travel is allowed under Level 1 of the risk adjusted strategy?
- When will South Africa open its borders for international travel?
- Which countries will be prohibited from travelling to South Africa for leisure purposes?
- What type of travel is allowed for people of countries who are on the prohibited travel list?
- How has South Africa classified the risk levels for international leisure travel?
- What documents are required upon entry at South African international airports?
- What is the screening processes at the three South African airports?
- What is the process for travellers from the African continent?
- What establishments are allowed to operate?
- What health and safety protocols must establishments put in place?
- Are land borders open?
- What are the entrance requirements for international visitors coming into South Africa?
- What are the regulations around Gatherings?
UUPDATE: 27 March 2020, Let's work together during this touch time
The Tourism Grading Council of South Africa is extremely grateful for your cooperation as our country and the world locks down. This is an incredibly challenging time for us all especially in the tourism sector as we are bearing the brunt of our guests’ inability to travel. We urge you to abide by the measures announced by South Africa’s National Command Council. Darryl Erasmus, Chief Quality Assurance Officer, has some pertinent messages for you as we commit to providing you with documented information you can make use of during this unprecedent time.
UPDATE: 22 March 2020, Central Traveller Registry for accommodation establishments
As per the Immigration Act of 2002, all hotels, motels and accommodation establishments must keep a register containing details of all persons who are provided with lodging or sleeping accommodation.
South African Tourism (SA Tourism), the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) and the Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa (FEDHASA) are coordinating efforts to create a central portal where all accommodation establishments across the country can load the information of the local and international guests staying at their establishments.
It is imperative to ensure the health and safety of all South African citizens and tourists travelling within South Africa in containing the spread of the virus.
In light of the Act, SA Tourism, TBCSA and FEDHASA have requested all establishments to send through booking data to a central repository dating back to the last 14 days.
The benefit of a single repository allows for accurately locating tourists within the country, their movements and to facilitate contact tracing for positively confirmed cases and assist tourists to make the necessary arrangements for their wellbeing.