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RRISK ADJUSTED NATIONAL LOCKDOWN
Implications of risk adjusted lockdown level three for the tourism industry
The National Coronavirus Command Council has announced that the whole country will move to Level 2 of the Risk Adjusted Strategy from 18 August 2020
This means that all domestic interprovincial travel is allowed for business and leisure purposes. International travel movement remains prohibited except for people who are travelling for the purposes of work or the specific provisions stipulated in the legislation. Domestic flights for business and leisure purposes are available from all commercial airports in South Africa.
All hotels and accommodation establishments are allowed to operate within the stipulated legislation.
Restaurants, take-aways, and food establishments are allowed to open for delivery and collection of food. Sit-down meals are allowed with strict adherence to all health protocols and social distancing measures. All restaurants must adhere to the curfew of 22:00. Alcohol sales is permitted in line with stipulated legislation
Professional services such as tourist guides, tour operators, travel agents and tourism information officers including training of nature guides and other related services are allowed to come back into operation.
- Conferences and meetings for less than 50 people, excluding those who participate through electronic platforms, and are restricted for business purposes
- Casinos provided that the number of persons allowed in the casino is not more than 50 percent of the available floor space, with patrons observing a distance of at least one and a half metres from each other
- Museums and galleries
All restaurants, fast food outlets and coffee shops; hotels, lodges, bed and breakfast, time share facilities, resorts and guest house, conference and meeting venues including casinos will provide detailed training for their staff and inform staff of their responsibility to advise the employer if they are tested positive for Covid-19 or have been in contact with someone who is Covid-19 positive.
- What domestic travel is allowed under Level 2 of the risk adjusted strategy?
- Who will be allowed to advertise and take bookings?
- What establishments are allowed to operate?
- How will the tourism sector be controlled to ensure that people are travelling for business and not leisure?
- What health and safety protocols must establishments put in place?
- When will South Africa open its borders for international travel?
- How will the Tourist Guide Relief Fund work?
UUPDATE: 24 March 2020
UPDATE: 23 March 2020
UPDATE: 21 March 2020
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
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