Full transcription by ASATA: Department of Transport Coronavirus Travel Ban Briefing

In attendance: Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula Minister of Health, Aaron Motsoaledi Minister of Public Enterprises, Pravin Gordhan Managing Director of ACSA, Nompumelelo Mpofu This past weekend, drastic measures were announced by the President. As departments, we have responded to that. Transport has its entities – ATTNS, ACSA and SACAA. They are key in terms […]

ASATA responds to SA Government-imposed COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

JOHANNESBURG, 15 MARCH 2020 – The Association of Southern African Travel Agents (ASATA) has reiterated its support for its members and their travelling customers following the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday (15 March 2020) that government would impose “extraordinary” travel recommendations for South African travellers to Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Germany, US, […]

SA President Cyril Ramaphosa announces travel bans

South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a range of “extraordinary measures” aimed at stemming the spread of coronavirus in South Africa. These include: Imposing travel bans effective 18 March to and from high-risk source markets, including South Korea, Italy, Iran, Spain, Germany, USA, UK and China Travellers from medium-risk source markets – Portugal, Singapore […]

Department of Health launches coronavirus site and Whatsapp number

South Africa’s Department of Health has launched a robust coronavirus website, with a range of resources and up-to-date information. The website can be found here. In addition to the existing, emergency hotline, the DOH has also instituted a WhatsApp Support Line: Emergency Hotline: 0800 029 999WhatsApp Support Line: 0600-123456