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Coronavirus Covid-19 Level 3 Lockdown Regulations

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Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, on 28 May briefed the country on Level 3 regulations in line with the Risk-based approach to contain the Spread of COVID-19.

Mentions on travel and tourism included:

international ports of entry remain closed except for those designated by the Minister of Home Affairs to undertake (a) the transportation of fuel cargo and goods; and (b) humanitarian operations, repatriations, evacuations, medical emergencies, movements for diplomatic and international organisations and staff and other exceptions.

The Minister of Home Affairs will also elaborate on the category of persons allowed to undertake international travel under exceptional circumstances these include those returning to work, study or residence here and abroad. Suffice to say, this category of persons will be expected to adhere to strict entry and exit protocols which include screening, quarantine or isolation, sanitisation, social distancing and the wearing of masks.

Hotels, lodges, bed and breakfasts, timeshare facilities and resorts and guest houses, remain closed, except those that are accommodating remaining and confined tourists, persons lodging as a result of work purposes; and persons in quarantine or isolation. The various ministers will elaborate on these aspects especially the Minister of Tourism.

To read the full statement by the minister please click here.

To access the regulations, click on the link below:

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