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Health screening for domestic departures withdrawn

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ACSA has confirmed that the Department of Health has withdrawn health screening services for domestic departure at all international airports with effect from 23 November 2020.

ACSA published the following on its Twitter feed:

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In a separate statement issued by Mango, the airline said:

Please find revised update and what is expected for all domestic/international travel, regardless of type:

  • Please be advised that Domestic Port Health Screening countrywide will be stopped from midnight of the 24th November 2020.
  • We have also been advised in this regard, that Health Questionnaires will therefore not be required from the 25th November 2020 onwards (For domestic travellers only).
  • ACSA will continue with temperature screening checks accordingly for airport entry, also only allowing entry to those with the applicable paperwork for flight.  Travel permits will no longer be required for all travel
  • Wearing of a Mask in airport and for travel is mandatory
  • Social distancing will still be required within airport terminals
  • Guests are encouraged to maintain general hand hygiene and sanitize frequently

Due to the extra regulatory and safety protocols required, we advise our Guests to plan for extra time for their flight journeys. Please arrive at least two-and-half hours prior to your flight as a contingency for any unforeseen delays.

Disclaimer: The details provided is based on information as received from external sources by ASATA.

The impact of COVID-19 on the travel industry is unprecedented and unpredictable. The nature of the content that is being shared on the ASATA coronavirus microsite is therefore constantly changing. Please check the date of the post to ascertain its recency.
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