International and domestic travel “prohibited” post lockdown

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Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula announced this evening that “all international and domestic flights would be prohibited” following the lockdown on midnight March 26.

During an inter-ministerial briefing, Mbalula also announced that there would be no movement across land borders, only cargo. Further clarity will be provided once the directives are released by the Department of Transport tomorrow.

Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi further confirmed that there would be no movement across borders by road for travellers, and said that passports and visas would not be issued through the duration of the lockdown.

The goal of the lockdown is to “limit unnecessary movement”. Your movement must be “justifiable”.

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