SA President Cyril Ramaphosa announces travel bans

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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 and Hong Kong – to present themselves for high-intensity testing
  • Cancellation of visas granted to citizens from high-risk destinations
  • Any foreign national who visited a high-risk country will be denied a visa
  • Self-isolation for travellers who have come from high-risk destinations since mid-February  
  • Banning mass gatherings of more than 100 people
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