Health and safety protocols: What to expect at SA’s airports

President Cyril Ramaphosa has moved the country to an adjusted alert Level 1 and the following applies;

Movement of persons:

  • Every person is confined to his/her place of residence from 00h00 to 04h00, unless a person has:
  1. Been granted permission through the directions issued by the relevant cabinet member or a permit, which corresponds to form 7 of Annexure A enclosed in the regulations.
  2. Is attending to a security or medical emergency
  3. Arrives on a flight or is travelling to or from an airport which necessitates travelling during restricted hours of movement: provided that the person travelling is in possession of a valid boarding pass as proof of flight or a copy of the airline ticket
  • The closing time for the places permitted to remain open is 23h00 


    Hotels, lodges, bed & breakfasts, timeshare facilities, resorts and guesthouses are allowed 50% of the capacity of the available rooms for accommodation, with patrons observing a distance of at least one and a half metres from each other when in common spaces. Dining facilities at accommodation facilities are permitted for room service and delivery only. Restaurants may only operate for off-site consumption of food and non-alcoholic beverages

The TBCSA  has raised objections to the above relating to the following points and will provide updates as and when received:

  • That accommodation is classified as a gathering. This is not correct.
  • The regulations stipulate that establishments are allowed 50% capacity of rooms available. The objection raised is that establishments cannot and should not require people who are already at the establishment to leave because of the clause.

Full reopening of borders

  • The 20 land borders which are fully open, will remain open and the 33 land borders which were closed, will remain closed
  • International air travel is restricted to the following airports

A) OR Tambo International Airport

B) King Shaka International Airport

C) Cape Town International Airport

D) Lanseria International Airport and,

E) Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport

  • Long-haul flight departures and arrivals at the airports listed above are permitted during the hours of curfew
  • All international travellers arriving at the airports listed must provide a valid certificate of a negative COVID-19 negative test. The traveller will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and in the event of a traveller testing positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate him or herself at their own cost, for a period of 10 days
  • Travelling to and from the country is allowed, subject to sub-regulation (3):
  • Daily commuters from neighbouring countries who attend school and who are allowed entry into the country

Face masks

The wearing of face masks in public spaces remains mandatory for all persons, excluding children under the age of 6.

Please note that the above is only a summary of the regulations.


South African Tourism (SAT) in partnership with Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) has compiled three videos on what travellers can expect when they touch down at any of the ACSA-operated airports nationwide.  

Please take note that the endings of the videos are different with options of the travellers being transported by a tour operator, taking an Uber or those making use of any of the car rental facilities available. 

Click on the video links below to view the videos:

Airport Health Protocols - Tour Operator

Airport Health Protocols - Uber

Airport Health Protocols - Car Rental

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