Back to Level 3: What travel agents need to know

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that South Africa would move back to level 3 lockdown regulations, effective 16 June.

Although a new curfew has been implemented from 10pm to 4am, travellers to and from the airport will not be affected.

The government gazette stipulates that although the new curfew is from 10pm to 4am, people who arrive on a flight, or are travelling to or from an airport, will be allowed to do so during the restricted hours. They will however need to carry a valid boarding pass or a copy of the flight ticket.

The new restrictions further include that:

  • Non-essential establishments such as bars and fitness centres must close at 21h00
  • All gatherings will be limited to 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors. Where the venue is too small to accommodate appropriate social distancing, 50% of the floor space may be used.
  • The sale of alcohol for off-site consumption is permitted between 10h00 – 18h00 from Monday to Thursday.
  • On-site alcohol consumption may continue until 21h00, subject to liquor licenses.
  • Alcohol in public is strictly prohibited.

For more information, you can read the updated gazette here.