New COVID regulations published – Good news for families

ASATA is delighted with last night’s announcement that families with children between the ages of five and 12 years no longer need to provide a negative PCR test when returning to South Africa.

Family travel is a significant segment of South Africa’s travel industry and without the option to vaccinate under 12-year-olds, this has meant that families travelling overseas have been forced to bear additional expenses and inconvenience, deterring them from even travelling to destinations that do not in fact require a negative PCR test for under 12-year-olds for entry.

For travel to happen we need consistency and certainty.

Consequently, we look forward to the finalisation of regulations in the next few months so that this is achieved.

Click here to view the regulations: