June 2, 2020

Travel Is Back

Need To Know’s

Domestic travel is gradually opening since the National lockdown due to Covid 19 and business travellers with an Essential Services Certificate which corresponds with Form 2 of Annexure A can start to pack your bags again but not without ensuring some travel regulations and procedures.

As our local airlines begin scheduled flights we can see Airlink resume on the 8 June followed by Flysafair and Mango from the 15 June between the major airports including Lanseria airport.

  • Domestic passenger air travel not permitted for recreational,
  • leisure or tourism purposes.
  • Flights only permitted to use Cape Town International, King Shaka International, OR Tambo International and Lanseria airports.
  • Lanseria will only open once the availability of Port Health Officers
  • has been confirmed.

The next phase of airport openings will see Kruger Mpumalanga, Polokwane and Bram Fischer International Airports open, followed by Kimberley, Upington, East London, Umtata, Port Elizabeth and George.

Temperature screening will be enforced and if an elevated temperature is found, access to the terminals will be denied. All persons entering the terminals, must wear a mask and boarding gates will be staggered with sectional boarding on the aircraft.

  • Only crew, airport employees, diplomatic agents and passengers are allowed in the terminal building.
  • Drop off and pick up only permitted outside the terminal building.
  • Anyone entering the terminal building and boarding aircraft must wear a face mask and be subject to COVID-19 control measures.
  • Passengers will be screened before entering the terminal building and will be denied access should they have an elevated temperature or display symptoms.
  • Passengers required to provide written authorisation or proof of travel, confirming the reasons consistent with direction  5 (1) (b) (i).
  • Failure to produce such written authorisation or proof of travel will mean the passenger is automatically denied travel.

Inside the cabins you can expect full capacity except for the back row but no catering or magazines will be allowed. Aircrafts will be disinfected before and after each flight and ground handlers will be fully equipped with personal protective equipment.

If needing accommodation during your travels, you can expect the major hotel groups including Protea hotels by Marriott, City Lodge and Tsogo Sun to be accommodating to the business travellers as well as some vetted guesthouses and bed & breakfasts.

  • Important to note that accommodation establishments no longer require a letter from Minister of Tourism to operate. They are required to ensure that they accommodate those in the permitted services and keep records for inspections by the department.
  • The accommodation establishment has to be able to be accountable, as an owner of the facility when inspection comes.  The Department of Tourism will be conducting inspections.
  • ​Accommodation establishments will have to abide by guidelines and protocols that the NDT will be issuing.

Car Hire has resumed but remain unable to do deliveries and collections of vehicles.

Please ensure that you have all the required documentation to avoid any disruptions on your travels.  If you require any assistance, we are on standby and available to help with your travel plans.

Travel Safe