South Africa will move to Alert Level 1 at midnight on Sunday, September 2020. International travel for business and leisure in and out of South Africa will follow suit on October 1 2020.
SA Adventure has confirmation that the Sani Pass border post on both the South African and Lesotho sides will remain closed until further notice. In a statement made to us from Sani Mountain Lodge: "Sadly the Sani Pass Border is not one of the selected borders to reopen on the 1st of October, however, we have made a written appeal to the governments to please reconsider. Keep checking our Facebook and Website for updates and the reopening of the Lodge."
We are still waiting for more info on the borders of Botswana and Namibia. None are currently open.
There is no need to cross a border to travel! Join us on our exciting LOCAL SOUTH AFRICAN TOURS, we have and adventure motorcycle tour in October and an amazing 4x4 tour in November, links below:
In his address, President Cyril Ramaphosa stated that travel to and from certain countries will be restricted. This will be determined by a country’s infection rate and will be based on scientific data.
Parts of the globe are experiencing a resurgence in cases but an official list of the countries that are included and excluded is not yet available. What Alert Level 1 means for travel:
Travel into and out of South Africa for business, leisure and other reasons will be allowed with effect from October 1. Travellers will only be able to use one of the land border posts that have remained operational during the lockdown or one of the three main airports: – King Shaka, – OR Tambo and – Cape Town International Airport
COVID-19 screening: – On arrival, travellers will need to present a negative COVID-19 test result not older than 72 hours from the time of departure. – Where a traveller has not done a COVID-19 test prior to departure, they will be required to remain in mandatory quarantine at their own cost. – All travellers will be screened on arrival and those presenting with symptoms will be required to remain in quarantine until a repeat COVID-19 test is conducted. – All travellers will be asked to install the COVID Alert South Africa mobile app.
Visa protocols: In preparation for the re-opening of our borders, South African missions abroad will open for visa applications and all long-term visas will be reinstated.
SA Adventure will keep you up to date as we get more information, especially on border information from Lesotho, Botswana and Namibia.
Please feel free to contact us should you have any questions.
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