including the transport of goods to a new place of residence, within the Republic. Therefore, no accompanying members of the public will be allowed inside the terminal buildings. All owners of cross-border road transport facilities must, at regular intervals, for the duration of the national state of disaster, sanitise their facilities, and provide adequate sanitisers or other hygiene dispensers for washing of hands and disinfection equipment for users of public transport services. The resumption of domestic flights will be rolled out in three phases. (c) the crew must comply with all the travel requirements and health protocols at ports of entry;(d) crew changes may take place at port and off port limits;(e) signing-on crew may directly transit from the airport to board the vessel: Provided that, if a layover is necessary, the crew must be quarantined as per the Port Health Protocol at the employer's costs and the name of the quarantine facility must be specified in the form referred to in paragraph (a); and(f) signing-on and signing-off crew may only in exceptional circumstances be permitted to layover. Allow for the once off travel of final year medical students studying at public higher education institutions to travel from their homes to the university campus where they are registered for study during the period 8 -31 May 2020. (5) Notwithstanding the provisions of direction (3), public transport is provided with the following grace periods for picking up and dropping off, of passengers:(a) Minibuses and Midibuses Public Transport is permitted to proceed to a pickup point an hour before the operating times, which is from 05h00 to 10h00 without loading passengers; and(b) Minibuses and Midibuses Public Transport is permitted to proceed to drop off points an hour after the drop off time of 10h00 which would be 11h00. While the country will move to alert level 1 of lockdown from midnight on Sunday 20 September 2020, international borders will only open up in October. South African citizens and holders of permanent residence permits are advised to refrain from making use of international maritime transport or cruise ships. The Metro based DLTCs will be opened first from 1 June 2020. All cross -border road transport operators must -(a) ensure that cross -border road transport passenger vehicles are sanitised before picking up and after dropping off passengers;(b) ensure that all cross- border road transport vehicles are clean and tidy;(c) ensure that all cross -border road transport vehicles' doors and window handles, arm rests and hand rails are sanitised after every load;(d) encourage cross -border road transport passengers to sanitise after entering the vehicle and after getting off the vehicle;(e) put measures in place to adhere to social distancing to curb the spread of COVID-19; and(f) provide disinfection information materials and procedures. Long distance trains are still prohibited in Level 4. This test must be conducted by a certified medical practitioner and should have the name and signature of the practitioner who conducted such test. We call on the pubic to ensure strict adherence to this requirement by obtaining their own face masks in line with the guidance given by Minister Dlamini-Zuma. An appropriate load factor will be applied by all operators based on their seating and standing arrangements according to 50% standard coach occupancy. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on 11 November 2020 that "we are also opening up international travel to all countries subject to the necessary health protocols and the presentation of a negative Covid-19 certificate". Directions to permit travel of final year medical students (Gazette 43319 of 13 May 2020). (Gazette 43521 of 12 July 2020). In the first directive, Dlamini-Zuma confirms that the country will move to a level 1 lockdown from 00h01 on Monday morning (21 September). Indeed, the Gautrain resumed its operations at the beginning of May 2020. Only essential cargo will be allowed to move across our land borders. For international travel, government will place restrictions for travel to and from certain countries that have high infection rates. As on 1 June 2020, the Gautrain will resume the airport service. However, as is already the case, we will continue to allow repatriation flights either bringing back South Africans stranded in foreign countries or transporting foreign nationals to their home countries. A crew member's failure to adhere to the requirement contemplated in paragraph (a), will warrant quarantine, at the crew member's own cost. Copyright 2020 Government of South Africa. Level 1 To 5: Here Is What The Different Lockdown Levels Mean ... South Africa will transition to a system of alert levels to ensure we can ease restrictions as safely as possible. (c) Technical landing flights are allowed on condition that no passenger may disembark. (a) A person who needs to travel to his or her new place of residence or business and to transport goods which are limited to household or office furniture and effects. We have concluded that PRASA is not ready to resume with the Metrorail commuter service. There aren't many restrictions left, with Level 1 originally envisaged to see the return of sit-down restaurants, hair care, and untrammelled shopping. Individuals will not be allowed to leave their homes except under strictly controlled circumstances, such as to seek medical care, buy food, medicine and other supplies or collect a social grant. PRASA will undertake the compulsory testing of the rolling stock during the Level 4 period and only resume with a limited service once the National Coronavirus Command Council declares the risk-adjustment to Level 3, with the return of the Pienaarspoort line in Tshwane and the Southern line in Cape Town. Limited domestic air travel for business purposes will be allowed, subject to restrictions on the number of flights per day and authorization based on the reason for travel. (3) (a) Evacuation of South African citizens who desires to come back home is allowed provided:(i) He or she has a fully paid return flight ticket;(ii) On arrival they will be subjected to mandatory quarantine for a period of up to 21 days; and(iii) The crew shall be allowed to disembark subject to mandatory quarantine laws as may be applicable. The easing of the lockdown to Level 4 means increased economic activity in sectors that are permitted to resume operations. (5) All drivers must wear a mask. “Despite the critical role of small businesses in the economy and development objectives of South Africa, the Small, Medium and Micro Enterprise (SMME) sector remains vu... An amount of R13.5 billion has been disbursed through the special COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant to more than six million eligible beneficiaries. Gazette 43752 of 1 October 2020 as amended by Gazette 43956 of 3 December 2020, International flights and domestic flights. (b) bus services are permitted to carry not more than 70% of their licensed passenger carrying capacity for long distance intra-provincial and inter-provincial travel. (b) Medical evacuation flights should not carry passengers except, patients and crew that will upon landing shall be subjected to mandatory quarantine laws as may be applicable. Due consideration will be given to the mining and agricultural sector to allow limited movement of aircrafts, either to transport essential workers by chartered aircrafts or to spray pesticides on crops. Cruise ships are prohibited from calling at any of the South African ports, except for the disembarkation of returning -(a) South African crew; or(b) South African citizens or holders of permanent residence permits. (https://www.gov.za/speeches/minister-fikile-mbalula-relaxas-hours-public-transport-vehicles-grant-beneficiaries-29-mar), Prohibition to provide cross -border road transport (Gazette 43158 of 26 March 2020). South Africa will reopen its international borders on 1 October 2020, under alert level 1 of lockdown. Charter services will be subject to the same rules as other road-based public transport modes. Both the instructor and the learner must wear face masks at all times. All Rights Reserved, Isolating at home after testing positive for COVID-19, https://www.gov.za/speeches/minister-fikile-mbalula-relaxas-hours-public-transport-vehicles-grant-beneficiaries-29-mar, Statement by Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Update statement by Minister of Home Affairs. (Statement by Department of Home Affairs). (c) Proof of means of travel such as air or bus tickets and the intended date of departure. Such travel is only restricted to: Bus and taxi services may operate under the following conditions:(a) May not carry more than 70% of the licensed capacity for long distance intra-provincial and permitted inter-provincial travel; and(b) may carry 100% of the licensed capacity for any trip not regarded as long distance travel. A 5-seater vehicle is permitted to carry a maximum of 2 passengers and a driver. Cross-border road transport passenger services are permitted to operate from 1 October 2020. (e) Recreational aviation is permitted for proficiency flights provided that the flight is authorised by the South African Civil Aviation Authority and remains within the general flying area, airfield or airport boundaries. (2) Cruise ships are prohibited from calling at any of the sea ports except the disembarkation of a returning South African crew and a permanent resident. Air Cargo (Gazette 43160 of 26 March 2020 as amended by Gazette 43176 of 27 March 2020). (2) Embarkation and disembarkation of passengers are suspended on all sea ports until further notice unless under the following circumstances: -(a) disembarkation of a returning South African citizen and a permanent resident. This comes after the Zurich-based industrial giant, ABB, was fingered in suspicious payments relating to contracts awarded in 2015 involving the control and instrumentation work at Kus... KwaZulu-Natal will take a zero-tolerance stance against COVID-19 lockdown regulation transgressors as the province anticipates an influx of visitors ahead of the festive season, says Premier Sihle Zikalala. (1) No passengers or crew changes are permitted in the designated ports until further notice. These buses must be disinfected after off-loading. The Premier made the vow during the launch of Operation Vala in Durban on Friday. This will be done through the procurement of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and recruitment of volunteers in all district municipalities. With the gradual resumption of economic activity in certain sectors and permitted movement of freight, we will allow the full resumption of freight rail. Loading capacity for metered taxis and e-hailing services remains at 50%. This test will be at the traveller’s cost. Provision of improved access to hygiene and disinfection control at cross-border public transport facilities. With effect from the date of publication of these Directions [3 December 2020], international passenger flights to and from the Republic shall be permitted, subject to the following conditions: (a) A traveller must provide a valid negative Polymerase Chain Reaction ( "PCR ") test certificate, obtained not more than 72 hours before the date of travel from an accredited laboratory and in line with World Health Organization requirements or equivalent local accreditation authority, South African Authorities reserve the right to verify the authenticity of the presented PCR or COVID-19 test certificates;(b) in the event of the traveller's failure, for whatever reason, to submit a valid test certificate in terms of paragraph (a), as proof of a negative PCR test or a valid COVID-19 negative test status upon arrival in South Africa, the traveller shall be subjected to a compulsory quarantine or undergo COVID-19 testing in line with the National Health Regiments;(c) a passenger is required to wear a face mask at all times, may only remove a face mask during an emergency or when instructed by cabin crew to take it off and must observe social distancing, hand washing and sanitize regularly;(d) a foreign Operator is required to submit procedures that show the level of compliance with South African COVID-19 legislation for approval to the South African Civil Aviation Authority;(e) foreign Air Ambulance Services are permitted to transport COVID-19 positive patients: Provided that they obtain an approval from the Department of Health, obtain a permit issued by the Department of Transport prior to departure, and comply with the Department of Health Protocols and the Air Ambulance Guidelines issued by the Minister;(f) child under the age of five years may be exempted from wearing a face mask;(g) a passenger who is unable to wear a face mask due to an underlying medical condition, must submit a medical certificate from a registered medical practitioner to the Operator prior to departure;(h) light deck crew are required to wear masks for the purpose of embarking and disembarking;(i) cabin crew members are required to wear masks at all times, except when conducting a safety briefing or during an emergency;(j) an "immunity passport", "risk-free certificate" or "passport immunity" in respect of COVID-19 is not acceptable;(k) an Operator shall not board any passenger without a valid negative PCR or a valid COVID-19 negative test certificate;(l) crew members shall, upon arrival in South Africa, be subjected to health protocols as contemplated in Health Directions;(m) an Operator must ensure and follow the following risk mitigation measures for crew members:(i) Conduct risk assessments to ensure that crew members are fit and proper before they undertake their travel duties and mitigate the risk of COVID-19 crew infections; and(ii) ensure that crew members are protected whilst on duty;(n) an Operator is allowed to provide catering on-board aircraft: Provided that they take all risk mitigation, health and safety measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, including the provision of pre-packed meals;(o) a passenger in transit -(i) must be in possession of a negative PCR test certificate or a valid COVID-19 negative test certificate, obtained not more than 72 hours before the date of travel, from an accredited laboratory;(ii) who displays symptoms of COVID-19 must, upon arrival and under the direction of Port Health-(aa) be taken through primary and secondary screening, including COVID-19 testing, where applicable;(bb) be quarantined, at own cost, if a positive test result is obtained; and(cc) if travelling with family, be quarantined, at own cost, with the whole family;(p) a child or a person with disabilities may be exempted from COVID-19 testing if testing will prove to be a challenge: Provided that Operators must consult local public health authorities to confirm the requirement prior to departure;(q) international scheduled operations and Charter flights carrying passengers are allowed at the following airports:(i) OR Tambo International Airport;(ii) King Shaka International Airport; and(iii) Cape Town International Airport; and(r) Charter Operators conducting cargo and passenger operations to and from the Republic are permitted to operate at the following airports with Ports Health capacity:(i) Bram Fischer International Airport;(ii) Cape Town International Airport;(iii) King Shaka International Airport;(iv) Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport;(v) Lanseria International Airport;(vi) OR Tambo International Airport;(vii) Polokwane Airport;(viii) Port Elizabeth International Airport; and(ix) Upington International Airport. 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