SOUTH AFRICA IS TRAVEL READY

SOUTH AFRICA IS TRAVEL READY

2020 has been a busy, short, long and confusing year all in one. With COVID putting most of the world into lockdown, we have all become used to staying at home. But what has kept a lot of us positive is the thought of travelling again! The question is where to travel, and is it safe?

South Africa is a prime destination for Post COVID travels. With some outstanding hospitals and strict sanitation techniques. You cannot be safer.

How to make your travel simpler and safer?

With the new norms of travel, we all want to mitigate our risks as much as possible. Besides the standard regulations of mask-wearing and sanitising. Here are three ways in which you can reduce your risks:

Hire a car – Hiring a car and self-driving will help you keep your distance during travel. Avoid Ubers and other forms of transportation.

Avoid big gatherings – this goes without saying, but it is best to avoid closed spaces. How about hiking up Table Mountain rather than using the Cable Car?

Stay at a place longer – we often move around during travel but by staying at a place longer, you can avoid the risks of moving between establishments.

Is the Tourism Industry Ready for Tourists?

YES! With months of lockdown and no travel, establishments have used this time to revamp, renovate and prepare for the long-awaited travel bans to be lifted. They have implemented extreme measures to ensure the safety of its staff and guests.

We must realise that the way we travel has changed, but the memories are still there to be made.

Now is the time to enjoy significantly discounted prices! With summer starting to show, don’t miss out on your South African experience.

Preparing for the new travel standards:

  1. All arrivals must present a valid certificate of a negative COVID-19 PCR test, obtained not more than 72 hours (3 days) from the time of departure from the country of origin to South Africa. The test must be conducted by a certified medical practitioner and the certificate must have the name and signature of the practitioner who conducted the test.
  1. Failure to present proof of a valid and negative test will require the traveller to quarantine at their own cost.
  2. All arrivals will be screened for any COVID-19 symptoms and/or for contact with people who have been infected with the COVID-19 virus.
  3. Should the traveller display any COVID-19–related symptoms or have been in contact with an infected person, they will be expected to take a mandatory COVID-19 test. This test will be at the traveller’s cost. If the COVID-19 test comes back positive, the traveller will be subjected to a 10-day quarantine at a designated site, at the traveller’s cost.
  4. All arrivals must provide proof of accommodation address (or residence) should they need to self-quarantine at the time of arrival in the country, subject to the accommodation allowing for self-quarantine.
  5. All arrivals will be asked to download the COVID Alert South Africa mobile app.
  6. All foreign national arrivals are subject to the prevailing visa requirements, as amended on 26 March 2020, until the Department of Home Affairs gazettes that these amendments are withdrawn. Foreign national arrivals from high-risk countries may enter with an application in compliance with the business travel exemptions laid out by government, in addition to the prevailing visa requirements
  7. All foreign national arrivals are subject to the prevailing visa requirements, as amended on 26 March 2020, until the Department of Home Affairs gazettes that these amendments are withdrawn. Foreign national arrivals from high-risk countries may enter with an application in compliance with the business travel exemptions laid out by government, in addition to the prevailing visa requirements
  8. All foreign national arrivals must have travel insurance that covers the cost of any testing or quarantine.
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