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South Africa closes 20 land borders

South Africa closes 20 land borders

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Monday that 20 land border posts coming into South Africa will be closed until February 15 under adjusted level 3 lockdown.

Ramaphosa cited these as hotspots for transmission of the disease as they are heavily congested.

These include the six busiest ports of Beitbridge, Maseru Bridge, Oshoek, Ficksburg and Kopfontein.

Exceptions for entry include South African nationals, permanent residents, valid visa holders, diplomats, daily commuters who attend cross-border schools and those who require emergency medical attention. Foreigners will be allowed to leave the country.

The ban on beaches, rivers, lakes and public swimming pools in hotspots remain.

Under adjusted level 3, South Africa’s international borders remain open.

The Government Gazette indicates that international travel can take place from and to OR Tambo International Airport, King Shaka International Airport, and Cape Town International Airport.

Travellers entering South Africa will need to provide a valid certificate of a negative Covid-19 test not older than 72 hours. If travellers fail to submit a certificate as proof of a negative test, they will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at their own cost.

If they test positive for Covid-19, they will be required to quarantine at their own expense.

Travellers will need to abide by the nationwide curfew. This means that they will need to be at their accommodation establishment from 9 pm to 5 am unless they’ve obtained a special permit or are attending to a security or medical emergency.

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Source – IOL