Level 3 Lockdown Update: Limited domestic travel is possible, please visit our Essential Travel Page for more info.

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Business Reasons: Any person carrying out work responsibilities or performing any service permitted under Level 3, provided that such person is in possession of a permit issued by the employer

Moving to a new place of residence

Moving to care for an immediate family member

Members of Parliament performing oversight responsibilities

Learners and students who are travelling to schools or institutions when they are permitted

Attending a funeral

Transportation of mortal remains

Obtaining medical treatment

Persons who are returning to their place of residence from a quarantine or isolation facility

Any movement permitted under regulation 41

Please see link for further details on Disaster Management Act: Regulations: Alert level 3 during Coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown.

It is YOUR responsibility to ensure that you fall under one of the qualifying categories of persons permitted to travel and have the correct documentation and authorisations to travel under the Level 3 regulations.

Domestic passenger air travel is not permitted for recreational, leisure or tourism purposes.

All international passenger flights are prohibited except for those flights authorised by the Minister of Transport for the repatriation of South African Nationals from foreign countries and evacuation of foreign nationals from South Africa.

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Photo ID - ID Book, South African Driver's Licence or Passport. Children must have a Birth Certificate or a certified copy of a Birth Certificate no older than 3 months. (This does not need to be an Unabridged Birth Certificate)

Copy of E-Ticket AND boarding pass

Health Declaration Document from the Department of Health

Travel Permit - see forms below

These forms must be completed before your arrival at the airport.

Failure to produce the completed forms may result in denied boarding, resulting in your ticket being non-refundable.

  • Form 1: Health Declaration Document from the Department of Health. All passengers to complete this. Return flight passengers have to print out TWO copies - one for the departure flight and one for the return flight.
  • Form 2: Employer Permit. This must be signed by the head of the business and accompanied by a signed letter from your company on a letterhead explaining why you need to travel.
  • Form 3A: Learner or Student Interprovincial Travel (Must be signed and stamped by head of the school ⁄ institution).
  • Form 3B: Permit to Transport Learners or Students Interprovincially (Must be sworn at a police station or magistrate's court).
  • Form 4: Funeral Attendance (Must be sworn at a police station or magistrate's court).
  • Form 6: Sworn Affidavit for the purpose of moving residence or moving to care for an immediate family member (Must be sworn at a police station or magistrate's court).

Arrive a minimum of 2.5 hours prior to your flight departure.

We recommend that you check in online prior to departure (to minimise contact, queues and waiting time).

Only passengers are allowed to enter the airport, no visitors will be allowed entry.

Expect maximum safety protocols to be applied throughout your journey.

  • Drop-off and pick-up is ONLY permitted outside the terminal building.
  • All persons entering the terminal building and boarding aircraft are required to wear face masks at all times.
  • Temperature screening will be conducted at the terminal building entrances before any passenger is allowed entry, and will be denied access should they have an elevated temperature or present with signs of being infected with COVID-19.
  • ACSA will ensure effectiveness of the sanitisation process before entering the terminal buildings, which may result in the number of entrances being reduced.
  • All the airports will have markings on the floor for social distancing of 1.5 metres. This will be applicable at check-in counters and security checkpoints.
  • Passengers should check in online before going to the airport. Alternatively, online check-in can be done at the self-service kiosks in the terminal building.
  • A limited number of check-in counters will be open and physical distancing rules will apply in these queues.
  • All airline check-in agents will wear face shields and the counters will be installed with protective screens. Check-in counters will also be frequently sanitised.
  • All airport personnel will wear masks.
  • Passengers will scan their own paper-based or mobile device-based boarding pass on the scanner at the security checkpoint.
  • Passengers are required to remove any metal or electronic items from their person before entering the security queue (including mobile devices, watches, jewellery, wallets, keys) and place them in the tray at the security scanner to minimise the need for physical pat-downs.
  • All airline lounges are closed to all passengers.
  • At boarding gates, boarding will be staggered and prioritised in terms of the number of passengers to board. Sectional boarding will be implemented to avoid unnecessary contact inside the aircraft.
  • Loading capacity for all airport buses must be limited to 70%. These buses must be disinfected after off-loading. Drivers, baggage handlers and ground handlers must be fully equipped with appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • On arrival, all passengers must be screened as they enter the terminal building. Suspected cases must be referred to Port Health.

All new bookings can be made on our website.

By booking the selected flight with us, you agree and understand that at the time of making the booking, the airline you are scheduled to fly with has confirmed the selected flight/s as being operational. However, this may be subject to change in the event that the travel bans are not lifted, further restrictions are imposed by the Minister of Transport and/or the airline/s.

Travelstart cannot be held liable for any operational charges or consequential damages incurred in the event that flights are not able to operate as planned, including any disruptions or changes to the planned schedules.

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Disclaimer: Travelstart does not warrant that the information posted is correct. The link should be used as a guide only. Before booking any travel we recommend that you first check the regulations as published in your country of departure and arrival.

Information on this page is accurate and reliable at time of publication, however, it may not reflect the very latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak.

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