South Africa moves back to Level 3

South Africa moves back to Level 3

South Africa has moved back to level 3 lockdown regulations since midnight (16th of June 2021), following President Ramaphosa’s ‘family meeting’ yesterday.

Although a new curfew has been implemented from 10pm to 4am, travellers to and from the airport will not be affected.

The government gazette stipulates that although the new curfew is from 10pm to 4am, people who arrive on a flight or are travelling to or from an airport, will be allowed to do so during the restricted hours. They will however need to carry a valid boarding pass or a copy of the flight ticket.

The wearing of masks remains compulsory, even for vaccinated international travellers, and it is a criminal offence not to do so. Vaccinated international travellers still need to observe all COVID-19 health and safety protocols in public spaces.

The new restrictions further include that:

  • Non-essential establishments such as bars and fitness centres must close at 21h00
  • All gatherings will be limited to 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors. Where the venue is too small to accommodate appropriate social distancing, 50% of the floor space may be used
  • The sale of alcohol for off-site consumption is permitted between 10h00 – 18h00 from Monday to Thursday
  • On-site alcohol consumption may continue until 21h00, subject to liquor licenses
  • Alcohol in public is strictly prohibited