Are there any special conditions that would allow for a foreign national to enter the country during the lockdown?

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Published: March 26, 2020

In the Regulations made in terms of Section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act published on 25 March 2020, it states that the cabinet member responsible for home affairs, or a person designated by him or her, may allow a person who requires to enter the Republic for emergency medical attention for a life-threatening condition.

The Regulations can be found here.

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