Have any airports been closed in South Africa?

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Published: March 23, 2020

Have any airports been closed in South Africa?

As of 1 October 2020 airports may operate as follows:

 

International scheduled and Charter flights carrying passengers are allowed through the following airports:
(i) OR Tambo International Airport;
(ii) King Shaka International Airport; and
(iii) Cape Town International Airport.

Domestic passenger flights are permitted at the following domestic airports, as approved:
(a) Bram Fischer International Airport;
(b) Cape Town International Airport;
(c) East London Airport ;
(d) George Airport;
(e) Hoedspruit Airport;
(f) Kimberly Airport;
(g) King Shaka International Airport;
(h) Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport;
(i) Lanseria International Airport;
(j) Margate Airport;
(k) Mthatha Airport;
(I) OR Tambo International Airport;
(m) Phalaborwa Airport;
(n) Pietermaritzburg Airport;
(o) Plettenberg Bay Airport;
(p) Polokwane Airport;
(q) Port Elizabeth International Airport;
(r) Richards Bay Airport;
(s) Sishen Airport;
(t) Skukuza Airport; and
(u) Upington International Airport.

Charter Operators conducting cargo operations from outside the Republic are permitted to operate at the following airports with Ports Health capacity:
(i) Bram Fischer International Airport;
(ii) Cape Town International Airport;
(iii) King Shaka International Airport;
(iv) Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport;
(v) Lanseria International Airport;
(vi) OR Tambo International Airport;
(vii) Polokwane Airport;
(viii) Port Elizabeth International Airport; and
(ix) Upington International Airport.

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