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Alert Level 1

Minimum restrictions. When South Africa shows a low virus spread and a high level of health sector readiness, there will be a movement towards Alert Level 1

Currently, the Western Cape is under Adjusted Alert Level 3.

 

We have developed a range of toolkits for each level of lockdown to assist you as a business.

Which activities are specially prohibited under Alert Level 1 in South Africa?


Which activities are specially prohibited under Alert Level 1 in South Africa? Night vigils. After-funeral gatherings. Night clubs The land borders that remain closed. Passenger ships for international leisure purposes (however,...

WHAT PERMIT DO I NEED IF I HAVE TO WORK AFTER THE 12PM CURFEW UNDER ALERT LEVEL 1?


 WHAT PERMIT DO I NEED IF I HAVE TO WORK AFTER THE 12PM CURFEW UNDER ALERT LEVEL 1? If you need to be outside your place of residence during curfew to perform a service permitted under Alert Level 1, then you need to carry a permit with you....

I have a visitor visa that expires during lockdown, what should I do?


I have a visa that expires during the lockdown, what should I do? The Department of Home Affairs is extending the validity period of legally issued visas which expired during the lockdown period to 31 March 2021. Holders of such visas are...

What personal movement is allowed under Alert Level 1?


The following personal movement is allowed under Alert Level 1 Currently, there is a curfew from 12am – 4am. You are allowed to be outside your residence during curfew if you carry a permit to perform a permitted service under Level 1...

What businesses may operate under Alert Level 1?


What businesses may operate under Alert Level 1? All businesses may operate under Alert Level 1, except if listed as a specific economic exclusion below: Night vigils; After-funeral gatherings; Night clubs; The land borders that...

AM I PERMITTED TO BE OUTSIDE MY HOUSE DURING CURFEW HOURS FOR WORK DURING ALERT LEVEL 1 IN South Africa?


Am I permitted to be outside my house during curfew hours for work during Alert Level 1 in South Africa? Yes, you are. According to the 28 February 2021  Level 1 Disaster Management Regulations, you may leave your residence between  00h00...

What are the rules related to gatherings under Alert Level 1?


What are the rules related to gatherings under Alert Level 1? Gatherings Every person attending a gathering must: Wear a face mask; Adhere to all health protocols; Maintain a distance of at least one and half metres from each...

What are the curfew hours and closing times in designated hotspots?


What are the curfew hours and closing times in designated hotspots?   As of 3 December 2020, the national government has been implementing a system of designated hotspots, where slightly stricter rules apply due to higher infection...

Can I travel to South Africa under Alert Level 1?


Can I travel to South Africa under Alert Level 1?   Yes. Currently the borders are open for all international travel to and from South Africa. Please click here for more information.

What is the current protocol in place for international travellers arriving in South Africa from high-risk countries?


What is the Current protocol in place for international travellers arriving in South Africa from high-risk countries? This question is no longer relevant. Please click here for all travel-related information.

I am a foreigner from a high-risk country, but need to travel to South Africa for an emergency, can I still do so?


I am a foreigner from a high-risk country, but need to travel to South Africa for an emergency, can I still do so?   This question is no longer relevant. Please click here for all travel related information.  

I am from a country, which under normal circumstances, does not need a visa for South Africa, do I need one now?


I am from a country, which under normal circumstances, does not need a visa for South Africa, do I need one now? Please click here for all travel-related information.

What is the Western Cape C-19 Business Relief Fund


What is the Western Cape C-19 Business Relief Fund? The purpose of the Fund is to alleviate the economic impact on small and micro enterprises operating in the Western Cape caused by COVID-19. The Fund will provide relief in the form of...

Have any airports been closed in South Africa?


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...

Has the Department of Transport issued any regulations related to COVID-19?


AIR SERVICES Gazette 43752 of 1 October 2020 International flights and domestic flights International flights to and from the Republic, as well as domestic flights within the Republic, are permitted in terms of regulation 75, read with...

When will flights resume?


The Government of South Africa has announced that it will begin to partially open its borders from 1 October 2020. International scheduled and Charter flights carrying passengers are allowed through the following airports: (i) OR Tambo...

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