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You Don't Need Proof Of Covid-19 Vaccination To Fly

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As Covid-19 vaccination rates increase along with the move to Alert level one, updated regulations around local and international travel have been gazetted.

These directions, made in the updated government gazette regulations around travel, are meant to give passengers an idea of what is allowed when traveling both internally and domestically. It is also part of the effort to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.

You do not need to be vaccinated against Covid-19 in order to travel domestically. However passengers must provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test, done in the previous 72 hours before flying. 

Operators are not allowed to board any passengers without proof of a Covid-19 test. Operators are also permitted to provide passengers with pre-packed catering. They may also provide complimentary magazines to passengers when they enter the plane. No sharing of magazines should take place. If these magazines are left behind on the aircraft it must be disposed of safely. 

International flights are allowed at the following airports. 

  • OR Tambo International Airport;
  • King Shaka International Airport;
  • Cape Town International Airport
  • Lanseria International Airport;
  • Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport.

These flights are allowed to depart and land during curfew hours. Currently the curfew is between 00:00 and 04:00. If passengers are stopped during these hours, they must produce a plane ticket/boarding pass. 

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