South Africa has lifted the ban imposed on air travel from African countries. President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa said the ban was lifted to facilitate free movement of people, goods and services from South Africa and the African continent, noting that travellers from neighbouring countries are allowed to visit the country.
“Travellers from all African countries are allowed and must possess relevant travel documents, and will also be screened for COVID-19 symptoms.
“To allow ease of travel from the African countries, 18 borders will be opened. Thirty-five border posts will continue to offer restricted services due to insufficient capacity for screening, testing and quarantine.
Travellers who present themselves at borders, which are unable to accommodate them will be directed to the currently operational border posts for processing,” Ramaphosa said in an address.