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4 x 4 and COVID-19 travel restrictions

by | Sep 28, 2020 | News

With the move to Alert level 1 on Sunday, 20 September 2020, South Africa is adjusting well under it’s slow recovery response after the strict lockdown restrictions we experienced since March. International travel for business and leisure in and out of South Africa will be welcomed from October 1 2020.

According to SA Adventure, the Sani Pass border post on both the South African and Lesotho sides will remain closed until further notice. In a statement made to us from Sani Mountain Lodge: “Sadly the Sani Pass Border is not one of the selected borders to reopen on the 1st of October, however, we have made a written appeal to the governments to please reconsider. Keep checking our Facebook and Website for updates and the reopening of the lodge.”

No further news about the closed borders of Botswana and Namibia.

But….there is no need to cross a border to travel or to enjoy our fantastic outdoors! There are plenty of local adventures – just look at this  Adventure Bike Tour or this 7 day guided self drive 4 x 4 tour.

At Weskaap Motors we have just the toys to bring you lots of joy!

Have you seen our amazing range of 4 x 4 vehicles? We are proud to announce the launch of the new Mitsubishi Pajero sport! Absolutely the perfect new toy for your 4 x 4 adventures!

In his address, President Cyril Ramaphosa stated that travel to and from certain countries will be restricted. This will be determined by a country’s infection rate and will be based on scientific data.

Parts of the globe are experiencing a resurgence in cases but an official list of the countries that are included and excluded is not yet available.

What Alert Level 1 means for travel:

Travel into and out of South Africa for business, leisure and other reasons will be allowed with effect from October 1.

Travellers will only be able to use one of the land border posts that have remained operational during the lockdown or one of the three main airports. They are King Shaka, OR Tambo and Cape Town International Airport

COVID-19 screening:

On arrival, travellers will need to present a negative COVID-19 test result not older than 72 hours from the time of departure. – Where a traveller has not done a COVID-19 test prior to departure, they will be required to remain in mandatory quarantine at their own cost.

All travellers will be screened on arrival and those presenting with symptoms will be required to remain in quarantine until a repeat COVID-19 test is conducted.

All travellers will be asked to install the COVID Alert South Africa mobile app.

Visa protocols:

In preparation for the re-opening of our borders, South African missions abroad will open for visa applications and all long-term visas will be reinstated.