Travel - Coronavirus COVID-19
The five-level COVID-19 alert system has been introduced to manage the gradual easing of the lockdown.
This risk-adjusted approach is guided by several criteria, including the level of infections and rate of transmission, the capacity of health facilities, the extent of the implementation of public health interventions and the economic and social impact of continued restrictions.
The country will be on alert level 2 from 00h01 on 18 August 2020.
The country was on alert level 3 from 1 June to 17 August 2020.
The country was on alert level 4 from 1 to 31 May 2020.
The country went into lockdown from midnight 26 March to 30 April 2020. (Alert level 5)
Criteria for determination of alert levels
Alert levels determine the level of restrictions to be applied during the national state of disaster.
The Ministerial Advisory Committee must advise the Minister of Health regarding which Alert Level should be declared nationally, provincially, in a metropolitan area, or a district, when taking into account
Epidemiological trends includes a consideration of the trends in the number of tests done, number of persons screened, number of positive cases, number of recoveries and the demographic profile of the positive cases.
Health system capacity includes a consideration of the number of facilities available to support Covid-19, bed-occupancy levels for the various levels of care, human resource capacity, equipment and related resources.
Alert levels summary
SARS’s Customs division plays an integral role in facilitating the movement of goods and people entering or exiting the borders of the Republic.
Updates on Customs branch, ports, borders etc. closures:
Updates on Customs news
COVID-19 [South Africa] Bulletin n°1 – CIQP : 29 July 2020 (Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Procedures)
IMPORTATION AND CUSTOMS / IMPORTATION ET DOUANES
Customs, land, sea
Further information: http://www.wcoomd.org/-/......ral-disaster/covid_19/south-africa_en.pdf?la=en