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COVID-19 Testing Available 24/7 at OR International Airport

Good news for travellers departing South Africa from OR Tambo is that they can get COVID-19 PCR-tested and collect their certificate at the airport prior to departure. National Health Laboratory Service (www.nhls.ac.za/) is operating three mobile COVID-19 Test Units in clearly identifiable vans located opposite the InterContinental Hotel, in front of the Police Station, on

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Where You Can Test in Southern Africa

South Africans have started to travel within Southern Africa for both business and leisure purposes and South African holidaymakers are expected to swell the traveller numbers into the region later in the year. Those who might normally have planned Christmas on a tropical island beach, or in a snow-covered Swiss village are now planning their

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SA to Rollout Faster COVID19 Tests at Points of Entry

The Department of Health has, with immediate effect, rolled out antigen tests for SARS-CoV-2 at all ports of entry in South Africa with immediate effect. Media liaison for the Department, Dr Lwazi Manzi, pointed out that while this did not replace the required certified negative SARS-CoV-2 PCR test result (not older than 72 hours), this test

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Travel Alert Level 1 – High Risk List Cancelled!

International travel for business and leisure has resumed from the 1 October 2020 with certain restrictions in place. Travel was initially restricted to/from high-risk countries with more COVID19 infections and/or deaths than South Africa. Effective from the 12 November 2020; however, all international travel to all countries will be permitted subject to the necessary health protocols

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Traveller Safety Guide: Tips for Car Rental

Before booking a rental car, make sure you are booking with a reputable company that you can trust. A trustworthy company will have shared their updated hygiene and safety policies and communicate these throughout the rental process. When you collect the car, check that it has been recently cleaned and sanitized. Wipe down common touch

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Traveller Safety Guide: Tips for Hotel Safety

Hotels have many shared spaces which may seem like potential Covid-19 “hotspots”. This makes intensified cleaning protocols and implementing social distancing incredibly important. Many hotels have stepped up to the challenge and have implemented updated health and safety measures. When booking, ensure your hotel has updated safety policies. When you arrive, make sure you can

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