What you need to know: New lockdown level 1 rules

What you need to know: New lockdown level 1 rules

Cooperative Governance Minister, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has published the new amended regulations for level one lockdown. 

NDZ on lockdown regulations

It came into effect at midnight on 12 November.

This follows President Cyril Ramaphosa's address to the nation last night.

The new regulations include the partial re-opening of international borders. 

This means the 18 partially operational land borders will now be fully operational but the 34 land borders which were closed will remain shut. 

All international travels will resume but restricted to the following airports; OR Tambo International, King Shaka International and Cape Town International Airport. 

International amended

Travelling to and from South Africa is allowed under the condition that the traveller provides a valid certificate of a negative test which was obtained not more than 72 hours before the date of travel. 

In the event of the traveller’s failure to submit a certificate as proof of a negative test, the traveller will be required to quarantine him or herself at his or her own costs.

READ: COVID-19 spike in EC triggers lockdown extension

All commercial seaports will be opened. Small crafts will be allowed entry into seaports, in line with health and border law enforcement protocols.

The resumption of services for visa applications shall be determined in directions issued by the minister of Home Affairs, Aaron Motsoaledi.

Alcohol amended

The sale of liquor which has been a hot topic during the lockdown has been amended as well. The sale during licensed trading hours is now allowed by licensed premises for off-site consumption.


 But regulations regarding the curfew of between 12am and 4am still applies, as well as COVID-19 safety regulations. 

Those who do not comply or contravene to the COVID-19 regulations will be liable for fines or imprisonment.

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