Home  »  Articles   »   Directions to Combat Covid-19 in Air Services Amended

Articles
Directions to Combat Covid-19 in Air Services Amended

October 26, 2021

Department of Transport

Directions to combat Covid-19 in the air services have been amended.

The transport department published the amended Directions in Government Gazette 45379 in terms of Disaster Management Act Regulations.

Direction 6 on international and domestic flights is amended.

A new subregulation 2(a) stipulates that travellers must provide a valid certificate with a negative Covid-19 test outcome obtained not more than 72 hours before the date of travel.

According to the notice, South African authorities reserve the right to verify the authenticity of the certificate.

A new paragraph (l) stipulates that an operator shall not board any passenger without a valid negative Covid-19 certificate.

Paragraph (o) specifies that pre-packed catering is allowed on board an aircraft and self-service complimentary magazines can be made available upon boarding.

If left behind, such magazines must be disposed of.

Paragraph (p) stipulates that a passenger in transit must be in possession of a valid negative Covid-19 certificate obtained not more than 72 hours before the date of travel from an accredited laboratory.

A new subdirection 6(3) adds Lanseria and Kruger Mpumalanga international airports to the list of airports allowed for international flights.

A new direction 7A on aviation training organisations and aviation security training organisations is inserted.

The amended Directions came into effect on the date of publication.