Department of Transport
The transport minister, Fikile Mbalula, has inspected O.R. Tambo International Airport in terms of Coronavirus Covid-19 level 3 measures.
In a statement, the transport department pointed out that the regulations and directives are there for the protection of all people and absolute compliance was expected.
“I am confident that our airports will play a central role in reigniting the economy, reconnecting our economic hubs while strictly operating under these conditions,” said the minister.
According to the minister, the Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has also approved the procedures for Cape Town International and is currently reviewing the procedures for King Shaka International.
Airlines, including charters, have also submitted their procedures currently under review by the SACAA.
Level 3 directives allow for limited domestic air travel for business purposes to be rolled out in three phases involving different airports.
Key measures include only passengers allowed in terminal buildings; temperature screening at terminal building entrances; passengers to wear masks for duration of the flight; baggage wrapping now compulsory for all check-in luggage for hygiene reasons; masks compulsory from entry to the airport all the way through a flight and out of the destination airport; crowding close to baggage carousels not permitted and passengers must produce business travel permission letters at the entrance.