JOHANNESBURG – Limited domestic air travel for business travel will be allowed under alert level three of the lockdown.
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula made the announcement during a media briefing on transport regulations during the lockdown.
Mbalula says strict restrictions will guide the number of flights per day based on the reason for travel.
The minister said the resumption of domestic flights will be rolled out in three phases.
During phase one, OR Tambo International Airport, King Shaka Airport, Cape Town International Airport and Lanseria will be opened.
Phase two, Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, Polokwane International Airport, Bram Fischer International Airport (Bloemfontein) will be opened.
Phase three will see the re-opening of airports in Kimberley, East London, Upington, Mthatha and Port Elizabeth.
Mbalula says only passengers will be allowed inside terminals at airports.
Accompanying members of the public are prohibited.
Passengers will be screened and have their temperatures recorded.
All airport personnel will wear masks during the period.
Mbalula says consultations with transport industry bodies across various modes of transport has given them confidence that the majority of the sector is ready to resume operations with strict adherence to health protocols.
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