Level 2 lockdown: Four more airports to re-open

A general view shows Mthatha Airport outside the town on Mthatha in the Eastern Cape.

A general view shows Mthatha Airport outside the town on Mthatha in the Eastern Cape.

Jennifer Bruce / AFP

JOHANNESBURG - Four more airports have been re-opened under lockdown level two restrictions.

In March, South African airports were shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic as hard lockdown regulations were enforced.

As lockdown laws were eased, several airports were then reopened as limited domestic air travel for business travel was permitted under alert level three of the lockdown from June.

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has now announced that in addition to the 14 airports already permitted to operate, four more airports have been given the green light to resume operations under level two of the lockdown.

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These airports are; Mthatha Airport in the Eastern Cape, Hoedspruit Airport in Limpopo, Phalaborwa Airport in Limpopo and Margate Airport in KwaZulu-Natal.

International air travel remains prohibited under lockdown level two.

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