Lockdown level 3: Taxis back on the road full-time

Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula outlines public transport guidelines and inter-provincial travel under #level3.

JOHANNESBURG – Public transport will now be allowed to operate throughout the day during alert level three of the lockdown.

However, capacity restrictions on public transport vehicles will remain.

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula announced that mini-bus taxis will stay at 70-percent capacity loading.

Buses must adhere to a maximum loading capacity of 50-percent.

eHailing, metred taxis and shuttle, chauffer and charter services will remain at 50-percent loading capacity.

Long-distance transport across provinces is now permitted to operate.

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The minister emphasised that inter-provincial travel is only allowed for purposes of work, business and schooling.

“With the increase in the number of people returning to work and learners and students returning to institutions of learning, long-distance public transport crossing provincial, metropolitan or district boundaries is permitted to operate,” Mbalula said.

“The condition for such operation is that public transport vehicles are only permitted to transport persons permitted to travel between provinces in terms of the regulations.”

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