South Africa to open border to international visitors from October


South Africa is preparing to reopen its borders to international travelers for the first time since March.

In an earlier address to the nation, President Cyril Ramaphosa confirmed that the trial would begin October 1.

The step will take place when the country enters the national “level one” blocking warning from Sunday after the infections have declined significantly.

South Africa currently has an average of less than 2,000 Covid-19 cases per day.

However, Ramaphosa said travel may be restricted to and from certain countries that are classified as high risk. A list of these countries will be announced in the coming days.

All international travelers are required to present a free Covid-19 certificate dated no later than 72 hours prior to their arrival date or quarantine on arrival.

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