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COVID UPDATE 2021
UPDATE ON COVID-19 AND TRAVELING TO SOUTH AFRICA - SAFARI TRAVEL ALERT
What you need to know about travel to and from South Africa
From 26th January 2021, South African citizens are not allowed to travel to the USA because of new Covid-19 regulations put in place by President Biden.
However, USA citizens are still allowed to travel to South Africa and return to the USA.
The protocol for travel from the USA to SA and back are as follows:
Travelers need to present a negative Covid-19 test to the airlines before travelling.
The Covid-19 test should not be older than 72 hours of date and time of travel.
On returning, all travelers must present a negative Covid-19 test to the airline no older than 72 hours of date and time of travel, to be allowed travel on flight scheduled for the USA.
Quarantine: In some cases, travelers might need to self-quarantine at home. This is not currently required but might be regulated by some States.
COVID-19 TESTING REQUIRED FOR US ENTRY - Effective January 26
The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will require all air passengers entering the United States (including US citizens and legal permanent residents)
to present a negative Covid-19 test, taken within three calendar days of departure or proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days.
Airlines must confirm the negative test result or proof of recovery for all passengers two years of age and over prior to boarding.
Airlines must deny boarding of passengers who do not provide documentation of a negative test or recovery.
Please see CDC’s FAQ for answers to questions about the new requirement for proof of negative Covid-19 test or recovery from Covid-19 for all passengers arriving in the US
COVID-19 INFECTIONS IN SOUTH AFRICA
As of 1 March 2021, South Africa is on the recovery path after their second wave of infections. South Africa is showing a downward curve of Covid-19 infections.
All schools reopened in the second week in February 2021 and Universities reopened on 8th March 2021.
South Africa started with their vaccination programme in February 2021 and government aims to do 10 million within the first month.
You are welcome to contact our Unico Office for any travel and flight assistance.
We provide assistance with bookings and any other enquiries.
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