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South Africa to reopen its borders on October 1st

The South African government has decided to postpone the reopening of the country’s borders to October 1st. “We are ready to open our doors again to the world, and invite travelers to enjoy our mountains, beaches, vibrant cities, and safaris safely and confidently” – said the president of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, on 16/09. Tourists will have to present a negative result for the coronavirus done within 72 hours of arriving in the country. If the tourist does not present the test, they will have to go into mandatory quarantine and at their own accommodation’s expense. All travelers will be examined at the borders, and those who show symptoms will also be required to be quarantined. Initially, only three airports will be open to international visitors: Oliver Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, Cape Town International Airport in Cape Town, and King Shaka International Airport in Durban. The few land borders that have remained open in recent months will continue to function.