Face-to-face gatheringsAll social gatherings are prohibited from 29 December 2020 for a 2-week period. Venues such as conference centres, cinemas, theatres, casinos, restaurants, gyms and museums may continue to operate, but must ensure the following:
- They do not exceed 50 people maximum in an indoor venue and 100 people in an outdoor venue, while also ensuring they do not exceed 50% of their capacity. This means small venues that would normally accommodate 50 people will be required to not exceed a maximum capacity of 25 people.
- All venues must display a certificate of occupancy which sets out the maximum number of persons the facility may hold.
- Social distancing and mask wearing must be enforced. Failure to do so will see the person responsible for the establishment liable for a fine or imprisonment for up to 6 months.
- In line with the 21:00 curfew, these establishments must close at 20:00.
TourismBoth international and domestic tourism is allowed, whether for business or leisure. However certain limitations remain in place, such as:
- Travellers arriving in South Africa must a provide a valid certificate of a negative COVID test not older than 72 hours.
- If travellers fail to submit proof of a negative test result, they will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at their own cost.
- Travellers who test positive for Covid-19 will need to quarantine for 14 days at their own expense.
CurfewThe extended curfew is from 21:00 to 06:00, and only essential workers or those attending to a medical or security emergency may be out within this time frame.
Travellers who arrive in the country during curfew will need to ensure they have their ticket and stamped passport on them when on route to their accommodation.
Hot spot areasWestern Cape
- City of Cape Town
- Garden Route
- West Coast
- Cape Winelands
- Central Karoo
- Nelson Mandela Bay
- Buffalo City
- Sarah Baartman
- Chris Hani
- OR Tambo
- Alfred Nzo
- City of Tshwane
- City of Johannesburg
- West Rand
- Harry Gwala
- King Cetswayo