3 things you need to know about domestic travel under level 3 lockdown – South Africa

3 things you need to know about domestic travel under level 3 lockdown - South Africa

South Africa has been in a state of varying levels of lockdown since 27 March 2020 due to the world-wide pandemic of COVID-19. At present, we find ourselves in Alert Level 3. Many industries have been given the green light to begin operations with strict rules and regulations in place to help curb the spread of the virus.

Domestic travel under level 3 lockdown is one of the industries that has been given the green light in South Africa however there is still a lot of red tape which has left many passengers needing to travel confused, frustrated, and hesitant. Magic Transfer’s is here to put your mind at ease and to help you understand the requirements and provide resources to help ensure a seamless travel experience under level 3 lockdown.

3 things you need to know about domestic travel under level 3 lockdown - South Africa

Here are some of our top tips and suggestions for domestic travel under level 3 lockdown in South Africa to get you prepared, save you time, physical contact and a whole lot of frustration.

 

  1. What COVID-19 Travel Documentation do you need for domestic travel in Level 3?

3 things you need to know about domestic travel under level 3 lockdown - South Africa

Under COVID-19 Level 3 the Government requires you to carry with you a proof of permission to travel. Only people needing to travel for purpose of work, school, change of residence and funerals are permitted to travel inter provincially under Level 3. In order to do so, you will need completed travel permits. But what COVID-19 travel forms do you need to travel domestically?

To answer that, we need to look at why do you need to travel? If your answer is not listed below then, regrettably, you will not be permitted to travel domestically under Level 3.

Click on the corresponding link to get access to the travel permit you need!

 

  1. Business Travel Permit Level 3 – Form 2 –Must be signed by Head of the Business
  1. Travel Permit Change of Residence Level 3 – Form 6- Must be sworn at a police station or magistrates court
  1. Student Travel Permit Level 3 – Form 3A- Must be signed and stamped by the head of school/ institution
  1. Children Travel Permit Level 3 – Form 3- Must be sworn at a magistrates court
  1. Funeral Affidavit Travel Permit Level 3 – Form 5- Must be sworn at a police station or magistrates court
  1. Funeral Travel Permit Level 3 – Form 4 –Must be sworn at a police station or magistrates court

 

Furthermore, communication from The Department of Health and the COVID-19 Government response team has enforced the completion of a health declaration for domestic travel to take place:

The Completed Mandatory: Self-Evaluation Form, is a traveller health questionnaire. The traveller has to complete and sign this document. The completed document must be handed in at airports or to travel providers, upon arrival.

You can download forms here:

 

  1. Domestic air travel Level 3 South Africa

You are allowed to fly domestically under Level 3 for any of the needs listed above. O.R Tambo, Lanseria, King Shaka International Airport and Cape-Town International Airport were the first permitted to open their doors as they complied with safety protocols outlined by Government. As of 29 June 2020, a few more airports have been added to the list of airports allowed to operate. It is important to note that there have been many changes and regulations enforced at the airports themselves in terms of access, luggage, check-in and boarding procedures to promote maximum safety.

For a seamless travel experience we recommend the following:

3 things you need to know about domestic travel under level 3 lockdown - South Africa

  1. Book your Magic Transfers Airport Shuttle for domestic travel in South Africa

Only drop and go facilities are allowed at airports as well as limited parkade options for people wishing to leave their cars at the airports (this is a costly exercise). Therefore, we suggest booking your Magic Transfers Airport shuttle to get you to and from the airports to save you the stress of getting to the airport, the hassle of trying to find parking in the limited parking availability and unnecessary parking costs incurred to leave your car at the airport. Click here for more information regarding the changes at airports.

3 things you need to know about domestic travel under level 3 lockdown - South Africa

Magic Transfers has been one of the leading providers of transporting essential workers, repatriates, medical personnel and mining workers throughout the various levels of the National Lockdown. Our fleet undergoes strict deep cleaning and sanitization before departing from the depots and is operated by expertly trained PDP professionals. Our goal is to transport you safely, in a sanitised environment and start your travel off seamlessly.

3 things you need to know about domestic travel under level 3 lockdown - South Africa

For queries, rates and bookings contact:

Johannesburg, South Africa:

Email: info@magictransfers.co.za 

083 386 8172

 

Durban, South Africa:

Email: dbnmagic@magictransfers.co.za

083 386 8182

 

Cape Town, South Africa:

Email: capemagic@magictransfers.co.za

083 386 8160

3 things you need to know about domestic travel under level 3 lockdown - South Africa

 

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