Mbalula explains travel ban on high risk flights in light of Covid-19

Mbalula explains travel ban on high risk flights in light of Covid-19

- Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula clarified government's position relative to the travel ban

- Foreign nationals from high risk countries will not be allowed to disembark in South Africa

- 14 flights were grounded at OR Tambo International Airport on Friday

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Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula and company provided an urgent update on the new travel regulations earlier this week.

Now, Mbalula has clarified the earlier statement, particularly with regard to travel pertaining to high risk countries.

Mbaks confirmed that foreign nationals from high risk countries will not be allowed to disembark in South Africa.

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Government has also stopped granting visas to travellers from high risk countries, such as China, Italy and the United States.

IOL reported that 14 flights were grounded at OR Tambo International Airport on Friday, as a result of the new regulations.

Airport spokesperson Betty Maloka confirmed that only South African citizens and residents would be allowed to disembark from flights.

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Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that the Gauteng Department of Health applied for a court order to stop a church gathering that was set to take place in Katlehong.

The department received information from community members and they quickly took action to stop the gathering in excess of 100 people.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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