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You can no longer eat when flying in South Africa under level 1 lockdown

Transport minister Fikile Mbalula has printed new transport guidelines for air journey under South Africa’s level 1 lockdown.

In a gazette printed on Monday (1 March), Mbalula stated that worldwide scheduled operations and constitution flights carrying passengers are allowed on the following airports:

  • OR Tambo International Airport;
  • King Shaka International Airport;
  • Cape Town International Airport.

The gazette doesn’t point out Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport or Lanseria International Airport which have been particularly talked about by the president on Sunday night as being open for worldwide journey.



Mbalula stated that long-haul flight departures and landings at these airports are permitted in the course of the hours of curfew.

However, the gazette states that passengers affected by these flights are required to current proof of a flight ticket when stopped by legislation enforcement officers throughout curfew hours.

An airline operator conducting a world flight is allowed to offer catering onboard the plane, offered that they take all danger mitigation, well being and security measures to comprise the unfold of Covid-19 together with the supply of pre -packed meals.

Domestic flights 

An operator conducting a home flight just isn’t allowed to offer catering onboard the plane besides bottled water.

In addition, a passenger on a home flight just isn’t allowed to eat onboard the plane.

The gazette states that an airline operator might make out there self-service complimentary magazines which passengers might decide up as they enter the plane.

These magazines should not be shared amongst the passengers and if left behind by passengers after every use, should be safely disposed.

Previously, home airways have been allowed to offer pre-packed meals for passengers so long as the manufacturing thereof adhered to Covid-19 protocols.

Additionally, not like worldwide long-haul flights, home airways are required to observe the curfew hours.


Read: 6 belongings you nonetheless can’t do under South Africa’s level 1 lockdown

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