South Africans working and studying abroad have been given the green light to return to the countries where they are based.

Travel: How to plan your trip during the pandemic

CAPE TOWN –Taking a trip abroad is not as simple as it was pre-Covid-19, and if you are planning your next international holiday, here are some things you need to consider.

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Before the flight

Passengers need to schedule time for a mandatory Covid-19 test and present the negative test result which is not older than 72 hours on arrival at the airport.

If you are found to have an elevated temperature when screened at the airport with symptoms of Covid-19, you will be subjected to 10 days of mandatory quarantine and present a new PCR test.

 

During the flight

Passengers must wear a mask, maintain physical distancing and can rest assured that all staff have been given compulsory Back To Work occupational health and safety training on Covid-19.

Staff will change their Personal Protective Equipment during the shift due to the assumption that it could be contaminated and present a risk.

 

At the destination

Passengers need to consider taking extra leave and adding additional days to the trip as some countries require a mandatory quarantine you begin to explore.

South Africans can travel to high-risk countries, however, they would need to complete an official Covid-19 test within 72 hours prior to departing and present the negative results at arrival back home.

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