Minister of Home Affairs, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi has approved ‘essential travel’ for South Africans who want to return to countries where they are based.
In a media statement on Saturday (23 May), Motsoaledi said that the approval was made following consultations with the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) and the National Coronavirus Command Council.
Motsoaledi said that South Africans who wish to leave the country are permitted to depart only for the following reasons:
What you need for essential travel
Motsoaledi said that South Africans wishing to return to the countries where they reside should have the following:
“South Africans who fall in these categories and satisfy the criteria can send an email to Covid19travel@dha.gov.za. An email will be sent to travellers who meet the criteria to enable them to proceed with their travel arrangements,” said Motsoaledi.
“People applying as a group can send one email with the supporting documents for each member of the group.”