What does the adjusted Lockdown Level 3 mean for South Africans who need to travel locally

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]Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula visits PUTCO bus depot to monitor and inspect compliance with measures put in place to protect passengers put in place on PUTCO buses on May 15, 2020 in Tshwane, South Africa.
]Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula visits PUTCO bus depot to monitor and inspect compliance with measures put in place to protect passengers put in place on PUTCO buses on May 15, 2020 in Tshwane, South Africa.
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With President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement of Level 3 being back in place as of Tuesday, here's what you need to know if you're planning to be on the road. 

Many South Africans are still on holiday, and are concerned about being on the road during the adjusted Level 3 lockdown restrictions. 

Interprovincial travel is still allowed with no limitations, and holiday-makers will be able to travel home. However, you'll need to plan your travelling accordingly as the curfew for all South Africans is at 21:00 until 06:00. You'll need to be off the road and possibly overnighting at accommodation along the way.

While travel regulations remain largely unchanged from Level 1 lockdown, Ramaphosa has urged citizens to avoid travelling to or from Covid-19 hotspots, and no order has been gazetted within the Disaster Management Act.

If you've had plans, it would be best to stay home and not attend any gatherings as these are prohibited. Let's rather sacrifice now, so that we can all celebrate with our loved ones once the numbers have decreased substantially.  

According to Substitution of Chapter 4 of the Regulations state the following: 

If you're going to be using taxi or bus services, here's what you need to know:


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Level 3 public transport restrictions
Level 3 public transport restrictions


"The 18 land borders which were partially operational, will be fully operational and the 34 land borders which were closed, will remain closed except for the Kosibay Port of Entry which will reopen on 1 January 2021."

Level 3 border travel
Level 3 border travel

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Ramaphosa said in his address on Monday evening (28 December): "Municipalities defined as hotspots will be subject to additional restrictions until there is a clear and sustained decline in infections.

"Following a review of the latest available data on infections and hospitalisations, andconsultations with affected provinces, Cabinet has decided that the following further areas be declared coronavirus hotspots:

"In the Eastern Cape, these are Chris Hani District, Buffalo City, Amathole District, Alfred NzoDistrict and the OR Tambo District. These are in addition to Nelson Mandela Bay Metro and the Sarah Baartman District, which have already been declared hotspots.

"In KwaZulu-Natal, these are eThekwini, Umgungundlovu District, Ugu District, Harry Gwala District, King Cetshwayo District and Ilembe District.

"In Gauteng, the West Rand District, Tshwane, Ekurhuleni and Johannesburg are declared hotspots.



"In the Western Cape, the West Coast District, Overberg District, Winelands District, Cape Town, Central Karoo District are hotspots. This is in addition to the Garden Route District.

"In the North West, Bojanala District is declared a hotspot area.

"And in Limpopo, the Waterberg District and the Capricorn District are declared coronavirus hotspots."

It is advised not to travel to these areas if it can be avoided.
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