Here’s what you need to know about the rules on transport as we enter the 21-day lockdown.
- All public and private long-distance passenger rail services will stop operations during the lockdown.
- All commuter rail services, such as Metrorail and Gautrain, will shut down.
- All international and domestic flights are prohibited, irrespective of the risk category of the country of origin.
- Movement of air cargo will be allowed, however, cargo from high-risk countries will be sanitised.
- A ban on cruise ships will be strictly enforced at seaports.
- Cargo will be allowed at the eight seaports but cargo from high-risk countries will be sanitised.
- They will be allowed to transport essential services workers and “those allowed to make the necessary permitted movements” between 05:00 and 09:00 and 16:00 and 20:00.
- Operators are directed to adhere to social distancing.
- Taxis must be sanitised after every trip.
- Taxi ranks must be sanitised at regular intervals.
Metered taxis and e-hailing:
- Metered taxis and e-hailing vehicles will be allowed to transport essential service workers and those allowed to make the necessary permitted movements between 5-9 AM and 4 and 8 PM.
- ALL vehicles must be sanitised after each journey.
- A vehicle licenced to carry up to four people will only be permitted to load one person.
- A vehicle licenced to carry up to eight passengers will only be permitted to load a maximum of three.
- Bus operations will be limited to essential services.
Cross-border road transport
- All cross-border road passenger movements will be prohibited during the lockdown.
- Vehicle testing centres and driver’s licence testing centres will be closed.