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Four More Airports to Operate Under Level 2By ATTA®
In addition to the 14 airports already permitted to operate, four more airports have been given the green light to resume operations, says Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula.
Addressing a media briefing on Tuesday on the new COVID-19 regulations related to the transport sector under alert level 2, Mbalula named Mthatha Airport, Hoedspruit Airport, Phalaborwa Airport and Margate Airport as the new additions.
"Air travel is crucial to our efforts to gradually resume economic activity. In re-opening our airspace, we have put protocols in place to determine the state of readiness for our airports to resume operations in a phased manner.
"This process is managed by the Civil Aviation Authority, which has done a splendid job in ensuring compliance with safety and health measures. Despite the movement to alert level 2, we will continue on the same trajectory until every one of our airports meets the strict protocols," Mbalula said.
Under alert level 2, international air travel remains prohibited.
South Africa moved to lockdown level 2 from midnight on Monday, 17 August 2020.
Under level 2 of the lockdown, interprovincial travel is now permitted, subject to restrictions on public transport vehicles.