Level 3 Business Travel Regulations has literally opened doors. Many places of accommodation began to accept business travellers from 1 June. Airlines started flights on 5 June with most resuming flights from 15 June. Car hire companies were allowed to operate from Level 4.
Business travel permits required
All places require a permit of some kind to accept a booking. Business travellers, apart from the normal ID requirements, need to carry two items; firstly a letter on a company letterhead signed by a manager of the company stating that the person is travelling on essential business, secondly a copy of the businesses Essential Service Certification.
Business travellers are also required to wear face masks and follow all the sanitisation rules of the service provider.
Sanitisation by service providers
Service providers are required to sanitise before opening and after each guest departs. Airports and airplanes have very strict rules. Read more about what is required on the government corona virus website here.
Airlines and airports – who is open?
Airports are having a rollout with OR Tambo International Airport, Cape Town International Airport, King Shaka International Airport and Lanseria International Airport now open. No dates have yet been given for the other airports.
The airports company website will provide updates on openings. Click here to visit their site and to download their Domestic Screening Questionnaire that will assist in processing your transition through the airport.
All air travel organisations are warning not to buy tickets until all the Level 3 Documentation has been acquired.
As of 5 June CemAir and of 8 June Airlink are operating. FlySafair will take to the skies on 15 June as will Mango. In all cases flights are limited as not all airports are open and there are fewer flights between airports that are open.
Road travel between provinces is still restricted to essential services and now to permit carrying businessmen.
Accommodation opened to permit carrying business travellers on 1 June. Not all hotels and guest houses have opened so it is best to check that your home away from home is actually open before travelling.
Below is a list of accommodation places open at present:
Moonflower Self Catering Cottages, Randburg
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For more business travel updates during C19 click here